Aims & Scope


The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Paradigm, Practice, and Policy Advancing Integrative Health is the leading peer-reviewed journal providing scientific research for the evaluation and integration of complementary and alternative 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.

The Journal of Alternative 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
  • 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

The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine is under the editorial leadership of Editor-in-Chief John Weeks 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

Society Affiliations

The Official Journal of the Society for Acupuncture Research

 

Indexed/Abstracted in:

MEDLINE;

PubMed;

PubMed Central;

Current Contents®/Clinical Medicine;

Science Citation Index Expanded;

Science Citation Index®;

Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition;

Prous Science Integrity®;

International Pharmaceutical Abstracts;

EMBASE/Excerpta Medica;

Scopus;

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;

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.