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Aims and scope

BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles on interventions and resources that complement or replace conventional therapies, with a specific emphasis on research that explores the biological mechanisms of action, as well as their efficacy, safety, costs, patterns of use and/or implementation.


  • Tom Rowles, BioMed Central

Section Editors

  • Jacobus Eloff, University of Pretoria
  • Insop Shim, Kyung Hee University
  • Torkel Falkenberg, Karolinska Institutet
  • Victor Kuete, University of Dschang
  • Jianping Liu, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine
  • Cheryl Ritenbaugh, University of Arizona
  • Claudia Witt, Charité University Medical Center



BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine is affiliated with ISCMRthe international society for complementary medicine research.