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

Cultivating Well-being on Farms and Ranches

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2024 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editors

Lorann Stallones, MPH, PhD, Professor

Department of Psychology, Director of High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States

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Research interests: mental health; agricultural safety and health; rural health and safety

Morgan Valley, MPH, PhD, Assistant Professor

Department of Environmental & Radiological Health Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States


Research interests: mental health; agricultural safety and health; rural health and safety; occupational health and well-being; mindfulness; prevention science; program evaluation

About This Topic

Articles that address unique aspects of farming, ranching, and agricultural communities that contribute to well-being are sought. Stressors, mental illnesses, emotional and social well-being, culture, and gender issues related to agricultural work, land ownership and tenure that impact overall health and well-being, access to medical and health services, policies that impact farmers and agricultural workers well-being, and help-seeking behaviors are of interest. Articles that contribute to the development of a conceptual framework that link the role of unique stressors and known circumstances in farming as it impacts overall health and well-being are of interest.


mental health, well-being, agriculture, stressors

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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