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

Psychosocial Interventions for Individuals with Memory Loss/Dementia and Their Family Caregivers

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

Guest Editors

Katherine Judge, PhD, Professor

1. Department of Psychology, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, United States
2. Adjunct Senior Research Scientist, Center for Research and Education, Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, Cleveland, OH, United States

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Research interests: dementia; memory loss; Alzheimer's disease; family caregiving; stress process; cognitive rehabilitation; psychosocial interventions; illness experience

David Bass, PhD, Senior Vice President, Senior Research Scientist, Director of the Center for Research and Education

Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, Cleveland, OH, USA

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Research interests: coping with chronic illness; family caregiving; quality of care and services; dementia and dementia care; and use and impact of formal services and informal support.