Harm Reduction Journal has
recently affiliated with Harm Reduction
International (HRI), formerly known as the International Harm Reduction
Association, one of the
leading international non-governmental organizations working
in harm reduction and drug policy reform.
Together, Harm Reduction Journal and HRI aim to reduce
drug related harms by promoting evidence-based public health policies and
programs to reduce the
adverse medical, economic, public health, and social consequences associated
with both drugs and drug policies.
Ernest Drucker, Editor-in-Chief of Harm Reduction Journal and an
internationally recognized public health scholar explains the importance of
this new partnership:
"The affiliation of Harm Reduction Journal with Harm Reduction International (HRI)
marks an important milestone in the evolution of our journal. With its 1500 members worldwide and
important regional programs, HRI is the leading public health organization
promoting harm reduction models and
innovations. This linkage will add great strength to both organizations."
an exciting time for the journal, which recently received its first official Impact Factor, an impressive 1.46. It places the
of 336 journals in the Public Health, Environmental and Occupational
Health category of the SCImago journal rankings.