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Call for Papers--International Journal of Drug Policy

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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DRUG POLICY Call for Papers Special Issue Women and Harm Reduction: Spanning the Globe Guest editors: Susan Sherman, Adeeba bte Kamarulzaman and Patti Spittal Outline abstracts or other short descriptions (not exceeding 400 words) are invited for contributions to a forthcoming special issue of The International Journal of Drug Policy on “Women and Harm Reduction: Spanning the Globe.” The issue aims to examine: Ø the unique factors (e.g. cultural, relational, legal or economic) that contribute to women's use of psychoactive drugs (licit and illicit); Ø the stigma associated with women's drug use; Ø proximal and distal effects of drug use on the lives of women drug users as well as drug users’ female sexual partners; Ø examine patterns of use and consequences of different types of drugs (e.g. ATS, alcohol, opiates); Ø to explore the effects of different types of drugs; Ø to examine gender-related policies regarding harm reduction services and treatment; and Ø to examine innovative programs targeting women drug users. The issue aims to include work representing a range of geographic regions (e.g. former Soviet Union, Middle East, South Asia, Africa, Southeast Asia, Europe/North America). Papers must be relevant to harm reduction and policy. We invite several types of contribution: Scientific review papers (max 8,000 words) Original research papers (3,000 – 7,000 words) Short research reports (up to 1500 words) Descriptions of interesting (positive or negative) programmes or policies (2,000 – 5,000 words) Descriptions of problems (e.g. structural barriers) in gaining access to needed services or programmes (2,000 – 5,000 words) Policies and/or historical analyses (3,000 – 7,000 words) Commentaries (max 4,000 words) Editorials (1,500 - 2,500 words) The deadline for outline abstracts is September 23, 2006. Outline abstracts should be sent to [email protected]. If selected for submission, the deadline for completion of draft contributions will be in December, 2006. Submissions will be made on the Elsevier on-line electronic submission system and will be subject to peer-review. Susan G. Sherman, [email protected] Pattricia Spittal, [email protected] Adeeba bte Kamarulzaman , [email protected]
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