KBS Journal (IJADR)

Please visit the website at http://www.ijadr.org/ for information about the new KBS journal: The International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research (IJADR).

IJADR provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

As the official journal of the Kettil Bruun Society for Social and Epidemiological Research on Alcohol (KBS), the overall goal of the International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research is to further the main aims of the Kettil Bruun Society which are to promote social and epidemiological research on alcohol and foster a comparative understanding of alcohol use and alcohol problems in a spirit of international cooperation.

In furtherance of this overall goal, the aims of the International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research are to:

  • publish high quality peer-reviewed articles addressing substance use and substance related problems, as well as addictive behaviors generally, from an international perspective,
  • increase international knowledge and understanding about substance use and problems by providing mentoring and other assistance to research colleagues in countries where there are fewer resources and less infrastructure and traditional support of research on alcohol and drugs,
  • promote involvement of early career researchers and researchers from less resourced countries in all aspects of the journal operations, and
  • provide an open access, online journal accessible to the research community, educators, policy makers and others interested in the area of substance use and substance-related issues.

The International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research publishes both quantitative and qualitative research as well as scholarly commentaries, case studies, book reviews and other types of reports relating to all aspects of alcohol and drug use provided the focus is on enhancing understanding from an international perspective. This includes research reports from countries where there is little current knowledge about substance use as well as cross-national comparisons and other studies that have global implications.

As of September 1, 2015, the IJADR implemented a policy of charging $750 US per manuscript of up to 3,000 words (excluding references, tables, and figures). There will be an additional cost of $150 per 500 words over the word limit. These fees are necessary in order to keep the journal operational for the long-term and to provide open access. Fees will be waived upon request. If you wish to have publishing processing fees waived, please contact the editor in advance of submission providing justification.

The Editorial Team is committed to providing mentorship to authors who are early career researchers and/or researchers from less resourced countries.