Numerous scientific, peer-reviewed journals feature empirical research and theoretical reviews in various areas of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), including Ayurveda, medicinal plants, acupuncture, energy healing, therapeutic touch, hypnosis, homeopathy, meditation, ethnobiology, ethnopharmacology and other topics. Most of those listed below are open-access, with issues available for free online. If you are aware of others that should be added, please contact us.

Ayurveda, Medicinal Plants and Ethnobotany Journals

Academia Journal of Medicinal Plants (AJMP)

AJMP is an open access, international journal dedicated to high quality papers in all areas of medicinal plants including plant growth and cultivation of medicinal plants, agronomic management, plant nutrition, plant physiology, pharmacology, herbs and chemistry of natural products. Back issues are freely available online.

African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines (AJTCAM)

AJTCAM is a peer-reviewed journal focused on research in all areas of applied medicinal plants, traditional medicines, food and agricultural technologies, and the healthy use of medicinal products. Free online subscription is available for older back issues.

Ancient Science of Life

Ancient Science of Life is one of the oldest peer-reviewed scientific journal on Ayurvedic medicine, and publishes full-length original papers and reviews on Ayurveda, allied disciplines and all forms of traditional medicines. All articles are freely available online.

The Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine (AJP)

AJP is a journal devoted to original research papers in the field of "Phytomedicine" including basic research in phytochemistry, pharmacology and toxicology, clinical applications of herbs and natural products and the effects of common food ingredients and plant extracts. All articles are freely available online.

Ayurpharm: International Journal of Ayurveda and Allied Sciences

IJAAS is a peer-reviewed monthly online journal publishing original research and review articles on Ayurveda and other system of alternative medicine like Siddha, Unani, Homeopathy, Tibbi, Chinese, Folk-lore medicine etc. All issues are freely available online.

Ethnobotany Research and Applications

Ethnobotany Research and Applications is an online, peer-reviewed journal focused on ethnobotany, traditional medicine, medicinal plants and related subjects. All articles are freely available online.

European Journal of Medicinal Plants

The European Journal of Medicinal Plants is an online, peer-reviewed journal published in India. It focuses on medicinal plants, pharmacognosy, essential oils, phytomedicine, and related subjects. All issues are freely available online.

Global Journal of Research on Medicinal Plants and Indigenous Medicine

The Global Journal of Research on Medicinal Plants and Indigenous Medicine is an online, peer-reviewed journal focused on all aspects of medicinal plants, integrative medicine, ethnopharmocology, fitoterapia, phytomedicines, and related subjects. All articles are freely available online.

Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge (IJTK)

IJTK deals with experimental investigations of the biological activities of materials from plants, animals and minerals, used in the traditional Indian health-care practices such as Ayurveda, Siddha, Yoga, and Unani, as well as naturopathy, homoeopathy, and folk-remedy prectices. For validation of indigenous claims of traditional knowledge, it covers ethnobiology, ethnomedicine, ethnopharmacology, ethnopharmacognosy, and clinical studies on the efficacy of such practices and treatments. All articles are freely available online.

International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine

The International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine is an online, peer-reviewed journal focused on Ayurvedic medicine and related subjects. All articles are freely available online. All articles are freely available online.

International Journal of Herbal Medicine

The International Journal of Herbal Medicine is an online, peer-reviewed journal focused on Ayurveda, botany, pharmacognosy, phytochemistry, and related subjects. All articles are freely available online.

International Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

The International Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants is an online, peer-reviewed journal that focuses on all aspects of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAP’s), ethnopharmocology, fitoterapia, phytomedicines and medicinal crops, uses of medicinal plants in Ayurveda, Siddha, yoga, Unani, naturopathy, homoeopathy, Chinese medicine, folk-remedies, and other traditional health care systems. All articles are freely available online.

Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine

The Journal of Ayuveda and Integrative Medicine is an online, peer-reviewed journal focused on alternative, complementry, and traditional medicine, particularly ayurvedic medicine. All articles are freely available online.

Journal of Herbal Drugs

The Journal of Herbal Drugs is an online, peer-reviewed journal dealing with medicinal plants, phytochemistry, ethnobotany, phytotherapy, pharmacognosy and related subjects. All articles are freely available online.

Journal of Medicinal Plant Research

The Journal of Medicinal Plant Research is an online, peer-reviewed journal dealing with medicinal plants, ethnopharmocology, fitoterapia, phytomedicines, and related subjects. All articles are freely available online.

Spatula DD

Spatula DD is an online, peer-reviewed journal dealing with alternative, complementry, traditional medicine, nutritional supplements, phytotherapy, pharmacology and toxicology. All articles are freely available online.

Revista Brasileira de Plantas Medicinais

The Brazilian Journal of Medicinal Plants covers the multidisciplinary study on medicinal plants, including plant anatomy and morphology, bioassays, biotechnology, genetic resource conservation, ecophysiology, ethnobotany, ethnopharmacology, pharmacognosis, pharmacology, plant physiology, phytochemistry, plant science, phytotherapy, food technology and use of medicinal plants in veterinary medicine. All articles are freely available online.

