How-To Guides Provide Tips for Publishing Addiction-Related Articles

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Students and practitioners of addiction science who are interested in publishing their studies in scholarly journals can find tips for doing so in a book and online tutorial developed by the International Society of Addiction Journal Editors (ISAJE). The book and related tutorial are targeted to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, young investigators, and others who are new to publishing.

The tutorial, partly funded by NIDA and the World Health Organization, is accessible at Each of its 10 modules is based on one or more chapters from the book, Publishing Addiction Science: A Guide for the Perplexed, 2nd Edition. Chapter topics range from how to choose a journal to how to avoid the "seven deadly sins of scientific publishing." One chapter, devoted to the special challenges faced by researchers from developing and non-English-speaking countries, discusses ways these researchers can improve their chances of publishing in English-language journals and determine when the public interest is best served by publishing in their local languages.

The book can be read or downloaded at no charge from Hard copies of the book can be ordered from Multi-Science Publishing Company, Ltd., 5 Wates Way, Brentwood, Essex CM15 9TB, United Kingdom; fax: +44(0)1277 223453; ISAJE is a London-based international organization devoted to improving the quality of publishing in addiction and related sciences, particularly in the areas of publication ethics and research integrity.