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Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment


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Call for Papers

The Editor in Chief, Gregory Stuart of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 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 abuse programs

Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment is indexed in Pubmed & Pubmed Central, Directory of Open Access Journals, Scopus, and Selected EBSCO, Elsevier & Gale databases.


Open Special Collections 

We are also accepting submissions for the following Special Collections. If any of these are the right fit for your research, we would be happy to receive your paper for peer review. Please enter the Promo Code listed next to each collection below during Step 2 of the submission process to indicate your interest in publishing in this Special Collection.

  • Prevention of substance use disorders; Promo Code to submit: SART-16

All papers accepted into these Special Collections will benefit from a reduced Article Processing Charge (APC) of $750 (£500 GBP), discounted from the full rate for a limited time.

Become a Guest Editor for a Special Collection

We are interested in publishing Special Collections on various topics. Peruse the topics, or suggest your own, by submitting a Guest Editor proposal here

Further information on the role can be found in the Lead Guest Editor Guide


Published Special Collections


Benefits of Publishing

The journal offers significant benefits to authors including:

  • International, PubMed-listed, open access journal
  • All articles made immediately freely available on PubMed Central
  • Indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and Scopus
  • Fast, rigorous peer review
  • Open access format, driving high visibility and global exposure
  • Prompt online publication
  • Article metrics service to allow each author to monitor re-use of published articles

Manuscripts submitted to the journal are subject to double-blind peer review by a minimum of two to three suitably qualified reviewers. All editorial decisions are the responsibility of Editor-in-Chief, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, or an Associate Editor. Each stage of the editorial and production process is monitored to prevent delays to the authors, who are regularly informed of changes in their paper's status. Editorial contributors, journal staff, and external contractors who contribute to editorial and production processes are qualified, experienced professionals chosen for their ability to efficiently contribute towards high-quality published papers. Article processing charges are communicated to authors prior to and during manuscript submission. There are no additional fees based on use of color, figure or word-count.


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  • Efficient Processing: 4 Weeks Average to First Editorial Decision
  • Fair & Independent Expert Peer Review
  • High Visibility & Extensive Database Coverage
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