In honor of the Migraine Awareness Week (2- 8 September 2018), browse suggested reading from recent blogs, thematic series and articles published in our BMC open access journals relating to migraines, as well as further reading from related journals.
Top cited papers 2015-2016
Headache disorders are third cause of disability worldwide
Steiner T.J., Birbeck G.L., Jensen R.H. et al.
Non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation for acute treatment of high-frequency and chronic migraine: an open-label study
Barbanti P., Grazzi L., Egeo G. et al.
Single-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation (sTMS) for the acute treatment of migraine: evaluation of outcome data for the UK post market pilot program
Bhola R., Kinsella E., Giffin N. et al.
Headache disorders and public ill-health in India: prevalence estimates in Karnataka State
Kulkarni GB., Rao GN., Gururaj G. et al.
Specific and number of comorbidities are associated with increased levels of temporomandibular pain intensity and duration
Dahan H., Shir Y., Velly A. et al.
Migraine and body mass index categories: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies
Ornello R., Ripa P., Pistoia F. et al.
The relationship of anxiety, depression and behavioral problems with recurrent headache in late adolescence - a Young-HUNT follow-up study
Blaauw BA., Dyb G., Hagen K. et al.
Reported concepts for the treatment modalities and pain management of temporomandibular disorders
Wieckiewicz M., Boening K., Wiland P. et al.
Cervical non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation (nVNS) for preventive and acute treatment of episodic and chronic migraine and migraine-associated sleep disturbance: preliminary findings from a prospective observational cohort study
Kinfe TM., Pintea B., Muhammad S. et al.
The prevalence of primary headache disorders in Nepal: a nationwide population-based study
Manandhar K., Risal A., Steiner TJ. et al.
Cluster headache: a quasi-rare disorder needing a reappraisal
Martelletti P. and Mitsikostas DD.
The epidemiology of primary headache disorders in Zambia: a population-based door-to-door survey
Mbewe E., Zairemthiama P., Yeh H-H. et al.
Sleep disturbances and quality of life in Sub-Saharan African migraineurs
Morgan I., Eguia F., Gelaye B. et al.
Cost-effectiveness analysis of interventions for migraine in four low- and middle-income countries
Linde M., Steiner TJ. and Chisholm D.
(Publication years 2015-2016). Data collected January 2017. Source: Web of Science)
European Headache Federation School of Advanced Studies
The European Headache Federation School of Advanced Studies (EHF-SAS) aims to support headache science and offers young EU scientists high quality educational activities to enhance their critical spirit and skills to face headache medicine from a multidisciplinary perspective.
The EHF-SAS covers the richness and diversity of headache medicine fields, including basic science, clinical science, and diagnostic science, and places an emphasis on collaborative projects. The European Headache Federation will support its fellows’ activities allowing them to independently build their own plan sided by the EHF-SAS Scientific Committee.
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
Assistant to the Editor: Valerio De Angelis
The Greppi Award 2019
Submissions should be made to The Journal of Headache and Pain between 1 - 31 January 2019. Read more information here.
The Italian Society for the Study of Headaches (SISC) announces the competition of the Enrico Greppi Award 2019 – 21st Edition. The award will be granted to the best unpublished original paper dealing with clinical, epidemiological, genetic, pathophysiological or therapeutic aspects of headache. The prize amounts to €10,000 and is open to researchers of all nationalities. The 2019 Award is endorsed by the European Headache Federation (EHF). The winner will be invited to present the paper at the 13th European Headache Federation Congress, to be held in Athens on 30 May - 1 June 2019.
Heralding a New Era of Episodic, Chronic and Refractory Migraine Management
The scientific summary from the Springer Healthcare IME symposium Heralding a New Era of Episodic, Chronic and Refractory Migraine Management at the 2018 EHF Congress, chaired by Paolo Martelletti, is available to download.
Try the quiz at the end of the report and watch interviews with the faculty as they summarise their presentation here.
Aims and scope
The Journal of Headache and Pain is a peer-reviewed open access journal published under the brand SpringerOpen. It 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 of Headache and Pain 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, addiction, public health, and epidemiology.
Academic education in headache
The demand for a broad, complete and independent education in Headache Disorders has increased over time. The following international Masters courses guarantee a full coverage of this area of clinical medicine.
For more information:
Master in Headache Medicine - 16th Edition
Academic Year 2018-2019
Master of Headache Disorders - 2nd Edition
Academic Years 2018-2020
2017 Journal Metrics
30 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
28 days to first decision for all manuscripts
51 days from submission to acceptance
19 days from acceptance to publication
685 Altmetric Mentions
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