Addiction research: Key findings every month

November 17, 2010

The scientific journal Addiction has launched a new service for its readers: a webpage that lists the key scientific advances reported in each monthly issue, article by article, in bite-sized chunks. To access this free service, visit www.addictionjournal.org/keyfindings

One of the functions of a scholarly journal is to make important new scientific findings available to the public as quickly and clearly as possible. We think that article titles and abstracts do not fulfil this function well enough. Addiction's key findings page aims to strike a balance between the brevity of a title - which often conveys no more than the subject of the article - and the wordiness of an abstract - in which the most important points are often buried in a mass of detail. Our key findings encapsulate the most significant scientific discoveries or results published in each issue of Addiction.

The service will allow journalists, researchers and policy makers to scan our key findings page every month to see what's new. Full details of anything of interest are just one click away: each article title provides a link to that paper's full abstract.
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