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Drug and Alcohol Dependence

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Impact Score* 7.5

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Research Impact Score*: 7.5
Impact Factor: 4.2
Citescore: 7
SCIMAGO SJR: 1.562
SCIMAGO H-index: 180
Research Ranking (Psychology) 81
Research Ranking (Medicine) 295
Research Ranking (Psychology) 73
Research Ranking (Medicine) 411
Number of Best scientists*: 392
Documents by best scientists*: 559

Journal Information

ISSN: 0376-8716
Publisher: Elsevier
Editors-in-Chief: Kyle Kampman , M. Auriacombe , R.L. Balster , F.I.P.M. Bastos , J.F. Cubells , J. Kitanaka , K. Rigg , D. Svikis , J. Weafer , Robert Balster , Ian P. Stolerman , Joseph J. Palamar , Katherine M. Keyes , Eske M. Derks , Linda J. Porrino , Warren K. Bickel , Ricky N. Bluthenthal , Shane Darke , Ingmar H.A. Franken , Deborah S. Hasin , Dorothy K. Hatsukami , Steffanie A. Strathdee

Overview

Top Research Topics at Drug and Alcohol Dependence?

The journal is organized to address concerns in the fields of Psychiatry, Substance abuse, Clinical psychology, Addiction and Internal medicine. The studies on Psychiatry discussed can also contribute to research in the domains of Alcohol dependence and Injury prevention. Injury prevention research featured in Drug and Alcohol Dependence incorporates concerns from various other topics such as Demography and Environmental health.

The work on Demography tackled in Drug and Alcohol Dependence brings together disciplines like Young adult, Logistic regression and Epidemiology. The Addiction study featured in it draws connections with the study of Developmental psychology. The Internal medicine works featured in Drug and Alcohol Dependence incorporate elements from Anesthesia, Endocrinology and Abstinence.

Studies on Anesthesia discussed in the journal link to the field of Placebo. The studies tackled, which mainly focus on Heroin, apply to Methadone as well. The research on Methadone discussed in it draws on the closely related field of Buprenorphine.

  • Psychiatry (32.67%)
  • Substance abuse (15.97%)
  • Clinical psychology (15.20%)

What are the most cited papers published in the journal?

  • The 12-month prevalence and trends in DSM-IV alcohol abuse and dependence: United States, 1991-1992 and 2001-2002. (1302 citations)
  • The Alcohol Use Disorder and Associated Disabilities Interview Schedule-IV (AUDADIS-IV): reliability of alcohol consumption, tobacco use, family history of depression and psychiatric diagnostic modules in a general population sample. (1010 citations)
  • Attentional bias in addictive behaviors: A review of its development, causes, and consequences (972 citations)

Research areas of the most cited articles at Drug and Alcohol Dependence:

The journal articles explore disciplines such as Psychiatry, Substance abuse, Addiction, Clinical psychology and Anesthesia. The most cited publications dive deep in exploring the relationship between the study of Psychiatry and Injury prevention. The journal articles explore research in Demography and overlapping concepts in Epidemiology and Gerontology to expand the discourse in Substance abuse.

What topics the last edition of the journal is best known for?

  • Internal medicine
  • Disease
  • Law

The previous edition focused in particular on these issues:

The discussions in Drug and Alcohol Dependence mainly cover the fields of Demography, Opioid use disorder, Clinical psychology, Psychiatry and Cannabis. The featured Demography studies mainly concentrate on Logistic regression but also cover areas of interest in Mental health. Topics in Opioid use disorder were tackled in line with various other fields like Methadone, Buprenorphine and Opioid overdose.

Clinical psychology research presented in Drug and Alcohol Dependence encompasses a variety of subjects, including Young adult, Cognition, Substance abuse and Alcohol use disorder. The work on Psychiatry presented in Drug and Alcohol Dependence focuses on Drug in particular. Medical prescription and Heroin are some topics wherein Opioid research discussed in Drug and Alcohol Dependence have an impact.

The most cited articles from the last journal are:

  • Alcohol use and mental health during COVID-19 lockdown: A cross-sectional study in a sample of UK adults. (31 citations)
  • Factors associated with drinking behaviour during COVID-19 social distancing and lockdown among adults in the UK. (27 citations)
  • The economic burden of opioid use disorder and fatal opioid overdose in the United States, 2017. (21 citations)

Papers citation over time

A key indicator for each journal is its effectiveness in reaching other researchers with the papers published at that venue.

The chart below presents the interquartile range (first quartile 25%, median 50% and third quartile 75%) of the number of citations of articles over time.

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The top authors publishing in Drug and Alcohol Dependence (based on the number of publications) are:

  • Deborah S. Hasin (104 papers) published 3 papers at the last edition, 1 more than at the previous edition,
  • Louisa Degenhardt (98 papers) published 6 papers at the last edition, 3 less than at the previous edition,
  • James C. Anthony (98 papers) absent at the last edition,
  • Silvia S. Martins (79 papers) published 3 papers at the last edition, 1 less than at the previous edition,
  • Linda B. Cottler (74 papers) published 3 papers at the last edition the same number as at the previous edition.

