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 11.7 days from acceptance to publication (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2021, 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 6.8 weeks (median values) after submission.

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

Special Issue

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) – Advances and Innovations

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2023 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editors

Syd Hiskey, PhD, DClinPsy

The Oaks Hospital, Colchester, United Kingdom

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Research interests: Compassion, traditional martial arts, therapist courage, embodiment, rupture management in therapy

Neil Clapton, DClinPsy

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, Swindon, United Kingdom

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Research interests: Compassion Focused Therapy, compassion, traditional martial arts, embodiment, alliance rupture repair, shame

About This Topic

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Compassionate Mind Training (CMT) continues to garner interest amongst clinicians and researchers alike. This special issue will showcase the latest thinking around the applicability of CFT amongst differing populations and contexts (both clinical and non-clinical), as well as  further considering processes central to the successful delivery of CFT. We welcome novel contributions that seek to extend our understanding of compassion-based approaches to reducing suffering. This will include the theoretical and practical applications of CFT to as yet under-researched and under-represented populations, as well as creatively embodied approaches to CFT and CMT. We welcome submissions that utilize standard research paradigms as well as attempts to creatively explore the circumstances under which compassion is experienced and embodied, that can be conceptualized within the CFT framework.