About Journal

About Journal


TMR Integrative Medicine is a peer reviewed, open access, and serialization open access (SOA) journal sponsored by TMR Publishing Group. It is dedicated to publishing academic work and clinical studies of translational research in integrative medicine. It aims to accelerate the translation of scientific discovery into new or improved standards of clinical practice and promotes a wide-ranging exchange between basic, preclinical, clinical, epidemiologic, and health outcomes research in the field of integrative medicine.

It encourages submission of results of novel research investigations which bridge the laboratory and clinical settings of integrative medicine with the overall goal of improving the clinical care of patients. Especially, reports of preclinical research, preliminary human experimentation, and case reports/series about integrative medicine with potential for application to human disease and illumination of important mechanistic insight, are encouraged to be submitted.

Article types include, but are not limited to, translational and patient-centered effectiveness outcome studies, basic research, clinical research, randomized controlled trials, case reports/series, protocols, preclinical studies, reviews, meta-analyses, editorials, commentaries, and theoretical discussion.

TMR Integrative Medicine has been included in CNKI Schoolar, DOAJ, EuroPub, Ingenta Connect, China Science and Technology Journal Database (CSTJ), Superstar Journals Database and Google Scholar.

 

Peer review policy

TMR Integrative Medicine follows a double blind peer review process, to ensure impartial editorial decision-making. All submissions to TMR Integrative Medicine are assessed by an editor, who will decide whether they are suitable for peer review. If an editor is on the author list or has any other competing interest regarding a specific manuscript, another member of the Editorial Board will be assigned to assume responsibility for overseeing peer review. Submissions felt to be suitable for consideration will be sent for peer review by appropriate independent experts. Editors will make a decision based on the reviewers’ reports and authors are sent these reports along with the editorial decision on their manuscript. Authors should note that even in light of one positive report, concerns raised by another reviewer may fundamentally undermine the study and result in the manuscript being rejected.

 

Peer reviewers

Authors may suggest potential reviewers if they wish; however, whether or not to consider these reviewers is at the editor's discretion. Authors should not suggest recent collaborators or colleagues who work in the same institution as themselves. Authors who wish to suggest peer reviewers can do so in the cover letter and should provide institutional email addresses where possible, or information which will help the editor to verify the identity of the reviewer.

  Authors may request exclusion of individuals as peer reviewers, but they should explain the reasons in their cover letter on submission. Authors should not exclude too many individuals as this may hinder the peer review process. Please note that the editor may choose to invite excluded peer reviewers.

  Intentionally falsifying information, for example, suggesting reviewers with a false name or email address, will result in rejection of the manuscript and may lead to further investigation in line with our misconduct policy.

 

Confidentiality

Reviewers are therefore required to respect the confidentiality of the peer review process and not reveal any details of a manuscript or its review, during or after the peer-review process, beyond the information released by the journal. If reviewers wish to involve a colleague in the review process they should first obtain permission from the journal. The editor should be informed of the names of any individuals who assisted in the review process when the report is returned.

 

Article-processing charges

In 2020, articles processing charges and submission charges are free. All accepted papers will be published free-of-charge. 



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