Journal of Integrative Medicine

Journal of Integrative Medicine (JIM) is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal. The predecessor of JIM is the Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine (JCIM, With this new, English-language publication, we are committed to making JIM an international platform for publishing high-quality papers on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and an open forum in which the different professions and international scholarly communities can exchange views, share research and their clinical experience, discuss CAM education, and confer about issues and problems in our various disciplines and in CAM as a whole in order to promote integrative medicine.

JIM is indexed/abstracted in: Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), MEDLINE/PubMed, Scopus, Excerpta Medica Database (EMBase), Chemical Abstracts (CA), International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, CSA Natural Sciences, CAB Abstracts, Global Health, Index Copernicus, EBSCO, and Ulrich's Periodicals Directory.

JIM Editorial Office uses ThomsonReuters ScholarOne Manuscripts as submitting and review system (submission link:

JIM is published bimonthly. Manuscripts submitted to JIM should be written in English. Article types include but are not limited to randomized controlled and pragmatic trials, translational and patient-centered effectiveness outcome studies, case series and reports, clinical trial protocols, preclinical and basic science studies, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, papers on methodology and CAM history or education, conference proceedings, editorials, commentaries, short communications, book reviews, and letters to the editor.

Our purpose is to publish a prestigious international journal for studies in integrative medicine. To achieve this aim, we seek to publish high-quality papers on any aspects of integrative medicine, such as acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurveda medicine, herbal medicine, homeopathy, nutrition, chiropractic, mind-body medicine, taichi, qigong, meditation, and any other modalities of CAM; our commitment to international scope ensures that research and progress from all regions of the world are widely covered. These ensure that articles published in JIM have the maximum exposure to the international scholarly community.

JIM can help its authors let their papers reach the widest possible range of readers, and let all those who share an interest in their research field be concerned with their study.

Editors-in-Chief Wei-kang Zhao , Lixing Lao

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  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISSN: 2095-4964