About the Journal
Focus and Scope
As the official journal of the Kettil Bruun Society for Social and Epidemiological Research on Alcohol (KBS), the overall goal of the International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research (IJADR) is to further the main aims of the Kettil Bruun Society which are to promote social and epidemiological research on alcohol and foster a comparative understanding of alcohol use and alcohol problems in a spirit of international cooperation.
In furtherance of this overall goal, the aims of the International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research are to:
- publish high quality, peer reviewed articles addressing substance use and substance-related problems, as well as addictive behaviours generally, from an international perspective,
- increase international knowledge and understanding about substance use and substance-related problems by providing mentoring and other assistance to research colleagues in countries where there are fewer resources and less infrastructure and traditional support of research on alcohol and drugs,
- promote involvement of early career researchers and researchers from less resourced countries in all aspects of the journal operations, and
- provide an open access online journal accessible to the research community, educators, policy makers and others interested in the area of substance use and substance-related issues.
The International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research publishes both quantitative and qualitative research as well as scholarly commentaries, case studies, book reviews and other types of reports relating to all aspects of alcohol and drug use provided the focus is on enhancing understanding from an international perspective. This includes research reports from countries where there is little current knowledge about substance use as well as cross-national comparisons and other studies that have global implications.
Materials published by IJADR represent the opinions of the authors and do not reflect the opinions of the journal or the Kettil Bruun Society for Social and Epidemiological Research on Alcohol unless specifically endorsed by the journal or the society.
IJADR is currently addressing requirements of various indexing sites such as DOAJ, EBSCO, PsychINFO, PubMed, SSCI, and ProQuest.
Peer Review Process
The Editorial Team manages submissions to the International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research by assessing whether the manuscript addresses the aims of the journal and is of sufficient scientific quality to be considered for publication. That is, the study must meet an acceptable level of scientific rigor and make a significant contribution to knowledge to be considered for peer review. Each manuscript is sent to two experts in the topic area for peer review. This review process is managed by one of the Editorial Team directly or through one of the Consulting Editors or Special Issue Editors.
Submitted manuscripts are evaluated using the following guidelines:
- originality, contribution to the field of substance use and substance-related issues,
- soundness of methodology,analyses and interpretation/discussion of analyses,
- clarity of presentation, and
- ability to communicate to readers (grammar, language).
The Editorial Team may suggest advice from or collaboration with a Consulting Editor or a mentor from the International Society of Addiction Journal Editors (ISAJE) mentoring program to authors of manuscripts that have the potential to meet the aims of the journal but require extensive revisions. The Editorial Team is committed to providing mentorship to authors who are early career researchers and/or researchers from less resourced countries.
Open Access Policy
The International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
Editorial Ethics Policy
The Kettil Bruun Society (KBS), the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), The Ohio State University (OSU) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) respect and endorse the independence of the International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research Editors and exerts no authority over them.
The International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research endorses and adheres to the ethical publishing guidelines for addiction journals outlined in the Farmington Consensus (Addiction (1997) 92(12), 1617-1618). http://www.parint.org/isajewebsite/farmcon.pdf
The International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research is committed to a high standard of editorial ethics. Members of the Editorial Team of the journal have provided the following statements relating to their own research interests, funding sources, commercial relationships, or other interests that may be, or seem to be, potential sources of conflict of interests or to influence their editorial independence and/or judgments. The International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research editors and reviewers may be excluded from reviewing papers if they appear as an author on the paper, are from the same institution/organization, have conflicts related to financial interests, or have a personal conflict that have or appear to have an influence on their ability to be an impartial reviewer.
Neo Morojele is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa. She also serves as a Consultant to the South African Medical Research Council and is an Honorary Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of the Witwatersrand and the School of Public Health and Family Medicine at the University of Cape Town Her research focuses on alcohol and HIV, the treatment gap for people with substance use disorders in South Africa, and alcohol policy.
Anne-Marie Laslett is a Senior Research Fellow at the National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University focusing on alcohol’s harms to children. She directs the Range and Magnitude of Alcohol’s Harm to Others project at the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research, La Trobe University. For twenty years she has undertaken alcohol and other drug research, focusing latterly on alcohol’s harms to children and families. She originally graduated as a dentist, and then undertook Masters Degrees in Oral Epidemiology and Public Health and a PhD in population and global health.
