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

Occupational Therapy Interventions for the Treatment of Pain

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

Guest Editors

Barbara L. Kornblau, JD, OTR/L, FAOTA, DASPE, CCM. CDMS

Professor & Program Director
Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho, United States

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Research interests: Autism and pain perception; Impact of pain on everyday living; Alternative strategies used by people with fibromyalgia to decrease pain and increase participation and function; Occupational therapy interventions for the treatment of chronic pain.

Ann Burkhardt, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Consultant, United States

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Research interests: Community dwelling older adults and chronic pain, International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), Effect of Complementary Care on Lived experience and functioning of adults with chronic pain

 

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