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Journal ID (publisher-id): jgi
ISSN: 1910-7595
Publisher: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
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© 1999-2004 The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Publication date: July 2004
Publisher Id: jgi.2004.11.7
DOI: 10.4309/jgi.2004.11.7

New name, new Advisory Board, new ethics guidelines

This is our 11th issue and it brings happy changes. Our Editorial Board unanimously voted for a name change and we are now the Journal of Gambling Issues (JGI). The change reflects the normalization of electronic publishing.

We warmly welcome the 17 clinicians and researchers who form the new international Advisory Board for the JGI. We invited them to advise us on policies and content and to alert us to strategic publishing possibilities (specific topics, special issues, and notable emerging researchers, clinicians, and authors). In everyday language, they will tell us about our shortcomings and notify us about opportunities in gambling topics, research, and clinical approaches. Their names and affiliations are given below.

Standards in scholarly publishing are in flux and the threshold for acceptable ethical practice rises constantly. Editorial policies that were considered progressive 10 years ago might now be seen as bordering on neglect. Some medical journals have taken the lead in requiring greater openness and transparency by authors of peer-reviewed articles with regard to their participation (Who was specifically involved in which areas of research and analysis? Who wrote which parts of the article?), funding, and potential competing interests (Do authors have financial involvements or memberships that could potentially be seen to bias their involvement?). The JGI Editorial Board unanimously adopted ethical guidelines that were developed by the International Society of Addiction Journal Editors (ISAJE) and summarized in the Farmington Consensus. This brief ethics statement sets out the current standards for ethical publishing practices for research in addictions. It now constitutes our guide in publishing a journal that is current in terms of scholarly openness and accountability.

Beginning with this issue, all articles will have information to help readers know where the authors stand in terms of their commitments. Even articles that are not peer reviewed and letters to the editor will have statements of the authors' competing interests. Peer-reviewed articles will have statements on (a) each author's role in producing the article, (b) competing interests for each author, (c) details of the ethics-approval process for projects involving human or animal subjects, and (d) the funding that allowed the article to be written. For the sake of openness, a future JGI editorial will describe the process of article submission, peer review, acceptance, and publication at the JGI.

For the ISAJE statement on publishing ethics and the Farmington Consensus as adopted by JGI, please see http://www.isaje.net/ and click on “Publishing Ethics” - the ninth item in the left-hand margin. This site also has interesting information about ISAJE.

In line with this policy of openness, the editor makes this declaration:

Statement of competing interests: The editor is an employee of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Canada.

Ethical approval: None is required for editorial activities.

Funding: Publication of the Journal of Gambling Issues is jointly funded by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and the province of Ontario, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Substance Abuse Bureau, for the editor's salary and publication costs. The authors of feature articles receive a US$1,000 honorarium, but other authors are not paid for their articles. Peer reviewers receive a US$100 honorarium in appreciation for their time and expertise.

Please contact us with your comments about the JGI:Phil_Lange@camh.net


Statement of purpose

The Journal of Gambling Issues (JGI) offers an Internet-based forum for developments in gambling-related research, policy and treatment as well as personal accounts about gambling and gambling behaviour. Through publishing peer-reviewed articles about gambling as a social phenomenon and the prevention and treatment of gambling problems, it is our aim is to help make sense of how gambling affects us all.

The JGI is published by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Healthand is fully funded by the Ontario Substance Abuse Bureau of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. We welcome manuscripts submitted by researchers and clinicians, people involved in gambling as players, and family and friends of gamblers.

Editor

Phil Lange

Editorial Board

Nina Littman-Sharp, Robert Murray, Wayne Skinner, Tony Toneatto and Nigel E. Turner,Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Advisory Board

Peter Adams, Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioural Science, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Will Bennis, Max Planck Institute, Berlin, Germany

Alex Blaszczynski, School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Jeffrey L. Derevensky, International Center for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Mark Griffiths, Psychology Division, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, U.K.

David C. Hodgins, Dept. of Psychology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Edward Kwan, Independent practice, Hong Kong, China

Ray McNeil, Nova Scotia Department of Health, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Lia Nower, School of Social Welfare, University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, Misouri, U.S.A.

Nancy Petry, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut, U.S.A.

María Prieto, Dept. of Psychological Intervention, University P. Comillas, Madrid, Spain

Lusanda U.Z. Rataemane, National Gambling Board, Hatfield, Pretoria, South Africa

Gerda Reith, Dept. of Sociology, Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland

Cesar A. Sanchez-Bello, Pathological Gambling Section of Latin-American Psychiatric Association, Isla de Margarita, Venezuela

Målfrid Todal, Division of Psychiatry, St. Olav's Hospital, Trondheim, Norway

Rachel A. Volberg, Gemini Research, Ltd., Northampton, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Monica L. Zilberman, Institute of Psychiatry, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Reviewers

Peter Adams,Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioural Science, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Bruce Ballon, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Alex Blaszczynski, School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Linda Chamberlain,Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.

Gerry Cooper,Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

Jeff Derevensky, Youth Gambling Research & Treatment Clinic, Dept of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

William Eadington, Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming, University of Nevada at Reno, Reno, Nevada, U.S.A.

Pat Erickson,Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Jackie Ferris,Ferris Research, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

G. Ron Frisch,Problem Gambling Research Group, Dept of Psychology, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Richard Govoni,Problem Gambling Research Group, Dept of Psychology, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Mark Griffiths, Psychology Division, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, U.K.

Rina Gupta, Youth Gambling Research & Treatment Clinic, Dept of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

David C. Hodgins,Addiction Centre, Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Roger Horbay, Game Planit Interactive Corp., Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Alun C. Jackson, School of Social Work, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, New South Wales, Australia

Durand Jacobs, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, California, U.S.A.

Jeffrey Kassinove, Dept of Psychology, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, New Jersey, U.S.A.

David Korn,Dept. of Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Igor Kusyszyn,Dept. of Psychology, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Robert Ladouceur, École de Psychologie, Université Laval, Québec, Canada

Samuel Law,Baffin Regional Hospital, Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada

Henry Lesieur,Dept of Psychiatry, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A.

Vanessa López-Viets,Dept of Psychology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A.

Ray MacNeil, Nova Scotia Department of Health, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Virginia McGowan, Addictions Counselling Program, The University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

Goldie Millar, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

María Prieto, Dept. of Psychological Intervention, University P. Comillas, Madrid, Spain

Gerda Reith, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland

Robin Room, Centre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs, University of Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden

Lisa Root, The Niagara Alcohol and Drug Assessment Service, St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada

Loreen Rugle, Clinical and Research Services, Trimeridian, Inc., Carmel, Indiana, U.S.A.

Randy Stinchfield,University of Minnesota Medical School, St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A.

David Streiner, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

William Thompson, Dept. of Public Administration, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.

Lisa Vig, Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, Fargo, North Dakota, U.S.A.

Rachel Volberg, Gemini Research, Ltd., Northampton, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Keith Whyte, National Council on Problem Gambling, Washington D.C., U.S.A.

Jamie Wiebe, Responsible Gambling Council (Ontario), Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Harold Wynne, Wynne Resources Ltd., Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Martin Zack, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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