The American Journal on Addictions (AJA)

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About the Journal

The American Journal on Addictions (AJA) is the official journal of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry. The Academy encourages research on the etiology, prevention, identification, and treatment of substance abuse; thus, the journal provides a forum for the dissemination of information in the extensive field of addiction.

Each issue (six per year) of this publication covers a wide variety of topics ranging from codependence to genetics, epidemiology to dual diagnostics, etiology to neuroscience, and much more. Features of the journal, all written by experts in the field, include special overview articles, clinical or basic research papers, clinical updates, and book reviews within the area of addictions.

Readership is comprised of psychiatrists, psychologists, academics and counselors specializing in addictions treatment, as well as all professionals dealing with addictions and addictions therapy in clinical or applied settings.

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Contact Info

      Thomas R. Kosten, MD Editor-in-Chief     
      Coreen B. Domingo, DrPH, Assistant Editor
      American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry     
      Suite 307-2nd Floor

      East Providence, RI 02914             

For questions on article submissions, reviews, issues, copies and subscriptions, please contact the AJA office (above).

The American Journal on Addictions, ISSN 1055-0496, is published six times per year by Wiley-Blackwell. The American Journal on Addictions is protected by copyright and may not be reproduced in any manner without written permission.

The American Journal on Addictions is available through University Microfilms, Inc., in one or more of the following formats: microform, electronic, or paper. The Journal is currently abstracted/indexed in the following services: PubMed/Medline, PsycINFO, The Alcohol and Alcohol Problems Science Database (ETOH), the Social Sciences Citation Index and Journal Citation Reports, the Web of Science, Current Contents – Social and Behavioral Sciences, EMBASESCOPUSEMCARE, Toxicology Abstracts, Neuroscience Abstracts, Health and Safety Abstracts, Academic Search Complete, Consumer Health Complete, Biomedical Reference Collection: Comprehensive, OCLC’s ECOCABI Global Health and CAB Abstracts. UAJA is also in the process of applying for inclusion in ASSIA and CINAHL, both at the request of the database publishers.

Manuscript Submissions

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The American Journal on Addictions welcomes new manuscript submissions. The Journal publishes special overview articles, original clinical or basic research papers, clinical updates, book reviews and letters within the area of addictions. If you have written a manuscript on substance use disorders, please consider submitting it to the Journal. After an initial screening, manuscripts are peer-reviewed, a process that takes approximately eight weeks.

Reviewers Wanted

The American Journal on Addictions continues to recruit new reviewers for manuscripts submitted for publication. Reviewers for the Journal provide a thorough, unbiased review of a manuscript written on a topic in their area(s) of expertise. For more information,  e-mail


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