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

Hypnotic and Strategic Psychotherapy

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2022 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Joseph Meyerson, PhD

Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Bar Ilan University, Israel 

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Research Interests: strategic psychotherapy; hypnotic psychotherapy; hypnosis; hypnotherapy; dissociation


Integrating hypnosis in psychotherapy is a challenging task. The challenge is concealed in the diversity of approaches and theoretical orientations of professionals that study and use hypnosis in their practice. The intricacy of hypnosis historical roots and the diversity of the researcher's paradigms on hypnosis as a phenomenon add complexity to the task of interweaving hypnosis in the therapy.

In this special issue, an attempt will be made to present and to demonstrate some models of implementation of hypnosis in psychotherapy that dominate modern hypnotherapy and can be used for appropriate incorporation of hypnosis in the clinical practice.