Prof. Joel Katz editor-in-chief of new open access journal

York University Faculty of Health Professor Joel Katz will lead the editorial direction of the Canadian Journal of Pain, a newly minted open access journal that is a joint venture between The Canadian Pain Society (CPS) and Taylor & Francis.

Joel Katz
Joel Katz

Katz, who is also a Canada Research Chair in Health Psychology, was named inaugural editor-in-chief of the publication, which will focus on all aspects of pain research and cover basic science, multidisciplinary clinical research, and knowledge implementation science.

“Thanks to the CPS Board of Directors and their tireless efforts, we’re delighted to have found a new home with Taylor & Francis,” Katz said. “The new Canadian Pain Society journal will give our members a trustworthy, high-quality outlet for their research and, at the same time, allow the journal to showcase the research of our many talented members.”

The journal welcomes manuscripts from all over the world and has waived publication fees for the first year of publication.

“Dr. Katz’s vision and energy will no doubt make this venture a great success,” said Director Jeffrey Mogil, on behalf of the Canadian Pain Society. “We encourage all Canadian Pain Society members to congratulate Dr. Katz, and submit their work to what we predict will be a first-class venue for the publication of the latest and greatest in pain research and treatment.”

The open access journal, said Katz, aims to publish cutting-edge information about new developments in the field of pain in a timely manner so authors can expect a “quick, streamlined review process from submission to publication”.

The first issue of the Canadian Journal of Pain is set to publish in early 2017. To learn more about the journal, visit