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Did you know that over 2% of the world population has an alcohol or substance abuse disorder? Our Taylor & Francis authors are trying to break the stigma of substance abuse and alcoholism one research article at a time.

Discover our top curated journals where our global scientific community publishes premier research covering alcoholism, substance abuse, addiction, and epidemiology.

As one of the world’s leading scholarly journal publishers, Taylor & Francis strives to offer the very best publishing experience to increase visibility and discoverability of your research.

“The field of addiction studies is characterised by a dearth of basic theorizing & original ideas. This is why Addiction Research and Theory is such an important journal in the field – simply because it has the potential to help remedy the sterility of much of the current scientific literature on addiction. I am sometimes asked by colleagues about articles they have written describing empirical research or theoretical speculations that represents work of good quality but unlikely to be accepted by one of the more well-established journals simply because of its originality. I invariably reply: ‘Try Addiction Research and Theory.’”

Nick Heather, Emeritus Professor of Alcohol & Other Drug Studies, Division of Psychology, Northumbria University

Browse Our Top Substance Abuse Journals

Focuses on drug abuse, dependence, addiction, rehabilitation and research, hallucinogens, psychotherapy and counseling of individuals and families.
Publishes articles on epidemiology, social pharmacology, policy, instructive intervention failure, instruments and substance misuse and related diseases.
Focuses on the ethnicity and cultural variations in alcohol, tobacco and substance use and abuse and on substance and drug abusers of various ethnic groups.
This cross-disciplinary journal publishes articles on psychological, social, economic, epidemiologic, medical and other aspects of addictive behavior.
Publishes international research encompassing drug and alcohol use and misuse and all addictive disorders (including behavioral), covering topics such as public policy, epidemiology, neurobiology, and treatment.
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Publishing open access increases the visibility and readership of your research, helping you make an impact beyond your field. We offer a wide range of publishing options where you can choose to publish fully open access (OA) or hybrid. Many Taylor & Francis policies and services are available to support you in making choices that lead to more open scholarly communications.  

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“Addiction Research and Theory fills an important gap. Unlike most journals in the field, it is willing to depart from the narrow positivist approach to knowledge that constrains much of the literature. Hence its content is particularly diverse, including a good balance of qualitative and quantitative work, of socially oriented as well as biopsychological research, and policy relevant contributions – often controversial – as well as basic research.”

Jim Orford, Emeritus Professor of Clinical & Community Psychology at The University of Birmingham
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Check out our Pride Month Collection

Pride Month 2023 is here! To celebrate Pride Month, we have conducted a series of interviews with researchers, scholars, PhD students, librarians, and writers to provide a platform for those in the academic and LGBTQIA+ community to share their stories and experiences as part of both communities. We’ve also put together a collection of articles and journals for you to read, free of charge, until the end of the year!