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

Geriatric Care Models

Submission Deadline: August 31, 2024 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

James S. Powers, MD, Professor

1.Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Clinical Associate Director, Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, Nashville, TN 37212, USA.
2. Vanderbilt Center for Quality Aging, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37203, USA.

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Research interests: geriatrics education; long term care; geriatric nutrition; frail elderly; quality improvement; geriatric care models

About This Topic

Dear Colleagues,

I am delighted to edit this special edition of OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine focusing on Geriatric Care Models. This is an exciting opportunity to highlight innovative work on geriatric healthcare models and healthcare systems.

I invite you to contribute your work focused on geriatric clinical care and population health management. Geriatric patients represent a special population for which care management may be improve healthcare. Geriatric care models focus on high-risk high-need patients and can be valuable resources for healthcare organizations.

Consider submitting work on geriatric risk assessment and management, social and behavioral determinants of health, functional assessment, caregiver support, team-based care, and telehealth. The utilization of Big Data, artificial intelligence, and the electronic health record (EHR) to identify and monitor high-risk patients is of great interest. In addition to clinical needs, the high-need population will also require consideration of behavioral, functional, and social needs with enhanced provision of social and community support services.

We hope you and your colleagues will be willing to submit your creative work for this exciting special issue of OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine. I look forward to hearing from you.

James S. Powers, MD
Guest Editor


  • Geriatric Models of Care
  • Healthcare Outcomes
  • Transitions of Care
  • Geriatrics Implementation Programs
  • Identification of High–risk, High–need Patients
  • Healthcare Policy
  • Data Analytics