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

Special Issue

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) - New Insights and Outcomes

Submission Deadline: January 31, 2022 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Chris Irons, PhD

Clinical Psychologist & Director, Balanced Minds, UK; Visiting Lecturer, University College London (UCL), UK.

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Research interests: Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT); Compassionate Mind Training (CMT); self-compassion; self-criticism; shame; attachment

About This Topic

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Compassionate Mind Training (CMT) are rapidly growing approaches that show potential in reducing distress and suffering in both clinical and non-clinical populations. This special issue will showcase emerging CFT research and developments in the field of CFT. This will including those linked to measurement of compassion (and other common CFT measures, e.g. shame, self-criticism), understanding about the three flows of compassion (to others, from others, to self), the fears, blocks and resistances to compassion, the impact of compassionate mind training (CMT) exercises, user experience and reflections on CFT and CMT, along with outcome research of the changes reported following CMT and CFT sessions.