Editor in Chief (Founding)

  • Paolo Martelletti, Rome


  • Arne May, Hamburg
  • Timothy J. Steiner, Trondheim

Society affiliations

The Journal of Headache and Pain is affiliated with the European Headache Federation and Lifting the Burden.

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EFIC 9th Congress 2015

EFIC 9th Congress 2015



EFIC-EHF-LTB Joint Campaign against Headache

The EFIC has created a task force on headache, aiming to face through the European Joint Campaign against Headache the problems connected to the shared research, the multidisciplinary treatment of borderline forms and the shared education.

The Joint Campaign against Headache is promoted by EFIC, EHF and LTB through the action of Task Force on Headache and seeks to increase the value of headache global impact, research and education. For further information on this initiative, please visit the homepage of the Joint Campaign against Headache.


Master's Degree in Headache Medicine, 12th Edition. Sapienza University of Rome

The Sapienza University of Rome has activated its 12th edition of the Master's Degree in Headache Medicine, for the Academic Year 2014-2015. Paolo Martelletti is the director of the Masters degree "Master in Headache Medicine" at Sapienza University of Rome. Find out more.

Editor's Note 2015

Paolo Martelletti

The news worth of sharing is the release of the Impact Factor 2014 by JCR that showed a realignment to the previous values, 2.801.

Many evaluations can be done, but I will focus on two points: in this awesome roller-coaster TJHP has maintained the second position between the area journals dedicated to headache. The Gaussian curve of citations shows an absence of monoclonal peaks. This means that the 2014 IF value is not supported by a strong major pillar but from many small ones, a predictive sign of a diffuse good performance and a low risk of falls in the next windows of evaluations by JCR. The low percentage of self-citations supports this critical analysis.

Innovative interesting initiatives are in the pipeline and we will be able to confirm our competitors’ attitude shortly.

We have overcome the phases of animosity, astonishment, fondness. It is now time to strengthen the feeling of respect.

Paolo Martelletti
Sapienza University of Rome

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Aims & scope


The Journal of Headache and Pain is specifically dedicated to researchers involved in all aspects of headache and related pain, including theory, methodology, clinical practice and care. The journal's scope is broad, reflecting the wide application of scientific advances to every branch of headache and related pain management. Within a multidisciplinary perspective, the Journal covers headache and related pain syndromes in the following fields: genetics, neurology, internal medicine, clinical pharmacology, child neuropediatrics, anesthesiology, rheumatology, otology, dentistry, neurotraumatology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, pain management, and addiction.

2000-2012 articles

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Editorial Office

Editor in Chief (Founding)
Paolo Martelletti, MD,
Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine
Sapienza University of Rome
Via di Grottarossa 1035
I-00189 Rome, Italy
Tel.: +39-06-33775111
Fax: +39-06-33775110
E-mail: paolo.martelletti@uniroma1.it

Assistant to the Editor: Valerio De Angelis
E-mail: valerio.deangelis@uniroma1.it

Sapienza University of Rome

The Greppi Award 2015


The Greppi Award 2015 has been assigned to Dr. Tone Heinskou and Dr. Stine Maarbjerg, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, for the study: "Trigeminal neuralgia – a coherent cross-specialty management program"

Enrico Greppi Award 2015 Lecture will be held during the 9th Congress of the European Pain Federation EFIC in Vienna on the 4th of September 2015.

The Enrico Greppi Award 2014

The Greppi Award 2014 has been assigned to Prof. Lynn Griffiths, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, for the study:
Genetic association and gene expression studies suggest that genetic variants in the SYNE1 and TNF genes are related to menstrual migraine.

The winner presented the Enrico Greppi Award 2014 Lecture in Copenhagen during the recent 4th EHMTIC.

From left to right: Prof. Christian Lampl, Linz; Prof. Anne McGregor, London (Award co-recipient); Prof. Lynn Griffiths, Brisbane (Award winner); Prof. Paolo Martelletti, Rome).

Open Thematic Series

Cluster headache and other rare headaches
Deadline for submissions: 31st December, 2015

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