- Jeffrey Samet, Boston University School of Medicine
- Richard Saitz, Boston University School of Public Health
"The science of addiction is now robust. But the quality of care received by most people affected by unhealthy alcohol and other drug use (from risky use to dependence) and addictive behaviors is often much poorer than, and separated from, mainstream health care. This journal meets an important need—to disseminate high-quality, clinically relevant research that should lead to the high-quality care our patients deserve, particularly in general health-care settings."
"Improving the quality of care provided to patients with problems from the use of alcohol and other drugs should be a major health-care goal and research agenda as articulated in the 2006 US Institute of Medicine report, Improving the Quality of Health Care for Mental and Substance Use Conditions. Our goal is to make Addiction Science & Clinical Practice the primary home for evidence to address this international health-care challenge."
Aims & scope
Addiction Science & Clinical Practice provides a forum for clinically relevant research and perspectives that contribute to improving the quality of care for people with unhealthy alcohol, tobacco, or other drug use and addictive behaviours across a spectrum of clinical settings.
Addiction Science & Clinical Practice was previously published by NIDA and the journal's back content can be viewed here.
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Addiction Science & Clinical Practice adheres to the ethical guidelines for scientific publishing outlined in the Farmington Consensus. The Consensus is a series of ethical guidelines for addiction journals developed in 1997 at the inaugural meeting of the group now known as the International Society of Addiction Journal Editors (ISAJE). The resulting document can be found in draft form here. The purpose of the guidelines is to provide guidance to authors, editors and other individuals on ethical and procedural matters that affect the integrity of scientific publishing in the addiction field. We urge readers, writers, reviewers of Addiction Science & Clinical Practice to study the guidelines, to criticize them, to improve them, and to use them effectively.