International Gambling Studies
International Gambling Studies
Journal Title: International Gambling Studies
ISSN: 1445-9795
ISSN Online: 1479-4276
Publication Frequency: 3 issues per year
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International Gambling Studies is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal in gambling studies. Launched by a team of international experts with a commitment to the highest scholarly standards, International Gambling Studies adopts a transnational and comparative approach to the challenges posed by the global expansion of gambling in the 21st century.

International Gambling Studies seeks to:

be a leading voice for analysis and research in gambling studies, presenting work on the theory, methods, practice and history of gambling; encourage the application of perspectives from all social sciences including sociology, psychology, anthropology, statistics, economics, education, history, law, political science, community studies, management, industrial relations, leisure and tourism studies; overcome the divide between the theory and empirical research; advance excellence in gambling studies by integrating academic and industry perspectives, encouraging comparative studies and critical analysis encourage articles that offer a new theoretical argument, provide new data or use an innovative methodological approach or mode of analysis; give theoretical and analytical expression to the intellectual and policy challenges in contemporary gambling; enhance the public relevance of gambling studies in the context of contemporary society and global economic development; and, appeal to a wide readership, while contributing to new developments at the cutting edge of theory and method, the journal will be broadly accessible to practitioners, students and policy makers. International Gambling Studies accepts original manuscripts including empirical research, review and commentary papers. In addition authors may submit Letters to the Editor that will encourage scholarly debate including publishing readers' responses to individual articles. Peer Review Statement All research, review and commentary articles in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review based on initial editor screening and detailed review by at least two anonymous referees. All other contributions have undergone editorial screening and review.


Subjects Covered & Scope: Addiction Disorders - Adult; Addictions and Substance Use; Behavioral Sciences; Health Conditions; Health and Social Care; Leisure Studies; Mental Health; Psychological Disorders - Adult; Sport and Leisure Studies; Sports and Leisure; Supplementary material
Editor Board:
Editor in Chief:
Alex Blaszczynski  - University of Sydney, Australia    Biography

Editor:
Sally Gainsbury - Southern Cross University, Australia
 
Regional Assistant Editors:
Joël Billieux - Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium
Jim Cosgrave - Trent University, Canada
Samson Tse - University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Rachel Volberg - University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Douglas M. Walker - College of Charleston, USA
 
International Editorial Board:
Max Abbott -  Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Edimansyah Abdin - Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
Yale Belanger - University of Lethbridge, Canada
Maria Bellringer -Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Per Binde - University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Jennifer Boldero - University of Melbourne, Australia
Julia Braverman - Cambridge Health Alliance, USA
Luke Clark - University of Cambridge, UK
Paul Delfabbro - Adelaide University, Australia
Jeffrey Deverensky - McGill University, Canada 
David Forrest - Salford University, UK
Tobias Hayer - University of Bremen, Germany
Nerilee Hing - Southern Cross University, Australia
David Hodgins -  University of Calgary, Canada
Brad Humphreys - University of Alberta, Canada
Charles Livingstone -  Monash University, Australia
David Miers -   Cardiff University, UK
Sarah Nelson - Cambridge Health Alliance, USA
Lia Nower -   Rutgers School of Social Work, USA
Eva Penelo - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
Kahlil Philander - University of Nevada, USA
David Richard - Rollins College, USA
Randy Stinchfield - University of Minnesota, USA
Jessika Svensson - Public Health, Östersund, Sweden
Nigel Turner -  Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Canada
Jeffrey Weatherly -  University of North Dakota, USA
Michael Wohl - Carleton University, Canada 
 
Editorial board conflict of interest declarations    

Transparency Declaration

These details are accurate as of December 2014

Alex Blaszczynski

I do not hold any ongoing position, receive ongoing or significant funding, and am not engaged in any business or organisation that creates a conflict of interest (real, perceived, actual or potential) in the work I would conduct as Editor of International Gambling Studies. I have had financial professional dealings with the gambling industry and various State and Federal governments over the last three years including:
?         Received research grants from gambling industry corporations, governments, and research bodies within Australia, USA, and Canada.
?         Expertise and reports provided to governments and gambling industry corporations within Australia, USA and Canada and, with compensation and reimbursement for expenses provided for some of this work.
?         Reviewed research grant applications for research bodies funded directly and indirectly by funds from the gambling industry and government agencies.
?         Presented at conferences and meetings that received some funding from the gambling industry and government, including some reimbursement for travel expenses.
?         Attended meetings hosted by advocacy groups who have an interest in reducing gambling.
?         Provided training programs and workshops that received honorariums and reimbursement of expenses from problem gambling counselling services.
All professional dealings have been conducted with the aim of enhancing responsible gambling and harm minimisation policies and practices, training counsellors in the treatment interventions, and advancing our understanding of the psychology of gambling.

