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Analgesia pursues the stated purpose of publishing "original research, reports, reviews, and mini-reviews involving rigorous ethical experimental studies on the basic mechanisms and therapeutics of pain relief." This international journal includes both basic and clinical research reports, although it seems weighted toward the former. The reports deal with many different aspects of the pain pathways (eg, anatomical, biochemical, molecular, pharmacological, and physiological), involve studies of neurotransmitter and neuromodulators, and investigate known and experimental analgesic and antinociceptive compounds.
Each of the three issues examined contains two reviews and five to six original studies. The instructions to authors are concise and contain only relevant information. The editors do not specifically delineate their process of peer review. Submission-to-publication time averages only a few months, making the information available in a timely manner. Analgesia offers an attractive page layout that contributes to reading ease. All tables, figures, and illustrations are reproduced in black and
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