Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
DisciplineComplementary medicine, alternative medicine
Publication details
2.650 (2021)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Evid.-Based Complementary Altern. Med.
NLMEvid Based Complement Alternat Med
ISSN1741-427X (print)
1741-4288 (web)
OCLC no.55647292

Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine is a peer-reviewed open-access medical journal covering complementary and alternative medicine published by Hindawi Publishing Corporation.


The journal was established in 2004 by Edwin L. Cooper, who also served as its editor-in-chief until 2010, when the journal moved from Oxford University Press to Hindawi.[1]

Initially, the journal was entirely open access, without publication charge to the authors except for color figures, but Oxford University Press changed its policy in 2008 and made reviews, editorials, and commentaries subscription-based, while maintaining open access for original research papers.[2] Hindawi returned the journal to a full open access model, but authors have to pay an article processing charge.[3]

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2021 impact factor of 2.650.[4]


One of the founding editors, Edzard Ernst, has described the journal as "useless rubbish", primarily due to ineffective peer review.[5]


  1. ^ "Bibliographic information". Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Hindawi Publishing. Retrieved 2011-06-02.
  2. ^ "About the Journal". Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Oxford University Press. Archived from the original on 2005-12-23. Retrieved 2011-06-02.
  3. ^ "Article processing charges". Hindawi Publishing. Retrieved 2011-06-02.
  4. ^ "Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine". 2021 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Clarivate. 2022.
  5. ^ Ernst, Edzard (1 May 2016). "EBCAM: an alt med journal that puzzles me a great deal".

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