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BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine

BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine

ISSN: 1472-6882 (electronic version)

Journal no. 12906

BioMed Central

Open access BioMed Central
  • Affiliated with the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research
  • Highest ranked open-access journal in the complementary medicine field
  • Full editorial oversight ensures high scientific quality of published work

Affiliated with the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research (ISCMR), BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine is the highest ranked open access journal in its field. We welcome work with an evidence-based approach on interventions that complement conventional therapies, with emphasis on the effects of biological mechanisms. The journal is guided by an editorial board made up of both past and present ISCMR presidents. Our peer-reviewed research articles have a global reach, ensuring the largest readership possible for your work.

This journal is part of the BMC series, a collection of journals that are focused on individual research communities, publishing all scientifically valid studies based on community-aligned standards of questioning, methods and analysis

Related subjects » Internal Medicine - Medicine

Impact Factor: 2.288 (2016) * 

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    BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 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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