Welcome to the Journal
The Journal of Drug and Alcohol Research is a scholarly, open access, and peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing original research papers, reviews, protocols, news and views, and commentaries in the field of drug, nicotine and alcohol abuse, both basic and clinical. All papers submitted to the Journal of Drug and Alcohol Research will be subjected to peer review by the editorial board of the journal as well as by at least two outside experts. In case of conflicting opinions, the editor may review the manuscript himself or forward it to another expert for a final review. Manuscripts will be published online as soon as they are accepted which will reduce the time of publication. Because there are no space limitations or favored topics, all papers, within the scope of the journal, judged to be sound by the reviewers, will be published. Everyone will have equal and open access to the journal via the Internet. While the authors may retain the copyright for their article, they will allow anyone to download, reproduce, publish, modify or copy and distribute the article so long as the authors and the source are cited. Permission is not required from the journal or authors.
ISSN: 2090-8334 (print version)
ISSN: 2090-8342 (electronic version)
The Journal of Drug and Alcohol Research agrees to the ethical guidelines of the Farmington Consensus developed by the International Society of Addiction Journal Editors (ISAJE), the polices of the International Committee of Medical Journal editors (ICMJE), and the editorial guidelines of the Council of Science Editors (CSE).
The corresponding author should submit the manuscript through the online Manuscript Online Submission using only Word (.doc, .docx, .rtf) files.
Fast Editorial Execution and Review Process (FEE-Review Process) :
Journal of Drug and Alcohol Research is participating in the Fast Editorial Execution and Review Process (FEE-Review Process) with an additional prepayment of $99 apart from the regular article processing fee. Fast Editorial Execution and Review Process is a special service for the article that enables it to get a faster response in the pre-review stage from the handling editor as well as a review from the reviewer. An author can get a faster response of pre-review maximum in 3 days since submission, and a review process by the reviewer maximum in 5 days, followed by revision/publication in 2 days. If the article gets notified for revision by the handling editor, then it will take another 5 days for external review by the previous reviewer or alternative reviewer.
Acceptance of manuscripts is driven entirely by handling editorial team considerations and independent peer-review, ensuring the highest standards are maintained no matter the route to regular peer-reviewed publication or a fast editorial review process. The handling editor and the article contributor are responsible for adhering to scientific standards. The article FEE-Review process of $99 will not be refunded even if the article is rejected or withdrawn for publication.
The corresponding author or institution/organization is responsible for making the manuscript FEE-Review Process payment. The additional FEE-Review Process payment covers the fast review processing and quick editorial decisions, and regular article publication covers the preparation in various formats for online publication, securing full-text inclusion in a number of permanent archives like HTML, XML, and PDF, and feeding to different indexing agencies.