Published since 1884 by the Society for the Study of Addiction.
Editor's Notes
The issue of drugs legalisation continues unabated. Reviewing contents of Addiction in 2013 I am struck by a truth about human behaviour: the harder it is for people to do things, the less they do them. But do we care enough to put the necessary resources into enforcement and deal with the consequences? If it were illegal to sell alcohol to someone without a 'responsible drinker' licence, or tobacco to someone lacking proof of age, the effect on population health would be substantial. But such a plan would be crazy, surely...? The pages of Addiction in 2014 will help answer this question and others like it.
robert west
A message from Robert West, Editor-in-Chief

Performance Indicators

Indicator 2010 2011 2012

 1.  Impact Factor

 4.15

4.31

 4.75

 2.  Pages published

 2,224

2,236

2,234

 3.  Research reports published

 173

 173

172

 4.  Research reports submitted

 713

 811

 844

 5.  Rejection rate

 70%

 75%

78%

 6.  Weeks to respond to submission (average)

 6.4

 5.4

 5.7

 7.  Months from final acceptance to online publication (average)

 4.0

 2.7

 2.6

 8.  Percent of pages devoted to commissioned material

 22%

 21%

 24%

Note: figures for 4 onwards relate to research reports and unsolicited reviews