The Journal of Natural Medicines is an international journal presenting original research in naturally occurring medicines and their related foods and cosmetics. It covers

chemistry of natural products; biochemistry of medicinal plants; pharmacology of natural products and herbs, including Kampo formulas and traditional herbs; botanical anatomy; cultivation of medicinal plants.

The journal publishes Reviews, Mini-Reviews, Original Papers, Notes, Rapid Communications and Natural Resource Letters.

Of the papers published in each volume of the Journal of Natural Medicines, approximately three will be chosen by members of the Selection Committee for honors as the Journal of Natural Medicines Award.

  • Presents original research in naturally occurring medicines and their related foods and cosmetics
  • Publishes Reviews, Mini-Reviews, Original Papers, Notes, Rapid Communications, and Natural Resource Letters
  • Three papers in each volume will be honored as Excellent Papers

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Chief Editor
  • Hiroshi Morita
Publishing model
Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

Journal metrics

2.343 (2020)
Impact factor
2.301 (2020)
Five year impact factor
6 days
Submission to first decision (Median)
197,991 (2021)
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  • The Japanese Society of Pharmacognosy

    The Journal of Natural Medicines is the Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Pharmacognosy. 

  • The Journal of Natural Medicines Award

    The award-winning papers are annually selected from all the original papers and notes published in the previous volume by the JONM Award Selection Committee of the Japanese Society of Pharmacognosy.

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Electronic ISSN
1861-0293
Print ISSN
1340-3443
Abstracted and indexed in
  1. AGRICOLA
  2. BIOSIS
  3. Baidu
  4. Biological Abstracts
  5. CAB Abstracts
  6. CLOCKSS
  7. CNKI
  8. CNPIEC
  9. Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)
  10. Dimensions
  11. EBSCO Biomedical Reference Collection
  12. EBSCO Discovery Service
  13. EBSCO STM Source
  14. EMBASE
  15. EMCare
  16. Google Scholar
  17. Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST)
  18. Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  19. Medline
  20. Meta
  21. Naver
  22. Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals and Series
  23. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  24. Portico
  25. ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  26. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  27. Reaxys
  28. SCImago
  29. SCOPUS
  30. Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)
  31. TD Net Discovery Service
  32. UGC-CARE List (India)
  33. Wanfang
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