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: 2023  Archive: 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016

Special Issue

Supporting Children with Integrative Techniques During and After Public Health Crises

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

Guest Editor

Sanghamitra M. Misra, MD, FAAP, ABIHM, Associate Professor of Pediatrics

1.Director, Integrative Medicine Program, Texas Children's Hospital, USA

2. Baylor College of Medicine, USA  

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Research Interests: integrative medicine, immunizations, underserved care, and refugee health


Melanie Brown, MD, MSE

Medical Director, Pediatric Palliative Care, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, USA

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Research Interests: integrative medicine, palliative care

Erica Sibinga, MD, MHS, Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Division of General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, USA

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Research Interests: mindfulness, adolescent medicine, integrative medicine



Open Access Review

Clinical Practice Guidelines About Screening for Disruptive Behavior Problems at Well-Child Visits: A Rapid Review of the Literature on the Accuracy of Parents’ Behavioral Concerns

Received: 08 March 2022;  Published: 03 August 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2203031


The current recommendations of the Canadian Paediatric Society about monitoring children’s disruptive behaviors at well-child visits call for screening if behavioral concerns are being raised by parents. But do parents’ concerns about their child’s behavior constitute a reliable means for primary care providers (PCPs) to decide either [...]
Open Access Original Research

Mothers’ Strategies for Promoting Children’s Healthy Eating, Physical Activity, and Screen-Related Behaviors

Received: 19 October 2021;  Published: 29 January 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2201006


Parents model and teach early health practices that persist into adulthood by establishing a family culture through which children learn related family beliefs, values, and expectations. This phenomenological study examined the ways in which a purposefully selected group of mothers (selected due to their [...]