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Scope of the Journal

Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (eCAM) is an international, rigorously peer-reviewed journal, devoted to the advancement of science in the field of complementary and alternative medicine by providing an international forum for collaboration and debate. As the title states, our aim is to evaluate non-conventional or non-modern Western medicine and therapies by modern scientific methods to establish standards in this emerging, chaotic field. Only manuscripts of the highest scientific quality, that are concisely written and that comply with these Instructions for Authors will be accepted.

The journal publishes articles on basic and clinical research, methodology, and history and philosophy of medicine in relevant areas. It will include the following areas in biomedical sciences: phytotherapy (herbal medicine), Ayurvedic medicine, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), Kampo medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture/acupressure, hydrotherapy (balneology), relevant animal molecules (RAMS), and neuroimmune mechanisms (NIMS). New sources of natural plant and animal molecules will also be considered. This list is not exclusive for we would like to be a forum for all aspects of evidence-based CAM.

Types of Articles Published

Original Articles: Original articles should include new findings in the areas covered by the Journal. Methods and data used should be clarified, and evidence must be critically evaluated. An original article should not much exceed 5000 words, and should include an Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion and References, in that order.
Reviews: The journal accepts reviews that deal with a particular theme or area of study in a thoughtful and exhaustive manner. A review should not exceed 8000 words.
The journal publishes commentaries and lecture series on a commission basis.