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About Alcohol Research: Current Reviews

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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National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

George F. Koob, Ph.D.

Bridget Williams-Simmons, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Science Policy and Communications

Troy J. Zarcone, Ph.D.
Editor in Chief, Alcohol Research: Current Reviews
Health Science Administrator, Science Policy Branch, Office of Science Policy and Communications


Steve Mitchell, M.S., Managing Editor
Melinda Moyer, M.S., Program Manager
Christy Vaughn, Senior Editor
Jane Colilla, Editor
Rajendra Patel, Layout/Production Specialist

Editorial Advisory Board

Robert M. Anthenelli, M.D., Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California

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

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

Jonathan Morgenstern, Ph.D., The Donald and Barbara School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Great Neck, New York

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

Marisa Roberto, Ph.D., Department of Neuroscience, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California

Shivendra D. Shukla, Ph.D., School of Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri

Rajita Sinha, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut

Edith V. Sullivan, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California

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

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 is provided at the end of each article.

Alcohol Research: Current Reviews (ISSN: 2168–3492) is a peer-reviewed journal produced twice per year under contract to ICF by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Cara Anjos Breeden, M.L.S., 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.

Subscriptions can be ordered online at Recent issues of Alcohol Research: Current Reviews are available online at Back issues are archived at

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

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