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Global Advances in Integrative Medicine and Health

Global Advances in Integrative Medicine and Health

eISSN: 27536130 | ISSN: 27536130 Frequency: Yearly

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  • Indexed In: PubMed, Google Scholar, and DOAJ
  • Published by SAGE since 2012
  • Publication is subject to payment of an article processing charge (APC)
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Global Advances in Integrative Medicine and Health (Global Advances) is a peer-reviewed open access journal that provides a platform for the dissemination of evidence-based research and knowledge in the field of health and medicine that integrates multi-disciplinary therapeutic approaches and lifestyle practices to promote whole person health. Please see the Aims and Scope tab for further information.

This journal is published in association with Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health. This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

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The current APC for this journal is $1,500. Members of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health will receive a 20% discount on the APC.

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Global Advances in Integrative Medicine and Health (Global Advances) is the official publication of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health, whose mission is to advance integrative medicine and health through academic institutions and health systems.

Global Advances is a peer-reviewed, PubMed Central-indexed, open-access journal. We aim to advance the science and practice of integrative medicine and health by disseminating scientific information and promoting dialogue and collaboration among healthcare providers from various disciplines, practice patterns, and cultures. The journal’s goal is to further develop the evidence base of the latest knowledge of basic/translational, clinical, and epidemiological research on integrative medicine and health.

We consider integrative medicine and health to include approaches informed by evidence that reaffirm the importance of focus on the whole person and make use of all appropriate therapeutic and lifestyle approaches, healthcare professionals, and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to investigations of:

  • Interventions to promote health, resilience and well-being, prevent illness, and foster healthier lifestyles
  • Treatments for symptoms and disease that focus on whole-person approaches
  • Understanding mechanistic pathways involved in integrative therapies or whole person health
  • Strategies to prevent disease progression and provide palliative care
  • Lifestyle interventions to prevent and treat chronic illnesses
  • Biomarkers associated with responses to integrative health interventions
  • Epidemiology of integrative health practices and use
  • Qualitative experiences across integrative health
  • New tools, technologies, and/or methodologies used to drive innovation in integrative medicine
  • Health services research in the integrative medicine and health context
  • Policy, ethical, and economic issues relevant to integrative health and medicine

We are interested in research, study protocols and study methodologies, as they relate to integrative medicine and health, across the spectrum from basic/translational science to clinical research (pilot, feasibility to PhaseI/II efficacy) to implementation and dissemination.

Letters to the editor, evidence-informed viewpoints, feature articles, and personal narrative essays may be considered.

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Global Advances in Integrative Medicine and Health is an Open Access journal that requires authors to pay a fee for production and Open Access publication of accepted articles. The fee can be found on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page. 

Erik Groessl, PhD University of California San Diego, USA
Gloria Yeh, MD, MPH Harvard Medical School, USA
Editor Emeritus
Remy R. Coeytaux, M.D., Ph.D. Wake Forest School of Medicine
Suzanne C. Danhauer, Ph.D. Wake Forest School of Medicine
Associate Editors
Carrie Brintz, PhD Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA
Tobias Esch, MD Witten/Herdecke University, School of Medicine, Germany
Leigh Frame, PhD, MHS George Washington University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, USA
Yan Zhang, PhD, LAC Texas Christian University, Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences, USA
Editorial Board
Linda Carlson University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Margaret Chesney, PhD University of California, San Francisco, USA
Delia Chiaramonte, MD University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA
Vincent Chi-ho Chung The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Lorenzo Cohen, PhD MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
Rebecca Crane, Ph.D. Bangor University, UK
Chris D'Adamo, PhD University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA
Richard J. Davidson, PhD University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA (cognitive neuroscience)
Ricardo Ghelman, MD, PhD University of São Paulo, Brazil
Jennifer Hunter, BMed MScPH PhD Health Research Group, Australia
Miek Jong, PhD National Research Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Norway
Maryanna Klatt, PhD Ohio State University, USA
Ben Kligler, MD Veterans Health Administration, USA
Sunoh Kwon, DKM, PhD Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine (KIOM), South Korea
Paul Mills, PhD University of California, San Diego, USA
Arya Nielsen, PhD Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA
Don Penzien, PhD Wake Forest School of Medicine, USA
Melinda Ring, MD Northwestern University, USA
Paolo Roberti di Sarsina, MD University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Rob Saper MD Cleveland Clinic, USA
Karen Sherman PhD Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, USA
Victor Sierpina, MD University of Texas, Medical Branch at Galveston, USA
Shirley Telles, Ph.D. IMHANS, Bangalore University, India
David Victorson, PhD Northwestern University, USA
Peter Wayne PhD Harvard University, USA
Ruth Wolever, PhD Vanderbilt University, USA
Darong Wu, M.D., Ph.D. Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, China
Fadel Zeidan, PhD University of California San Diego, USA
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