Focus and Scope
IJPTSUD publishes original research articles and papers in the fields of drug addiction with special emphasis on issues related to developing economies. The aim is to provide a forum for discussion on evidence based interventions for drug related problems relevant to the context and to contribute to capacity building and evidence based practice in response to substance use disorders, particularly in developing countries. A key intention is to promote the dissemination of existing evidence and develop capacity to implement locally relevant evidence based practice. The journal will prioritize issues pertaining to illicit drugs, as opposed to any focus on alcohol or tobacco use in isolation. Papers on research based approaches to prevention, treatment and good practices will be encouraged.
All articles published in the journal are deposited with Crossref
IJPTSUD is a biannual publication. Each volume is comprised of two issues, released in January and July of every year.
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
This journal is available for LOCKSS harvesting, to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. See LOCKSS harvesting start page.