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, 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.

Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2023): Submission to First Decision: 5.9 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 14.7 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 8 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

Special Issue

Interviews with Leading Experts in Integrative and Complementary Medicine

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

Guest Editor

Gerhard Litscher, MSc, PhD, MDsc

Professor and Head of the Research Unit for Complementary and Integrative Laser Medicine, of the Research Unit of Biomedical Engineering in Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, and of the TCM Research Center Graz, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 29, 8036 Graz, Austria

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Research interests: biomedical engineering; neuromonitoring in anesthesia and intensive care medicine; high-tech acupuncture; laserneedle medicine; complementary and integrative laser medicine; evidence-based complementary medicine.

About This Topic

Dear Colleagues,

We are preparing a special issue entitled "Interviews with Leading Experts in Integrative and Complementary Medicine" in journal /OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine/ (Link: http://www.lidsen.com/journals/icm). We would like to kindly invite you to contribute to this exciting project by publishing an interview. The interview will be mainly focused on your research and/or practical work. We have summarized some tentative questions and hope to get your answers accordingly. Please find them below. For your answers to these questions, you can send back by March 31, 2022.

1) Personal data, photos (portrait and one from research (laboratory, clinc, etc.))
2) Please tell us your scientific background?
3) What is your main research area? How did you first become interested in it?Is there a particular case which has influenced you the most?
4) Considering the progress in your research area, could you please share us some hot topics or cutting-edge technologies in your research field?
5) Which topics are included? In your opinion, what challenges and developments can we expect to see in among these topics?
6) As an experienced researcher in this field, what do you consider to be key aspects of research that apply to clinical practice?
7) Do you also offer training and/or further education in your area?
8) How do patients benefit from your research?
9) Let us know how you balance your job with privacy? What are your secrets of success for this?
10) What are your future plans?

Thank you for your time and look forward to hearing from you soon again.

Kind regards,
Gerhard Litscher, MSc PhD MDsc, Professor
Medical University of Graz, Austria

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted through the LIDSEN Submission System. Detailed information on manuscript preparation and submission is available in the Instructions for Authors. All submitted articles will be thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process and will be processed following the Editorial Process and Quality Control policy. Upon acceptance, the article will be immediately published in a regular issue of the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website, with a label that the article belongs to the Special Issue. LIDSEN distributes articles under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) License in an open-access model. The authors own the copyright to the article, and the article can be free to access, distribute, and reuse provided that the original work is correctly cited.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). Research articles and review articles are highly invited. Authors are encouraged to send the tentative title and abstract of the planned paper to the Editorial Office (icm@lidsen.com) for record. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Editorial Office.

Welcome your submission!


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