Substance Abuse
Substance Abuse
Journal Title: Substance Abuse
ISSN: 0889-7077
ISSN Online: 1547-0164
Publication Frequency: 4 issues per year
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Now in its 4th decade of publication, Substance Abuse journal is a peer-reviewed journal that serves as the official publication of Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA) in association with The International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM) and the International Coalition for Addiction Studies in Education (INCASE). Substance Abuse journal offers wide-ranging coverage for healthcare professionals, addiction specialists and others engaged in research, education, clinical care, and service delivery and evaluation. It features articles on a variety of topics, including:

Interdisciplinary addiction research, education, and treatment Clinical trial, epidemiology, health services, and translation addiction research Implementation science related to addiction Innovations and subsequent outcomes in addiction education Addiction policy and opinion International addiction topics Clinical care regarding addictions Substance Abuse journal accepts original research, brief reports, review articles, case studies, letters to the editor, commentaries, and editorials. The journal is pleased to receive all manuscript submissions electronically via their ScholarOne website (
2014 Journal Citation Reports® ranks Substance Abuse 13th out of36 journals in Substance Abuse (Ss) and 10th out of19 journals in Substance Abuse (S)with a 2014 Impact Factor of 2.097

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Subjects Covered & Scope: Currently known as Substance Abuse (1900 - current) Incorporates Journal of Teaching in the Addictions (2002 - 2009)
Editor Board:


Adam J. Gordon, MD, MPH, Pittsburgh, PA


Ingrid A. Binswanger, MD, MPH, MS, Denver, CO

Lauren Matukaitis Broyles, PhD, RN, Pittsburgh, PA

Alan A. Cavaiola, PhD, Long Branch, NJ

Babalola Faseru, MD, MPH, Kansas City, KS

Deborah S. Finnell, DNS, RN, Baltimore, MD

Marianne Pugtach, MSW, Boston, MA


Jennifer A. Jenkins, MPH, Seattle, WA

Doreen MacLane-Baeder, Cranston, RI


Hoover Adger, Jr., MD, MPH, MBA, Baltimore, MD

Maryann Amodeo, PhD, MSW, Boston, MA

Julia H. Arnsten, MD, MPH, Bronx, NY

Rudy Arredondo, EdD, Lubbock, TX

John Bonaguro, PhD, Bowling Green, KY

Richard L. Brown, MD, MPH, Madison, WI

Helen Dermatis, PhD, New York, NY

Gail D'Onofrio, MD, New Haven, CT

David A. Fiellin, MD, New Haven, CT

Peter D. Friedmann, MD, MPH, Providence, RI

Edward Gottheil, MD, PhD, Seattle, WA

Yifrah Kaminer, MD, MBA, Farmington, CT

Shane Koch, RhD, Carbondale, IL

David C. Lewis, MD, Providence, RI

Theresa Madden, DDS, PhD, Portland, OR

Stephen A. Maisto, PhD, Syracuse, NY

Marianne T. Marcus, EdD, RN, Houston, TX

Peter R. Martin, MD, Nashville, TN

Thomas McLellan, MD, Philadelphia, PA

Madeline Naegle, PhD, RN, New York, NY

Patrick O' Connor, MD, MPH, New Haven, CT

Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, Boston, MA

Jeffrey H. Samet, MD, MA, MPH, Boston, MA

Sidney H. Schnoll, MD, PhD, Westport, CT

Richard S. Schottenfeld, MD, New Haven, CT

Marc A. Schuckit, MD, San Diego, CA

Peter Steinglass, MD, New York, NY

S. Lala Straussner, DSW, New York, NY

Joseph Westermeyer, MD, MPH, PhD, Minneapolis, MN

Laurence M. Westreich, MD, New York, NY


Marc Galanter, MD, New York, NY

in conjunction with the International Society of Addiction Medicine

Hannu E. Alho, MD, PhD, Finland

Kathleen Brady, MD, PhD, USA

Gregory Bunt, MD USA

Giuseppe Carrà, MD, MSc, PhD Italy

Nady el-Guebaly, MD Canada

Tarek el-Gawad, MD Egypt

Susumu Higuchi, MD Japan

Raju Hajela, MD, MPH Canada

Jens Reimer, MD, MBA. Germany

Gabrielle Welle-Strand, MD Norway

in conjunction with the International Coalition of Addiction Studies Education

Kirk Bowden, PhD Tempe, AZ

Vicki J. Michels, PhD Minot, ND

Peter L. Myers, PhD Chatham, NY

Abtracting & Indexing:

Abstracted and/orindexed in:Academic Search Alumni Edition; Academic Search Complete; Academic Search Premier; CAB International Abstracts; CINAHL Database; Educational Research Abstracts; Medline;PsycINFO; SOC Index; Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) and Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE); Social Work Abstracts; and Studies on Women & Gender Abstracts.

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