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International Journal of Drug Policy
Imprint: Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier BV, 1989 -
Sponsor: International Harm Reduction Association
Abbreviation: Int J Drug Policy
ISSN: 0955-3959
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Title History:
ATODS Record #: 83
Language: English
Frequency: 6 times a year
Pub Type: Journal | Peer-Reviewed | Print | Electronic
Audience: Policy
Topics: Politics & Public Policy
Description: The International Journal of Drug Policy provides a forum for the dissemination of current research, reviews, debate, and critical analysis on drug use and drug policy in a global context. It seeks to publish material on the social, political, legal, and health contexts of psychoactive substance use, both licit and illicit. The journal is particularly concerned to explore the effects of drug policy and practice on drug-using behaviour and its health and social consequences. It is the policy of the journal to represent a wide range of material on drug-related matters from around the world. The primary audience for this journal includes governmental organizations, university libraries, hospital libraries, research institutions, sociologists, nurses, police departments, addiction centers, educationists, and politicians.

In 2008, out of 30 addiction journals with impact factors rated by ISI Journal Citation Reports, this journal had an impact factor of 2.278, ranking it No. 10.   [ISAJE member]

Features: Includes book reviews.
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