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

The journal 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.

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

Preterm/Neonatal and Pediatric Malnutrition

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2022 (Open) Submit Now

About This Topic

Over the past five years, clinicians who care for children have endeavoured to standardize the definition of malnutrition in the paediatric population and to set forth recommended criteria for its diagnosis in the acute care, ambulatory care and community care settings. Criteria have been suggested for both the paediatric and the preterm / neonatal populations.

Malnutrition in these populations related to undernutrition are characterized by poor growth and development and, in hospitalized children, longer length of stay, higher rates of infectious and non-infectious comorbidities, higher health care costs, higher rates of hospital readmissions, and decreased survival. These relationships suggest that identification and diagnosis of malnutrition related to undernutrition is key to facilitating timely nutrition interventions and preventing malnutrition related adverse outcomes. Historically, a lack of standards in defining and identifying malnutrition in these populations exists, making it difficult to determine the true prevalence and to measure the impact of nutrition intervention on health outcomes.

The Preterm/Neonatal and Paediatric Malnutrition special issue’s goal is to publish articles that further this aim. Articles related to malnutrition risk screening, malnutrition assessment, malnutrition diagnosis and treatment, current state of practice, quality improvement and case studies are welcome.


pediatric and preterm/neonatal malnutrition risk screening

pediatric and preterm/neonatal malnutrition assessment

pediatric and preterm/neonatal malnutrition diagnosis and treatment

pediatric and preterm/neonatal malnutrition identification and outcomes

pediatric and preterm/neonatal malnutrition case studies

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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