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

The journal 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.

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

Nutraceuticals and Dietary Supplements to Improve Cardiometabolic Health

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2022 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Keith R. Martin, PhD, Assistant Professor

Center for Nutraceutical & Dietary Supplement Research, College of Health Sciences, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152, USA.  

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Research interests: nutraceuticals; dietary supplements; chronic disease risk.

About the topic:

The purpose of this Special Issue entitled “Nutraceuticals and Dietary Supplements to Improve Cardio-metabolic Health” is to publish a rigorous, impactful volume on how dietary supplementation beneficially influences diverse cardiometabolic risk factors, i.e., metabolic syndrome (MetS), associated with chronic disease. MetS is a cluster of concomitant conditions increasing the risk of heart disease including hypertension, hyperglycemia, abdominal adiposity, and dyslipidemia. Cumulative evidence supports a role for dietary supplements and nutraceuticals in modulating myriad cardiometabolic risk factors including impaired glycemia, insulin resistance, dyslipidemias, and hypertension. The goal of this Special Issue is to provide rigorous evidence from peer-reviewed, empirical studies that supports the association between dietary supplementation of nutritive and/or non-nutritive bioactive factors, viz., nutraceuticals and mitigation of cardiometabolic risk factors. Articles using basic science approaches, animal studies, clinical/translational studies, epidemiological studies, meta-analyses, and behavioral studies are acceptable. Focus areas include the effects of phytochemicals, bioactive compounds, nutraceuticals, macro- and/or micronutrients as supplements singly or as mixtures on vascular biology and/or physiology, endothelial function, inflammation, oxidative stress, dysglycemia, insulin sensitivity, lipid and energy metabolism, blood pressure and cardiac function. Both original and review articles are acceptable with a focus on dietary supplementation and cardiometabolic health from empirical, clinical, and community-based studies.


Cardiometabolic Health; Metabolic Syndrome; Dietary Supplements; Nutraceuticals; Bioactive Agents

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.

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