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Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs

The Journal of Nordic Centre for Welfare and Social Issues

6 Issues per year

DE GRUYTER OPEN

Open Access

  • Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs (with six issues per year, in English and Scandinavian languages) is a journal for social science research on alcohol and drugs, tobacco and gambling and their related policies. The journal is published in English and Scandinavian languages.
  • Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs has an international readership that includes researchers, public health authorities, politicians, decision makers, NG0s, professionals, and the media. The journal publishes research reports, commentaries, reviews, book reviews, and Nordic alcohol statistics.
  • Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs operates in accordance with the Farmington Consensus and its ethical code (see Nordisk alkohol- & narkotikatidskrift 1/1999). The research reports are peer reviewed, and assessed for their academic contribution, relevance and methodological competence. Surveys, letters to the editors, shorter notices and reviews are also welcome and assessed by the editors and members of the editorial board.
  • Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs is screened for the following databases and abstract collections: Addiction Abstracts; Sociological Abstracts; Social Service Abstracts; Socindex; Swemed; Norddrug; ARTO; Scopus and PsyclNFO.

Aims and Scope

Why subscribe and read

  • NAD provides a window on Nordic research on alcohol, drugs and other addictions and on related policy developments, with international contributions and commentaries.
  • The journal builds on the strong Nordic tradition of social alcohol and drug research, with policy and epidemiological studies, and quantitative as well as qualitative approaches. The global appreciation of the Nordic policy models and of the comparative research tradition is demonstrated in Nordic participation in many international studies and research networks.
  • The journal is read by researchers, also outside the Nordic countries, alcohol and drug policy authorities, politicians, voluntary organizations, the treatment sector and the media.
  • FOR FULL TEXT OF EARLIER ISSUES, CLICK HERE

Why submit

  • NAD is open for contributions from both Nordic and non-Nordic researchers and decision makers, and from junior as well as senior researchers.
  • Our focus is on addiction policy in its broadest sense. Articles on topical policy questions, comparative analyses and both quantitative and qualitative analyses or mixed methods are welcome.
  • We publish in English as well as in Danish, Norwegian and Swedish. NAD can in some cases provide help with translations or language checking.
  • If you are uncertain of whether your article is suitable for the journal, don’t hesitate to contact the editors at nad@nordicwelfare.org.

Rejection Rate

  • ca 25 %

DE GRUYTER OPEN
Language:
English
Type of Publication:
Journal

Instructions for Authors

Manuscript Length and Format, Abstract & Reference Style Guide

Manuscript Length and Format

Original research articles should not exceed 7000 words (excluding figures and tables, each on separate pages). Indicate in the text where the tables and figures should appear. Footnotes are to be placed at the end of the text.

Other reports, commentaries and similar contributions may vary in length from around 1000 to 4000 words; book reviews should not exceed 2000 words.

Abstract

Original research articles should include an abstract (approx. 250 words) with proposed key words. Where appropriate, the abstract should be structured under the following headings: Aims, Design (or Methods, Data), Results, Conclusions.

Before you submit a manuscript to www.editorialmanager.com/nad, please consider the following!

The manuscript should be anonymous. The uploaded manuscript file should not include revealing information about the author(s), as e.g. acknowledgements, endnotes etc. This information should be submitted separately.

The uploaded manuscript file should not include a front page. The system will automatically construct one based on the information you will provide when you begin your submission.

When submitting your manuscript, you will be asked to upload the following separate files:

  • Abstract
  • Manuscript (may include tables, figures, and references, each on separate pages)
  • Acknowledgement (optional)
  • Endnote (optional)
  • Appendix (optional)

All research reports undergo blind review. To avoid delays, the manuscript should be well prepared in accordance with the instructions.

Reference Style Guide

From january 2013 we are using the APA (American Psychological Association) citation style (6th edition). Below are some examples. For more information, visit http://www.apastyle.org/

To quote a reference in the text, give the surname of the author, year of publication and page numbers if applicable, e.g. (Jonsson, Svensson, & Andersson 2011, p. 1134; Pettersson, 1982, pp. 25-38).

The list of references should list all sources used in alphabetical order, indicating the author’s surname, first name or initials, year of publication, title of the book or publication, place of publication and publisher. For journal articles, indicate the author’s surname and the first letter of author’s first name, year of publication, title of the article, name of publication, volume number, issue number and inclusive page numbers.

Examples: Davies, P., & Walsh, D. (1983). Alcohol problems and alcohol control in Europe. London, Canberra: Croom Helm.

Davidson, D. (1985). Deception and division. In J. Elster (Ed.), The multiple self. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Room, R. (1999). The rhetoric of international drug control.Substance Use and Misuse, 3(12), 1689–1707.

