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Books, Journals, New Media
June 3, 1998

AddictionAddiction Biology

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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JAMA. 1998;279(21):1754. doi:10.1001/jama.279.21.1754-JBK0603-6-1

Associated with the Society for the Study of Addiction, Addiction Biology publishes papers in the "metabolic, nutritional, molecular, genetic, biochemical and pharmacological fields of both clinical and experimental research." The content consists of invited reviews, five to six original research reports, and occasionally a "short communication" and a "best clinical practice" column.

Manuscripts submitted to the journal are peer reviewed, ie, "examined by editorial staff and generally sent to outside reviewers." Authors are encouraged to submit the names of possible reviewers, but the editors reserve the right to select the reviewer. The editors are strong, including a regional editor for the Americas whose major interest is alcohol misuse and another for Asia and the Pacific whose interest is neurobiological imaging techniques. The editor-in-chief, who is affiliated with the National Addiction Centre in London, England, stresses "utmost scientific rigour" and direct and indirect financial disclosure from contributors as being "of paramount importance in a field where the muscle of the liquor, tobacco, and pharmaceutical industries has been known to influence editorial and publication policy of scientific journals."

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