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Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, The

Editor-in-Chief: John Weeks

ISSN: 1075-5535 • Online ISSN: 1557-7708 • Published Monthly

Current Volume: 22

Latest Impact Factor* is 1.585

*2014 Journal Citation Reports® published by Thomson Reuters, 2015

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  • New Study Shows High Use of Complementary Therapies by Cancer Inpatients...Read More
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  • Acupuncture Can Improve Outcomes in Dermatological Conditions...Read More
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  • Chinese Herbal Mixture Significantly Reduces Fatigue in Cancer Patients...Read More
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  • Can Intensive Mindfulness Training Improve Depression?...Read More
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The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy is the premier peer-reviewed journal of scientific work for healthcare professionals, practitioners, and scientists seeking to evaluate and integrate Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) into mainstream 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
  • Mind-Body Medicine
  • Nutrition and Dietary Supplements
  • Yoga
  • Ayurveda
  • Naturopathy
  • Homeopathy
  • Tai Chi
  • Qi Gung
  • Massage Therapy
  • Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine
  • Neurostimulation
  • Integrative Biophysics

The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine is under the editorial leadership of Editor-in-Chief John Weeks, Co-Founder and Director of the Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health, 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


An Official Journal of the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research



 This journal is a Member Benefit of the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine

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.

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