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Mind-body Interventions: Mindful Movement Practices.

Guest Edited by Marcelo Demarzo and Linda Zhong

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Link to articleMost combinations of antiseptics and honey do not interfere with its antimicrobial activity. For the treatment of superficial bacterial infections, honey may be a suitable complementary therapy in conjunction with other topically applied antibacterial agents. 

Link to articleGuided meditation was found to improve the quality of life of patients with chronic kidney disease. Among other dimensions of well-being, patients reported feeling of peace and clarity of thought.


Aims and scope

BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles on interventions and resources that complement or replace conventional therapies, with a specific emphasis on research that explores the biological mechanisms of action, as well as their efficacy, safety, costs, patterns of use and/or implementation.

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Our research standards

We are committed to providing objective evidence for the efficacy or utilisation of complementary medicine and therapies. 

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We are affiliated with Cochrane Complementary Medicine. This affiliation improves the standard of Systematic Review reporting at the journal. 

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    For BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine (former title)
    2.838 - 2-year Impact Factor (2021)
    2.838 - 5-year Impact Factor (2021)
    1.471 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.674 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    38 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    55 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)

    3,053,194 downloads (2021)

Peer-review Terminology

  • The following summary describes the peer review process for this journal:

    Identity transparency: Single anonymized

    Reviewer interacts with: Editor

    Review information published: Review reports. Reviewer Identities reviewer opt in. Author/reviewer communication

    More information is available here