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How to locate and appraise qualitative research in complementary and alternative medicine

  • Brigitte Franzel1Email author,
  • Martina Schwiegershausen1,
  • Peter Heusser1 and
  • Bettina Berger1
BMC Complementary and Alternative MedicineThe official journal of the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research (ISCMR)201313:125

Received: 18 June 2012

Accepted: 19 April 2013

Published: 3 June 2013

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Original Submission
18 Jun 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
12 Oct 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Shiraz Mishra
29 Nov 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Felicity Bishop
12 Feb 2013 Author responded Author comments - Brigitte Franzel
Resubmission - Version 2
12 Feb 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 2
11 Mar 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Felicity Bishop
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
19 Apr 2013 Editorially accepted
3 Jun 2013 Article published 10.1186/1472-6882-13-125

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Authors’ Affiliations

Center for Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Health, University of Witten/Herdecke