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About the journal

Alcohol and Alcoholism publishes papers on the biomedical, psychological, and sociological aspects of alcoholism and alcohol research, provided that they make a new and significant contribution to knowledge in the field.

Papers include new results obtained experimentally, descriptions of new experimental (including clinical) methods of importance to the field of alcohol research and treatment, or new interpretations of existing results.

Theoretical contributions are considered equally with papers dealing with experimental work provided that such theoretical contributions are not of a largely speculative or philosophical nature.

Alcohol and Alcoholism is the official journal of the Medical Council on Alcohol.

Impact factor and ranking

Year Impact Factor SI: Substance Abuse SSI: Substance Abuse
2013 2.092 8 out of 18 8 out of 34
2012 1.956 9 out of 16 10 out of 30
2011 2.946 5 out of 14 3 out of 29
2010 2.599 5 out of 14 3 out of 29
2009 2.289 6 out of 11  
2008 2.137 7 out of 11  
2007 2.092 7 out of 10  
2006 2.061 4 out of 8  
2005   4 out of 8  
2004   6 out of 8  
2003   5 out of 9  

This information is taken from the Journal Citation Reports, published annually as part of the Science Citation Index by ISI.