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Editor Position Announcement

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Summer 2022



Editor Position Announcement

The Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs (formerly the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and the Quarterly Journal of Studies on Alcohol) is the oldest substance-related journal published in the United States (est. 1940). It is dedicated to promoting the scientific knowledge of all aspects of alcohol and other drug use. The mission of the journal is to publish original research reports, reviews, short communications, scientific commentaries, case studies, and letters to the editor pertaining to alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Areas of interest include behavioral and biological sciences, education and prevention, and clinical- and treatment-related research.

The publisher of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs is searching for an editor to succeed the current editor, Thomas F. Babor, Ph.D., M.P.H., at the end of his current term of service. The journal’s publisher, Alcohol Research Documentation, Inc. (based at the Center of Alcohol & Substance Use Studies at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey), will announce a selection by December 15, 2022. The new editor’s term will begin on July 1, 2023, and will continue for a 5-year term, ending June 30, 2028. The editor-designate will work with the current editor and editorial staff during the period between January 1 and June 30, 2023, to ensure an orderly transition in leadership. Candidates should have a broad overview of the alcohol and other drug addictions field as well as have a strong history of scholarship, publication, and editorial service. Responsibilities include the following:

1) shaping and directing the overall editorial scope of the journal, to include working closely with the publisher at Rutgers to build the future model for the journal, to update policies regarding topics and types of articles published (e.g., various types of reviews, editorials, original research), to update policies regarding the solicitation of manuscripts, to develop roles for an appropriately sized editorial board that allow for participation in journal governance, and to solicit and publish special issues;
2) managing the peer-review process;
3) attracting and sustaining the engagement of experts in the alcohol and other drug fields to be editorial board members and reviewers; and
4) coordinating closely with the editorial director’s office at the Rutgers Center of Alcohol & Substance Use Studies to implement journal policies and procedures to ensure and maintain a high quality of publishing.

Candidates should send the following:
            - a letter describing their qualifications and interest in the position and potential level of commitment from their sponsoring institution; and
            - a curriculum vitae.
Selected candidates subsequently will be invited to submit more detailed plans. Questions regarding this announcement and applications (letters/curricula vitae) should be directed to Paul Candon, editorial director of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, via email ( The application information should be sent no later than September 1, 2022. The journal is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and encourages applications from members of historically underrepresented groups.

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