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About ARCR

Alcohol Research: Current Reviews (ARCR) is an open-access peer-reviewed journal published by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) at the National Institutes of Health and is managed by both NIAAA staff and other team members supported by a contract to IQ Solutions. As of 2021, ARCR articles are published online on a continuous, rolling basis, comprising one virtual issue per yearly volume. Topics are proposed by members of the Editorial Advisory Board or NIAAA staff and cover a wide range of disciplines.

Articles published in ARCR are freely available online with no subscription or pay-per-view fees. Browse the journal archive for a listing of previous volumes. Current and past content from the journal, including under previous titles, is archived in PubMed Central.

All ARCR content is Section 508 compliant to ensure that it is accessible to all readers, including individuals with disabilities. 

Aims and scope

ARCR is an open-access, interdisciplinary journal with the mission of providing in-depth reviews spanning the field of alcohol research. Areas of interest include the effects of alcohol across the lifespan on health, function, and well-being in addition to basic science, genetics, epidemiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of alcohol-related conditions. Topics are approached from basic, translational, and clinical perspectives. Reviews are written in a style that is accessible to a broad audience of scientists and clinicians, including trainees, with varying specialties and degrees of expertise in the field of alcohol research.

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Journal information

There are no fees to publish in ARCRARCR is a Diamond Open Access publication. Under the Diamond Open Access model, all content published on the ARCR website may be accessed and downloaded for free, with no restrictions. In addition, authors pay no fees for submission, processing, or color figures.

Diamond Open Access publishing offers increased visibility and exposure for authors with limitless sharing capabilities. 

ARCR publication is supported entirely by NIAAA at the National Institutes of Health. Articles are indexed in PubMed Central, PsycInfo, and Web of Science. 

2021 Journal Impact Factor: 7.7


2168-3492 (Print)
2169-4796 (Electronic)
2168-3492 (Linking)

Editorial Advisory Board 

Licensing and publishing notes

Editorial staff

Pamela Wernett, Ph.D., P.M.P.
Editor in Chief and Contracting Officer’s Representative, ARCR

Sheri Grabus, Ph.D.
Managing Editor, ARCR
IQ Solutions

Riggin Waugh, M.F.A.
Lead Copy Editor, ARCR
IQ Solutions

Supporting staff

Rinal Patel, M.P.H.
Project Manager, IQ Solutions

Deepa Chhatwal, M.S., P.M.P.
Corporate Monitor, IQ Solutions

Susanne Hiller, Ph.D.
Science Editor, IQ Solutions

Martín Castillo
Graphic Designer/Production Specialist, IQ Solutions

Brittany Reid, M.P.H.
Marketing and Analytics Specialist, IQ Solutions

I. Diane Cooper, M.S.L.S.
Information Specialist, NIH Library

ARCR journal title history

Prior to its name change in 2012, Alcohol Research: Current Reviews (ARCR) was known by other titles. Continue below to explore those titles and access the articles within them. 

Alcohol Research & Health

Vols. 23 to 34;  1999 to 2011 


1535-7414 (Print)
1930-0573 (Electronic)
1535-7414 (Linking)

Alcohol Health and Research World

Vols. 18 to 22;  1994 to 1998

Issues published prior to 1994 are available online through the SALIS collection.


0090-838X (Print)
0090-838X (Linking)

Publisher's note

Opinions expressed in contributed articles do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health. The U.S. government does not endorse or favor any specific commercial product or commodity. Any trade or proprietary names appearing in Alcohol Research: Current Reviews are used only because they are considered essential in the context of the studies reported herein.

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