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Complementary Therapies in Medicine

Aims and scope

Complementary Therapies in Medicine is an international, peer-reviewed journal that has considerable appeal to anyone who seeks objective and critical information on complementary therapies or who wishes to deepen their understanding of these approaches. Complementary Therapies in Medicine aims to publish valid, relevant and rigorous research and serious discussion articles with the main purpose of improving healthcare. The journal believes that good healthcare needs to be based on clinical judgement and the available evidence on what is safe and effective, integrating conventional and complementary therapies as appropriate. For full aims and scope, please visit the journal website.


Responsiveness Not Provided
Time from submission to first decision after peer review Not Provided
Time to immediate reject Not Provided
Publication speed Very slow
Time from acceptance to print 20 weeks
Total time to publication Not Provided
Time from submission to acceptance 16 weeks
Time from acceptance to online 6 weeks


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Illustrations in colour cannot be accepted unless the cost of origination and printing is paid by the author

Open Access Policy

Open access available Yes

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General information

Publisher Elsevier
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Imprint Churchill Livingstone
ISSN 0965-2299
eISSN 1873-6963
SNIP 1.168
Acceptance rate 20%
Publication Frequency Not provided
Publication Languages
  • English
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