Special Issue "Understanding and Treating Addictive Behaviors: From Etiology to Clinical Interventions"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2019).
Interests: clinical interventions; substance misuse; alcohol interventions; implementation science
Interests: gambling disorder; behavioural addictions; treatment; screening; epidemiology
The special issue on “Understanding and Treating Addictive Behaviors: From Etiology to Interventions” is aimed (1) to further a comprehensive understanding of addictive behaviors and their origins, (2) to increase the quality of psychological assessment for substance use and addictive disorders; (3) to promote effective prevention measures and appropriate treatments of addictive behaviors. We will accept submissions of full-length articles and brief communications on substance use disorders (e.g., alcohol, nicotine, illicit drugs) and behavioral addictions (e.g., gambling disorder, problematic gaming patterns). We are mainly interested in publishing empirical articles addressing addictive behaviors from perspectives such as epidemiology, clinical psychology, psychiatry, public health, and neuroscience. Methodologically sound research with valid and reliable procedures is a prerequisite for acceptance.
Prof. Nicki Dowling
Prof. Dr. Petra Staiger
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Clinical Medicine is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Addictive disorders
- Substance use
- Behavioral addictions
- Public health