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Advances in mycotherapy

Guest Edited by Wong Kah Hui and I-Chen Li

Anxiety and stress-related disorders: the role of botanicals

Guest Edited by Ravid Doron, Yunna Kim and Wenda Xue

Herb-drug interactions

Guest Edited by Awodayo O. Adepiti, Swapnil P. Borse, Márcio Rodrigues and Cheng-Peng Sun

Medical ethnobotany

Guest Edited by Adeyemi O. Aremu, Binsheng Luo and Sakina Mussarat

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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

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    3.9 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.9 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.323 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.688 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    26 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    164 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    3,165,964 downloads
    15,752 Altmetric mentions 

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