Forthcoming Special Issues

12 August 2022

Evidence-based Traditional Medicine

The contributions of Traditional Medicine (TM) to health and well-being are globally acknowledged. The World Health Organization's (WHO) traditional medicine strategy and its recent initiatives such as the establishment of the WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine focus on developing scientific evidence and promoting research innovation. This Special Issue of the Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine (J-AIM) titled 'Evidence-based Traditional Medicine' aims to present findings of the latest research on various TM systems for the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. We particularly welcome publications that investigate the effects and mechanisms (such as gut microbiome) of TM interventions on cancer and cancer-related conditions.

Guest editors:

Prof. Dennis Chang, Western Sydney University, NICM Health Research Institute, Sydney, Australia

Prof. Jianping Liu, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Centre for Evidence-based Chinese Medicine, China

Dr. Deep Jyoti Bhuyan, Western Sydney University, NICM Health Research Institute, Sydney, Australia

Special issue information:

This special issue will accept original research, systematic reviews or meta-analyses, narrative reviews and viewpoints/perspectives. We welcome a broad scope of submissions including qualitative and quantitative studies in humans, animals and in vitro models, research methods for real-world evidence, model development using innovative technology, data sciences, and translational research such as clinical guidelines development.

Manuscript submission information:

Please submit your manuscript on or before the submission deadline 31st December 2022.

You are invited to submit your manuscript at any time before the submission deadline. 

The journal’s submission platform (Editorial Manager®) is now available for receiving submissions to this Special Issue. Please refer to the Guide for Authors to prepare your manuscript, and select the article type of “VSI: Traditional Medicine” when submitting your manuscript online. Both the Guide for Authors and the submission portal could be found on the Journal Homepage here: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - Journal - Elsevier

All the submissions deemed suitable to be sent for peer review will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. Upon its editorial acceptance, your article will go into production immediately. It will be published in the latest regular issue, while be presented on the specific Special Issue webpage simultaneously. In regular issues, Special Issue articles will be clearly marked and branded.


Traditional Medicine, cancer, gut microbiome, prevention, systematic reviews, meta-analysis, community research, clinical trials, qualitative research, animal studies, in vitro studies

Why publish in this Special Issue?

  • Special Issue articles are published together on ScienceDirect, making it incredibly easy for other researchers to discover your work.
  • Special content articles are downloaded on ScienceDirect twice as often within the first 24 months than articles published in regular issues.
  • Special content articles attract 20% more citations in the first 24 months than articles published in regular issues.
  • All articles in this special issue will be reviewed by no fewer than two independent experts to ensure the quality, originality and novelty of the work published.

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