Manuscripts. AJDAS solicits manuscripts on these and other aspects of substance use: epidemiology, prevention, treatment, psychopharmacology, health and socio-economic issues, drug trafficking, and drug law and policy. The Journal is particularly interested in manuscripts that report an association between substance use and other social and health-related problems, e.g., HIV/AIDS, crime and violence, injury, accidents, physical and mental health problems. The journal audience includes researchers, practitioners, policy makers, students and educated members of the public interested in alcohol and drug issues. Hence, whether reporting data from an empirical study or reviewing a particular research issue, authors should have in mind this diverse group of readers.

Preparing manuscripts.
Authors are required to prepare manuscripts in accordance with the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th edition). All components of the manuscript should be double-spaced, including title page, abstract, references, author note, acknowledgement, and appendixes. Authors are encouraged to keep manuscripts as concise as possible, with a length of 15 pages or less, including tables, figures, and references. Unless it is absolutely necessary, tables and figure should not be more than four.

Every manuscript must include an abstract containing a maximum of 120 words, typed on a separate page. The full name, address, telephone number and e-mail address of the corresponding author should be shown on the cover page.

Please refer to the Manual for specific instructions on preparing abstracts, figures, matrices, tables, and references. References should be cited in the text by author(s) and dates with multiple references in alphabetical order. Each in-text citation should be listed in the reference section.

Here are examples of how articles and books should be referenced:
Journal article:
Abdool, R., Sulliman, F.T., & Dhannoo, M. I. (2006). The injecting drug use and HIV/AIDS nexus in the Republic of Mauritius. African Journal of Drug and Alcohol Studies, 5(2), 107-116. Book chapter: Tumwesigye, N. M., & Kasirye, R. (2005). Gender and the major consequences of alcohol consumption in Uganda. In I. S. Obot & R. Room (eds.), Alcohol, gender and drinking problems (pp. 189-208). Geneva: World Health Organization. Book:
MacAllister, W.B. (2000). Drug diplomacy in the twentieth century. London: Routledge. Website: Include the date of access. Submission of manuscripts. All manuscripts should be submitted by e-mail to the Editor-in-Chief at You can also submit your manuscript to the deputy editor responsible for the region to which you belong.

Cover Letter. Every manuscript must be accompanied by a cover letter stating unequivocally that the manuscript and data have not been published previously or concurrently submitted elsewhere for consideration. In addition, authors must state that the participants in their study have been treated in accordance with ethical standards. In the case of manuscripts with multiple authors, the corresponding/lead author must state categorically that all listed authors contributed in significant ways to the work.
Reprints. The journal does not produce reprints for authors, instead the lead author will receive a copy of the journal in which his or her article appears.

Postal address:
African Journal of Drug and Alcohol Studies,
P. O. Box 4230,
University Post Office
Uyo, Nigeria.

Subscription information: Request for information on individual or institutional subscription should be sent to the Editor-in-Chief at or

Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 1531-4065
print ISSN: 1531-4065