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Journal of Drug Policy Analysis

A Journal of Substance Abuse Control Policy

Ed. by Kleiman, Mark / Kilmer, Beau

2 Issues per year

CiteScore 2016: 0.90

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2016: 0.665
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2016: 0.182

    99,00 € / $149.00 / £80.00*

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    Your benefits
    • Interdisciplinary methodology
    • International editorial board
    • Comprehensive outlook on the subject matter
    • Open access publication
    • Ahead of print publishing

    Aims and Scope

    Journal of Drug Policy Analysis (JDPA) publishes peer-reviewed articles related to every aspect of the problems posed by abusable psychoactives, licit and illicit, anywhere in the world. We publish analytic contributions to the public and scholarly conversation about how to deal with the issues surrounding drug policy. Contributions may be data-driven or conceptual, and may incorporate any of the methods of the social and biological sciences, of the professions of medicine, public health, law, law enforcement, and public management, or of the humanities. Contributions will be evaluated purely on their analytic merit, and not on their agreement with the view of the editorial board. It is not necessary that a submission reach a firm policy conclusion; instead, the author may focus on illuminating the stakes in a given policy choice, and the terms of the tradeoffs among the values and interests in play.

    The Journal of Drug Policy Analysis is proud to announce the new Editor’s Choice free access article feature. To download the featured article free of charge, please click the link below.

    Vol 8. Iss. 1 - Will Eric Holder’s Memo Have a Substantial Effect on Civil Asset Forfeiture Practices? by Tyler Kirkland Jones

    What scholars are saying about Journal of Drug Policy Analysis

    The editors and contributors are among the most respected in the field of drug policy. I have no doubt that the journal will be an influence on policymakers and researchers.

    Ralph A. Weisheit, Department of Criminal Justice, Illinois State University

    • Drug abuse policy and control
    • Licit and illicit drugs
    • Drug abuse therapy
    • Drug abuse prevention and drug issues related with Social sciences
    • Biological sciences
    • The humanities
    • Medicine
    • Public health
    • Law enforcement
    • Public management

    Article formats
    Original research articles, book reviews, and commentaries

    Information on submission process


    Type of Publication:

    Drug policy researchers, criminologists, economists, physicians, and policy makers

    Submission of Manuscripts

    Instructions for Authors

    Online Submission of Manuscripts

    Your benefits of publishing with us

    Submission process

    Language Editing
    All manuscripts must be written in clear and concise English. If you have reasons to doubt your proficiency with respect to spelling, grammar, etc. (e.g., because English is not your native language), then you may wish to employ—at your expense—the services of a professional language editor.

    Please get in touch with the Language Editors directly to discuss details.

    • Alexandra Griswold
      Areas of expertise: public policy, political science, education, economics, social sciences, humanities, ethics
    • Cyndy Brown
      Areas of expertise: political science, social sciences, humanities, ethics
    • Donna Reeder
      Areas of expertise: political science, economics, mathematical economics, natural sciences, social sciences, technology, law, humanities, liberal arts, literary studies, health and medicine
    • Dorothy Schepps
      Areas of expertise: political science, emergency management, homeland security, community/land use planning, law, economics, cyber terrorism, and cyber security
    • Jane Cotnoir
      Areas of expertise: Local government management, international crime and terrorism, emergency/disaster management, humanities, social science

    Please note

    We look forward to receiving your manuscript!

    Hybrid Open Access

    For complete details on hybrid open access publishing at De Gruyter please see: https://www.degruyter.com/page/560

    Effective 1st January 2016, authors from an institution affiliated with either the Association of Dutch Universities (VSNU), the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries or some UK libraries participating in the Jisc Collections SMP may publish primary research and review articles open access in any of De Gruyter's OnlineOpen journals at a discount of 90% of the APC price. For more information and to confirm whether your institution is eligible please see the following:

    The Netherlands: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1461
    The UK: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1462
    Switzerland: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1463

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    One issue/year, updated continuously
    ISSN: 1941-2851
    Content available since 2008 (Volume 1, Issue 1)

    Abstracting & Indexing

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    Editorial Information

    Mark Kleiman, NYU
    Beau Kilmer, RAND

    Managing Editor
    Deborah Linman, NYU

    Associate Editors
    Jon Caulkins, Carnegie Mellon University
    John Coleman, Drug Watch International
    Philip Cook, Duke University
    David Courtwright, University of North Florida
    Dean Gerstein, Claremont Graduate University
    Angela Hawken, Pepperdine University and UCLA
    Martin Iguchi, UCLA and RAND
    Jerome Jaffe, University of Maryland
    David Kennedy, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY
    Andrew Morral, RAND
    Rosalie Pacula, RAND
    Letizia Paoli, Catholic University of Leuven
    Harold Pollack, University of Chicago
    Rick Rawson, UCLA
    Peter Reuter, University of Maryland and RAND
    Alison Ritter, University of New South Wales
    Sally Satel, American Enterprise Institute
    Eric Sevigny, Georgia State University

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