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About the Journal

The mission of Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official peer-reviewed journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, is to promote excellence in the practice of addiction medicine and in clinical research as well as to support Addiction Medicine as a mainstream medical specialty.

JAM provides authors rapid publication of results via electronic published ahead-of-print and the Ovid platform, easily navigable manuscript submission software, and a steadily growing ISI Impact Factor. JAM is read by one of the largest addiction-specialty physician readerships on the globe: ASAM members as well as their professional colleagues. Additionally, JAM was accepted for citation in June 2011 by the National Library of Medicine. This development facilitates increased dissemination of content and has since been augmented with significantly expanded pagination. Since inception, JAM has been cited by peer-reviewed global search engines, including BIOSIS Previews and PsychINFO.

Published six times a year, the Journal is designed for all physicians and other mental health professionals who need to keep up-to-date with the treatment of addiction disorders. Under the guidance of an esteemed Editorial Board, peer-reviewed articles published in the Journal focus on developments in addiction medicine as well as on treatment innovations and ethical, economic, forensic, and social topics including:

  • Addiction in pregnancy
  • Adolescent addiction
  • The drug-exposed neonate
  • Pharmacology
  • Neuroimaging techniques
  • Treatment of special populations
  • Treatment of addiction-related disorders
  • Gambling addiction
  • Pathophysiology of addiction
  • Biological and non-biological therapies
  • Issues in graduate medical education

Publication & Editorial Staff Contacts


Senior Publisher
Natalie McGroarty

Senior Production Editor
Naomi Ullman

Marketing Manager
Erin Enright

Advertising Sales
Heather Landesman
Phone: 646.674.6515

Translation, Rights & Licensing
Silvia Serra

LWW Business Offices
Two Commerce Square
2001 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-521-8300

Senior Editor
Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FASAM, FACP

Shannon C. Miller, MD, FASAM, FAPA
Martha J. Wunsch, MD, FAAP, FASAM
Frank J. Vocci, PhD

Statistical Editor
Christopher W. Kahler, PhD

Managing Editor
Michael A. Arends

Editor Biographies

George F. Koob, PhD, is a Professor and Chair of the Committee on the Neurobiology of Addictive Disorders at The Scripps Research Institute and Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry, and Adjunct Professor in the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of California, San Diego. As an authority on drug addiction and stress, he has contributed to our understanding of the neurocircuitry associated with the acute reinforcing effects of drugs of abuse and the neuroadaptations of the reward and stress circuits associated with the transition to dependence.

Shannon C. Miller, MD, FASAM, DFAPA, CTTS, is a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine where he serves as Associate Director of the Center for Treatment, Research, and Education in Addictive Disorders (CeTREAD).  He serves as Director of the Education, Training, and Dissemination Branch within CeTREAD, and Co-Director of the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship.  He also serves as Program Director of the Addiction Medicine Research Fellowship at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Cincinnati.  He is a USAF Reserve Lead Research Physician at the United States Air Force Research Lab. He previously was Chief of the Tri-Service Addiction Recovery Center in Washington DC.  He is double-Board certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, and holds additional certifications in Buprenorphine and Tobacco Treatment.

Martha J. Wunsch, MD, FAAP, FASAM, serves as a Medical Director for an addiction clinic based in Blacksburg, Virginia. Previously, she served as an Associate Professor at the University of Kentucky in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research. Her research interests include rural prescription drug use.

Frank J. Vocci, PhD, is President and Senior Research Scientist of Friends Research Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. He has previously served as Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s Division of Pharmacotherapies and Medical Consequences of Drug Abuse and is President-Elect of The College on Problems of Drug Dependence.  His research interests include developing medications for treating nicotine and stimulant dependence and evaluating best practices for treatment of opiate users with criminal justice involvement.