Biology and Ethnobiology Journals

Ethnobiology and Conservation

Ethnobiology and Conservation (EC) is an open access and peer-reviewed online journal that publishes original contributions in all fields of ethnobiology and conservation of nature. The scope of EC includes traditional ecological knowledge, human ecology, ethnoecology, ethnopharmacology, ecological anthropology, and history and philosophy of science. Back issues are freely available online.

Ethnobotany Research and Applications

Ethnobotany Research and Applications is an online, peer-reviewed journal focused on ethnobotany, traditional medicine, medicinal plants and related subjects. All articles are freely available online.

Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience

Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience is an online, peer-reviewed journal focused on biological aging, age-related neuronal diseases, senescence, and related subjects. All articles are freely available online.

Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine

The Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine is an online, peer-reviewed journal focused on alternative, complementry, and traditional medicine. All articles are freely available online.

Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity

Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity is an online, peer-reviewed journal covering cell aging, biological aging, oxidative stress, longevity, and related subjects. All articles are freely available online.

Chinese Traditional Medicine Journals

Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics Research

Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics Research publishes original basic or clinical research papers, reviews on safe and effective therapeutic methods, applications, limitations, theories, or principles of acupuncture and electro-therapeutics, including electro-analgesia or any method of treatment through the application of various types of electric or electromagnetic field stimuli as well as electrical and nonelectrical diagnostic methods. Articles are available for purchase.

Acupuncture in Medicine

This peer-reviewed, international journal presents a scientific approach to acupuncture. It is aimed at Western-trained physicians and other health professionals, and uses the prevailing understanding of neurophysiology and anatomy to interpret the effects of acupuncture. Issues are freely available online.

Chinese Medicine

Chinese Medicine is an online, peer-reviewed journal focused on acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and other aspects of traditional Chinese medicine. All articles are freely available online.

Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies

The Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies is a bimonthly, peer-reviewed journal featuring high-quality studies related to basic and clinical acupuncture and meridian research. All articles are freely available online.

Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science

The Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science focuses on the most advanced and original achievements in acupuncture-moxibustion and massage science of traditional Chinese medicine. Articles are available for purchase.

The Journal of Chinese Medicine

The Journal of Chinese Medicine is the foremost English language journal on all aspects of Chinese medicine including acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, dietary medicine and Chinese medical history and philosophy. More than 60 sample articles are freely available, others available online by subscription, along with the current print issue.

Journal of Integrative Medicine

The Journal of Integrative Medicine (JIM) is an online, peer-reviewed journal dealing with integrative, complementary, and alternative medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, and related subjects. All articles are freely available online.

Medical Acupuncture Journal

The Official Journal of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture presents authoritative, evidence-based clinical papers, case reports, and research findings that integrate concepts from traditional and modern forms of acupuncture with Western medical training. Members can access the fully searchable online Journal content.

Energy Medicine Journals

Bridges Magazine

Bridges Magazine is a hardcopy and online magazine focused on all aspects of subtle energies, energy medicine, mind-body interaction, and related subjects.

Energy Psychology: Theory, Research, and Treatment

Energy Psychology: Theory, Research, and Treatment is a peer-reviewed professional journal dedicated to theoretical, experimental and basic science papers illuminating the mechanisms of action of energy psychology, clinical insights on the application of EP to various populations, and interfaces with other interventions. Hardcopy or electronic subscriptions are available; backissues are also available for purchase through Amazon.

BioElectroMagnetics

BioElectroMagnetics is a hardcopy and online, peer-reviewed journal focused on all aspects of bioelectromagnetics, including the adverse health effects of non-ionizing electromagnetic waves as well as the potential disease treatments and therapies. All issues are freely available online.

Homeopathy Journals

American Journal of Homeopathic Medicine (AJHM)

From the American Institute of Homeopathy, AJHM is a peer-reviewed scientific journal for physicians involved in the specialty of homeopathy, available by subscription only.

Homeopathy

Homeopathy is an international journal publishing high quality articles on clinical and basic research, clinical audit and evidence-based practice of homeopathy. It also promotes debate and reviews homeopathic literature. It was formerly entitled British Journal of Homeopathy.

International Journal of High Dilution Research

The International Journal of High Dilution Research is an online, peer-reviewed journal focused on homeopathy, high dilution solutions, isopathy, and related subjects. All articles are freely available online.

Journal of Case Studies in Homeopathy

The Journal of Case Studies in Homeopathy is an online, peer-reviewed journal dealing with homeopathy, alternative medicine, alternative veterinary medicine, and related subjects. All articles are freely available online.

Revista de Homeopatia

Revista de Homeopatia is an online, peer-reviewed Brazilian journal on homeopathy, alternative medicine, and related subjects. All articles are freely available online.

