Vol 9, No 1 (2021) published


The Co-Editors-in-Chief, Professor Neo Morojele and Dr Anne-Marie Laslett are pleased to announce the release of the first issue of the 9th volume of the International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research (IJADR).

This issue includes authors from non-English speaking, low- and middle-income countries (Turkey, Russia) and early career researchers (Australia). We would like to highlight the article by Hughes et al. (2021) that showcases the longest running longitudinal study of sexual minority women in the world, released at the end of Pride Month. In general, we would characterise this international issue by saying that it focuses on measurement of alcohol use, alcohol problems and the costs societies bear in terms of alcohol’s use and harm.  

Newsbreak: At the recent online 46th Annual Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium of the Kettil Bruun Society organised by our dear colleagues in Helsinki, a strong majority decision was taken by the membership at the Annual Business Meeting to confirm IJADR’s position as the journal of the Society.  Additional financial support was also pledged to support publication by authors from low- and middle-income countries. We would like to thank the Kettil Bruun Society (KBS) for taking this decision and look forward to working more closely with the KBS Coordinating Committee. Together we hope to ensure that our aligned mission, to support international and collaborative research and its publication, is advanced.

We hope you find these papers inspiring and look forward to receiving more research articles, reviews, commentaries, ideas for special issues, and other papers on social and epidemiological research concerning any of the full range of addictive substances from across the globe. IJADR aims to ensure that our authorship, readership and editorial team are diverse and inclusive.  We also strive to improve the relatively limited geographical and gender representation in the field of alcohol and other drug research and hope you will join us in this important mission. Please do not forget that fees for papers from LMIC are waived and requests from early career researchers for fee relief are considered on a case-by-case basis.