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.

Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2022): Submission to First Decision: 6 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 14 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 10 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

Current Issue: 2023  Archive: 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016

Special Issue

The Impacts of Physical Activity, Exercise, and Sports on Human Health

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2025 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Pedro Morouco, PhD, Professor

ESECS - Polytechnic of Leiria, 2411-901 Leiria, Portugal

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Research interests: Exercise and Health; Biomechanics; Sports Performance; Research Methods

About This Topic

Bearing in mind the differences between physical activity, exercise and sports, I would like to invite researchers to share their knowledge on its impacts on Health. As we all know, sedentarism is a paramount challenge to our living society. We need clear evidence on best practices to use the three referred domains in order to achieve sustainable changes. Both original and review articles are welcome to the topic.