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: 2022  Archive: 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016

Special Issue

Mental Health and Substance Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Submission Deadline: July 31, 2023 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Vsevolod Konstantinov, PhD, Professor

Department of General Psychology, Penza State University, 440026 Penza, Russia

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Research interests: problems of adaptation of migrants in new living conditions; psychological aspects of cultural transmission; sociopsychological aspects of personality disadaptation; transformation of migrant identity; ethnic identity; local community; integration; migrants; refugees

About This Topic

COVID-19 pandemic has led to a global mental health crisis affecting, in one way or another, all segments of the world's population. Changing social conditions during this pandemic, fear of the future, fear of death, loss of confidence in modern health care systems capabilities, increasing unemployment, social distancing, severing or limiting social ties, isolation, loneliness, feelings of uselessness, and loss of meaning in life led to an exacerbation of mental illness and the effects of psychological trauma. For many people, the psychological pressure turned out to be so strong that they were unable to cope with it using both external and internal resources. Such a strained psychological state of society in the face of the pandemic has manifested itself in a dramatic increase in the use of psychoactive substances. In this special issue we welcome manuscripts of various types, such as articles, reviews and concept papers of a disciplinary or interdisciplinary nature, which seek to contribute to thinking about mental health and substance use during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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