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Update for NIAAA’s Flagship Publication

NIAAA is pleased to announce a new look and new title for the Institute’s peer-reviewed journal, Alcohol Research & Health. The changes will begin with the next issue, Volume 34, Number 3, Over the years, as the journal’s content has evolved, it has carved out an important niche, providing succinct and timely reviews on topics of interest to alcohol researchers.

A new title, Alcohol Research: Current Reviews, was selected to better represent the current content and scope. According to Dr. Kenneth Warren, Acting Director of NIAAA, “NIAAA is entering a new era of supporting, guiding, and raising awareness of alcohol research. With this new era comes a new resolve to better serve scientists working in the alcohol research field.”

Image of Alcohol Research: Current Reviews Cover Volume 34, Number 3 Each issue will continue to provide reviews written by leaders in the field and will focus on a particular topic in alcohol research, for example, genetics or prevention of alcohol abuse. New features also have been added to make the journal more relevant to scientists.

Issues now also will include an introduction to the topic, providing some historical perspective as well as a look at where this area of research might be headed in the future. Other new sections include a Resources Department to let scientists know about tools, such as relevant datasets, Web sites, and other information sources, for more in-depth coverage of the topic. For example the next issue, on genetics, includes a comprehensive listing of the bioinformation databases in use today and the resources available to analyze those data.

Look for upcoming issues of the journal to address topics such as stress, the burden of disease from alcohol use, and the state of the fast-moving epigenetics field. NIAAA is confident that these changes to the journal will help to ensure that it remains a pre-eminent and trusted resource.

The first issue of Alcohol Research: Current Reviews will be available online soon. Visit the NIAAA Web Site: http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/Publications/AlcoholResearch/
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. Note too that each issue now is available in e-book format for downloading to your favorite e-reader.