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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 sub-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 PubMed/NLM, BIOSIS Previews, PsychINFO, Ebsco A-Z, CNKI – The China National Knowledge Infrastructure, ProQuest Summons, Sage Knowledge, SWETS, TDNet, and Journal Guide.

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 and substance use in pregnancy
•adolescent addiction and at-risk use
•the drug-exposed neonate
•all psychoactive substances relevant to addiction, including alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, marijuana, opioids, stimulants and other prescription and illicit substances
•neuroimaging techniques
•treatment of special populations
•treatment, early intervention and prevention of alcohol and drug use disorders
•methodological issues in addiction research
•pain and addiction, prescription drug use disorder
•co-occurring addiction, medical and psychiatric disorders
•pathological gambling disorder, sexual and other behavioral addictions
•pathophysiology of addiction
•behavioral and pharmacological treatments
•issues in graduate medical education
•health services delivery
•ethical, legal and liability issues in addiction medicine practice
•drug testing
•self- and mutual-help


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Senior Publisher
Marianne Kerr

Senior Production Editor
Naomi Ullman


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Danielle Beren


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

Howard B. Moss, M.D.
Martha J. Wunsch, MD, FAAP, FASAM
Frank J. Vocci, PhD

Statistical Editor
Debbie M. Cheng, Sc.D.
Boston University School of Public Health

Charles Maynard, PhD
University of Washington

Katie Witkiewitz, PhD
University of New Mexico

Managing Editor
Michael A. Arends

 Editor Biographies


Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FASAM, FACP, is a general internist and primary care physician, Chair and Professor of Community Health Sciences at Boston University (BU) School of Public Health, and Professor of Medicine at BU School of Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and by the American Board of Addiction Medicine.  

Howard B. Moss, MD, is an addiction psychiatrist and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at the University of California at Riverside School of Medicine. He is the former Associate Director for Clinical and Translational Research at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. He has been Professor of Psychiatry at University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, and the University of Pittsburgh.

Martha J. Wunsch, MD, FAAP, FASAM, is the Medical Director of Addiction Medicine with Kaiser Permanente in the Greater Southern Alameda Area of Northern California. She is a founding member of the American Board of Addiction Medicine.

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.