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  • It's Official! The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine is now Journal of Integrative and Complementary Medicine.

    "'Alternative Medicine' is no longer a contemporary definition for what we all do and love. The integrity of our name will be preserved: Journal of Integrative and Complementary Medicine (JICM) will be it," states Editor-in-Chief Holger Cramer, PhD in his recent editorial explaining the name change. "Integrative medicine according to the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health 'reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic and lifestyle approaches, healthcare professionals and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing.' Accordingly, JICM is a strong, contemporary, and sustainable name for a strong, contemporary, and sustainable journal."

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Aims & Scope

Journal of Integrative and Complementary Medicine is the leading peer-reviewed journal providing scientific research for the evaluation and integration of complementary and integrative medicine into mainstream medical practice. The Journal delivers original research that directly impacts patient care therapies, protocols, and strategies, ultimately improving the quality of healing.

Journal of Integrative and Complementary Medicine coverage includes:

  • Botanical Medicine
  • Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Other Traditional Medicine Practices
  • Mind-Body Medicine
  • Nutrition and Dietary Supplements
  • Integrative Health / Medicine
  • Yoga
  • Ayurveda
  • Naturopathy
  • Creative Arts Therapies
  • Integrative Whole Systems / Whole Practices
  • Homeopathy
  • Tai Chi
  • Qi Gong
  • Massage Therapy
  • Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine
  • Integrative Cost Studies / Comparative Effectiveness
  • Neurostimulation
  • Integrative Biophysics

Journal of Integrative and Complementary Medicine is under the editorial leadership of Editor-in-Chief Holger Cramer, PhD and other leading investigators. View the entire editorial board.

Audience: Conventional medicine, nursing, psychiatric, and psychology practitioners; alternative medicine practitioners, researchers, and specialists; schools of Oriental medicine; and pharmaceutical, herbal, and other therapeutic industry professionals; among others


  • PubMed/MEDLINE
  • PubMed Central
  • Web of Science: Science Citation Index® (SCI)
  • Scopus
  • Current Contents®/Clinical Medicine
  • Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  • Prous Science Integrity®
  • International Pharmaceutical Abstracts
  • EMBASE/Excerpta Medica
  • CINAHL® database
  • ProQuest databases
  • PsycINFO
  • CAB Abstracts
  • Global Health
  • Centralised Information Service for Complementary Medicine (CISCOM)
  • AMED - Allied and Contemporary Medicine Database
  • The MANTIS database
  • SafetyLit
  • BenchSci
The views, opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations set forth in any Journal article are solely those of the authors of those articles and do not necessarily reflect the views, policy or position of the Journal, its Publisher, its editorial staff or any affiliated Societies and should not be attributed to any of them.

Society Affiliations

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