Top Cited Articles

We are delighted to share the 2019 impact factor for Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine of 7.015 (Journal Citation Reports, Clarivate Analytics), which ranked 2/32 in the Anesthesiology category.

The quality and impact of our journals are dependent on many different measures. We’ve provided here some of those metrics for Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine, to reflect the latest 202o data, that remain important to our authors. We’ve also listed our top most cited articles from each of the last two years, free to read.


Comparison of ultrasound-guided erector spinae plane block and thoracic paravertebral block for postoperative analgesia after video-assisted thoracic surgery: a randomized controlled non-inferiority clinical trial
JANUARY 2020 10.1136/rapm-2019-100827

Mechanism of action of the erector spinae plane block: distribution of dye in a porcine model
MARCH 2020 10.1136/rapm-2019-100964

Erector spinae plane versus paravertebral nerve blocks for postoperative analgesia after breast surgery: a randomized clinical trial
APRIL 2020 10.1136/rapm-2019-101013

Efficacy of ultrasound-guided erector spinae plane block on postoperative quality of recovery and analgesia after modified radical mastectomy: randomized controlled trial
JANUARY 2020 10.1136/rapm-2019-100983

Consensus practice guidelines on interventions for lumbar facet joint pain from a multispecialty, international working group
JUNE 2020 10.1136/rapm-2019-101243

Diaphragm-sparing nerve blocks for shoulder surgery, revisited
JANUARY 2020 10.1136/rapm-2019-100908

Comparison of quadratus lumborum block and caudal block for postoperative analgesia in pediatric patients undergoing inguinal hernia repair and orchiopexy surgeries: a randomized controlled trial
MARCH 2020 10.1136/rapm-2019-101027

Mechanism of action of HTX-011: a novel, extended-release, dual-acting local anesthetic formulation for postoperative pain
FEBRUARY 2020 10.1136/rapm-2019-100714

Human volunteer study examining the sensory changes of the thorax after an erector spinae plane block
OCTOBER 2020 10.1136/rapm-2019-101019

Levocorydalmine attenuates microglia activation and neuropathic pain by suppressing ASK1-p38 MAPK/NF-κB signaling pathways in rat spinal cord
MARCH 2020 10.1136/rapm-2019-100875


Comparing two posterior quadratus lumborum block approaches with low thoracic erector spinae plane block: an anatomic study
MAY 2019 10.1136/rapm-2018-100147

Inadvertent quadriceps weakness following the pericapsular nerve group (PENG) block
MAY 2019 10.1136/rapm-2018-100354

Supra-inguinal injection for fascia iliaca compartment block results in more consistent spread towards the lumbar plexus than an infra-inguinal injection: a volunteer study
APRIL 2019 10.1136/rapm-2018-100092

Interfascial block at the serratus muscle plane versus conventional analgesia in breast surgery: a randomized controlled trial
JANUARY 2019 10.1136/rapm-2018-000004

Ultrasound-guided transmuscular quadratus lumborum block for elective cesarean section significantly reduces postoperative opioid consumption and prolongs time to first opioid request: a double-blind randomized trial
SEPTEMBER 2019 10.1136/rapm-2019-100540

Transversus thoracis muscle plane block in cardiac surgery: a pilot feasibility study
MAY 2019 10.1136/rapm-2018-100178

Percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation for the treatment of chronic neuropathic postamputation pain: a multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled trial
JUNE 2019 10.1136/rapm-2018-100109

Ultrasound-guided subomohyoid suprascapular nerve block and phrenic nerve involvement: a cadaveric dye study
MAY 2019 10.1136/rapm-2018-100075

Randomized comparison between interscalene and costoclavicular blocks for arthroscopic shoulder surgery
APRIL 2019 10.1136/rapm-2018-100055

Comparison of programmed intermittent bolus infusion and continuous infusion for postoperative patient-controlled analgesia with thoracic paravertebral block catheter: a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial
FEBRUARY 2019 10.1136/rapm-2018-000031

Journal Metrics:

Days to first decision: 18
Days from acceptance to publication: 28

2 year Impact Factor (JCR): 7.015
SciMago Journal Rank (SJR): 2.081
Eigenfactor: 0.00818
Citescore: 8.1

2019 total Content accesses: 432,000
Altmetric score: 5,802