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Announcement: COVID-19 impact on peer review
We are pleased to announce an upcoming cross-journal series to focus on tobacco and alcohol policy.
This special thematic series aims to bring together a selection of the latest research and developments surrounding global alcohol and tobacco policy, from a variety of different viewpoints.
Aims and scope
Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that encompasses research concerning substance abuse, with a focus on policy issues.
The journal aims to provide an environment for the exchange of ideas, new research, consensus papers, and critical reviews, to bridge the established fields that share a mutual goal of reducing the harms from substance use. These fields include: legislation pertaining to substance use; correctional supervision of people with substance use disorder; medical treatment and screening; mental health services; research; and evaluation of substance use disorder programs.
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Stephan Arndt, PhD, Editor-in-Chief
Currently Director of the Iowa Consortium for Substance Abuse Research and Evaluation. Additionally, Dr Arndt is Professor of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, and Professor of Biostatistics, College of Public Health at the University of Iowa.
Dr Arndt completed a PhD in psychology at the Claremont Graduate School, California before going on to do a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles, specializing in biostatistics. His key research interests include biobehavioral statistics and epidemiological statistical applications for policy makers and clinical practice. He has published over 250 scientific papers.
In 1993, Dr Arndt was awarded The Nelson Urban Research in Mental Health Award, by the Iowa Mental Health Association.
Janet Zwick, LBSW, Editor-in-Chief
Janet was the Deputy Director, Iowa Department of Public Health, Division Director, Division of Behavioral Health and Professional until she retired in 2007. She has more than 35 years experience in leadership roles with a specific focus on substance abuse treatment and prevention within public health settings.
Since retirement in 2007 she has continued to provide consultation to states, associations and programs in the area of process improvement, strategic planning, policy and provider development as well as working with programs in making a system change to a Recovery Oriented System of Care.
In addition to being widely published, she is also a current member of numerous committees and boards including: the Midwest Counter Drug Training Center, Substance Abuse Research Consortium and Iowa Public Health Association as well as Prairielands Addiction Technology Transfer Center.
In recognition of her outstanding contribution to the prevention and treatment field, Janet Zwick has received numerous awards from national and state associations.
Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy is supported by the Iowa Consortium for Substance Abuse Research and Evaluation
Annual Journal Metrics
53 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
43 days to first decision for all manuscripts
128 days from submission to acceptance
18 days from acceptance to publication
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