Sandra Kuntsche is a Principal Research Fellow at the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research, La Trobe University in Melbourne and Director of Research for the School of Psychology and Public Health of La Trobe University, Melbourne. Sandra has more than 20 years of experience in alcohol research and is one of the leading researchers worldwide on the impact of social roles on alcohol use. She has repeatedly evaluated health promotion and prevention programs in the past and is currently working on developing a prevention program for middle-aged women in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). A central topic of her recent work is the impact parents have on the alcohol cognitions of their children as well as what role alcohol plays in the work-life balance of parents. She graduated in Psychology and obtained her PhD from the University of Maastricht in Health Sciences.
Samantha Wells is a Senior Scientist and Senior Director of the Institute for Mental Health Policy Research at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. She is also an Associate Professor in the Clinical Public Health Division at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Western University, and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Psychology at Deakin University in Australia.
Lynda Berends is employed full-time by Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre, which is part of a regional health service. Her research has been funded by state and national governments, AUSaid, the National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund, and the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research.
Christina Chambers is employed full-time by the University of California San Diego where she is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics with joint appointments in Family and Preventive Medicine and the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. She directs the California Pregnancy Risk Information Line, and directs a North American research center located at the University of California focused on the safety of medications and vaccines in pregnancy. Her work and travel are funded by NIAAA, NIGMS, AHRQ, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, the State of California, and several pharmaceutical companies.
James E. Lange is employed full time by San Diego State University as the Coordinator of AOD Initiatives. He is also Adjunct Professor of Psychology and Social Work, and Doctoral Faculty in the Graduate School of Public Health. He is a frequent consultant to RADD, The Entertainment Industries Voice for Road Safety, and the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation. He volunteers as the California State Coordinator for The Network Addressing Collegiate Alcohol and Other Drug Issues, and is the Region VI representative for the NASPA AOD Knowledge Community. Travel expenses have been paid for recent meetings organized by the U.S. Department of Education's Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Other Drug and Violence Prevention. He currently is the Principal Investigator of a grant from the NIAAA.
Robert Mann is employed full-time by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, which is a public hospital. He is also an Associate Professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. His research is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Networks of Centres of Excellence program, and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council. Additional support for survey research and program evaluation is obtained from Public Health Units in Ontario, and the Back on Track remedial measures program for convicted drinking drivers.
Monica H. Swahn is employed full-time as an Associate Professor in the Institute of Public Health at Georgia State University. She is also the Associate Director for Research for the Emory Center for Injury Control. Her research has been funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Travel costs to present research findings have been paid by funders and the university.
Kathleen A. Parks is a Senior Research Scientist at the Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) at the University at Buffalo and an Associate Research Professor in the Department of Community Health and Health Behavior in the School of Public Health and Health Professionals. Her research has been funded by RIA, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), and the Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation (ABMRF).
Svetlana Popova is employed full-time as an Independent Scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), a public hospital in Toronto, Canada. She is cross-appointed as an Assistant Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Epidemiology Division and Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto. Dr. Popova’s research is funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).
Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Makerere University College of Health Sciences. His current financial support is from a NIMH grant through Social and Behavioral Science HIV Research Capacity Building Project in Uganda.
Shoshana Weiss is an independent alcohol researcher, formerly the Director of Research, Israel Society for the Prevention of Alcoholism, the chief editor of "Alcohol in Israel - Interdisciplinary Scientific Journal", and a board member of the International Society of Addiction Journal Editors (ISAJE). She has published over 80 journal articles in English and hundreds in Hebrew. She was a candidate for UNESCO Prize for Women in Science, 1997, and has been a member of the Kettil Bruun Society since 1986.
Manuscrpit Manager and Copyeditor
Christine Buchanan, University of Johannesburg.
The International Journal of Drug and Alcohol Research charges $750 US per manuscript of up to 3,000 words (excluding references, tables, and figures). There will be an additional cost of $150 per 500 words over the word limit. These fees are necessary in order to keep the journal operational for the long-term and to provide open access. Fees waivers will be considered for authors from low-income countries or authors with documented needs. To request a publication fee waiver, please contact the editor in advance of submission providing justification.
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The International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research was created in 2011 through collaboration between the Kettil Bruun Society (KBS), the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The first issue was published in June 2012.