The Editor in Chief welcomes new manuscripts for peer review. Prior to submission authors should review the information contained on the journal’s About webpage, which contains important information on the journal’s aims and scope and accepted manuscript types. Authors should also verify that manuscripts meet the basic manuscript presentation requirements. Authors may find the sample manuscript and downloadable manuscript template helpful.
Manuscripts submitted to the journal are subject to blind peer review by a minimum of three to four suitably qualified reviewers. Peer reviewers are drawn from the journal’s editorial board, its volunteer peer reviewer pool, and occasionally from Pubmed. All editorial decisions are the responsibility of Editor in Chief or a Deputy Editor in Chief or Associate Editor, where appointed by the Editor in Chief.
Throughout the editorial and production processes the publisher proactively monitors each stage to prevent delays to authors. Authors 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 fees are clearly communicated to authors prior to and during manuscript submission and there are no additional fees based on use of color, figure or word-count.
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Editorial and production processes are designed and managed to provide high-quality results. The peer review process is rigorous and constructive.
Authors rate highly the quality of their interactions with the editorial contributors and journal staff.
Manuscript preparation and submission requirements are simple to comply with to prevent delays.
I very much enjoyed the experience of publishing with Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment. The editorial and review staff were very helpful and understanding throughout, even when a very large and complex project was being undertaken, and a range of subjects had to be reviewed. The editor was sympathetic and understanding of the author's responses, and this combined and coordinated interplay has allowed major conceptual advances to be made with major implications for the improvement ...