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:
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.
Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2022): Submission to First Decision: 6 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 14 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 10 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)
OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine is covered by the following databases and archives:
Full-text long-term archiving and preservation in CLOCKSS
LIDSEN permits self-archiving of all the versions (Submitted Version, Accepted (Peer-Reviewed) Version, and Published Version (Version of Record)) in the institutional repositories or any suitable subject repositories of the author’s own choice. To protect the integrity of the scientific record, authors are advised to link to the publisher’s website when depositing these versions. Moreover, as fully open-access journals, self-archiving of a paper is not subject to an embargo period.
Articles Published in OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine will be under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) License, unless otherwise noted. Under this license, authors agree to make articles, including data, graphics, and supplements, legally available for reuse, without permission or fees, for virtually any purpose. Any individual or institution is free to copy, distribute, reproduce, or reuse these publications, as long as the author and original source are properly cited.
Please note that the copyright is retained by the author(s).
All the papers that are published in OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine contain the following note in the published text:
© ... by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the conditions of the Creative Commons by Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium or format, provided the original work is correctly cited.