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Alcohol Research: Current Reviews is the peer-reviewed journal of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

Each issue of Alcohol Research: Current Reviews presents an in-depth review of an important area of alcohol research. Topics cover a wide range of disciplines in the biomedical and social sciences. An Editorial Advisory Board meets annually to propose upcoming issue themes and to identify leaders in the field who are invited to contribute articles. Editorial Advisory Board members also serve as Scientific Review Editors for each issue.

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Editorial Advisory Board
Robert Anthenelli, M.D./University of California—San Diego/Department of Psychiatry/San Diego, CA

Raul Caetano, M.D., Ph.D./University of Texas/School of Public Health/Dallas, TX

Tammy Chung, Ph.D./University of Pittsburgh/ Departments of Psychiatry and Epidemiology/Pittsburgh, PA

Jonathan Morgenstern, Ph.D./Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine/Northwell Health/Great Neck, NY

Steve Nelson, M.D./Louisiana State University Health Science Center/Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine/New Orleans, LA

Subhash C. Pandey, Ph.D./Alcohol Research Center/University of Illinois at Chicago/Chicago, IL

Marisa Roberto, Ph.D./Committee on the Neurobiology of Addictive Disorders/The Scripps Research Institute/La Jolla, CA

Shivendra D. Shukla, Ph.D./University of Missouri School of Medicine/Department of Pharmacology/Columbia, MO

Rajita Sinha, Ph.D./Yale Stress Center/Yale University/New Haven, CT

Edith V. Sullivan, Ph.D./Stanford University School of Medicine/Department of Psychiatry/ Behavioral Sciences and Neurosciences Program/Stanford, CA

Jennifer Thomas, Ph.D./San Diego State University/Center for Behavioral Teratology/San Diego, CA

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
George F. Koob, Ph.D., Director, NIAAA
Bridget Williams-Simmons, Ph.D., Acting Director, Office of Science Policy and Communications, NIAAA
Jennifer A. Hobin, Ph.D., Editor in Chief, Alcohol Research: Current Reviews; Acting Chief, Science Policy Branch, Office of Science Policy and Communications

Journal Production Staff
ICF International
Steve Mitchell, M.S., Managing Editor
Melinda Moyer, M.S., Program Manager
Jane Colilla, Science Editor
Christy Vaughn, Science Editor
Barbra Golub, Associate Editor
Rajendra Patel, Layout Specialist

Alcohol Research: Current Reviews is committed to publishing only the most informative, accurate, and impartial information possible from the field of alcohol research. We hold authors accountable for the articles submitted to the journal and require authors to declare any potentially competing financial interests that might be construed as influencing the results or interpretations of a reported study.
Readers should note that disclosure of a competing financial interest does not imply that the information in the article is questionable or that conclusions are biased. Note too that Alcohol Research: Current Reviews is not in the position to verify the accuracy of disclosure statements made by authors. We rely instead on authors to provide complete and accurate information. This information then is provided at the end of each article for the scrutiny of our readers.

Alcohol Research: Current Reviews (ISSN: 2168–3492 [print]; 2169-4796 [electronic]) is a peer-reviewed journal produced under contract to ICF International by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Cara Breeden is the Project Officer. Opinions expressed in contributed articles do not necessarily reflect the views of NIAAA. The U.S. Government does not endorse or favor any specific commercial product or commodity. Trade or proprietary names appearing in this publication are used only because they are considered essential in the context of the studies reported herein. Unless otherwise noted in the text, all material appearing in this journal is in the public domain and may be reproduced without permission. Citation of the source is appreciated.

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Issues of Alcohol Research: Current Reviews are indexed in PubMed: In addition, a topic index of journal articles from 2008 to date is available at

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