About Psychoactives


Psychoactives (ISSN 2813-1851) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal that covers the chemical, biological, neurological, medical, environmental, social, and political aspects of psychoactive drugs. We believe that only by bringing together experts from across all these multidisciplinary fields can we truly advance research and development in this field. The journal publishes full research papers, reviews, and communications. Authors are encouraged to publish their results and experimental methodology in as much detail as possible so that results can be reproduced.


  • Chemistry: Synthesis, structure–activity relationship, extraction and purification techniques, analytical chemistry;
  • Biology: Plant biology (for natural psychoactive substances);
  • Pharmacy: Mode of action, receptor binding, metabolism, absorption and distribution, toxicology;
  • Medicine: Medicinal uses, clinical trials, clinical neurology, psychiatry, addiction studies;
  • Environmental Sciences: Water contamination, psychoactive substances, and their impact on ecosystems;
  • Social and Political: Opioid crisis, homelessness, incarceration, legalization.

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