Publishing Addiction Science: A guide for the perplexed

Edited by Thomas F. Babor, Kerstin Stenius, Susan Savva and Jean O'Reilly
Publication date: October 2008 • ISBN 978-0-906522-97-4 • iv + 229pp • 18

Publishing Addiction Science is a comprehensive guide for addiction scientists - especially novice researchers - facing the complex process of publishing in scholarly journals. Written by an international group of addiction science journal editors and their colleagues, Publishing Addiction Science tackles such issues as choosing a journal, publishing qualitative research, responding to reviewers reports, becoming a reviewer yourself, and appropriate responses to ethical issues common to addiction science publishing.

Addiction science publishing has grown tremendously in the past thirty years. There are now close to ninety journals in seventeen languages that specialise in addiction science as part of their broader mission. Despite these expanding opportunities, getting research published not only begins with choosing a journal: the conscientious researcher also faces a host of potential language, authorship, citation and ethical issues.

International in its scope, and now in a thoroughly revised, expanded and updated second edition, the book gives special attention to the challenges for researchers from developing and non-English-speaking countries. Publishing Addiction Science is cosponsored by the International Society of Addiction Journal Editors, and the Society for the Study of Addiction.


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Chapter 1 A Guide for the Perplexed

Chapter 2: How to Choose a Journal: Scientific and Practical Considerations

Chapter 3: Beyond the Anglo-American World: Advice for Researchers from Developing or Non-English-Speaking Countries

Chapter 4: Getting Started: Publication Issues for Graduate Students. Postdoctoral fellows, and Other Novice Addiction Scientists

Chapter 5: How to Write a Scientific Paper for a Peer-reviewed Journal

Chapter 6: How to Write Publishable Qualitative Research

Chapter 7: Use and Abuse of Citations

Chapter 8: Coin of the Realm: Practical Procedures for Determining Authorship

Chapter 9: Preparing Manuscripts and Responding to Reviewers' Reports. Inside the Editorial Black Box

Chapter 10: Reviewing Manuscripts for Addiction Journals: An Application of the Golden Rule

Chapter 11: Dante's Inferno: Seven Deadly Sins in Scientific Publishing and How to Avoid Them

Chapter 12: The Road to Paradise: Moral reasoning in Addiction Publishing

Chapter 13: Relationships with the Alcoholic Beverage Industry Pharmaceutical Companies. and Other Funding Agencies: Holy Grail or Poisoned Chalice?

Chapter 14: Addiction Publishing and the Meaning of (Scientific) Life