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: 2021  Archive: 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016

Aims

OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine is an Open Access peer-reviewed scientific journal that published research articles, reviews, communications, case reports and opinions in the areas of integrative and complementary medicine. Its aim is to provide timely, authoritative introductions to current thinking, developments and research in carefully selected topics. Also, it aims to enhance the international exchange of scientific activities in complementary medicine and human health. We welcome all evidence-based scientific studies on integrative, alternative and complementary approaches to improving health and wellness. 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.

 

Scope

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

 

LIDSEN Publication Ethics Statement

OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). LIDSEN takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review process together with strict ethical policies and standards to enforce high-quality articles. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we run an assay using iThenticate to check the similarity of submissions against previous published works.

 

Announcement and Advertisement

Announcements regarding academic conferences are published for free in the Conferences section of the journal. Advertisement can be either published or placed on the pertinent website. Please contact at icm@lidsen.com

 

Editorial Office

Ms. Crystal Xu
Managing Editor
For further OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine contacts, see here.  

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