The new appearance of the journal of alcohol and drug education.
Complementing the first change, from this issue we will introduce a sections of "Letters to the Editor." Manuscripts chosen under this heading would follow the guidelines of maximum of twelve pages and ten pertinent references. Manuscripts submitted under this section will not necessarily meet the criteria of peer-review but would include important opinions, reviews, commentaries, preliminary studies, descriptive case accounts, and adherence to American Psychological Association writing style guidelines. This change is necessary so that we do to deprive our growing readership of some interesting articles that may not meet the rigor and yet convey some important preliminary hypotheses generating kind of ideas. We shall restrict the publication of such letters between one and three (often two) per issue.
Third and most important, would be the initiation of new section, "News and Announcements," that will bring to the addition to our readership latest information about various upcoming seminars, conferences, news releases, and other important matters of concern that relate to our field. Our readership has constantly expressed this "felt need" and it has become essential for us to incorporate this section. Denise Kreski, my editorial assistant, has agreed to take up the responsibility of compiling this information. Readers and other interested people may send us information materials that they may want included under this section. Again as, required for all manuscripts, in submitting materials, word-processed filed using computer software such as Microsoft Word will expedite and increase the likelihood of publication of such informational items.
Finally, we shall from this issue, make diligent efforts to include "Book Reviews" on regular basis as opposed to sporadically, in the past. Therefore, we encourage our readers, authors, and reviewers to submit book reviews that include recently published books that relate to our field. Publisher are also encouraged to forward copies of recent books they want reviewed to our editorial office. With this policy, in place and my mandate to catch up on the backlog of the issues before the end of this year, readers may have to bear with greater number of reviews coming out from my desk that I would like.
Manoj Sharma, MBBS,Ph.D.
Editor, Journal of Alcohol and
Community Health Education
University of Nebraska at Omaha
6001 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68182-0216
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|Date:||Dec 22, 2000|
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