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About the Journal

Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (eCAM) is an international, peer-reviewed journal that seeks to understand the sources and to encourage rigorous research in this new, yet ancient world of complementary and alternative medicine.

The Journal seeks to apply scientific rigor to the study of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) modalities, particularly traditional Asian healing systems. eCAM emphasizes health outcome, while documenting biological mechanisms of action. The journal is devoted to the advancement of science in the field of basic research, clinical studies, methodology or scientific theory in diverse areas of Biomedical Sciences.

Change in eCAM Open Access Policy

Oxford Journals has been providing all eCAM papers “Open Access” without any charge to authors for the first four volumes since its launch. This has attracted much enthusiasm, and now the journal is established as one of the most exciting in the field. Due to great success in experimenting with the open access system, it has been decided for original articles to remain “open access” without charge to authors after 2008. However, all other manuscripts will be subscription based. Details are outlined below.

Original Articles

All original articles will be published as Open Access articles without charge to the authors. (Please note: Authors will be charged for colour costs if articles include colour figures)

Other Articles

Reviews, editorials, commentaries and all other articles excluding original articles will be published as standard articles, available to subscribers of the journal. However, the journal will participate in the Oxford Open program, and authors may choose to pay the Oxford Open charges in order to have their articles published as open access articles. For further details, please visit Oxford Open.

Abstracting and Indexing Services

Abstracts and citations for Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine are available via PubMed. The full text of eCAM is also available via PubMed Central.

The journal is covered by the following services:

CAB Abstracts
CISCOM - Centralised Information Service for Complementary Medicine
Current Contents® /Clinical Medicine
Dairy Science Abstracts
Forest Products Abstracts
Forestry Abstracts
General Science Index
Global Health
Helminthology Abstracts
Index Veterinarius
Journal Citation Reports /Science Edition
PROQUEST DATABASE : ProQuest Wilson Databases
Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch®)
Sugar Industry Abstracts
The Standard Periodical Directory
Tropical Diseases Bulletin
Wilson OmniFile Full Text Mega Edition
World Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Abstracts
Horticultural Abstracts
Veterinary Bulletin
Weed Abstracts


YearImpact FactorSi: Integrative & Complementary Medicine
20092.0643 out of 17
20081.9545 out of 14
20072.5352 out of 12

This information is taken from the Journal Citation Reports, published annually as part of the Science Citation Index by ISI.