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Acupuncture in Medicine

Aims and scope

Acupuncture in Medicine is a bi-monthly scientific and clinical journal aimed at Western-trained physicians and other health professionals, and uses the prevailing understanding of neurophysiology and anatomy to interpret the effects of acupuncture. The Journal largely restricts its published articles to this Western approach. Clinical reports of the effects of traditional acupuncture will be considered, and theoretical aspects that are evidence-based. AiM is owned by the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS) and is published by BMJ Group.


Responsiveness Very fast
Time from submission to first decision after peer review 3 weeks
Time to immediate reject 0.3 weeks
Publication speed Slow
Time from acceptance to print 12 weeks
Total time to publication 11 weeks
Time from submission to acceptance 9 weeks
Time from acceptance to online 2 weeks


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Color charges

Color figures are particularly welcome, and no payment is required for color figure production in this journal.

Open Access Policy

Open access available Yes

Our Open Access option is available to any author publishing in a journal from BMJ; authors will be asked whether they wish to take up the option on acceptance of their article. For authors opting for Open Access, the article may be reused according to the relevant Creative Commons licence. The default licence is CC BY-NC, but where the funder requires it the author can select CC BY.

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General information

Publisher BMJ Publishing Group
  • British Medical Acupuncture Society
Imprint British Medical Association
ISSN 0964-5284
eISSN 1759-9873
SNIP 0.823
Acceptance rate 61%
Publication Frequency Not provided
Publication Languages
  • English
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