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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Call for JPSM Associate Editor
JPSM is currently seeking applications for 5 new focused Associate Editor (AE) positions that will be responsible for defined content areas in the Journal:
- Global Health: Studies of palliative care in under-resourced settings, and comparative studies of palliative care across cultures and regions.
- Clinical Practice: Palliative Care Rounds, clinical reviews, and systematic reviews of clinical topics
- Quality Improvement and Innovation: Brief Quality Improvement reports, and early-stage studies of innovative tools and practices
- Integrative Medicine: Studies of complementary and alternative medicine interventions
- Diversity and Inclusion: Studies related to disparities, diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence
These new focused AE roles will complement the existing “at large” AEs who handle manuscripts across the breadth of submissions. The new AEs will be responsible for handling submitted manuscripts in the AE’s area, including identifying reviewers, making an initial recommendation, considering reviewers’ recommendations, and making a final decision in collaboration with the editor-in-chief.
In addition, focused AEs will map out a strategy for their content area, identify priorities, solicit manuscripts to fill notable gaps, and encourage submissions. Manuscript workload will depend on submission volume and will vary over time, but we anticipate approximately 2-3 manuscripts/week for each area. The term is for three years and may be renewed by the editor. It will begin on January 1, 2020.
Interested individuals should send a brief cover letter and CV to Laura Davis (
) by October 4, 2019.
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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JPSM Editorial Board
Dr. Russell K. Portenoy, Editor-in-chief
Dr. David Casarett serve, Senior Associate Editor
Dr. Sydney Dy, Associate Editor
Dr. Stefan J. Friedrischdorf, Associate Editor
Dr. David Hui, Associate Editor
Dr. Debra Parker-Oliver, Associate Editor
Dr. Christian Sinclair, Associate Editor