About the Journal
Focus and Scope
The Journal of Gambling Issues (JGI) is the world's first and longest-running online, academic journal dedicated to understanding problem gambling. Due to the increasing convergence of gambling and gaming, the JGI expanded its scope in 2020 to include problem video gaming and technology use.
JGI is an open-access, indexed journal with a double blind peer review process that provides a scientific forum for developments in gambling-related research, policy issues, and treatments. JGI is now part of the Web of Science: Emerging Sources Citation Index. We are also indexed in Scopus, Crossref, Elselvier Series, Ebsco, Scimago and PsycInfo, among others.
Publishing Schedule and Fees: Issues are published triannually, although manuscripts are made publicly available as soon as they have been accepted/typeset on the JGI Online First platform. JGI does not charge any review or publication fees and is fully open access.
The JGI is published by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and funded by Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
Journal ISSN (electronic): 1910-7595
Peer Review Process
All peer-reviewed manuscripts (i.e., papers intended as Original Research Papers, Brief Reports, Reviews of the Literature, Policy or Clinic papers) are evaluated anonymously (double blind) by at least two reviewers with expertise in the field of gambling studies, and/or relevant specialization in a related discipline. If the reviewers are in disagreement over the merit of a paper, an additional review is solicited. Opinion pieces are reviewed by members of the journal's editorial board or, if a suitable reviewer cannot be found from the board, an external expert in the field. The editor mediates the reviewers’ assessments and makes the final decision. There are three possible outcomes: 1) the manuscript is accepted as is; 2) the manuscript is returned with minor or major revisions and authors are provided with reviewers' comments and an invitation to rewrite and resubmit for review; 3) the manuscript is rejected.
If a manuscript is accepted the author(s) will receive a copy-edited draft of their manuscript, and must answer all queries and carefully check all editorial changes. Authors are responsible for the specific content of their manuscripts, including the accuracy of citations and references.
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
Nigel E. Turner, Ph.D., Independent Scientist, Institute for Mental Health Policy Research, Center for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, ON, Canada. Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
P. Vivien Rekkas, Ph.D., The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, ON, Canada
Caroline Temcheff, PhD, Psychologist, Associate Professor, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
Elizabeth Kyonka, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, California State University, East Bay, California, United States
Farah Jindani, M.S.W., Ph.D., Project Scientist, Addictions Research Group, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, ON, Canada
Jing Shi, O.T., Ph.D., Fellow, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, ON, Canada
Mark van der Maas, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Rutgers University School of Social Work, New Brunswick, NJ, United States
Serge Sévigny, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Université Laval, Québec (Québec), Canada
Daniela Lobo, MD, PhD, FRCPC, Assistant professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto; staff psychiatrist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Addictions Service, Toronto, ON, Canada
David C. Hodgins, Ph.D., R.Psych, Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Calgary; Head, Department of Psychology and coordinator at the Alberta Gambling Research Institute, Department of Psychology, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
Lia Nower, J.D., Ph.D., Professor and Director, Center for Gambling Studies, Addiction Counselor Training Certificate Program, Rutgers University School of Social Work, NJ, United States
Marc N. Potenza, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Yale Center of Excellence in Gambling Research; Director, Women and Addictions Core of Women's Health Research at Yale University; Professor of Psychiatry, Neuroscience and Child Study, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, United States
Martin Zack, Ph.D., Research scientist, Cognitive Psychopharmacology Laboratory, Center for Addiction and Mental Health; Assistant professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
Matthew Thomas Keough, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Michael Wohl, Ph.D., Professor and Graduate Chair, Department of Psychology, Carleton University. Director, The Betterment Labs, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Peter Ferentzy, PhD, Scientist, Institute for Mental Health Policy Research, Center for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, ON, Canada
Robert Murray, MSW, ICADC, Manager, Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, ON, Canada
Toula Kougiantakis, MSW, RSW, RMFT, PhD, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
Sherry H. Stewart, Ph.D., Canadian Research Chair, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
Wayne Skinner, MSW, RSW Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Adjunct Senior Lecturer (status only), Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
Sources of Support
The Journal of Gambling Issues was formerly known as eGambling.