Introduction: A Guide for the Perplexed How to Choose a Journal: Scientific and Practical ConsiderationsReaching Parnassus:  Advice on How to Get Published for Researchers from Developing or Non-English Speaking CountriesTo Cite or Not to Cite? Use and Abuse of CitationsCoin of the Realm: Practical Procedures for Determining AuthorshipPreparing Manuscripts and Responding to Referees' Reports: Inside the Editorial Black BoxDante's Inferno: Seven Deadly Sins in Scientific Publishing and How to Avoid ThemThe Road to Paradise: Moral Reasoning in Addiction Publishing Addiction Publishing and the Meaning of (Scientific) Life Addiction Specialty Journals: A 
Resource Listing for AuthorsEthical Practice Guidelines for Authors, Journal Editors and Other Partners in Addiction Publishing (ISAJE Ethics Group)Glossary of Terms

Addiction science has grown tremendously in the past 25 years, and addiction publishing has been no exception. Currently there are more than 75 journals in 18 languages that are devoted primarily to the dissemination of scholarly information about addiction and related health problems. And there are many more journals that publish addiction science as part of their broader mission.

The purpose of the Publishing Addiction Science is to advise potential authors of the opportunities for publishing their work in scholarly journals, especially addiction specialty journals. Although all prospective authors will find the guide useful, it should be particularly helpful for graduate students, younger investigators, professional researchers and authors whose first language is not English. A broader purpose of Publishing Addiction Science is to improve the quality of addiction publishing by educating authors about the ethical and professional issues that affect scientific integrity: authorship disagreements, scientific misconduct, and ethical decision-making.

The book has been compiled by an international group of journal editors with extensive experience in publishing addiction science. It is co-sponsored by the International Society of Addiction Journal Editors (ISAJE), the UK Society for the Study of Addiction, and the World Health Organization.

This book can also be purchased in printed format:

Babor TF, Stenius K, Savva S (eds) Publishing Addiction Science: a Guide for the Perplexed. SAMSHA (an ISAJE/WHO co-publication). Pp 204. Available from National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information, USA. Publication No. BKD 510. Fax +1 301 468 6433 or tel +1 800 729 6686 (USA) or tel +1 301 468 2600 (international).