Mats Ekendahl har fått rollen som associate editor vid tidskriften Contemporary Drug Problems. Chefredaktörer är kylie valentine och Kate Seear.  
Contemporary Drug Problems is a scholarly journal that publishes peer-reviewed social science research on alcohol and other psychoactive drugs, licit and illicit. The journal’s orientation is multidisciplinary and international; it serves a burgeoning constituency of social researchers as well as policy makers and practitioners working in health, welfare, social services, public policy, criminal justice and law enforcement.