Cephalalgia is the official journal of the International Headache Society. The journal is published 14 times per year, and contains original papers on all aspects of headache. The journal provides an international forum for original research papers, review articles and short communications.

Readers receive timely cutting edge original articles, editorials, reviews, letters and clinical correspondence on both clinical and basic research. Subscribers also receive themed Supplements and news on events within the headache community.

Under the journal’s expert editorship, its future and continued excellence are assured in a time of difficulty for many specialist journals.

IHS members enjoy direct access to the online version of Cephalalgia via the Members section. As an additional member benefit, all IHS members can access the online version of The Neuroscientist, which publishes state of the art reviews to keep you up to date on the advances emerging in the neurosciences and related disciplines.


Arne May

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Previous Editors of the Journal
David Dodick
Peter J Goadsby
K Michael Welch
Marcia Wilkinson
Ottar Sjaastad (Founding Editor)

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Wendy Krank
Managing Editor
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Phoenix, AZ
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This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Editor’s Monthly Highlights

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Cephalalgia Award Lecture

The Cephalalgia award lecture is awarded bi-ennially to the best paper published in Cephalalgia in the previous 2 years. The paper is presented in a special session during the IHS International Headache Congress.

Cephalalgia Award Lecture winners