Now in its second year of publication, Complementary Therapies in Medicine states its aims and scope as "primarily for those whose background is in traditional health care practices and who are seeking objective and critical guidance and information about complementary therapies." Its unique feature, among holistic and alternative medicine journals, is that it provides a forum for the traditional allopath to explore and discuss issues in complementary medicine previously considered alternative or "fringe." The term complementary medicine was first introduced in the medical literature in the Lancet in 1985.1
A credit to the journal is the international representation on its advisory board. The editorial board is described as "the ablest talents of both conventional and complementary medicine available in the United Kingdom," although qualifications and degrees are not listed for either board.
Manuscripts are peer reviewed and may not be submitted simultaneously to other English-language journals. All are subject
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