Sally Gainsbury

I do not hold any ongoing position, receive ongoing or significant funding, and am not engaged in any business or organisation that creates a conflict of interest (real, perceived, actual or potential) in the work I would conduct as Editor of International Gambling Studies. I have had financial professional dealings with the gambling industry over the last three years including:
?         Received research grants from gambling industry corporations, governments, and research bodies within Canada and Australia funded directly and indirectly by funds from the gambling industry (including through government bodies);
?         Expertise and reports provided to governments and gambling industry corporations within Canada and Australia, with compensation and reimbursement for expenses provided for some of this work;
?         Reviewed research grant applications for research bodies funded directly and indirectly by funds from the gambling industry (including through government bodies)
?         Presented at conferences and meetings that received some funding from the gambling industry, including some reimbursement for travel expenses;
?         Attended meetings hosted by advocacy groups who have an interest in reducing gambling.
All professional dealings have been conducted with the aim of understanding gambling, enhancing responsible gambling and harm minimisation policies and practices as well as treatment interventions.

Rachel Volberg

I do not hold any ongoing position, receive ongoing or significant funding, and am not engaged in any business or with any organization that creates a conflict of interest (real, perceived, actual or potential) in the work I would conduct as Regional Assistant Editor of International Gambling Studies. I have had financial professional dealings with the gambling industry and various State governments over the last three years including:
?           Received research grants from gambling industry corporations, governments, and research bodies in Australia, USA and Canada.
?           Providing expertise and reports to governments and gambling industry corporations in Australia, USA and Canada with compensation and reimbursement for expenses provided for some of this work.
?            Presented at conferences and meetings that received some funding from the gambling industry and government, including some reimbursement for travel expenses.
All professional dealings have been conducted with the aim of enhancing responsible gambling and harm minimization policies and practices and advancing our understanding of the social and economic impacts of gambling.

Samson Tse
 
I do not hold any ongoing position, receive ongoing or significant funding, and am not engaged in any business or organisation that creates a conflict of interest (real, perceived, actual or potential) in the work I would conduct as Regional Assistant Editor of International Gambling Studies. I have had financial professional dealings with various State and Federal governments over the last three years including:
?            Received research grants from government of Singapore.
?            Expertise and reports provided to governments with compensation and reimbursement for expenses provided for some of this work.
?            Reviewed research grant applications for research bodies funded directly by government agencies in Hong Kong.
?            Presented at conferences and meetings that received some funding from public money (e.g., university conference grants, none from gambling industry), including some reimbursement for travel expenses.
All professional dealings have been conducted with the aim of enhancing responsible gambling and harm minimisation policies and practices, and advancing our understanding of the psychology of gambling.

Douglas M. Walker

I do not hold any ongoing position, receive ongoing or significant funding, and am not engaged in any business or organisation that creates a conflict of interest (real, perceived, actual or potential) in the work I would conduct as Regional Assistant Editor of International Gambling Studies. I have had financial professional dealings with the gambling industry and various State and Federal governments over the last three years including:
?          Engaged in consulting work for consulting firms, gambling industry organizations, governments, and research bodies within the USA. 
?          Received research grants from government organizations to engage in research on gambling.
?          Participated and presented at conferences and meetings that received some funding from the gambling industry and governments, including some reimbursement for travel expenses. 
Reviewed research grant applications for research bodies funded directly and indirectly by funds from the gambling industry and government agencies. All professional dealings have been conducted with the aim of enhancing the understanding of the economic and social impacts of legalized gambling.

Jim Cosgrave

I do not hold any ongoing position, receive ongoing or significant funding, and am not engaged in any business or organisation that creates a conflict of interest (real, perceived, actual or potential) in the work I would conduct as Regional Assistant Editor of International Gambling Studies. I have had financial professional dealings with the gambling industry over the last three years including:
?        Received research grants from research bodies within Canada including those funded directly and indirectly by funds from the gambling industry (including through government bodies).
?        Presented at conferences and meetings that received some funding from the gambling industry.
?        Reviewed research grant applications for research bodies funded by funds from research bodies within Canada including those funded directly and indirectly by funds from the gambling industry (including through government bodies).
All professional dealings have been conducted with the aim of pursuing sociological research on gambling.

Joel Billieux

I do not hold any ongoing position, receive ongoing or significant funding, and am not engaged in any business or organisation that creates a conflict of interest (real, perceived, actual or potential) in the work I would conduct as Regional Assistant Editor (RAE) of International Gambling Studies. I have had financial professional dealings with the gambling industry over the last three years including:
?         Received research grants from the gambling industry (national lottery) in Belgium
?         Received research grants from the European government
?         Presented at conferences and meetings that received some funding from the gambling industry and government, including some reimbursement for travel expenses
?         Reviewed research grant applications for research bodies funded directly and indirectly by funds from the gambling industry and government agencies.

All professional dealings have been conducted with the aim of understanding gambling, enhancing responsible gambling and develop treatment interventions.


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