Homeopathy (journal)

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Edited byPeter Fisher
Publication details
Former name(s)
British Homoeopathic Journal
1.524 (2017)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Homeopathy
ISSN1475-4916 (print)
1476-4245 (web)
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 London-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] and then it has been published by Elsevier for sixteen years. Elsevier's decision to publish this journal has been called into question, given homeopathy's proven ineffectiveness and unscientific status.[5] Elsevier's Vice President of Global Corporate Relations, Thomas Reller, has defended Elsevier's decision to publish the journal, saying that "We support debate around this topic".[6]

The journal is now published by Thieme Medical Publishers.[7]

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The journal is abstracted and indexed in:

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal had a 2017 impact factor of 1.524.[11] The journal's impact factor for 2015 was suppressed because of excessive self-citations.[5]


  1. ^ a b "British Homoeopathic 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.
  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. ^ Vox, Ford (2017-02-24). "Why Is This Company Selling a Toxin For Children?". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 2018-01-19.
  7. ^ Fisher, Peter (2018). "A New Publisher and New Directions". Homeopathy. 107 (2): 079–080. doi:10.1055/s-0038-1646778. PMID 29681026.
  8. ^ a b "Master Journal List". Intellectual Property & Science. Clarivate Analytics. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  9. ^ "Embase Coverage". Embase. Elsevier. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  10. ^ "Source details: Homeopathy". Scopus preview. Elsevier. Retrieved 2017-02-11.
  11. ^ "Homeopathy". 2017 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Clarivate Analytics. 2018.

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