[DIV28SUPER] Call for Papers: JSAT Special Issue on Contingency Management



Contingency Management in Substance Use Treatment

The Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment is requesting submissions for a special issue of research studies on the use of Contingency Management Interventions in Substance Use Treatment. The DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION is February 1, 2016. Early submissions are welcome.

Interested authors should contact one of the Guest Editors for the special issue, Carla J. Rash (rashc@uchc.edu), Jeremiah Weinstock (jweinsto@slu.edu), or Maxine L. Stitzer (mstitzer@jhmi.edu) for more information. Manuscripts should be submitted via the Elsevier Editorial System's website for JSAT (http://ees.elsevier.com/jsat/) as a "Special Issue Paper" and the Cover Letter should also indicate that the manuscript is intended for the special issue. Author guidelines are available online. Manuscripts submitted for the special issue will be screened by the guest editors before being sent out for peer review.

Contingency management (CM) is a behavioral intervention that has been especially useful and effective in the treatment of substance use disorders. While CM's efficacy is well established, its adoption and implementation in real world clinical settings is limited. Questions remain regarding clinician attitudes, funding models, training and implementation practices, methods to extend CM effects beyond the time of application, novel behavioral targets of reinforcement, and mechanisms of action. We seek papers that extend our scientific knowledge of CM in these and other areas and/or address barriers to CM's growth as a clinical intervention.

JSAT invites original research studies, research-based systematic reviews, and empirically-informed conceptual papers relevant to the special issue that will focus on CM interventions in substance use treatment. Primary and secondary outcome analyses that advance the field are welcome. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 1) outcome studies using CM to reduce substance use; 2) outcome studies using CM to alter other behavioral targets related to substance use; 3) CM studies involving novel adaptations, populations, or settings; 4) studies examining CM's mechanisms of action; 5) dissemination and implementation studies, including topics related to assessment, training, use of technology, and delivery of CM; 6) cost-analysis studies related to CM; 7) clinical demonstrations of CM; and 8) conceptual papers that identify key barriers and potential solutions to widespread implementation and sustainment of CM.

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