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Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies

Aims and scope

Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies (FACT) is a quarterly review journal that aims to present the evidence on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in an analytical and impartial manner. With increasing interest and growing research into CAM there are dozens of specific complementary medicine journals and thousands of general medical journals that present articles and research findings in this area. Knowing it is impossible to scan all these publications, the FACT editorial team systematically searches the world literature to uncover articles and key papers in all fields of CAM research. The journal saves readers times by making it easier to keep abreast of all the new research data related to CAM. Topics covered include: • Herbal medicines • Acupuncture • Homeopathy • Manipulative therapies • Nutritional therapies • Mind-body therapies • Hypnotherapy • Other CAM therapies The most important factual papers are summarised and critically appraised in the form of an expert commentary written by a member of FACT's international editorial board. The author(s) of the original paper are invited to respond and their replies are also published when received. All summaries and commentaries are evidence-based, reporting clinical trials, systematic reviews or meta-analyses, compiling, interpreting and disseminating the up-to-date evidence for or against complementary medicine. Each issue may include: Summaries and commentaries on key CAM areas Original articles that review the evidence for and against CAM in a particular therapeutic area Debate articles which present different or even opposing views to tease out the pros and contras in controversial areas A comprehensive compilation of recently published CAM literatureGuest editorialsInterviews of outstanding personalities in the field of CAM Book reviews and a list of new booksLetters to the editor Abstracting and Indexing Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies is included in the following abstracting and indexing databases: • Acubriefs • Allied and Complementary Medicine Database • CAB Abstracts - including Abstracts of Hygiene and Communicable Diseases, and Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews A • Cambridge Scientific Abstracts - including Neurosciences Abstracts • CINAHL • Elsevier Databases - including EMBASE/Excerpta Medica, EMCare, and Scopus • MANTIS Database • Zetoc


Responsiveness Very slow
Time from submission to first decision after peer review 12 weeks
Time to immediate reject Not Provided
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Open Access Policy

Open access available Yes

For NIH-funded authors, manuscripts are deposited in PubMed to be made publicly available 12 months after publication. In addition, Wiley offers an optional Online Open service (typical cost: US $3,000), which allows the accepted article to be made freely available to the public immediately.

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Publisher Wiley
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Imprint Pharmaceutical Press
ISSN 1465-3753
eISSN 2042-7166
SNIP 0.347
Acceptance rate 62%
Publication Frequency Not provided
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