Information for Authors

Thank you for your interest in publishing in the ASRA Pain Medicine News.

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Publication Agreement

Please complete this form if you have written material for the ASRA Pain Medicine News or the ASRA Pain Medicine Website. 

Download the ASRA Pain Medicine publication agreement and COI disclosure form here.

Writing Requirements

Please refer to the following guidelines when supplying content for the ASRA Pain Medicine News.

  1. Format: Word document, font at least 12 point, margins 1 inch, indent paragraphs.
  2. Title Page: Full title, name of each author with academic degrees, positions/titles, institution, city, state/province, country if not USA.
  3. Photo for each author: Please submit a high-resolution (300 dpi) “head shot” picture. Camera phone shots are fine, but choose the highest file size possible. Avoid tightly cropped photos.
  4. Article length: 1,000 to 1,200 words for typical articles. “Pro-Con” articles can be longer. Letters to editor should be 500 words or less.
  5. Accompanying images: Supporting images are welcome. These may be charts, tables, graphs, drawings, or photos. Tables and graphs should be created in Excel or Word. Photos should be supplied as separate JPG or PNG files, of high-resolution as noted above. Any figure captions or labels should be provided as editable text. All patient photos must be de-identified and require written permission from the patient for use in publication. Your signature on the Publication Agreement releases ASRA Pain Medicine from all liability associated with the use of patient photos. 
  6. Permissions: This is an official publication, so copyright must be respected, as with any journal article. Please know the source of any photos/images used from a copyright source, and obtain the proper permission from the publisher who owns the copyright (not the author). Images downloaded from the Web are not necessarily free of copyright ownership and require the same diligence of citation. Material downloaded from an open-access publication also is not necessarily free to use. Your signature on the Publication Agreement releases ASRA Pain Medicine  from all liability associated with the use of copyrighted materials.
  7. Promotional Content
    • No promotional content of a commercial entity may be included (brand/trade/product names, photos, logos, company names, etc.).
    • If necessary for clarity, a trade/product name may be included parenthetically once in the materials and methods section, but no more, and not in the abstract title. If more than one company makes the product, all applicable trade names are identified.
    • Any off-label indications should be clearly marked as such. 
  8. References: Superscripts should be utilized for reference numbers in the text, and these should be numbered sequentially. Place the superscripts outside the punctuation at the end of a sentence or quote. Reference format is the same as that of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine.

Sample Reference Style

Print journal article
Buvanendran A, Kroin JS, Li J, Moric M. Relative contribution of adjuvants to local anesthetic for prolonging the duration of peripheral nerve blocks in rats. Reg Anesth Pain Med 2016;41:589-92.

Online-only article
Kim JH, Choi SH, Jang JH, et al. Impaired insula functional connectivity associated with persistent pain perception in patients with complex regional pain syndrome. PlosOne 2017;12:e0180479.

List all authors up to 3; if more than 3, list the first 3 followed by "et al."

Entire book
Barash PG, Cullen BF, Stoelting RK, et al. Clinical Anesthesia. 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2009.

Chapter in a book
Goldhaber-Fiebert S, Cooper JB. Safety in anesthesia. In: Dunn PF, Alston T, Baker K, et al. Clinical Anesthesia Procedures of the Massachusetts General Hospital. 7th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2006.

Epi Info [computer program]. Version 3.5.1. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2008.

PDQ: NCI's Comprehensive Database. Bethesda, MD: National Cancer Institute. Updated September 13, 2016. Accessed June 21, 2017.

ASRA News. Pittsburgh, PA: American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. Available at: Accessed June 3, 2017.

Article or page of a website
George J. Clinical challenge: chronic pain and COVID-19. MedPage Today. April 8, 2020. Accessed April 13, 2020.


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