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Focus and Scope

The Journal of Integrative Medicine is to improve the quality of the journal, focus on popularization, focus on the clinic, and pay attention to experimental research; disseminate international Chinese and Western medicine policies and guidelines on the integration of Chinese and Western medicine; report the experience of integrating Chinese and Western medicine in clinical, scientific research, prevention, and teaching. And results, timely reflect the current level of integration of traditional Chinese and Western medicine, to explore ideas and methods of integration of traditional Chinese and Western medicine, introduce the progress of international professional related to the development of academic discussions; to improve the academic level of integrated traditional Chinese and Western medicine for human health services.

Main columns: reviews, topical pen talks, expert forums, clinical treatises, basic research, academic discussion, clinical trial methodologies, ideas and methodologies, English translations of Chinese medicine, reviews, clinical reports, case reports, continuing education fields, etc.

 

Section Policies

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Peer Review Process

All manuscripts submitted to PiscoMed Journal undergo rigorous peer review.

  • Initial submission is reviewed by in house editors to ensure adherence to policies of the journal.
  • The editor-in-chief decides on the manuscript to be sent out for review process and assigns the manuscript to one of the associate/section editors according to the particular topic.
  • The associate/section editor chooses the reviewers within the editorial board or from external expert panel depending on the topic.
  • After evaluations by the reviewers have been received, the associate/section editor makes one of the following recommendations: accept, accept with minor revision, accept with major revision and reject. The editor-in-chief makes a final decision.
  • If decision is minor revision, the authors have 15 days to resubmit the revised manuscript.
  • If decision is major revision, the authors have 40 days to resubmit the revised manuscript.
  • Upon resubmission, the same procedure is applied as for the initial submission. .
  • Authors may appeal for a rejected submission. Appeal requests must be made in writing to ojs@piscomed.com with detailed reasons for the appeal and point by point responses to the reviewers’ remarks. Decisions on appeals are final without exception.

Note: Author may suggest up to six academically qualified reviewers to review your submitted manuscript. Please insert the current contact details of the reviewers and state the reason for recommendation under the "Comments for the Editor" section in the last section of Step 1 during submission. However, please take note that this does not confirm that the recommended reviewers will be selected to review your manuscript.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Editorial Policies

The journal will not accept manuscript that has been published or is under consideration for publication in any other journal. The author needs to notify the journal if the data presented in the manuscript has been ever presented in conferences.

 

Conflict of Interest

The author has to provide the authorization of no conflict of interest with any financial body or funding agency that might influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All authors, members, reviewers and editors must disclose any association that poses a conflict of interest in connection with the manuscript. The corresponding author must download and complete the ICMJE Conflict of Interest Form on behalf of all the authors regarding to potential conflicts of interest, and submit the form in Step 4 during the article submission process.

 

Language

All articles should be written in English—either British or American as long as consistency is observed. SI units should be used. If you are not a native speaker of English you may want to utilize the professional language editing service provided by us before submitting the final version.

 

Withdrawal of Manuscript

If you decide to withdrawal your manuscript after it has been accepted (but not yet published), a processing fee of USD 200 is chargeable upon withdrawal.

 

Plagiarism Detection

The journal will not accept manuscripts that are plagiarized in any circumstances. The journal will verify the originality of the submitted manuscripts with iThenticate, the plagiarism detection software.

If a manuscript uses a text copied directly from another source, this text must be written in quotation marks and original source must be cited. If any kind of plagiarism is detected during the review process, the manuscript will be rejected.

Authors and researchers can also use iThenticate to screen their work before submission by visiting http://www.ithenticate.com.

 

Code of Ethics and Practices

PiscoMed Publishing requests all members involved in the journal publishing process to adhere the “Code of Conduct for Editors” and “Code of Conduct for Publishers” as stipulated by COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics). The guidelines define the best practice in the ethics of scholarly publishing, aiding the journals and publishers to achieve this.

 

Units of Measurement

Units of measurement should be presented simply and concisely using System International (SI) units.

 

Article Processing Charges (APC)

PiscoMed publishes all its journals in Gold Open Access format. The scientific community and the general public have free of all restrictions on accessing (e.g., subscription) and free of many restrictions on using its contents as soon as it is published online. PiscoMed does not require readers to purchase any form of subscription to view online versions of the journals. In order to defray our editorial and production costs, authors of the accepted articles are required to pay the article processing charges (APCs). The charges will come from authors' institutes or research funding bodies.

The APC for Journal of Integrative Medicine is as follows:

JournalAPC
Journal of Integrative MedicineUS $800

 

Editorial Board

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