Skip to main content


Prof Nick Crofts, The Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, Australia

Deputy Editor

Dr Abu Abdul-Quader, USA

Section Editors

Alcohol harm reduction
Dr Bernie Pauly, University of Victoria, Canada
Tobacco harm reduction
Dr Marewa Glover, Centre of Research Excellence: Indigenous Sovereignty & Smoking, New Zealand
Substance use harm reduction
Relevant submissions handled by the Editor-in-Chief or Deputy Editor
Gambling harm reduction
Dr Michael Egerer, University of Helsinki, Finland
Human enhancement drugs
Prof James McVeigh, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Drugs and the internet
Dr Angus Bancroft, University of Edinburgh, UK
Mr Aleksey Lakhov, Humanitarian Action, Russia
Reducing the harm of incarceration
Phillip Marotta, Brown School at Washington University, USA
Youth, drugs and harm reduction
Danya Fast, University of British Columbia, Canada
Florian Scheibein, South East Technological University, Ireland

Associate Editors

Ms Colleen Daniels, Harm Reduction International, UK
Dr Annie Madden, University of New South Wales, Australia
Dr David Newcombe, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Dr Perrine Roux, French National Institute for Medical Research, France

Editorial Board

Dr MichaƂ Bujalski, University of Warsaw, Poland
Dr Monica Ciupagea, HIV/AIDS Section, UNODC, Hungary
Mr Jon Derricott, Exchange Supplies Ltd, UK
Dr Richard Elovich, Columbia University, USA
Dr Edmond Fehoko, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Dr Samuel Friedman, NDRI, USA
Dr Jennifer Germain, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Prof Paul Goldstein, University of Illinois Chicago, USA
Dr Catherine Hankins, McGill University, Canada
Asst Prof Kanna Hayashi, University of British Columbia, Canada
Dr Robert Heimer, Yale University School of Public Health, USA
Dr Penny Hill, University of New South Wales, Australia
Dr Martin Horton Eddison, Cardiff University, UK
Prof Bengt Kayser, Faculty of medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Dr Kaveh Khoshnood, Yale School of Medicine, USA
Dr Eliza Kurchevic, Eurasian Harm Reduction Association, Lithuania
Dr Alisher Latypov, EHRN, Lithuania
Dr Nick Lintzeris, University of Sydney, Australia
Prof Lisa Maher, University of New South Wales, Australia
Dr Catriona Matheson, University of Aberdeen, UK
Dr Peter Meylakhs, HSE University Saint Petersburg, Russia
Dr Ethan Nadelmann, The Drug Policy Alliance, USA
Dr Sherry Nykiel, Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, USA
Prof Patrick O'Hare, Executive Director HIT, Liverpool, UK
Dr Joseph  Palamar, NYU Langone Medical Center, USA
Dr Jake Rance, University of New South Wales, USA
Dr Amanda Roxburgh, Burnet Institute, Australia
Dr Mukta Sharma, World Health Organisation, India
Dr Susan Sherman, Johns Hopkins, USA
Dr Roman Skochilov, Saint Petersburg State University, Russia
Dr Carol Strike, University of Toronto, Canada
Dr Aino Suomi, Australian National University, Australia
Dr Andrew Tatarsky, Harm Reduction Psychotherapy and Training Associates, USA
Dr Mark van der Maas, Rutgers University, USA
Dr Katinka van der Ven, University of New England, Australia
Dr Mohsen Vazirian, Iranian National Center for Addiction Studies (INCAS), Iran

Past Editors-in-Chief

Prof Ernest Drucker (Founding Editor)
Dr Euan Lawson

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    4.4 - 2-year Impact Factor
    4.8 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.506 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    1.414 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    10 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    136 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    22,523 Altmetric mentions