The official journal of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine.
Dr. Brian Sites


Brian D. Sites, MD
Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine
Hanover, NH

The mission of Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine/RAPM is to promote high quality research and scholastic endeavors in the fields of acute pain, regional anesthesia, chronic pain, and perioperative medicine.

ASRA Pain Medicine's highly cited, monthly journal publishes peer-reviewed scientific and clinical studies to advance the understanding and clinical application of regional techniques for surgical anesthesia and postoperative analgesia. Coverage includes intraoperative regional techniques, perioperative pain, chronic pain, obstetric anesthesia, pediatric anesthesia, outcome studies, and complications.

The official journal of ASRA Pain Medicine, a subscription to Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine/RAPM is just one of the  benefits of membership in the Society. It is published by BMJ. View open access content at


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Peer Review Mentoring for Residents and Fellows

If you are a resident or fellow interested in learning more about peer reviewing, you are invited to serve as a guest peer reviewer under the tutelage of an experienced peer reviewer. You will be asked to provide a CV, brief statement of interest, and a list of specific topics of study and/or interest. Upon acceptance, you will be invited to create an account in Manuscript Central, where you will be assigned to serve as a reviewer of an upcoming, relevant article. Following the review, you will receive feedback on how to improve reviews for future assignments. Apply here.

Call for Reviewers

Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine/RAPM accepts applications for peer reviewers on a rolling basis. Peer-reviewers play a critical role in reviewing the science, research, accuracy, and clarity of submitted manuscripts. Reviewers are invited to review approximately six manuscripts related to their expertise per year and are required to provide feedback and comments through the journal’s electronic submission and review system, ScholarOne. Training is provided if needed. Reviewers should have experience in the scientific writing and editing process. Physicians, PhDs, psychologists, and others working in the field are invited to participate. All peer reviewers are recognized on the publication masthead. Reviewer terms are autorenewable; however, reviewers who do not accept assignments after one year are automatically removed from the process.

To apply, go to and create an account. Indicate your areas of expertise using the keywords section. Questions may be directed to

Additional Resources for Reviewers

Call for Articles

Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine/RAPM is seeking high-quality original research articles, systematic reviews, narrative reviews, pro-con discussions, and research letters for a special edition on the topic of “The Development of Chronic Postsurgical Pain – From Basic Science and Genetics to Prevention, Treatments, and Transitional Pain Services.” The special edition will be published in late 2024 or early 2025 and the guest editor will be Dr. Eric Schwenk from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. All articles will be peer reviewed. International authors are especially encouraged to submit articles. Anyone interested should email Dr. Schwenk at with an article proposal. This can be a short paragraph or outline and need not be excessively detailed. We are excited to work with you on this important special edition!

RAPM Editorial Board

Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine/RAPM invites applications for the Editorial Board each winter. Applicants are required to provide a CV and letter of interest (or, for those reapplying, a demonstrated history of timely and high-quality reviews). The Editor-in-Chief Advisory Committee composed of 3-5 senior editors will strive to maintain diversity of the board in terms of areas of expertise. Editorial Board Policies: Board Member Terms, Expectations, and Selection provides further detail. Questions may be directed to

Peer Reviewers: Add Your Reviews to Your ORCID Account

Link your professional activities together in ORCID. Authors and reviewers can use ORCID to record paper and grant submission progress, build research profiles, track contributions, and claim credit. Becoming a member is free, and on creation of a profile, ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier (ORCID ID) that distinguishes users throughout their career. Learn more.

Seeking Biostatistics Experts 

We are looking for biostatistics experts to serve as peer reviewers (voluntary). To be considered, please send a letter of interest and CV to

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