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

Homeopathy in Integrative Oncology

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

Guest Editor

Jean-Lionel Bagot, MD

1. Coordinating doctor of the Outpatients Department for Integrative Care, Groupe Hospitalier Saint Vincent, All Saints Hospital (clinique de la Toussaint), Strasbourg, France.
2. President of the International Homeopathic Society of Supportive Care in Oncology (SHISSO).

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Research interests: homeopathy; integrative oncology; oncological supportive care

About This Topic

Homeopathy is by far the most widely used complementary medicine in integrative oncology in Europe. In addition to its therapeutic efficacy, it has the advantage of having neither drug interaction nor significant side effects while its cost is very low.

Several randomised studies have confirmed the effectiveness experienced by patients and their doctors. This add-on therapy, in helping to deal with side effects, improves the patient’s quality of life and their compliance to the oncological treatment.

The use of homeopathy in the strict framework of supportive care has enabled us to develop this therapeutic approach for the different stages of cancer treatment making it possible to combine openly "Cancer" and "Homeopathy" and publish different articles on this topic.

As Guest Editor, I’m delighted to warmly invite authors, researchers and clinicians, to contribute to this Special Issue, covering the whole scope of the scientific and experiential investigation concerning homeopathy in integrative oncology.

Whether through the publication of clinical cases, the sharing of experience, qualitative or quantitative studies, mini reviews or even personal points of views, I invite all physicians specialising in this field, as well as pharmacists, dentists and veterinaries to take part in this Special Issue.


homeopathy; integrative oncology; quality of life; supportive care

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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