Asian Journal on Addictions (AJA) is a free peer-reviewed, open-access journal. This journal publishes a wide range of articles on addictions, including empirical research papers, theoretical discussions, policy analyses, commentaries, and book reviews. The journal is open to diverse approaches, including biological, psychological, psychiatric, sociological, historical, etc. It focuses on addictions in Asia, but also considers research and discussions examining issues and topics related to addictions outside Asia. We publish articles on a wide range of addictions, including but not limited to tobacco addiction, alcohol addiction, illicit drug use and abuse, gambling addiction, internet addiction, gaming addiction, and sex addiction. It is open to qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods research from diverse disciplines.


AJA is the official journal of the Asian Association for Substance Abuse Research (AASAR), a nonprofit organization headquartered at the University of Macau. For more information about AASAR, please visit here.

Articles published in AJA will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). All articles are immediately available to read and reuse upon publication. All AJA articles are peer-reviewed, contain a DOI, are citable, published in PDF and HTML formats, and submitted to relevant digital archives for indexing. 


Short name: Asian J. Addict.

Abbreviation: AJA

ISSN: 2958-8448

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