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

Effects of Functional Foods on Nutrition, Human Health and Disease Prevention

Submission Deadline: August 31, 2021 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Antonios E. Koutelidakis, PhD, Assistant Professor, Human Nutrition

Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of the Aegean, Lemnos, Greece

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Research Interests: nutrition and health; bioactivity and bioavailability of functional foods; bioactive compounds

About This Topic

Scientific evidence supports the possible role of functional foods and its bioactive compounds on disease prevention and health promotion, as part of a balanced nutrition. This Special Issue focuses on the further investigation of the possible effect of functional foods on the pathophysiology of chronic diseases, as obesity, cardiovascular diseases and cancer, based mainly on clinical and epidemiological evidence.

We welcome papers reporting latest evidence-based results of the effect of specific bioactive compounds and functional foods on biomarkers of chronic diseases (cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome, obesity etc). Animal experiments, clinical trials and epidemiological studies, but also in vitro studies, meta-analyses and review articles are welcome. Studies concerning the bioavailability of bioactive compounds and their stability after processing (eg encapsulation) are also welcome.