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).

Free Publication in 2019
Current Issue: 2019  Archive: 2018 2017 2016

Special Issue

Insomnia: Disorders of Initiation and Maintenance of Sleep

Submission Deadline: September 15, 2019 (Open)               Submit Now

Guest Editor

Christopher Worsnop, MBBS, BSC, PhD, FRACP, FCCP, FThorSoc
Respiratory and Sleep Physician Department of Respiratory & Sleep Medicine, Austin Hospital 145 Studley Road, Heidelberg, VIC 3084, Australia
Email: christopher.worsnop@austin.org.au
Website: https://ibas.org.au/who-we-are/personnel/fellow/christopher-worsnop
Research Interests: Respiratoy; sleep; COPD; Asthma

About This Topic

Insomnia is a common condition that many people experience at some time in their lives. It may be short lived or last for many years. It may occur in isolation, or it may be associated with other conditions such as circadian rhythm disturbances, other sleep disorders such as sleep apnoea, various physical conditions such as chronic pain syndromes, as well as psychological conditions such as anxiety and depression. There is no easy treatment for insomnia. Drugs are often prescribed, but their benefits are limited and short-lived. They are sometimes associated with adverse events such as daytime drowsiness, tolerance and addiction. Psychological treatments such as cognitive behaviour therapy are regarded as more effective, but people with insomnia may have limited access to psychological services and may not be prepared to engage with this type of treatment. There is thus a need to explore other treatments for insomnia, so OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine looks forward to receiving evidence-based studies on integrative, complementary and alternative approaches for insomnia for this special issue.