Homeopathy (journal)

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Former names
British Homoeopathic Journal
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Discipline Homeopathy
Language English
Edited by Peter Fisher
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Quarterly
ISSN 1475-4916 (print)
1476-4245 (web)
LCCN 2002243387
OCLC no. 49958024

Homeopathy is a peer-reviewed medical journal covering research, reviews, and debates on all aspects of homeopathy, a controversial form of alternative medicine. It is the official journal of the Luton-based Faculty of Homeopathy. The journal was established in 1911 as the British Homoeopathic Journal, resulting from a merger between the British Homoeopathic Review and the Journal of the British Homoeopathic Society.[1][2] It obtained its current name in 2001[3] and the editor-in-chief is Peter Fisher. The journal was originally published by Nature Publishing Group,[4] but is now published by Elsevier. Elsevier's decision to publish this journal has been called into question, given homeopathy's proven ineffectiveness and unscientific status.[5]

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The journal is abstracted and indexed in:

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal had a 2014 impact factor of 0.758.[9] The journal was delisted in the 2015 edition because of excessive self-citations.[5]


  1. ^ a b "British Homeopathic Journal". NLM Catalog. National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved 2014-01-30. 
  2. ^ "Homeopathy: the journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy". Library of Congress Catalog. Library of Congress. Retrieved 2014-01-30. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Fisher, P (2001). "Our new title: Homeopathy". British Homoeopathic journal. 90 (4): 177. doi:10.1054/homp.1999.0512. 
  4. ^ "Academic Journals formerly published by NPG". Nature Publishing Group. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Oransky, Ivan; Marcus, Adam (17 June 2016). "Does a journal of homeopathy belong in science?". STAT. 
  6. ^ a b "Master Journal List". Intellectual Property & Science. Clarivate Analytics. Retrieved 2017-02-11. 
  7. ^ "Embase Coverage". Embase. Elsevier. Retrieved 2017-02-11. 
  8. ^ "Source details: Homeopathy". Scopus preview. Elsevier. Retrieved 2017-02-11. 
  9. ^ "Homeopathy". 2014 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Clarivate Analytics. 2015. 

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