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Investigating local policy drivers for alcohol harm prevention: a comparative case study of two local authorities in England

  • John D. Mooney1Email author,
  • John Holmes2,
  • Lucy Gavens2,
  • Frank de Vocht3,
  • Matt Hickman3,
  • Karen Lock4 and
  • Alan Brennan2
BMC Public HealthBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:825

Received: 24 January 2017

Accepted: 6 October 2017

Published: 18 October 2017

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Original Submission
24 Jan 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
24 May 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Charles Parry
29 Jun 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - H M Senanayake
25 Aug 2017 Author responded Author comments - John Mooney
Resubmission - Version 2
25 Aug 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
11 Sep 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Charles Parry
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
6 Oct 2017 Editorially accepted
18 Oct 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12889-017-4841-3

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Authors’ Affiliations

Faculty of Health Sciences and Well-being, University of Sunderland, Sunderland, UK
School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK