Paul L Prather

Editorial Board Member

Paul L. Prather, PhD
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
University of Arkansas, USA

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Research Interest

Dr. Paul L. Prather's research interests include: Neurobiological mechanisms underlying the addictive states produced by drugs of abuse, cellular and molecular mechanisms of signal transduction mediated by G-protein coupled receptors, Cannabinoid receptors.

Biography

1. What makes an article top quality? 

Response: Complete and thorough characterization of a significant/important scientific issue.

2. Do you think that journals determine research trends?

Response: No, I think scientists determine journal trends.

3. What makes a good position paper?

Response: I don’t know what a “position” paper is??

4. What are the qualities you look for in an article?

Response: Complete and thorough characterization of a significant/important scientific issue.

5. Can you give us a broad indication of the types of themes a scientific journal should cover?

Response: Different journals should cover different topics, depending upon the importance of the topic to the scientific field, expertise of the editorial board and emphasis of the journal.

6. What sorts of research methods and frameworks do you expect people to use, and how will they balance conceptual and applied research?

Response: Any research method that is appropriate for study of a particular scientific topic is fine, several methods showing the same result in the same paper is preferred.

7. How would you describe the journal’s mission and editorial objectives to our readers?

Response: Based on the journal title, this journal should accept papers that investigate the addictive properties of drugs and methods or techniques employed to successfully recover from addiction.

8. If you could be granted dream articles, what would they be on?

Response: My main interests are study of cannabinoids and opioids and thus articles in those areas would be more appropriate for me to review.

9. Are there any particular areas which you would like to see, or expect to see, collaborate?

Response: My main interests are study of cannabinoids and opioids and thus articles in those areas would be more appropriate for me to review and collaborate.

10. How does the research published percolate through to practitioners?

Response: I am a basic scientist, therefore I’m not sure how practitioners become aware of scientific articles. I assume by colleagues or at meetings.

11. How can a publisher ensure the authors/readers a rigorous peer review and quality control?

Response: Attain quality reviewers with accomplished backgrounds in the appropriate fields of interest.

12. Your editorial policy is to be eclectic and welcome perspectives from other disciplines and schools. How does this translate into the types of contributions you encourage?

Response: I am interested in any aspect of scientific study of addiction and welcome such submission. However, my expertise is in molecular/cellular neuropharmacology.

13. What do you see as the merits of journals, as opposed to book series, as a means of scholarly communications?

Response: Journals provide much more up-to-date information of that books, etc.

14. How do you differentiate Journal of Addictive Behaviors, Therapy & Rehabilitation with other journals in the field?

Response: JABTR offers publication of articles in a relatively unique research area.

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