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Substance Use: Research and Treatment

Substance Use: Research and Treatment

eISSN: 29768357 | ISSN: 29768357 Frequency: Yearly

Journal Highlights

  • Indexed using ESCI, DOAJ, PsycINFO, EBSCO, PubMed Central (PMC), and Scopus
  • Published since 2008
  • Publication is subject to payment of an article processing charge (APC)

Substance Use: Research and Treatment is an open access, peer reviewed international focusing on human substance use research and treatment, including medical treatment and screening, mental health services, research, and evaluation of substance use programs. Please see the Aims and Scope tab for further information.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Submission Information

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Open access article processing charge (APC) information

Publication in the journal is subject to payment of an article processing charge (APC). The APC serves to support the journal and ensures that articles are freely accessible online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons license.

The APC for this journal is $2650.

The article processing charge (APC) is payable when a manuscript is accepted after peer review, before it is published. The APC is subject to taxes where applicable. Please see further details here.


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Substance Use: Research and Treatment is an international, open access, peer reviewed journal which considers manuscripts on all areas of human substance use research and treatment. The journal welcomes new manuscripts addressing topics that are relevant to the etiology, classification, assessment, prevention, maintenance, and treatment of substance use, substance misuse, and substance use disorders for peer review. Examples of topics include but are not limited to:


  • Medical treatment and screening
  • Mental health services
  • Evaluation of substance use programs.

Manuscript Submission

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Editor in Chief
Gregory L. Stuart University of Tennessee-Knoxville, USA
Deputy Editor in Chief
Susan Ramsey Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School, USA
Editorial Board
Jennifer Bolden University of Tennessee-Knoxville, USA
Meagan Brem Virginia Polytechnic and State University, USA
Deborah Capaldi  
Tara Cornelius Grand Valley State University, USA
John J. Curtin University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Psychology, USA
Charlotte Y. De Kock Ghent University, Belgium
Donald M. Dougherty University of Texas Health Science Center, USA
Peter Friedmann Tufts University, USA
J. C. Garbutt University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Clyde W. Hodge University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, USA
George F. Koob Scripps Research Institute, USA
Christina S. Lee Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, USA
Kristen Lindgren University of Washington, United States
Laura MacPherson University of Maryland College Park, USA
Jane Metrik Brown University, Providence, USA
Todd M. Moore University of Tennessee-Knoxville, USA
Anthony A. Olashore University of Botswana, Botswana
Gina P. Owens University of Tennessee-Knoxville, USA
Aleksandra M. Rogowska University of Opole, Poland
Emily F. Rothman Boston University School of Public Health, USA
Andrey Ryabinin Oregon Health and Science University, USA
Ryan C. Shorey University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, USA
Kirsten E. Smith National Institute on Drug Abuse Intramural Research Program, USA
Audra L. Stinchcomb University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, USA
Gyongyi Szabo Beth Israel Deaconess Medical center, Boston MA, USA
Jeff R. Temple University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, USA
Antover P. Tuliao Texas Tech University, USA
Golfo Tzilos Wernette University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
Yu-Jui Yvonne Wan University of California, Davis Medical Research Center, USA
Justin C. Yang University College London, UK
Simona Zaami “Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy
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