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Nutritional strategies for integrative health care

Guest Edited by Der Jiun Ooi, Pattaneeya Prangthip and Md. Atiar Rahman

Music and sound therapies

Guest Edited by Artur C. Jaschke, Jiří Kantor and Wolfgang Mastnak

Complementary approaches to women's health

Guest Edited by Junyoung Jo, Fan Qu and Fangfang Wang

Advances in mycotherapy

Guest Edited by Wong Kah Hui and I-Chen Li

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New Content ItemThe application of music therapy as an alternative treatment for depression in ADHD children and adolescents showed positive neurophysiological and psychological effects.

New Content ItemTopical 0.1% CBD reduced ulcer size and accelerated ulcer healing without any reported local or systemic side effects.


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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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 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 3.3
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 3.6
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.080
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.673

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 8
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 154

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 3,428,952
    Altmetric mentions: 3,113

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