Alcohol and Alcoholism

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Alcohol and Alcoholism  
DisciplineAddiction medicine
Edited byJonathan D. Chick, Philippe De Witte, Lorenzo Leggio
Publication details
Former name(s)
Bulletin on Alcoholism, Journal of Alcoholism, British Journal on Alcohol and Alcoholism
Publication history
Standard abbreviations
Alcohol Alcohol.
ISSN0735-0414 (print)
1464-3502 (web)
OCLC no.817791753

Alcohol and Alcoholism is a bimonthly peer-reviewed medical journal covering alcoholism and other health effects of alcohol. It was established in 1963 as the Bulletin on Alcoholism, with H.D. Chalke as the founding editor.[1] In 1968, it was renamed the Journal of Alcoholism, and in 1977, it was again renamed, this time to British Journal on Alcohol and Alcoholism. In 1983, it obtained its current name. It is co-owned and co-published by the Medical Council on Alcohol (MCA) along with Oxford University Press, which bought a 50% stake in the journal in 2011.[2] It is the official journal of both the MCA and the European Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism. The editors-in-chief are Jonathan D. Chick (Castle Craig Hospital), Philippe de Witte (Université Catholique de Louvain), and Lorenzo Leggio (Bethesda, MD, USA). According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2015 impact factor of 2.724, ranking it 7th out of 18 journals in the category "Substance Abuse".[3]


  1. ^ Thomson, Allan D. "The Journal Evolves". British Journal on Alcohol and Alcoholism. 17 (4): 125–127.
  2. ^ "Oxford University Press and Medical Council on Alcohol announce long-term partnership" (Press release). 2012-01-24.
  3. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Substance Abuse". 2015 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Clarivate Analytics. 2016.

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