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CALL FOR PAPERS: Special issue of PAIN MEDICINE: The Role of Complementary and Integrative Health in Pain Management

Letters of Intent will be accepted for manuscripts focused on original research for a Pain Medicine special issue dedicated to evaluating the science and impact of complementary and integrative health in pain management.

The peer-reviewed issue is scheduled for publication September 2015. It will include selected manuscripts on the science and evidence-based integration of complementary and integrative health (CIH) for pain management. Researchers from a diverse range of disciplines (including, but not limited to medicine, nursing, CIH, public health and health services, behavioral medicine, epidemiology, anthropology, and psychology) may contribute high quality empirical papers of original research in the following areas:

  • Translational research to elucidate the mechanisms underlying the effects of CIH on pain relief in in-patient or out-patient settings
  • Clinical trials to define the safety, efficacy, and effectiveness of CIH for pain populations
  • Implementation and dissemination science to evaluate the integration of specific types of CIH or process of integration into various pain management environments

Letters of Intent must be received by March 1, 2015 to, and must include a title, brief abstract, the type of research (e.g., clinical trial, observational, etc.), and list of authors.

Notification of Manuscript interest will be sent to authors by March 15, 2015.

Manuscripts deemed appropriate for this special issue must be received by April 30, 2015 via the Pain Medicine website and must include a cover letter indicating submission for this special issue and strictly conform to the author requirements and reference specifications of Pain Medicine (

Important Dates
Call for Papers: 1/12/15
Letters of Intent: 3/1/15
Notification of Manuscript Interest: 3/15/15
Completed Manuscripts: 5/30/15
Date of Expected Online Publication: 9/1/15*

* Manuscripts will undergo editorial and peer review

Guest Editors
Jeffery A Dusek, PhD, Allina Health
Jun J Mao, MD, MSCE, University of Pennsylvania

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