Journal of Integrative Medicine

Journal of Integrative Medicine (JIM) is a peer-reviewed journal sponsored by Shanghai Association of Integrative Medicine and Shanghai Changhai Hospital, China. It is a continuation of the Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine (JCIM), which was established in 2003 and published in Chinese language (The phonetic romanization of the Chinese title used by MEDLINE/PubMed is Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao). Since 2013, JIM has been published in English language.

JIM is an interdisciplinary journal focusing on academic research and clinical studies in the field of integrative medicine. It aims to be a leading journal for studies in integrative medicine, and to promote communication and integration among traditional medicinal systems, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), and conventional western medicine. The editorial board is committed to publishing high-quality papers on integrative medicine and creating an open forum in which the international scholarly community can exchange views, share research and clinical experience, discuss integrative medicine education, and confer about issues and problems in our various disciplines and in integrative medicine as a whole. The journal's international scope ensures that research and progress from all regions of the world are widely covered.

Topics covered include all aspects of integrative medicine, such as acupuncture and moxibustion, traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, herbal medicine, homeopathy, nutrition, chiropractic, mind-body medicine, Taichi, Qigong, meditation, and any other modalities of CAM, as well as their integration with the conventional medicine.

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 medical history or education, conference proceedings, editorials, commentaries, short reports, book reviews, and letters to the editor.

Headed by experienced and internationally recognized Editors-in-Chief and supported by a strong, internationally diverse team of editors, JIM benefits various groups, including clinical researchers, practitioners, academics and administrators worldwide in the field of medical healthcare. With its global reach, JIM looks to establish itself as an outstanding English language journal in its area of focus.

Benefits to Authors
JIM is published both in print and online. The print issues are published bimonthly. However, the journal publishes articles in their full-citable form as soon as the final author corrections have been approved. Therefore, online publication is ahead of the printed journal at the website JIM is indexed in MEDLINE/PubMed, ScienceDirect, Embase, Chemical Abstracts, CAB Abstracts, EBSCO, Western Pacific Region Index Medicus (WPRIM), Chinese Science Citation Database (CSCD) and China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI). This ensures that articles published in JIM have the maximum exposure and visibility to the international scholarly community. JIM does not levy any submission fee or page charges to any author. We also provide many other author benefits, such as free PDFs, special discounts on Elsevier publications and much more. Please click here for more information on our author services.

Please see our Guide for Authors ( for information on article submission. If you require any further information or help, please visit our support pages:

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

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  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISSN: 2095-4964