Scope, Aims & Topics

Journal of Addiction Psychiatry (formerly Journal of Neuroimaging in Psychiatry and Neurology) publishes rigorous but fair peer-reviewed research across a wide spectrum of translational, basic and clinical research and translational medicine. The goal of Journal of Addiction Psychiatry is to couple basic science in worldwide problems involving all types of addiction both substance and non-substance. This journal is supported by a well-known editorial board and Chief Editor Rajendra D. Badgaiyan at Mt. Sinai University New York, along with Kenneth Blum (Western University Health Sciences)as co-editor bringing a wealth of publishing experience. Additionally, associate editors, Mark S Gold (Washington University), Igor Elman (Harvard), Panayotis K. Thanos (University of Buffalo) and David Baron (Western university health Sciences) represent the addiction psychiatry field and experience thereof. This multidisciplinary open-access journal is at the forefront of disseminating and communicating scientific knowledge and impactful discoveries to researchers, academics, clinicians and the public worldwide. One laudable goal of the journal is to accept high quality articles that help promote both basic and clinical science to utilize translational modalities to enhance therapeutic approaches for all mental illness. Another important goal of the journal is to publish studies that could lead to novel genetic and epigenetic tools to provide for early diagnosis of Pre-addiction risk and intervention.

It is important to recognize that in modern psychiatry because of its interdisciplinary nature, the journal places special emphasis on collaborative, and medically and socially relevant clinical aspects. The journal is also interested in receiving articles involved in spiritual healing based on a neurobiological neuro-connectome model. Studies on psychiatric diseases, predictive imaging and genomics/epigenetics mechanisms, as well as computational modeling and novel protein and gene biomarkers provide the framework for the integrative bio-social context of public non-addictive mental health , societal well-being and cutting-edge clinical practice and therapeutics.

Journal of Addiction Psychiatry is a journal that provides up-to date basic and clinical research to inform and educate its readers, as well as to stimulate new exploration into all aspects of diagnosis, nature, causes, treatment, and public health aspects of addiction psychiatry. Importantly, United Scientific Group publishers (USG) novel collaborative peer review is based on a standardized, rigorous, fair, efficient and transparent approach, without publication bias, and as such enables authors to interact with the editors and reviewers in a transparent manor where the ultimate goal is to improve the manuscript not to just reject. With an outstanding board of editors, the journal has gathered a real interdisciplinary, collaborative endeavor that prides itself on bridging the gap between “recovery” and science yielding “bench-to-bedside” approach to communicate the latest innovations and progress in the explosive field having tentacles reaching globally.

Journal of Addiction Psychiatry will publish peer -reviewed acceptable manuscripts in a wide spectrum of article types including –letters to editor, editorials, case reports, series, preliminary short communications, negative results, original articles, mini-reviews, systematic reviews, narrative large reviews, clinical pearls, perspectives, expert opinions, meta-analyses, general commentaries, and book reviews. Our ultimate goal is to serve the addiction community by publishing the latest research and clinical progress in an open-access format, aiming to improve patient care and well-being globally potentially helping the billions affected by the devastation of addiction.