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

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

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.

Welcome your submission!