NAD journal

Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs (NAD) is a fully peer-reviewed, open access journal for social science research on alcohol and drugs, as well as other substances and behaviours, such as gambling, gaming, eating, and smoking.

The journal covers a broad set of aspects on epidemiology, use, harm, prevention, policies, and practice. The articles are encouraged to involve a social or welfare political framing. Nordic research and comparative settings are of special interest, but the journal also welcomes contributions from other parts of the world with relevance from a Nordic perspective. The journal publishes articles in English, but also in Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish.

Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs has an international readership of researchers, public health authorities, politicians, decision-makers, NGOs, professionals, students, and the media. By publishing in the journal, the contributors also reach a wider Nordic audience through the popNAD website and its summaries of the journal’s content.

NAD is published by Nordic Welfare Centre in cooperation with Sage Journals and University of Helsinki. NAD is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and the International Society for Addiction Journal Editors (ISAJE).

The editorial office of NAD is situated at the CEACG, in the same office localities at the University of Helsinki. The editors are members of the research group’s work community and participate in the group’s activities.

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Editor-in-chief Matilda Hellman, matilda.hellman(at)

Editor Tom Kettunen, tom.kettunen(at)