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
  • 100% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

Journal information

Chief Editor
  • Masami Ishibashi
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

2.055 (2019)
Impact factor
1.943 (2019)
Five year impact factor
11 days
Submission to first decision
70 days
Submission to acceptance
132,772 (2019)
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This journal has 83 open access articles

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  • COVID-19 and impact on peer review

    As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

  • 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
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