Journal of Addictions Nursing

Ann Mitchell, PHD, RN, AHN-BC, FIAAN, FAAN

Ann Mitchell, PHD, RN, AHN-BC, FIAAN, FAAN

Editor in Chief

The Journal of Addictions Nursing (JAN), the official journal of the International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA), is a peer-reviewed quarterly international journal publishing original articles on current research, issues, practices and innovations as they relate to the field of addictions. Submissions are solicited from professional nurses and other healthcare professionals engaged in treatment, prevention, education, research, and consultation.

Each issue of the Journal of Addictions Nursing contains original full-length papers as well as several regular feature sections:

  • Perspectives features points of view and commentaries on relevant issues
  • Media Watch provides summaries and critiques of print and digital resources
  • Innovative Roles examines unique roles that nurses in addictions are implementing
  • Research Reviews offers summaries and critiques of research studies in the field
  • The Journal publishes occasional special issues that explore important topics in the field of addictions nursing in depth. The Journal also offers continuing education credits for nursing addiction professionals.

The International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA) is a professional specialty organisation for nurses who are committed to the prevention, intervention, treatment, and management of substance abuse, misuse, and addictive disorders including:

  • Alcohol and other drug dependencies
  • Nicotine dependencies
  • Eating disorders
  • Co-occurring disorders
  • Impulse-control disorders, such as gambling and sex

Letters to the Editor
Letters pertaining to items published in JAN should be sent to the journal within three months of the original appearance of the material, except for critiques of original research, which may be submitted later. Letters that include statements of facts, research, or statistics should include appropriate references, although more than two are discouraged.

Letters can be no more than 500 words in length. Anonymous letters will not be considered. No affiliations will be included unless the authors are writing on behalf of an organization. In such cases, the letter writer should include a statement that the letter has been approved by the organization they are representing.

Letters that are personal attacks on an author rather than thoughtful criticism of the author’s ideas will not be considered for publication. Letters will be edited for clarity and length. Publication is not guaranteed.

Authors of the original article may be invited to write a response to one or more letters if the editors deem a response is warranted.

Letters to the editor may be uploaded using the manuscript submission system.

View online

IntNSA members can view full issues of the JAN online as part of your membership to IntNSA. You can access the online journal through the Member’s Only area of the website.

Submit a Manuscript

IntNSA invites original manuscripts on current research, issues, practices and innovations as they relate to the field of addictions. Would you like to submit your work and contribute to the journal?

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Journal Club

Beginning in 2018, we will offer a quarterly Journal Club. During the Journal Club meeting, we will evaluate and discuss research studies presented in the Journal of Addictions Nursing, considering the implications of the study for clinical practice, education and research. The inaugural meeting of the Journal Club will be held at our 2018 Conference in Denver, however, all future meetings will be on line via our Twitter Chat. Dates and details will be posted on this page, and via our ‘news feed’ and social media apps.