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. 

Archiving: full-text archived in CLOCKSS.

Rapid publication: manuscripts are undertaken in 6 days from acceptance to publication (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2019, 1-2 days of FREE language polishing time is also included in this period).

Current Issue: 2020  Archive: 2019 2018 2017 2016

Cancer Cachexia

Guest Editor: Susan T. Arthur

Submission Deadline: October 15, 2020 (Open)

Integrative Therapies to Address Mood and Anxiety Symptoms in Youth and Young People

Guest Editor: Bettina Bernstein

Submission Deadline: September 15, 2020 (Open)

Integrative Therapies for Menopause Management

Guest Editor: Nancy King Reame

Submission Deadline: August 31, 2020 (Open)

Acupuncture and Related Fields for Treating Patients in Brazil

Guest Editors: Reginaldo Filho and Gerhard Litscher

Submission Deadline: July 15, 2020 (Open)

Managing Obesity through Nutraceuticals

Guest Editor: Rafat A. Siddiqui

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2020 (Open)

New Trends in Ear Acupuncture

Guest Editors: Terry Oleson and Gerhard Litscher

Submission Deadline: May 15, 2020 (Open)

Artificial Intelligence and Robotic in Complementary and Integrative Medicine

Guest Editors: Kun-Chan Lan and Gerhard Litscher

Submission Deadline: April 15, 2020 (Open)

Integrative Therapies in Palliative Care

Guest Editor: Leila Kozak

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2020 (Open)

Hypnosis: from Neural Mechanisms to Clinical Practice

Guest Editor: Giuseppe De Benedittis

Submission Deadline: December 31, 2019 (Open)

Massage for Mental Health Problems

Guest Editor: Wing-Fai Yeung

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2019 (Open)  

Acupuncture for Women’s and Children’s Health

Guest Editor: Im Quah-Smith

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2019 (Open)

Insomnia: Disorders of Initiation and Maintenance of Sleep

Guest Editor: Christopher Worsnop

Submission Deadline: September 15, 2019 (Open)

Research of Exercise and Cognitive Function

Guest Editor: Paul D. Loprinzi

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2019 (Open)

Complementary Medicine and Pain Management

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2019 (Open)

How Compassion Benefits in the Healing Process

Guest Editor: Steven K. H. Aung

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2019 (Open)

Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Breast Cancer

Guest Editor: Reginald Halaby

Submission Deadline: February 28, 2019 (Open)

Modernization of Acupuncture Education and Research

Guest Editor: Gerhard Litscher

Submission Deadline: December 31, 2018 (Open)

Application of Homeopathy in Oncology Patients

Guest Editor: Michael Frass 

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2018 (Closed)

Herbal Medicines for the Treatment of Metabolic Syndrome

Guest Editor: Srinivas Nammi

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2018 (Open)

Experience and activities of the Regional Tuscan Centre for Integrative Medicine

Guest Editor: Elio Rossi, MD

Co-Editors: Sonia Baccetti and Mariella Di Stefano

Submission Deadline: October 30, 2018(Open)

Health Benefits of Meditation

Guest Editor: Sok Cheon Pak

Co-Editor: Soo Liang Ooi

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2018 (Closed)

Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Nervous System Conditions

Guest Editor: James D. Adams

Submission Deadline: September 10, 2018 (Closed)

Complementary Therapies and Diabetes

Guest Editor: Trisha Dunning

Submission Deadline: February 28, 2018 (Open)