Submission

Submission by authors implies that the content has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere except as a brief abstract in the proceedings of a conference or symposium. Once the manuscript is prepared in accordance with the guidelines, it should be submitted via email to submissions.ajada@nacada.go.ke

Manuscript Categories

These articles provide a clear description of new findings of chief importance. The word limit is 5000 words excluding abstract, references, tables or figures and other annexes.

These articles provide systematic insights into the latest advancements and current happenings in the field of alcohol and drug abuse. Systematic reviews; a meta-analysis of research findings; invited commentaries on topics of special interest to the field; and report on dissemination or implementation of alcohol and drug abuse interventions. The word limit is 5000 words excluding abstract, references, tables or figures and other annexes.

These articles communicate a clear description of novel findings or ideas in the field of alcohol and drug abuse without covering detailed background information about the problem or intervention but rather give key pointers that other scholars can interrogate. The word limit is 2500 words excluding abstract, references, tables or figures.

These articles are a concise summary of a particular issue, policy option or recommendation for best practices. The word limit is 2500 words excluding abstract, references, tables or figures and other annexes.

These articles convey views on any theme relevant to the journal’s concerns that contain no more than 1200 words excluding references.

Letters are written to convey any views or perspectives on current research interests or problems. The word limit is 1200 words excluding references. There should be no figures and tables in this type of manuscript.

Manuscripts should be presented in the following order:

  1. Title page
  2. Abstract and keywords
  3. Introduction
  4. Methodology
  5. Results and Discussion
  6. Conclusions
  7. Acknowledgement for funding (if any)
  8. Figures and Tables
  9. References

Other articles that are not empirically based should be presented as follows:

  1. Title page
  2. Abstract and keywords (if any)
  3. Main Text
  4. Acknowledgement for funding (if any)
  5. Figures and Tables (if any)
  6. References

Other requirements

  • Written permissions to use non-original material
  • Declaration of conflict of interest

Manuscript Formatting Guidelines