SMAD, Revista Eletrônica Saúde Mental Álcool e Drogas, is an open-access, peer-reviewed electronic journal that receives research manuscripts addressing all aspects of mental health, use of alcohol, tobacco and other psychoactive drugs under various approaches (psychosocial and neuroscience). Contributions by researchers from different knowledge areas whose research object refers to the contents presented are accepted. The categories accepted for publication in the journal are as follows: original articles, review articles and letters to the editor.
The journal publishes scientific texts published in national and international Preprint repositories, recognized by the academic community. The notification that the text is a Preprint must be included in the Cover Letter to the Editor (download), accompanied by the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) and the name of the server where it is deposited.
The journal also publishes texts whose contents (data, program codes and other materials) are made available in repositories recognized by the academic community, strongly encouraging such deposit.
It follows the open access policy, of the Gold Open Access type, and its articles are available for full access, free of charge. At the Editorial Board's discretion, thematic calls may be published.
The journal is standardized following the guidelines of the “Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals” document (Vancouver Style, available at http://www.icmje.org/) and adopts the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) (http://publicationethics.org) and its core practices (https://publicationethics.org/core-practices).
The journal accepts the submission of manuscripts that are partial results of the same research, depending on the theme and coverage, as long as the authors declare in the Cover Letter that the study is part of a larger research project. It receives for consideration scientific texts whose data collection has been carried out up to 5 years ago, depending on the theme and type of study, at the Editorial Board's discretion.
Manuscripts must be exclusively intended for SMAD, and their simultaneous submission to another journal, either in full or in part, is not allowed. Reproduction is permitted, as long as the source is acknowledged, respecting the license terms of the original material.