The Alcohol and Drugs History Society (ADHS) has a lot of exciting news to reveal these days.
First of all, the Social History of Alcohol and Drugs (or SHAD), the official journal of ADHS, has three new co-editors. We’re so pleased to welcome this esteemed and worthy trio!
- Lucas Richert (Strathclyde University)
- Nancy Campbell (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
- David Herzberg (Buffalo – SUNY)
Second, the co-editors of SHAD just signed a five-year agreement with the University of Chicago Press, beginning with the 2019 volume of the journal. ADHS President Dr. Timothy Hickman celebrated the news in an email, stating that “this is a fantastic deal for the society. Of greatest interest to those of you who have published in the journal or are considering it, our reach will grow dramatically. We will be bundled in with other U. of Chicago journals and will be part of their institutional subscription package. That means we will become available in hundreds of libraries and research institutes all over the world where we had no presence before.
“It also means that the entire run of the journal will be easily available electronically and that the submission and review process will be brought up to date. Submission will be centralized, and reviews assigned via an on-line submission system. The new system will push the journal to an entirely new level, which I hope will encourage even more of you to submit. The society will also benefit from a very lucrative financial arrangement with the press.
“We will also be able to bring our membership and subscription practices up to date. The U. of Chicago Press will manage subscriptions, so please watch out for a renewal e-mail from them in the future.”
But that’s not all! Things just seem to be getting more exciting for ADHS: our 2019 conference will take us to Shanghai!