Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
AAHPM's Journal of Pain and Symptom Management (JPSM) is a monthly, internationally respected, peer-reviewed scientific journal and one of our top-rated member benefits.
JPSM serves an interdisciplinary audience of professionals by publishing the latest clinical research and best practices related to the relief of illness burden among patients afflicted with serious or life-threatening illnesses.
The journal is mailed to AAHPM members monthly and they also receive electronic access on desktop and mobile.
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The Journal of Pain and Symptom Management's latest Impact Factor has increased to 3.378 - a 12% increase from the previous year and an all-time high for the journal. The higher impact factor moves the journal up in ranking to 19/98 in the category of Healthcare Sciences & Services and 31/190 in Medicine, General and Internal in the most recent Journal Citation Reports, published by Thomson Reuters.
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Call for Associate Editor for Pediatrics
The Journal of Pain & Symptom Management (JPSM) is seeking applications for the new role of Associate Editor (AE) for Pediatrics. This AE role will have cross-cutting responsibilities across all areas of the journal, including Original Articles, Brief Reports, and focused sections.
The AE for Pediatrics will collaborate with content AEs (e.g. in clinical care, global health, quality/innovation, complementary medicine, and diversity/inclusion) to manage manuscripts that involve pediatric palliative care. He/she will also work closely with the Editor-in-Chief to identify gaps in the literature and opportunities for growth in order to build the Journal’s portfolio of high-quality pediatrics content. The ideal candidate will bring clinical experience in pediatric palliative care, and a national reputation as a researcher and/or clinician.
The AE for Pediatrics will report to Editor-in-Chief David Casarett, and will work collaboratively with him and the Managing Editor to foster integration of expanded palliative care content, and specific content relevant to AAHPM, within JPSM. Responsibilities include:
- Solicitation of specific content, including reviews, recurring material, or supplements.
- Serving as point person for peer review, including selection of reviewers, coordination of reviews, and decision-making.
- Encouraging potential authors to contribute to the journal – through submission of research, development of reviews and other invited pieces.
How to Apply
Deadline for consideration is March 12. Applicants will be notified by May 1.
JPSM Editorial Board
David Casarett, MD MA FAAHPM, editor-in-chief
Russell K. Portenoy, MD, editor-in-chief emeritus
Marcin Chwistek, MD FAAHPM associate editor
Sydney M. Dy, MD FAAHPM, associate editor
Ronit Elk, PhD, associate editor
Stefan J. Friedrichsdorf, MD FAAP, associate editor
David Hui, MD MS MSc FAAHPM, associate editor
Arif Kamal, MD MS MBA FASCO FAAHPM, associate editor
Solomon Liao, MD FAAHPM, associate editor
Debra Parker Oliver, PhD MSW, associate editor
VJ Periyakoil, MD, associate editor
Timothy E. Quill, MD MACP FAAHPM, associate editor
Christian T. Sinclair, MD FAAHPM, associate editor