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. 

Indexing: DOAJ-Directory of Open Access Journals.


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)

Current Issue: 2023  Archive: 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016

Special Issue

Psychosocial Interventions for Individuals with Memory Loss/Dementia and Their Family Caregivers

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

Guest Editors

Katherine Judge, PhD, Professor

1. Department of Psychology, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, United States
2. Adjunct Senior Research Scientist, Center for Research and Education, Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, Cleveland, OH, United States

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Research interests: dementia; memory loss; Alzheimer's disease; family caregiving; stress process; cognitive rehabilitation; psychosocial interventions; illness experience

David Bass, PhD, Senior Vice President, Senior Research Scientist, Director of the Center for Research and Education

Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, Cleveland, OH, USA

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Research interests: coping with chronic illness; family caregiving; quality of care and services; dementia and dementia care; and use and impact of formal services and informal support.



Open Access Original Research

Maximizing the Benefit of Respite for Dementia Caregivers: A Study Protocol Describing the Development & Evaluation of the Time for Living & Caring (TLC) Intervention

Received: 15 June 2023;  Published: 08 October 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2304040


Dementia caregivers are susceptible to adverse physical and mental health outcomes, given the often prolonged and challenging care and support they provide to family members with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD). This report describes a community-engaged implementation of a novel behavioral intervention - an “app” (intera [...]
Open Access Original Research

Promoting Advance Care Planning for Persons with Dementia: Study Protocol for the LEAD (Life-Planning in Early Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias) Clinical Trial

Received: 01 September 2022;  Published: 06 January 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2301004


Due to the insidious progression of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD), surrogate decision-makers typically make medical and long-term-care decisions for a care recipient, most often a family care partner. Unfortunately, many care recipient/care partner dyads have failed to engage in advance care planning or have lost the opportu [...]
Open Access Short Review

Pathophysiological Linkage between Aging and Cognitive Decline: Implications for Dementia Treatment

Received: 26 June 2022;  Published: 19 December 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.icm.2204054


The cardiovascular risk factors for dementia trigger widespread inflammation and oxidative stress. These two interacting processes lead to neurodegeneration, gradual cognitive/memory decline, and eventually (late-onset) dementia. In addition, there is supporting evidence pointing to elevated pulse pressure as a clear risk factor [...]