ISAJE Conflict of interest declaration

The annual budget of ISAJE (about £25,000) is financed regularly by membership fees and donations. Membership fees are paid by full members, associate and corporate members.

Full membership with voting rights is open to staff of peer reviewed journals which fulfil certain quality criteria. Associate members are other individuals; corporate members represent organisations which support the aims and objectives of the Society. Several publishing companies currently belong to this latter group, contributing to the regular annual budget (by corporate membership fees or donations) about 11-12 %. These members have no voting rights and no other form of influence on the work and decision making of ISAJE.

In addition funds are received from time to time for specific activities, e.g. a contract with the US National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) for the development of a website for authors, editors and reviewers. In addition, NIDA and the US National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism have supported the development of an online tutorial for young authors on scientific publishing and publication ethics. No form of influence is agreed upon the work of ISAJE.

The work of the Executive Officer is subsidized by the Society for the Study of Addiction (SSA) through an in-kind contribution of a part-time staff position at ADDICTION journal. An annual pro-rata payment is returned to the SSA. The Executive Officer is appointed by the board of directors to give advice and to serve ISAJE's needs, but is neither a voting member of the board nor of the Society.

Gerhard Bühringer
ISAJE President
9 June 2008


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