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Journal of Drug and Alcohol Research accepted for indexing in Scopus

Ashdin Publishing is pleased to announce that Journal of Drug and Alcohol Research (JDAR) has been accepted for inclusion in Scopus, an important indexing database, widely used by the scientific community for article search and discovery. We would like to thank all of our authors, reviewers, and editors for all their hard work, which has made JDAR such a success in a short time.

Posted: 26 February 2016

Recognized for Ethics in Publishing: Ashdin’s Journal of Drug and Alcohol Research

The Committee on Publication Ethics has granted membership to JDAR for demonstrated integrity in scholarly publishing

Ashdin Publishing is pleased to announce that the Journal of Drug and Alcohol Research (JDAR) has joined the ranks of journals recognized by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) for their commitment to ethical publishing. COPE defines best practices and offers its members guidance in achieving and maintaining high ethical standards. Journals seeking membership with COPE are assessed against a set of criteria judging ethical practices in publishing.

The official journal of the International Drug Abuse Research Society, JDAR is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal led by Editor-in-Chief Michael J. Kuhar of Emory University. It publishes original research, both basic and clinical, in the fields of drug, nicotine and alcohol abuse, along with reviews, protocols, news and views, and commentaries. JDAR's editorial board is responsible for the peer review of every article submitted, along with a minimum of two outside experts. Manuscripts are published online as soon as they are accepted, helping to reduce the often-lengthy publishing times for research.

Tackling Challenges of Reproducibility

The Journal of Drug and Alcohol Research also supports efforts to improve reproducibility of research results, a topic of great concern to the scientific community. As Dr. Kuhar wrote in a letter published in the journal: JDAR "will judiciously follow recommendations made by responsible groups. It seems reasonable to suggest that readers and submitters follow this topic and the recommendations from the NIH and elsewhere. Everyone—authors, editorial staff, readers, and reviewers—want JDAR to be a solid and trustworthy journal."

Ashdin Publishing congratulates the Journal of Drug and Alcohol Research on its attention to maintaining ethical, rigorous scholarly publishing standards and the recognition of its efforts by COPE.