New open-access journal fills niche for addictions research 2012-06-15


“A new open-access journal dedicated to international perspectives on substance use and addictions research was launched at the annual meeting of the Kettil Bruun Society for Social and Epidemiological Research on Alcohol. The International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research (IJADR) (, the Society's official peer-reviewed publication, was created with support from Canada's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and funding from the U. S. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).Although there are other addictions journals, this publication serves several important new functions, notes CAMH Scientist and Editor-in-Chief Dr. Kathryn Graham. ‘Access to many journals is often limited for researchers in low-and middle-income countries, as most have costs either for readers or authors,’ says Dr. Graham. ‘This journal is free for both readers and researchers, and will increase access to papers of the highest scientific standard on cross-cultural research on substance use.’ In a joint editorial with Co-Editor-in-Chief Dr. John C. Clapp of San Diego University, she also notes, ‘We are particularly interested in papers that examine drug use from an international perspective and that explore how issues related to drug use and the social and health-related consequences of such use impact nations, regions and cultures.’ The first issue is based on research presented at a thematic meeting of the Kettil Bruun Society in Uganda... Another unique feature of the journal is its mentoring and copy editing program to help non-native English researchers refine promising studies deemed to be interesting and relevant... Upcoming special issues, with guest editors, are planned on the topics of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), substance-impaired driving, and substance-related factors and the global burden of disease. Calls for papers for each of these special issues can be found at”



08/16/2012, 06:08

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06/15/2012, 20:44

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06/15/2012, 21:02