Hypnosis Journals

American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis (AJCH)

AJCH is the official publication of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH). The Journal publishes original scientific articles and clinical case reports on hypnosis, as well as books reviews and abstracts of the current hypnosis literature. Issues are available to members.

The European Journal of Clinical Hypnosis (EJCH)

EJCH is the official publication of the British Association on Medical Hypnosis (BAMH) offering original research papers, origninal clinical observations, clinical case reports, research reviews, meta-analyses and analysis of the philosophical, ethical or social aspects of hypnotherapy. Issues are available to subscribers.

Hypnogenesis: The Online Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy Magazine

This website offers a collection of articles focused on hypnosis and hypnotherapy. While not a traditional journal with peer-review, the authors are all credentialed professionals and their articles reflect a high degree of expertise in the subject area. Issues are available to subscribers.

International Journal Of Clinical & Experimental Hypnosis

The IJCEH is the official publication of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (SCEH), the American Psychological Association (APA) Div. 30 (Society of Psychological Hypnosis), and the International Society of Hypnosis (ISH). Each quarterly issue of the journal offers clinical and experimental studies, discussions of theory, book reviews, and seminal work by clinical masters. Issues are available to subscribers.

Journal of Heart-Centered Therapies

The semi-annual journal of the Heart-Centered Therapies Association of the Wellness Institute offers many articles available for free online.

Multidisciplinary Journals on Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Alternative Medicine Studies

Alternative Medicine Studies is a peer-reviewed, online-only scientific journal about alternative medical systems including: acupuncture; anthroposophic medicine; ayurveda; chiropractic; herbalism and natural products; homeopathy; naturopathy; osteopathy and traditional medicines. All issues are freely available online.

Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine

Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine is a peer-reviewed scientific journal which promotes the art and science of integrative medicine, striving to maintain the highest standards of ethical medical journalism independent of special interests. It was the first journal in this field to be indexed in the National Library of Medicine. From 2006 to 2008, ATHM was cited more frequently than any other journal in the field.

BioPsychoSocial Medicine

BioPsychoSocial Medicine is an online, peer reviewed journal published by BioMed Central in the United Kingdom. It focuses on mind-body interactions and psychosomatic disorders. All issues are freely available online.

BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine

BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine is an open access, peer-reviewed journal offers research that explores the biological mechanisms of action, as well as their efficacy, safety, costs, patterns of use and/or implementation. All articles are freely available online.

Boletín Latinoamericano y del Caribe de Plantas Medicinales y Aromáticas

The Latin American and Caribbean Bulletin of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants is a bimonthly scientific publication directed to diverse professionals and technicians linked to the field of medicinal and aromatic plants with articles on original research, reviews, and short communications written in Spanish, English, Portuguese or French. All articles are freely available online.

Bulletin of the Electro-Therapeutical Laboratory of the University of Michigan

This was a periodical published in Ann Arbor, Michigan, from 1894-1897 focused on the use of electricity and other electrotherapeutical methods for the treatment of diseases and disorders. Scans of the original issues are freely available online.

Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (eCAM) is an international, peer-reviewed, online journal that seeks to understand the sources of and to encourage rigorous research in the world of complementary and alternative medicine. All articles are freely available online.

Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing

Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing addresses the scientific principles behind, and applications of, evidence-based healing practices from a wide variety of sources, including conventional, alternative, and cross-cultural medicine. It is an interdisciplinary journal that explores the healing arts, consciousness, spirituality, eco-environmental issues, and basic science as all these fields relate to health. All articles are freely available online.

Integrative Medicine Insights

Integrative Medicine Insights is an online, peer-reviewed journal dealing with alternative, complementry, and traditional medicine. All articles are freely available online.

International Journal of Advanced Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy

The International Journal of Advanced Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy is an online, peer-reviewed journal focused on Ayurvedic medicine, Unani, Siddha, yoga, homeopathy, and related topics. All articles are freely available online.

International Journal of BioSciences, Alternative and Holistic Medicine

The International Journal of BioSciences, Alternative and Holistic Medicine (IJBSAHM) is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal that focued on significant research in alternative and holistic medicine. All articles are freely available online.

International Journal of Healing and Caring

The International Journal of Healing and Caring is an online periodical that focuses on complementary therapies of all kinds, including wholistic healing, spiritual awareness and healing, homeopathy, therapeutic touch, and others. All articles are freely available online.

Internet Journal of Alternative Medicine

The Internet Journal of Alternative Medicine (IJAM) is a peer-reviewed journal published by the Association of Integrative Oncology and Chinese Medicine. All articles are freely available online.

Japanese Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

The Japanese Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine is the official journal of the Japanese Society of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and is an online, peer-reviewed journal. All articles are freely available online.

Journal of Experimental and Integrative Medicine

The Journal of Experimental and Integrative Medicine is an online, peer-reviewed journal focusesed on alternative, complementry, and traditional medicine. All articles are freely available online.

Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine

The Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine is a quarterly journal focused on traditional medicine, preventive herbal medicine, and dietary therapy. All articles are freely available online.


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