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Information for authors

Alcohol Research: Current Reviews (ARCR) currently accepts submissions by invitation only. If you have been invited to submit a review article, you can learn more about submission guidelines and the peer-review process on this page.

Manuscript template - Word (328 KB)

Guidelines for authorship

ARCR endorses ICMJE recommended guidelines for authorship, based on four criteria:

  • Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; AND
  • Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; AND
  • Final approval of the version to be published; AND
  • Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

Peer-review and copyediting

All submissions to ARCR are subjected to independent peer review by experts in the field. A team of editors (including NIAAA staff and external researchers) also review each submission and make the final decision to accept or reject each submission. Based on their recommendations, the authors may be asked to revise the manuscript. The authors should revise the article in accordance with the editors’ and reviewers’ comments and resubmit by the deadline.

Reviews should be written in a style that is accessible and understandable to a broad audience of scientists and clinicians, including trainees, with varying specialties and degrees of expertise in the field of alcohol research. ARCR editorial staff copyedit accepted manuscripts for clarity, grammar, punctuation, journal style, and format. 

Note that because ARCR is federally funded publication, the review and copyediting processes may be more intensive compared to other society and privately funded publications.

Style and usage guidelines are provided in the

Manuscript template - Word (328 KB)

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