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Edited By: Editor-in-Chief: Robert West

Impact Factor: 4.972

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 1/18 (Substance Abuse); 1/34 (Substance Abuse (Social Science)); 15/136 (Psychiatry (Social Science)); 20/140 (Psychiatry)

Online ISSN: 1360-0443

Associated Title(s): Addiction Biology


Addiction, a peer-reviewed journal, publishes top quality international research for a large and expanding readership.  It offers a lively forum for debate with editorials, commentaries, interviews with leading figures in the field, and a comprehensive book review section.  

Aims and Scope

Addiction's aims are:

  • to provide an effective outlet for high quality research in the field of addiction by selecting excellent papers for publication and improving them through the review process,
  • to stimulate debate with the field of addiction on matters relating to the science or its translation into clinical practice or policy
  • to promote high quality research in the field of addiction worldwide through its publishing and other activities.

Addiction's scope spans human experimental, epidemiological, social science, historical, clinical and policy research relating to addiction, primarily but not exclusively in the areas of psychoactive substance use and/or gambling. In addition to original research, the journal features editorials, commentaries, reviews, letters, and book reviews.


substance abuse, addiction, addictive behaviour, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, tobacco control. tobacco abuse, addictive substances, alcohol dependence, drug use, nicotine dependence, smoking.

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