Meet the Editors of the Journal of Addiction Medicine

Be sure to visit the Poster Sessions and meet with the editors of the Journal of Addiction Medicine (JAM) Friday. The Poster Sessions will take place from noon to 2 pm and 9:30 to 11 am Saturday, and the Meet the Editors Session is from noon to 1 pm, both in the Austin Grand Ballroom, Sixth Floor.


Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FASAM, FACP

The new JAM Senior Editor is Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FASAM, FACP. The co-editors are Shannon C. Miller, MD, FASAM, DFAPA; Martha J. Wunsch, MD, FAAP, FASAM; and Frank J. Vocci, PhD.

The session is an opportunity for ASAM members and conference attendees to give the editors feedback about JAM and the content they find most useful, such as clinical case conferences, reviews, primary research articles, and pages from the society. It also is an opportunity for readers to learn about the editors’ goals for JAM.

“We want to hear from ASAM’s diverse membership. Some are primarily researchers, but that is not the majority,” Dr. Saitz said. “The majority of members are our readers contributing to and hearing the voice of addiction medicine. We want the research and reviews we publish to be useful in their teaching and practice.”

For those who are interested in submitting papers, the session is an opportunity to talk to the editors to better understand the publishing process.

“We are happy to talk about what kinds of papers we are looking for,” Dr. Saitz said. “We can talk about how to prepare a paper for submission and, once it’s submitted, what you should expect. Authors can learn tips on the do’s and don’ts of writing, submitting, revising, and even processes post-acceptance. People can even bring abstracts or papers if they want us to take a quick look at something to see if we would be interested in it.”

Dr. Saitz is Chair and Professor of Community Health Services at Boston University, and he became the JAM Senior Editor January 1, succeeding George Koob, MD. Dr. Miller is a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati; Dr. Wunsch is Director of Addiction Medicine for the Greater Southern Alameda Area, Kaiser Permanente Northern California; Dr. Vocci is President and Senior Research Scientist at Friends Research Institute, Baltimore, Maryland.

Journal of Addiction Medicine is ASAM’s official peer-reviewed journal. Published six-times a year as a member benefit, the journal’s mission is to promote excellence in the practice of addiction medicine and in clinical research. Learn more about the many benefits of being an ASAM member at

Time: Noon to 1 pm

Location: Booth #311, Austin Grand Ballroom, Sixth Floor

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