Alcohol & Alcoholism Journal

Journal Partners

The Alcohol & Alcoholism journal is co-owned by both the Medical Council on Alcohol and Oxford University Press.  As well as being the official journal of the MCA, it is also the official journal of European Society for Biomedical Research on Alcohol and our joint editors are from both organisations; Dr Jonathan Chick on behalf of the MCA and Professor Phillippe de Witte on behalf of ESBRA.

For more details of these organisations please see below:



The European Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism was founded in 1988 as a non-profit scientific international organisation.


The objectives of ESBRA are:

  • to promote European medical and biological research on alcoholism and alcohol effects and
  • to disseminate information on biomedical problems arising from use and abuse of alcohol.

The society promotes European scientific cooperation amongst its members by organising meetings, lectures, seminars, congresses and by exchange of researchers. The most important ESBRA event is the biannually organised congress, where the latest results and developments in European biomedical research on alcoholism are presented.


Postal address: ESBRA Central Office, Mag. Anita Riegler, Wimbergergasse 21/22, A-1070 Vienna, Austria.

Phone: +43 676 6430320


Oxford University Press (OUP)

OUP is the largest university press in the world and the second-oldest. It is a department of the University of Oxford and is governed by a group of 15 academics appointed by the Vice-Chancellor known as the Delegates of the Press. OUP has published the Alcohol and Alcoholism journal for a number of years and through the journal publishes papers on the biomedical, psychological, and sociological aspects of alcoholism and alcohol research, provided that they make a new and significant contribution to knowledge in the field. Papers include new results obtained experimentally, descriptions of new experimental (including clinical) methods of importance to the field of alcohol research and treatment, or new interpretations of existing results.  Theoretical contributions are considered equally with papers dealing with experimental work provided that such theoretical contributions are not of a largely speculative or philosophical nature.

Phone: 1-800-445-9714