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

The Effects of Mindfulness Therapy on Human Health

Submission Deadline: August 31, 2025 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Birgitta Dresp-Langley, PhD

UMR 7357 CNRS, Université de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France

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Research interests: Consciousness; perception; mental health; color consciousness

About This Topic

Mindfulness-Based Interventions (MBI) are part of a novel class of behaviour-centred therapies recognized as valid non-pharmacological treatments for a variety of health issues such as eating disorders, addictive behaviours, acute and chronic stress, anxiety, depression, and sleep disorders. These non-pharmacological treatments have noticeable advantages over pharmacotherapy given their effectiveness in improving both long- and short-term health outcomes on the one hand, while showing no marked contraindications and/or adverse side effects. MBI, like cognitive behavioural therapy, requires the intervention of clinically trained therapists in the newly emerging field of evidence-based programs for stress-related ailments. The overarching goal of MBI is to train the individual patient in the systematic practice of paying attention to subjective experiences of body and mind, emotions, and inner representations of outside reality. This Special Issue welcomes scientific contributions on all aspects of MBI. Research articles, clinical studies, case studies, theoretical models, review articles, and perspectives, including novel approaches to intervention protocols in non-institutionalized contexts are welcome.


Mindfulness-based interventions (MBI); mental health; human health

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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