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-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 quote 2015

Paolo Martelletti

The Journal of Headache and Pain policy keeps on following the line of innovation and continuity. Within the first semester of 2015 the submission of manuscripts competing for the 17th Edition of the Enrico Greppi Award will be systematized, thus creating the first topic for Open Thematic Series.

“A second Open Thematic Series, dedicated to Cluster Headache and Rare Headaches, will follow in the second semester of 2015. This group of headaches will be strongly focused since it has been overlooked in the past decade. The evident paralleled dichotomy between gender shift and lifestyle changes from one side, pain vehemence and the harmful invasive attempts from the other renders these headaches a unique ground worth to be re-evaluated.

“The Lead Guest Editor of these two maiden Open Thematic Series will be the President of the Society owning the Enrico Greppi Award for the first and the President of the European Headache Federation for the latter.

“I warmly welcome proposals for future Open Thematic Series.”

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

The archival content of The Journal of Headache and Pain can be located at http://link.springer.com/journal/10194.

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 Italian Society for the Study of Headaches (SISC) announces the competition of the Enrico Greppi Award 2015. The award will be granted to the best unpublished original paper dealing with clinical, epidemiological, genetic, pathophysiological or therapeutic aspects of headache that was submitted to The Journal of Headache and Pain in May. The prize amounts to €10,000 and is open to researchers of all nationalities. The 2015 Award is endorsed by the European Pain Federation (EFIC®) and the European Headache Federation (EHF). The winner will be invited to present the paper at the 9th Congress of the European Pain Federation EFIC®, to be held in Vienna on 2-5 September 2015. View more

Enrico Greppi (1896 - 1969)

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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