The overall trend for top authors publishing in this journal is outlined below. The chart shows the number of publications at each edition of the journal for top authors.

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Only papers with recognized affiliations are considered

The top affiliations publishing in Drug and Alcohol Dependence (based on the number of publications) are:

  • Yale University (517 papers) published 33 papers at the last edition, 11 more than at the previous edition,
  • Columbia University (515 papers) published 37 papers at the last edition, 7 more than at the previous edition,
  • Johns Hopkins University (458 papers) published 32 papers at the last edition, 10 more than at the previous edition,
  • University of Pennsylvania (339 papers) published 16 papers at the last edition, 6 more than at the previous edition,
  • Harvard University (338 papers) published 19 papers at the last edition, 1 less than at the previous edition.

The overall trend for top affiliations publishing in this journal is outlined below. The chart shows the number of publications at each edition of the journal for top affiliations.

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Publication chance based on affiliation

The publication chance index shows the ratio of articles published by the best research institutions in the journal edition to all articles published within that journal. The best research institutions were selected based on the largest number of articles published during all editions of the journal.

The chart below presents the percentage ratio of articles from top institutions (based on their ranking of total papers).Top affiliations were grouped by their rank into the following tiers: top 1-10, top 11-20, top 21-50, and top 51+. Only articles with a recognized affiliation are considered.

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During the most recent 2021 edition, 4.17% of publications had an unrecognized affiliation. Out of the publications with recognized affiliations, 29.24% were posted by at least one author from the top 10 institutions publishing in the journal. Another 15.40% included authors affiliated with research institutions from the top 11-20 affiliations. Institutions from the 21-50 range included 20.68% of all publications and 34.68% were from other institutions.

Returning Authors Index

A very common phenomenon observed among researchers publishing scientific articles is the intentional selection of journals they have already attended in the past. In particular, it is worth analyzing the case when the authors participate in the same journal from year to year.

The Returning Authors Index presented below illustrates the ratio of authors who participated in both a given as well as the previous edition of the journal in relation to all participants in a given year.

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Returning Institution Index

The graph below shows the Returning Institution Index, illustrating the ratio of institutions that participated in both a given and the previous edition of the conference in relation to all affiliations present in a given year.

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The experience to innovation index

Our experience to innovation index was created to show a cross-section of the experience level of authors publishing in a journal. The index includes the authors publishing at the last edition of a journal, grouped by total number of publications throughout their academic career (P) and the total number of citations of these publications ever received (C).

The group intervals were selected empirically to best show the diversity of the authors' experiences, their labels were selected as a convenience, not as judgment. The authors were divided into the following groups:

  • Novice - P < 5 or C < 25 (the number of publications less than 5 or the number of citations less than 25),
  • Competent - P < 10 or C < 100 (the number of publications less than 10 or the number of citations less than 100),
  • Experienced - P < 25 or C < 625 (the number of publications less than 25 or the number of citations less than 625),
  • Master - P < 50 or C < 2500 (the number of publications less than 50 or the number of citations less than 2500),
  • Star - P ≥ 50 and C ≥ 2500 (both the number of publications greater than 50 and the number of citations greater than 2500).

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The chart below illustrates experience levels of first authors in cases of publications with multiple authors.

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Best Scientists who published in this Journal

Louisa Degenhardt

Louisa Degenhardt

University of New South Wales

Publications: 23

Deborah S. Hasin

Deborah S. Hasin

Columbia University

Publications: 17

Evan Wood

Evan Wood

University of British Columbia

Publications: 17

Katherine M. Keyes

Katherine M. Keyes

Columbia University

Publications: 16

Thomas Kerr

Thomas Kerr

University of British Columbia

Publications: 14

David A. Fiellin

David A. Fiellin

Yale University

Publications: 13

Marc N. Potenza

Marc N. Potenza

Yale University

Publications: 12

Melanie M. Wall

Melanie M. Wall

Columbia University

Publications: 12

Edward V. Nunes

Edward V. Nunes

Columbia University

Publications: 11

Renee D. Goodwin

Renee D. Goodwin

City University of New York

Publications: 11

Roger D. Weiss

Roger D. Weiss

Harvard University

Publications: 10

Jeffrey H. Samet

Jeffrey H. Samet

Boston University

Publications: 10

Karin J. H. Verweij

Karin J. H. Verweij

University of Amsterdam

Publications: 9

Kevin E. O'Grady

Kevin E. O'Grady

University of Maryland, College Park

Publications: 9

Kathleen M. Carroll

Kathleen M. Carroll

Yale University

Publications: 9

Michael Farrell

Michael Farrell

University of New South Wales

Publications: 9

*The metrics for this journal are compiled based on the data for scientists listed under Psychology