Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
The Journal of Nordic Centre for Welfare and Social Issues
6 Issues per year
IMPACT FACTOR 2016: 0.746
CiteScore 2016: 0.54
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2015: 0.321
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2015: 0.485
Aims and Scope
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Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs is a journal for social science research on alcohol and drugs, as well as other related substances and behaviours. The articles are published in English, but also in Danish, Norwegian and Swedish.
Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs has an international readership that includes researchers, public health authorities, politicians, decision makers, NGOs, professionals, students and the media. Nordic research and comparative settings are of special interest to the journal. The journal publishes research, reports, commentaries, reviews, book reviews, conference reports, and Nordic alcohol statistics.
The research articles are peer reviewed, and assessed for their academic contribution, scientific independency, relevance and methodological competence. Surveys, letters to the editors, shorter notices and reviews are welcome and assessed by the editors and members of the editorial board.
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.
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- NAD is open for contributions from both Nordic and non-Nordic researchers and decision makers, and from junior as well as senior researchers.
- Articles on topical policy questions, comparative analyses and both quantitative and qualitative analyses or mixed methods are welcome.
- 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 email@example.com.
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Submission of Manuscripts
Instructions for Authors
Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs operates in accordance with the Farmington Consensus and its ethical code. It is expected that research concerning human subjects will comply with the Declaration of Helsinki by the World Medical Association. Research reported in NAD should be well justified, well planned, appropriately designed, scrupulously analysed and honestly interpreted. All relevant ethical safeguards (such as informed consent) should be met in relation to subject protection, and where appropriate, studies should be appraised by an ethical review committee.
Before submitting, please consult the ethical guidelines of Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Authors are expected to adhere to the following principles:
- Texts should not have been published previously, either in part or in full (exceptions can be made for texts published in languages inaccessible to most journal readers, please inform the editors in which language the text has been published).
- Texts should not be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
- All authors must have contributed substantially to the article and assume responsibility for its content.
- The research on which the article is based should abide by established ethical principles.
All types of manuscripts must be submitted through our editorial manager. When you register, you obtain a user ID and password. Thorough instructions concerning every step of the submission procedure are available when logged in.
Before you submit any type of manuscript, please consider the following:
- Authors will be asked to declare any sources of funding as well as any conflicts of interest, together with the transfer of copyrights.
- All research reports undergo double blind peer review. Accordingly, 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 can and 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.
- 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.
- 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.
To avoid delays, the manuscript should be well prepared in accordance with the instructions.
Reference Style Guide
From January 2013 the journal is using the APA citation style (American Psychological Association). 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. Below are a few examples:
Davies, P., & Walsh, D. (1983). Alcohol problems and alcohol control in Europe. London, Canberra: Croom Helm.
Elster, J. (1999). Emotion and addiction: Neurobiology, culture and choice. In J. Elster (Ed.), Addiction: entries and exits. (pp. 239-276). New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
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
Research reports are pre-reviewed by the editor (sometimes in consultation with members from the editorial board) to confirm that the manuscripts adhere to the guidelines and scope of the journal. Manuscripts undergo blind review by two or more experts.
When a manuscript is accepted for publication corresponding authors will receive first proofs. Accepted submissions will be published online (in open access PDF format) as well as in print. Sources of funding will be declared in the final publication.
Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs may in some cases be able to provide help with translations from and into English and other languages. Please contact the editorial team for more information.
The journal does not have article processing charges (APCs) nor article submission charges.
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Kerstin Stenius, Nordic Centre for Welfare and Social Issues, Finland
Deputy/ Managing Editor
Tom Kettunen, Nordic Centre for Welfare and Social Issues, Finland
Ph.D. Christoffer Tigerstedt (chair), Department of Alcohol, Drugs and Addiction, THL, Helsinki, Finland
Dr.P.H. Kim Bloomfield, Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research, Copenhagen, Denmark
PhD Geir Scott Brunborg, Norwegian Insitute for Alcohol and Drug Research, SIRUS, Oslo, Norway
Ph.D Johan Edman, Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs (SoRAD), Stockholm, Sweden
PhD Johan Jarl, Division of Health Economics, Department of Clinical Sciences, Malmö University Hospital, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden
Dr. Med. Sveinbjörn Kristjánsson, The Icelandic Directorate of Health, Reykjavik, Iceland
Dr.Philos. Sverre Nesv?g, Stavanger University Hospital, Stavanger, Norway
Ph.D. Signe Ravn, SFI - The Danish National Centre for Social Research, Copenhagen, Denmark
Dr.Polit. Janne Scheffels, Norwegian Insitute for Alcohol and Drug Research, SIRUS, Oslo, Norway
Ph.D. Tuukka Tammi, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, THL, Helsinki, 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
Anne Line Bretteville-Jensen, Norwegian Insitute for Alcohol and Drug Research, SIRUS, Oslo, Norway
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
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
Martin Stafsrtöm, Dept. of Social Medicine and Global Health, University of Lund, Sweden
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
Pirkko Hautamäki, European Area and Cultural Studies, Helsinki university, Finland
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