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The Journal of Addiction Medicine

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The Journal of Addiction Medicine

Published six times a year, the Journal of Addiction Medicine (JAM) is the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Clarivate’s 2023 Journal Citation Reports ranks JAM 3rd among the 21 journals in the “Substance Abuse” category.

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About the Journal of Addiction Medicine

The Journal is designed for all physicians and other mental health professionals who need to keep up-to-date with the treatment of addiction disorders. Under the guidance of an esteemed Editorial Board, peer-reviewed articles published in the Journal focus on developments in addiction medicine as well as on treatment innovations and ethical, economic, forensic, and social topics including:

  • Addiction in pregnancy
  • Adolescent addiction
  • The drug-exposed neonate
  • Pharmacology
  • Neuroimaging techniques
  • Treatment of special populations
  • Treatment of addiction-related disorders
  • Gambling addiction
  • Pathophysiology of addiction
  • Biological and non-biological therapies
  • Issues in graduate medical education

Journal of Addiction Medicine Co-Editor Nominations

The American Society of Addiction Medicine invites nominations and applications for the position of Co-Editor for the Journal of Addiction Medicine (JAM) for a 3-year, renewable term. Co-Editors for the Journal of Addiction Medicine help to guide the vision, strategy, energy, and leadership to produce a bimonthly journal that disseminates findings from groundbreaking research in addiction medicine through print and electronic media to diverse audiences.

The deadline for applicants is March 10, 2024.

ASAM Journal Impact Factor

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The Journal of Addiction Medicine's (JAM) Impact Factor (IF), released in June 2023 by Clarivate’s Journal Citation Reports, jumped by nearly a full point to 5.5 in 2022 from 4.6 in 2021. JAM’s  IF has been steadily increasing since 2014. The IF metric is a ratio of the number of citations received in 2022 for articles published in 2021 and 2022 and the total number of citable articles that JAM published in 2021 and 2022.

Among the 21 journals in the “Substance Abuse” category, JAM’s ranking jumped from 7th in 2021 to 3rd in 2022, continuing to climb its way up from 10th in 2020. The higher a  journal’s category ranking, the more likely the journal is to be cited. Ranking is also a big factor in authors’ decision of where to submit papers.

“This growth reflects the impact of JAM on the field and the stature of the journal among its peer publications,” said JAM editor in chief David Fiellin. “We owe a lot to our authors, editors and readers who are deeply committed to advancing the science of addiction medicine.”

Topical Collections from the Journal

  • Detoxification covers topics from opioid detoxification using nonopioid procedures to methods for addressing outpatient alcohol detoxification.
  • Neurobiology features articles containing studies of brain imaging in relation to substance abuse and other health issues.
  • Pharmacotherapies explores buprenorphine treatment and racemic methadone among other topics of pharmacological treatment.
  • Screening and Prevention provides information on monitoring patients with substance use disorders, screening and intervening for drug use in primary care, and gender differences in standardized screening tools.
  • Treatment includes articles for addressing comorbid substance use and anxiety disorders and pregnant women with opioid addiction, among other diverse cases.

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Online Submission/Review System

JAM only accepts submissions via our online system. Visit to submit articles.

To contact the journal with questions about the submission process or the publication of your paper:

Journal of Addiction Medicine
Michael A. Arends
Managing Editor
Fax: 858-784-7450

Circulation Information


Journal of Addiction Medicine (ISSN: 1932-0620; Online ISSN: 1935-3227) is published six times a year by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 16522 Hunters Green Parkway, Hagerstown, MD 21740-2116. Copyright © 2022 American Society of Addiction Medicine.

Annual Subscription Rates, including shipping and handling$121    Residents
$341    Individual Domestic (USA)
$383    International (US Dollars)
$145    Single Copy Rate

Individual subscription rates include print and access to the online version (Residents are online access only.) Institutional rates are for print only; online subscriptions are available via Ovid.

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Journal Editors

David A. Fiellin, MD, FASAM

Kelly Dunn, PhD
Ismene Petrakis, MD
Frank J. Vocci, PhD
Marcela Smid MD MA MS (Acting)
Benjamin H. Han, MD, MPH (Acting)

Statistical Editors
Debbie M. Cheng, Sc.D
Charles Maynard, PhD
Sara Lodi, PhD
Antover Tuliao, PhD

Managing Editor
Michael A. Arends

2023-2024 Editorial Fellows
Alexa A. Anderson (Lopez), PhD
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Chung Jung Mun ("Moon"), PhD
Arizona State University

Orrin D. Ware PhD, MPH, MSW

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

To view the full list of the Editorial Board click  here.

Senior Editor: David A. Fiellin, MD, FASAM
ISSN: 1932-0620
Online ISSN: 1935-3227
Frequency: 6 issues/year
Ranking: Substance Abuse: 3/10
Impact Factor
: 5.5
Review: Peer reviewed

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