Journal Publishing and Practicing Standards The Training Centre in Communication (TCC Africa ) is currently supporting the National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA)’s African Journal of Alcohol and Drug Abuse (AJADA), in meeting the Journal Publishing and Practicing Standards (JPPS), so that it may indexed in bibliographic and citation database services. The capacity building, which, started in November, involved training the journal and leadership team on what is required of them to improve the quality of their journal. AJADA is a 2 year old diamond open access ,peer reviewed multidisciplinary journal committed to high quality output publications with an international audience seeking reliable information on alcohol and drug abuse. NACADA is a Kenyan Semi-Autonomous State Corporation under the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government as per the Executive Order No. 1 of June 2018. The JPPS was set up and managed by TCC Africa’s partner African Journals Online (AJOL) and INASP. TCC Africa is the first African-based training centre to teach effective communication skills to scientists. TCC Africa is an award winning Trust, established as a non-profit entity in 2006 and is registered in Kenya. TCC Africa provides capacity support in improving researchers output and visibility through training in scholarly and science communication.