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July 1, 1992

Headache Quarterly: Current Treatment and Research

Author Affiliations

UCLA School of Medicine Los Angeles, Calif

JAMA. 1992;268(1):139-140. doi:10.1001/jama.1992.03490010145046

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The new journal Headache Quarterly aims at "catholic coverage" of a multidisciplinary field that has seen a strong worldwide growth of interest and research output. The potential subscriber will want to know whether this publication differs in quality, content, cost, or style from other journals on the same subject such as Cephalaleia (Universitetsforlaget AS) or Headache (American Association for the Study of Headache), or from pertinent articles found in general medical, neurological, and pain journals. Headache Quarterly presents original contributions, review articles, case reports, a works-in-progress session, book reviews, abstracts from the literature, editorials, occasional listings of meetings, and letters to the editor. Each of the other specialty journals offers some of these features, although neither combines them all.

Subject coverage among the three journals is not dissimilar, although Cephalaleia does have more research-oriented papers and is the only one with an occasional animal study. Headache Quarterly is, so far,