As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.
Announcement: COVID-19 impact on peer review
Raphael Mechoulam joins Editorial Board
Journal of Cannabis Research is proud to announce that Prof. Raphael Mechoulam of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has joined its editorial board.
Prof. Mechoulam, one of the world’s pre-eminent cannabis scientists, is the Lionel Jacobson Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at Hebrew University.
Call for Papers: The Two Sides of Hemp
The Editors of Journal of Cannabis Research are pleased to launch a call for papers for our new thematic series entitled, "The Two Sides of Hemp: Medical and Industrial".
We are especially interested in those papers that address developing medical and commercial uses of hemp and hemp products (such as cannabidiol) or those addressing differences between hemp and psychoactive cannabis.
For more information on the series and details on how to submit, you can read the call for papers here.
Aims and scope
Journal of Cannabis Research is an open access, peer-reviewed, international journal which welcomes submissions covering all topics pertaining to cannabis.
The journal is an official publication of the Institute of Cannabis Research at Colorado State University-Pueblo.
Our journal welcomes all aspects of cannabis research, divided into the following sections:
- Agriculture and plant biology
- Commerce, business, and environment
- Endocannabinoid system
- Cannabis and cannabinoids biochemistry and genetics
- Cannabis and cannabinoids preclinical pharmacology
- Cannabis and cannabinoids clinical pharmacology
- Epidemiology and public health
- Cannabis-related disorders
- Medical cannabis
- History, regulation, and public policy
About the Institute
Journal of Cannabis Research is published in partnership with Colorado State University - Pueblo's Institute of Cannabis Research.
About the Editor-in-Chief
David A. Gorelick, MD, PhD, DLFAPA, is Professor of Psychiatry (part-time) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, having retired in October 2013 from the Intramural Research Program of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), US National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Baltimore, Maryland.
Dr Gorelick's research interests are the clinical pharmacology of substance use, substance withdrawal, and biological treatments of substance use disorders. His recent work focuses on cannabis (including its potential therapeutic uses), cocaine, and individuals with co-morbid psychiatric disorders.
An official publication of the Institute of Cannabis Research
Annual Journal Metrics
69 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
53 days to first decision for all manuscripts
232 days from submission to acceptance
23 days from acceptance to publication
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