About Traditional Medicine Research

Aims & Scope

Traditional Medicine Research is an international peer-reviewed, Open Access journal. It is dedicated to report the research progress in clinical efficacy, action mechanism and theoretical research on traditional medicine, including traditional Chinese medicine, traditional Indian medicine, Persian medicine, regional medicine, minority medicine and other traditional medicine research around the world. In addition to the editorial, review, basic research and clinical research, letters, news and comment, the following topics are also welcome: comparative research, academic hypothesis, methodological research, traditional literature research, annual advances, standard and guideline. Researches of traditional medicine which have definite historical records, ethnic feature, and regional distribution are welcome especially. In order to focus on breakthrough research in a field, TMR insist on publishing special issues around a topic related to traditional medicine.


Abstracting and Indexing

Traditional Medicine Research is the official journal of Chinese Anti-Cancer Association. It has been included in Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), DOAJ, ScienceOpen, J-Gate, EuroPub, Ingenta Connect, CNKI Scholar, CSTJ, Google Scholar, Superstar Journals Database and Wanfang Data.


Article-processing Charges

In 2019, all accepted papers will be published free-of-charge. 


About Advance Online Publication

Traditional Medicine Research offer Advance Online Publication (AOP). We believe that AOP is the best and quickest way to publish high-quality, peer-reviewed research for the benefit of readers and authors. The following types of contribution to Traditional Medicine Research are preferred to be published AOP: the study on clinical guidelines, annual advances, important basic research findings and international multicenter RCT research. They will be reviewed quickly. Averagetime from submission to first decision is just 10 days. But we ask author to explain scientific significance in the letter to the editor. Once the article is accepted, it will online first within 5 days and carries a digital object identifier (DOI), which serves as a unique electronic identification tag for that paper.


Special Attention 

Overcoming Cultural Barriers 

Traditional Medicine Research is an international journal. When writing a paper, authors should understand that readers have different cultural and historical background. Presenting ideas in a clear and concise way will allow readers from the fields of both traditional medicine and non-traditional medicine to understand new concepts easily. For traditional terms, we request authors 'unpackage' concepts and present them in simply constructed sentences. Authors should describe them in English as much as possible. If traditional terms have to be used, the author should explain the meaning of these terms when they are used the first time. For some theories and information that is more difficult to explain, methods such as video recording of lectures or practical demonstrations are highly recommended in order to facilitate wide spread comprehension.

Describing Traditionality 

It is important to protect traditional culture. If the research subjects was recorded in ancient books, author should describe from which literatures the research object comes from and when the literatures were published. If the research object was used by indigenous people, it should indicate which indigenous people are using it. If the research subjects only grows in a specific area, it is necessary to specify its regional distribution. 

Protecting Resources 

The raw materials of traditional medicine are mainly plant and animal based, with the exception of minerals and metals. Because of climate change and over-exploitation of natural resources, the survival of many wild animals and plants is threatened, for example, pangolin and rhinoceros horn etc. It is important that authors should respect biodiversity and abide by international treaties concerning endangered species. If some pharmaceutical ingredients come from endangered animals and plants, the author should state the source of these ingredients used in research and ethical approval must be obtained.

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