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, 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.

Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2023): Submission to First Decision: 5.9 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 14.7 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 8 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

Special Issue

The Impact of Biopsychosocial Factors on the Mental Health of Diverse Children and Adolescents

Submission Deadline: January 31, 2025 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Nicole Mahrer, PhD, Assistant Professor

Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, University of La Verne, La Verne, California, USA

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Research interests: mental health; child psychology; health psychology

About This Topic

This special issue aims to explore the interplay of biopsychosocial factors influencing the mental health of children and adolescents from diverse backgrounds. Recognizing the multifaceted nature of mental well-being, the focus will extend beyond traditional paradigms to encompass biological, psychological, and social dimensions. We invite contributions that explore the unique challenges faced by children and adolescents from various ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic contexts.

The scope encompasses research on neurobiological processes, genetic predispositions, and hormonal influences, alongside investigations into the role of psychological factors such as cognitive processes, coping mechanisms, and resilience. Additionally, we welcome studies investigating the impact of social determinants, including family dynamics, peer relationships, community support, and cultural identity, on the mental health outcomes of diverse youth populations.

By fostering a comprehensive understanding of the biopsychosocial underpinnings of mental health in children and adolescents, this special issue seeks to inform interventions, policies, and practices that promote equitable and culturally sensitive approaches to support the well-being of young individuals across the globe.

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted through the LIDSEN Submission System. Detailed information on manuscript preparation and submission is available in the Instructions for Authors. All submitted articles will be thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process and will be processed following the Editorial Process and Quality Control policy. Upon acceptance, the article will be immediately published in a regular issue of the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website, with a label that the article belongs to the Special Issue. LIDSEN distributes articles under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) License in an open-access model. The authors own the copyright to the article, and the article can be free to access, distribute, and reuse provided that the original work is correctly cited.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). Research articles and review articles are highly invited. Authors are encouraged to send the tentative title and abstract of the planned paper to the Editorial Office (icm@lidsen.com) for record. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Editorial Office.

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