Aim & Scope

Addicta: The Turkish Journal on Addictions is an open-access, double-blind peer-reviewed, international journal for the publication of research and studies covering all aspects of addiction and related disorders. The journal’s goal is to aid and facilitate both international and interdisciplinary scientific and clinical communication, to strengthen the links between scientific research and management policy in Turkey, and to stimulate and enhance the quality of debate. Representing an interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of recent data and expert opinions, it reflects the importance of a comprehensive approach to resolving the problems of substance abuse and addiction in Turkey.

Addicta is the official journal of Turkish Green Crescent Society. Founded with the goal of combatting all hazardous habits such as gambling, sex addiction, and internet and technology addiction, which exert a negative influence on Turkey’s youth, the Turkish Green Crescent Society works to combat both dangerous addictions and habits that may endanger the physical and mental health of youth. Moreover, the Turkish Green Crescent Society strives to raise generations committed to ensuring both the cultural and moral development of Turkey.

Addicta publishes peer-reviewed research reports on addictions, bringing together research conducted within a variety of different disciplines. Articles include theoretical, philosophical, and political essays; research papers; research on addictive behaviors including evidence-based clinical practice, clinical, epidemiological, human experimental, case reports, and historical research related to any substance or activity with the potential to be abused or related to any aspect of addiction. In addition to original research, the journal features both articles and book reviews.

Studies that clearly contribute to the current knowledge of addiction and drug abuse, its prevention, social policy, and/or treatment are given priority. Scholarly commentaries on topical issues and systematic reviews are also encouraged.

Addicta publishes its research articles unrestricted with open access as early as possible after acceptance of a manuscript.

Addicta supports and follows the ethical principles of the Farmington Consensus.

Farmington Consensus

The sequence of events that led to the formation of ISAJE began in July 1997 when the journal Addiction hosted a meeting for editors of peer-reviewed journals in the largely overlapping fields of drug dependence, substance abuse and addiction.

The meeting (in Farmington, Connecticut, USA) “had serious and committed intent and was much more than a bit of agreeable networking. Many important theses were set out …” Furthermore, there was a very definite product from the meeting, the document now referred to as the “Farmington Consensus.

This historic document has been widely adopted and reproduced in many journals in the field]. It aimed to make a statement of a strongly shared position, to enhance the quality of publications in the field, to emphasise commitment to the peer review process and to “take strong positions on issues relating to the efficiency and integrity of that process”.

The intention was also to set standards for ethical expectations from authors, referees, editors alike and thus to bring out the importance of avoiding duplicate publications and undeclared conflicts of interest. Farmington also requires journals to define policies for dealing with examples of scientific misconduct that they may encounter and to be alert to issues relating to editorial independence and the impact of the financial and other interests of journal owners.

The Editors of the Addicta are committed to the internationally accepted principles of publication ethics expressed, in particular, in the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) (http://publicationethics.org) and the Ethical Code of Academic Periodicals (ICMJE) (www.publicet.org), as well as taking into account the valuable experience of reputable international journals and publishers.

Starting in 2015, to ensure that the published articles are free from plagiarism, Addicta started using CrossCheck by CrossRef to screen for plagiarism. It is powered by iThenticate, helping us to improve the integrity of publication and ensure originality.

Addicta will always try to enhance its quality and originality by publishing articles with high standards. The peer review process has been modified by inserting CrossCheck to screen for plagiarism.