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Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine

Editor-in-Chief: Lui, Edmund

Ed. by Ko, Robert / Leung, Kelvin Sze-Yin / Saunders, Paul / Suntres, Zacharias

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2014: 0.203
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2014: 0.290
Impact per Publication (IPP) 2014: 0.655

Your benefits:
  • Evidence-based research on complementary and integrative medicine
  • Facilitated information transfer to the consumer
  • Facilitated distribution of information to a larger international community
  • Online publication ahead of print

Aims and Scope

Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine (JCIM) focuses on evidence concerning the efficacy and safety of complementary medical (CM) whole systems, practices, interventions and natural health products, including herbal and traditional medicines. The journal is edited by Ed Lui of the University of Western Ontario.

  • Quality, efficacy, and safety of natural health products, dietary supplements, traditional medicines and their synthetic duplicates
  • Efficacy and safety of complementary therapies
  • Evidence-based medicine and practice, including evidence of traditional use
  • Curriculum development, educational system and competency of complementary health programs
  • Methodologies on research and evaluation of traditional medicines and herbal products
  • Integrative medicine: basic and clinical research and practice
  • Innovation in CAM Curriculum
  • Educational Material Design

Article formats
Research Articles, Review Articles, Mini Reviews, Case Reports, Discussion/Opinion Papers, Short Communications, Editorials

> Information on submission process

Type of Publication:

researchers in the field of medicine, medical sciences, traditional medicine and commercialization; complementary & integrative healthcare providers and educators; consumers

Instructions for Authors

You can easily submit your manuscript online. Simply go to and you will be guided through the whole submission and publishing process.

Your benefits of publishing with us
  • Rapid publication times
  • Wide range of publication formats, including conference abstracts and presentations
  • Availability of the inclusion of supplemental files with video files capability that facilitate case reporting and demonstration of clinical procedures and techniques
  • High quality single-blind peer-review
  • Easy-to-use online submission system
  • No submission fee
  • Free publication of color figures both in online and print editions and no page charges
  • Optional open access publication
  • Accepted papers will be published online first as DOI-citable, forward-linked articles for quickest possible visibility for the scientific community
  • Every article easily discoverable because of SEO and comprehensive abstracting and indexing services
  • Convenient citation tracking via e-mail alert
  • Secure archiving by De Gruyter and the independent archiving service Portico
  • Professional sales and marketing support
Submission process
  • Check that your topic fits the scope of the journal
  • Submission of your manuscript via our submission management tool following the Information for Authors (you will be guided through every step of the submission process)
  • Single-blind peer review process
  • A decision on your paper is aspired within 5-8 weeks
  • Accepted articles are published online ahead of print approx. 4 weeks after acceptance
Please note
  • Manuscripts must be written in clear and concise English
  • Before submitting your article please have a look at our Publication Ethics Statement of JCIM and our copyright agreement
  • Once your article is accepted you have the option to publish it open access
  • Our repository policy allows you to distribute 30 PDF copies of your published article to colleagues (the PDF has to include the information that it is an author's copy). Please also feel free to distribute the link to the online abstract
  • If you have any general questions please visit our FAQ page for authors
  • For more detailed information please contact the JCIM Editorial Office

We look forward to receiving your manuscript!


Content available since 2004 (Volume 1, Issue 1)

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  • EBSCO (relevant databases)
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Edmund M. K. Lui, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada

Robert Kam-Ming Ko, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China,
Kelvin Sze-Yin Leung, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China,
Paul Saunders, Can College of Naturopathic Medicine, Toronto, Ontario, Canada,
Zacharias Suntres, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada,

Editorial Board

John T. Arnason, Department of Biology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa Ontario, Canada
Steven K.H. Aung, Associate Clinical Professor, Departments of Medicine and Family, Medicine University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada
Robert Banner, Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
Zhao Xiang Bian, School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China
Heather Boon, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Alieen P. Burford-Mason, DRS Consulting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Harpal S. Buttar, Senior Scientist and Adjunct Professor, Reproduction and Urology Division, Therapeutic Products Directorate, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Barbara Findlay, Integrated Health Care Consultant, Richmond, BC, Canada
Gerhard Franz, Fakulta Fur Chemie/Pharmazie, University of Regensburg, Germany
Mahabir Gupta, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad de Panama, Rep. de Panamá
Francis C.P. Law, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada
P.C. Leung, Institue Of Chinese Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, P.R. China
Maria Lara Marquez, Dept. of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Children's Hospital J.M. de Los Rios, Caracas, Venezuela

Editorial Office
Heike Jahnke, Journal Editor
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Genthiner Str. 13, 10785 Berlin, Germany
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    posted by: Allen Jones on 2012-09-29 02:29 AM (Europe/Berlin)

  • Dear Sir My research article entitled "Protective effects of Phyllanthus acidus (L.) Skeels extract on acetaminophen mediated hepatic injury and oxidative stress in wistar rats" was published in your esteemed journal (2010;7(1) DOI: 10.2202/1553-3840.1439). But till now I did not get the exact page numbers (only issue and volume number is available), pls provide it. So I would be able to quote it properly. Moreover, this journal is indexed in pubmed, but it is not showing my paper in it. Kindly look at the matter and do the needful. Thanks and regards Dr. Nilesh Kumar Jain M. Pharm, PhD, FAPP

    posted by: Nilesh Kumar Jain on 2014-02-08 04:00 PM (Europe/Berlin)

  • Dear Nilesh Kumar Jain, Thank you for your comment. We have forwarded your question to the editorial department.

    posted by: De Gruyter Online on 2014-02-11 10:13 AM (Europe/Berlin)

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