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~ Write For Us! The Pain Practitioner Author Guidelines ~

The Pain Practitioner, the bi-monthly magazine of the Academy of Integrative Pain Management (AIPM), informs and educates clinicians who practice pain management about updates in research, diagnosis, and treatment; how these complex conditions can be treated through an integrative approach; and about challenging current medical, ethical, and legal issues that affect their practices. We are accepting evidence-based articles that support integrated, multidisciplinary, and multimodal models of care. 

Unparalleled Distribution

The print edition of The Pain Practitioner offers advertisers exposure to almost 4,000 members of AIPM, plus an additional 6,000 who practice in the specialty of pain medicine. It is printed in four-color format six times a year. The digital edition of the magazine is released a week after the print edition, and is archived online for reference.

The digital edition reaches almost 4,000 members of AIPM and an additional 56,000 who practice in the specialty of pain medicine. Advertisers can take advantage of digital-only ad units, as well as ad videos, slideshows and other interactive content.

In addition, content is promoted via social media and our bi-weekly e-newsletter, and the AIPM blog.

Specific Content

  • Evidence-based articles that support integrated, multidisciplinary, and multimodal models of care, generally 1350-2650 words including references.
  • Case studies that illustrate how your pain care team deals with ordinary—or extraordinary—challenges.
  • Ask the expert—short Q&As about a specific clinical challenge.
  • Tools that you find particularly useful in assessing, diagnosing, or treating people with chronic pain.
  • Using technology—what is out there, what works for you?
  • Practice management—what helps you run your practice smoothly and cost effectively? How do you deal successfully with reimbursement for, or access to integrative pain management?
We are interested in all chronic pain conditions with a particular focus on:
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Low Back Pain
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Headache
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Palliative Care
  • Osteoarthritis


  • Each article must be checked for both grammar and spelling before submitting.
  • Each article should contain a short abstract that includes the overall objective, study methods, the interventions being evaluated, the main outcome measures, and the main results. The article should develop these areas.
  • Use AMA Style for references (see Appendix).
  • Do not use any word processing coding or formatting—this includes the Reference function in Word or Endnote. Reference numbers in the text should be in parentheses before punctuation marks. Do not use programs with superscripted numbers.
  • You must obtain permission for use of all published tables, figures, illustrations, or images. All images must be submitted in press-quality (300 dpi) format.

Continuing Education Credit

Beginning in 2017, clinical articles may be repurposed as enduring continuing education activities and housed on the AIPM Pain Care Learning Center for up to two years.  The AIPM has been designated by the ACCME and the APA to directly accredit education.

Author Information

For publication, please provide your credentials; a brief biography; a press-quality headshot (at least 300 dpi), correspondence information for readers (optional), and mailing address for a copy of the published magazine.

Review Process

Upon submission, your article will be reviewed for clinical accuracy. It will be returned to you with any suggestions or queries the reviewer may have.