Alternative and Integrative Medicine (AIM) provides the rapid monthly publication of articles in all areas related to Complimentary medicine, OTC Drugs, Ayurvedic medicine, Unani Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Homeopathy, Shiatsu medicine, Holistic medicine, Bio resonance therapy, Transcendental Meditation, Iridology, Yoga, Reiki, Spagyric medication, Water Cure Therapy, Anthroposophic Medicine, Osteopathic medication, Music Therapy, Auriculotherapy, Neurogenetics, Auto immune diseases, Carcinogenesis,Physical therapy, etc. Alternative Integrative Medicine welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence. Papers will be published approximately 15 days after acceptance. As a member of Publisher International linking Association, PILA, Alternative & Integrative Medicine follows the Creative Commons Attribution License and Scholars Open Access publishing policies.
As a member of Publisher International linking Association, PILA, Journal of Alternative and Integrative Medicine follows the Creative Commons Attribution License and Scholars Open Access publishing policies.
Submit manuscript at https://www.scholarscentral.org/submissions/alternative-integrative-medicine.html or send as an e-mail attachment to the Editorial Office at [email protected]
A manuscript number will be e-mailed to the corresponding author within 72 hours.
Journal of Alternative and Integrative Medicine Policy Regarding the NIH Mandate
Journal of Alternative and Integrative Medicine Policy will support authors by posting the published version of articles by NIH grant-holders and European or UK based biomedical or life sciences grant holders to PubMed Central immediately after publication.
Editorial Policies and Process
Alternative & Integrative Medicine follows a progressive editorial policy that encourages researchers to submit the original research, reviews and editorial observations as articles, well supported by tables and graphic representation.
Article Processing Charges (APC) :
Alternative and Integrative Medicine is self-financed and does not receive funding from any institution/government. Hence, the Journal operates solely through processing charges we receive from the authors and some academic/corporate sponsors. The handling fee is required to meet its maintenance. Being an Open Access Journal, Journal of Alternative and Integrative Medicine does not collect subscription charges from readers that enjoy free online access to the articles. Authors are hence required to pay a fair handling fee for processing their articles. However, there are no submission charges. Authors are required to make payment only after their manuscript has been accepted for publication. Besides APC, authors also need to pay 100 Euro as administrative fees at the end of publication process. This administrative charge is not included in the APC and is charged for the smooth running of publication process.
In case of withdrawal because of any reason the minimum standard article processing charges for Alternative & Integrative Medicine is 519 Euro.
Note: As per rules and regulations authors can withdraw his/her article only before 5 days after the manuscript submission.
Average Article prorcessing time (APT) is 55 days
"The basic article processing fee or manuscript handling cost is as per the price mentioned above on the other hand it may vary based on the extensive editing, colored effects, complex equations, extra elongation of no. of pages of the article, etc."
Submission of an Article:
In order to reduce delays, authors should adhere to the level, length and format of the Journals at every stage of processing right from the manuscript submission to each revision stage. Submitted articles should have a 300 words summary/abstract, separate from the main text. The summary should provide a brief account of the workby clearly stating the purpose of the study and the methododlogy adopted, highlighting major findings briefly. The text may contain a few short subheadings of no more than 40 characters each.
With an inetntion to make scientific and health care information globally available, we have introduced translation services. This service enables the authors to reach the global audience in many major world languages at a time as our language experts in Spanish, French and German can translate the article from English into different world languages as per the author's requirements. This service grants a global presence to the author and his/her scholarship.
As an open access publisher, we do not seek or get financial assistance from any organization. Authors who wish to avail our translation services and who are interested to publish their paper in other languages, are requested to pay the following additional charges along with the article processing charges.
Up to 500 words
4 working days
501 – 1,500 words
4 working days
1,501 – 3,000 words
5 working days
3,001 – 6,000 words
7 working days
6,001 – 10,000 words
9 working days
Above 10,001 words
Price will be fixed upon discussion
Duration will be fixed upon discussion
Accepted papers will be published in both English as well as author recommended language(s).