Lowman, J., & Palys, T. (2000, December 5). The research confidentiality controversy at Simon Fraser University. Retrieved from http://www.sfu.ca/~palys/Controversy.htm

Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs is covered by the following services:

  • Addiction Abstracts
  • ARTO
  • Celdes
  • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
  • CNPIEC
  • DOAJ
  • EBSCO - TOC Premier
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • Elsevier - SCOPUS
  • Google Scholar
  • ICAP Alcohol Information Databases
  • J-Gate
  • Naviga (Softweco)
  • Primo Central (ExLibris)
  • ProQuest - Family Health
  • ProQuest - Health & Medical Complete
  • ProQuest - Illustrata: Health Sciences
  • ProQuest - International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)
  • ProQuest - Nursing & Allied Health Source
  • ProQuest - Pharma Collection
  • ProQuest - Psychology Journals
  • ProQuest - Public Health
  • ProQuest - Social Science Journals
  • ProQuest - Social Services Abstracts
  • ProQuest - Sociological Abstracts
  • ProQuest - Sociology
  • PsycINFO
  • SCImago (SJR)
  • Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest)
  • Swemed
  • TDOne (TDNet)
  • Thomson Reuters - Social Sciences Citation Index
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
  • WorldCat (OCLC)

Editor-in-Chief
Kerstin Stenius, Nordic Centre for Welfare and Social Issues, Finland

Deputy/ Managing Editor
Tom Kettunen, Nordic Centre for Welfare and Social Issues, Finland

Editorial Board
Anne Line Bretteville-Jensen (chair), Norwegian Institute for Alcohol and Drug Research (SIRUS), Norway
Thoroddur Bjarnason, Dep. of Social Sciences and Law, University of Akureyri, Iceland
Kim Blomfield, Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research, Denmark
Johan Edman,  Department of Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs (SoRAD), Stockholm university, Sweden
Dorte Hecksher, Psychiatry and social service unit, Central Denmark Region, Denmark
Sverre Nesvåg, Stavanger University Hospital and Norwegian Centre for Addiction Research, Norway
Signe Ravn, The Danish National Centre for Social Research, Denmark
Janne Scheffels, Norwegian Institute for Alcohol and Drug Research (SIRUS), Norway
Martin Stafström, Faculty of Medicine, Dep. of Social Medicine and Global Health, University of Lund, Sweden
Tuukka Tammi, A-clinic Foundation, Finland
Christoffer Tigerstedt, Department of Alcohol, Drugs and Addiction, National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Finland

Scientific advisory board
Salme Ahlström, Department of Alcohol, Drugs and Addiction, National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Finland
Franca Beccaria, Eclectica, Research & Communication Agency, Italy
Anders Bergmark, Addiction Research Group, Dep.of Social Work, Stockholm university, Sweden
Kim Bloomfield, Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research, Copenhagen, Denmark
Jan Blomqvist, Department of Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs (SoRAD), Stockholm university, Sweden
Thomas F. Babor, Department of Community Health Care, University of Connecticut
Fanny Duckert, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway
Sidsel Eriksen, Department of History,  University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Norman Giesbrecht, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada
Pekka Hakkarainen, Department of Alcohol, Drugs and Addiction, National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Finland
Harold Holder, Prevention Research Centre (emeritus), U.S.A
Marja Holmila,  Department of Alcohol, Drugs and Addiction, National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Finland
Ann Hope, School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College, Ireland
Øyvind Horverak, Norwegian Institute for Alcohol and Drug Research (SIRUS), Norway
Håkan Jenner, School of Education, Psychology and Sport Sciences, Linneaus university, Sweden
Lennart Johansson, Department of History,  Linneaus university, Sweden
Margaretha Järvinen, Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Anja Koski-Jännes, Department of Social Research, University of Tampere, Finland
Thomas Karlsson, Department of Alcohol, Drugs and Addiction, National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Finland
Mikko Lagerspetz, Department of Sociology , Åbo Akademi University, Finland
Philip Lalander, Department of Social Sciences, Linneaus University, Sweden
Jacek Moskalewicz, Department of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology in Warsaw, Poland
Pia Mäkelä, Department of Alcohol, Drugs and Addiction, National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Finland
Sturla Nordlund,  Norwegian Institute for Alcohol and Drug Research (SIRUS), Norway
Thor Norström, Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm university, Sweden
Börje Olsson, Department of Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs (SoRAD), Stockholm university, Sweden
Lars Oscarsson, Ersta Sköndal University College, Sweden
Hilde Pape, Norwegian Institute for Alcohol and Drug Research (SIRUS), Norway
Mads Uffe Pedersen, Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research, University of Aarhus, Denmark
Matti Peltonen, Department of Social Science History, University of Helsinki, Finland
Mats Ramstedt,Department of Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs (SoRAD), Stockholm university, Sweden
Edle Ravndal, Norwegian Centre for Addiction Research, Norway
Jostein Rise, Norwegian Institute for Alcohol and Drug Research (SIRUS), Norway
Anders Romelsjö, Department of Public Health, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Robin Room, School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Australia
Ingeborg Rossow, Norwegian Institute for Alcohol and Drug Research (SIRUS), Norway
Ingrid Sahlin, Department of Social Work, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Astrid Skretting, Norwegian Institute for Alcohol and Drug Research (SIRUS), Norway
Pekka Sulkunen, Department of Social Research, Helsinki university, Finland
Christoffer Tigerstedt, Department of Alcohol, Drugs and Addiction, National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Finland
Jukka Törrönen, Department of Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs (SoRAD), Stockholm university, Sweden
Esa Österberg, Department of Alcohol, Drugs and Addiction, National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Finland

Language Editor
Pirkko Hautamäki, European Area and Cultural Studies, Helsinki university, Finland

Technical Editor
Julius von Wright, Nordic Centre for Welfare and Social Issues, Finland

 

Contact
nad@nordicwelfare.org

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