OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. It covers all evidence-based scientific studies on integrative, alternative and complementary approaches to improving health and wellness.

Topics contain but are not limited to:

  • Acupuncture
  • Acupressure
  • Acupotomy
  • Bioelectromagnetics applications
  • Pharmacological and biological treatments including their efficacy and safety
  • Diet, nutrition and lifestyle changes
  • Herbal medicine
  • Homeopathy
  • Manual healing methods (e.g., massage, physical therapy)
  • Kinesiology
  • Mind/body interventions
  • Preventive medicine
  • Research in integrative medicine
  • Education in integrative medicine
  • Related policies

It publishes a variety of article types: original research, review, communication, opinion, case report, study protocol, comment, conference report, technical note, book review, etc.

There is no restriction on paper length, provided that the text is concise and comprehensive. Authors should present their results in as much detail as possible, as reviewers are encouraged to emphasize scientific rigor and reproducibility. 

Indexing: DOAJ-Directory of Open Access Journals.

Archiving: full-text archived in CLOCKSS.

Rapid publication: manuscripts are undertaken in 6.1 days from acceptance to publication (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2020, 1-2 days of FREE language polishing time is also included in this period). A first decision provided to authors of manuscripts submitted to this journal are approximately 3.5 weeks (median values) after submission.

Current Issue: 2020  Archive: 2019 2018 2017 2016

Special Issue

Metabolic Syndrome

Submission Deadline: May 31, 2021 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Damian Skrypnik, MD, PhD

Department of Treatment of Obesity, Metabolic Disorders and Clinical Dietetics, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland

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Research Interests: Abdominal obesity; metabolic syndrome; metabolic diseases; hypertension; diabetes; physical exercise; cardiac rehabilitation

About this Topic

“(…) no one will ever be free so long as there are pestilences.”
Albert Camus, The Plague

It is calculated that even 25% of adult population worldwide presents diagnostic criteria of metabolic syndrome. World Health Organization reports that the majority of the world’s population live in countries where excess body mass, a reason of metabolic syndrome, kills more people than underweight. This “silent epidemic” may increase the risk of all-cause-mortality even by 8 fold.

Metabolic Syndrome”, a special issue of OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine, will present a current state of knowledge on this health- and life threatening disorder. The issue will gather a crucial and innovative researches in the range of complementary medicine involved in the treatment of metabolic syndrome and obesity. The main scopes of the issue are: obesity and overweight and excess body mass derived diseases: arterial hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes and pre-diabetes. Both diagnostic and therapeutic approach is well seen. The Editorial Board invites the authors to submit their valuable studies. Also, please feel free to contact the Editorial Board in case of any questions.

Damian Skrypnik
Department of Treatment of Obesity, Metabolic Disorders and Clinical Dietetics,
Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland

Submission

Manuscripts should be submitted online at http://www.lidsen.com/account-login by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. Guidelines for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts are available on the Instructions for Authors page. OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by LIDSEN. Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript.

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