Formats for Articles:
We accept various formats of literary works such as research articles, reviews, abstracts, addendums, announcements, article-commentaries, book reviews, rapid communications, letters to the editor, annual meeting abstracts, conference proceedings, calendars, case-reports, corrections, discussions, meeting-reports, news, obituaries, orations, product reviews, hypotheses and analyses.
Article Preparation Guidelines
Guidelines for Research Articles
Letters to the Editor/Concise Communications
Acknowledgement: This section includes acknowledgment of people, grant details, funds, etc
Note: If an author fails to submit his/her work as per the above instructions, they are requested to maintain clear titles namely headings, subheading.
Only published or accepted manuscripts should be included in the reference list. Meetings abstracts, conference talks, or papers that have been submitted but not yet accepted should not be cited. All personal communications should be supported by a letter from the relevant authors.
We use the numbered citation (citation-sequence) method. References are listed and numbered in the order that they appear in the text. In the text, citations should be indicated by the reference number in brackets. Multiple citations within a single set of brackets should be separated by commas. When there are three or more sequential citations, they should be given as a range. Example: "... now enable biologists to simultaneously monitor the expression of thousands of genes in a single experiment [1,5-7,28]". Make sure the parts of the manuscript are in the correct order for the relevant journal before ordering the citations. Figure captions and tables should be at the end of the manuscript.
Users of the Thomson Reuters EndNote® software should select the Alternative and Integrative Medicine reference style when preparing references for any article.
Authors are requested to provide at least one online link for each reference as following (preferably PubMed).
Because all references will be linked electronically as much as possible to the papers they cite, proper formatting of the references is crucial. Please use the following style for the reference list:
Note: Please list the first five authors and then add "et al." if there are additional authors.
Electronic Journal Articles Entrez Programming Utilities
These should be used at a minimum and designed as simple as possible. We strongly encourage authors to submit tables as .doc format. Tables are to be typed double-spaced throughout, including headings and footnotes. Each table should be on a separate page, numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and supplied with a heading and a legend. Tables should be self-explanatory without reference to the text. Preferably, the details of the methods used in the experiments should be described in the legend instead of in the text. The same data should not be presented in both table and graph form or repeated in the text. Cells can be copied from an Excel spreadsheet and pasted into a word document, but Excel files should not be embedded as objects.
Note: If the submission is in PDF format, the author is requested to retain the same in .doc format in order to aid in completion of process successfully.
Figures: The preferred file formats for photographic images are .doc, TIFF and JPEG. If you have created images with separate components on different layers, please send us the Photoshop files. All images must be at or above intended display size, with the following image resolutions: Line Art 800 dpi, Combination (Line Art + Halftone) 600 dpi, Halftone 300 dpi. See the Image quality specifications chart for details. Image files also must be cropped as close to the actual image as possible. Use Arabic numerals to designate figures and upper case letters for their parts (Figure 1). Begin each legend with a title and include sufficient description so that the figure is understandable without reading the text of the manuscript. Information given in legends should not be repeated in the text.
Figure legends: These should be typed in numerical order on a separate sheet
Tables and Equations as Graphics
If equations cannot be encoded in MathML, submit them in TIFF or EPS format as discrete files (i.e., a file containing only the data for one equation). Only when tables cannot be encoded as XML/SGML can they be submitted as graphics. If this method is used, it is critical that the font size in all equations and tables is consistent and legible throughout all submissions.
Discrete items of the Supplementary Information (for example, figures, tables) referred to at an appropriate point in the main text of the paper. Summary diagram/figure included as part of the Supplementary Information (optional). All Supplementary Information is supplied as a single PDF file, where possible. File size within the permitted limits for Supplementary Information. Images should be a maximum size of 640 x 480 pixels (9 x 6.8 inches at 72 pixels per inch).
Proofs and Reprints
Electronic proofs will be sent as an e-mail attachment to the corresponding author as a PDF file. Page proofs are considered to be the final version of the manuscript. With the exception of typographical or minor clerical errors, no changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage. Authors can freely download the PDF file from which they can print unlimited copies of their articles.
Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, or thesis) and that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. All works published by HILARIS SRL are under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License. This permits anyone to copy, distribute, transmit and adapt the work provided the original work and source is appropriately cited.