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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: 23

Latest Impact Factor* is 1.395

*2015 Journal Citation Reports® published by Thomson Reuters, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS: Submit your manuscript to The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine today!

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Featured Press Releases and Editorial Content

  • Can Yoga Reduce Symptoms of Menstrual Disorders?...Read More
  • Do Hospitalized Patients Want Complementary and Alternative Treatments and Will They Pay Cash for Them?...Read More
  • Columbia and Harvard Researchers Find Yoga and Controlled Breathing Reduce Depressive Symptoms...Read More
  • Are Mind-Body Therapies Effective in Autism?...Read More
  • Eating the Placenta after Childbirth -- Researchers from Three Academic Health Centers Explore Perceptions of Health Benefits and Risks...Read More
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  • Can Traditional Chinese Medicine Offer Treatments for Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease?...Read More
  • Deepak Chopra's Ayurvedic Retreat Program Yields Sustained Increases in Well-Being...Read More
  • Can An Integrative Medicine Approach Help Prevent Medical Errors?...Read More
  • Study from Ben Kliger and Colleagues Offers New Strategies for Integrating Mind-Body Medicine into Primary Care...Read More
  • What Effect Does Oral Aloe Vera Have on Diabetes?...Read More
  • Do Hispanics with Cancer Rely on Complementary Health Practices?...Read More
  • Can Personality Traits Affect Likelihood of Using Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction?...Read More
  • Can Changes to Your Diet Help You Sleep Better?...Read More
  • Acupuncture in the Military for Rapid Pain Relief on the Battlefield...Read More
  • New Study Shows High Use of Complementary Therapies by Cancer Inpatients...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
  • 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


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

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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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