Academic editorial contributors are being sought for the Encyclopedia of Drug Policy, a new 2-volume reference to be published in 2011 by SAGE Publications.

This comprehensive work will be marketed and sold to college, public, and academic libraries and includes some 400 articles, covering all aspects of drug policy and the “war on drugs” and related disciplines in the social sciences, including terms and practices, profiles of laws and programs, organizations, biographies, and descriptions of past drug-control efforts worldwide. We are now making assignments with a deadline of March 1, 2010.

Each article, ranging from 800 to 4,000 words, is signed by the contributor. The General Editors for the encyclopedia are Dr. Mark Kleiman at UCLA and Dr. James Hawdon at Virgina Tech,  who will review all the articles for editorial content and academic consistency.

If you are interested in contributing to the encyclopedia, it can be a notable publication addition to your CV/resume and broaden your publishing credits. Payments for the articles are honoraria that range from a $50 book credit at SAGE Publications for article submissions totaling up to 1,000 words to a free set of the finished encyclopedia (a $250 value) for contributions totaling 10,000 words. More than this, your involvement can help assure that credible and detailed data, descriptions, and analysis are available to students of drug policy issues.

The list of available articles (Excel file) and Style Guidelines are prepared and will be sent to you in response to your inquiry. Please then select which unassigned articles may best suit your interests and expertise.

If you would like to contribute to building a truly outstanding reference with the Encyclopedia of Drug Policy, please contact me by the e-mail information below. Please provide a brief summary of your background in drug policy-related issues. Thanks for your time and interest.

Sue Moskowitz
Director of Author Recruitment
Golson Media
drugpolicy@golsonmedia.com