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Call for papers

We invite you to submit an article to the thematic series: Research advances in natural products from herbal medicine.


Aims and scope

Chinese Medicine is an open access journal publishing evidence-based, scientifically justified research and review papers in all aspects of Chinese medicine, including - but not limited to - chemistry, biology, pharmacology, pharmaceutics, engineering, clinical applications and socioeconomics that are relevant and significant to Chinese medicine.

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Information for authors

CM new logo_2Chinese Medicine is the official journal of the International Society for Chinese Medicine. It is an open access, peer-reviewed journal and has been proudly serving the community since 2006. We wish to remind our dear authors of using our official submission system and avoid any false information from other party using the same journal title.

Thematic series

Developing the evidence base for Traditional and Complementary Medicine
Guest edited by Dr Joanna Harnett and Dr Carolina Oi Lam Ung

Omics Approaches in Natural Products towards Modernization of Chinese Medicine
Guest edited by Prof Milen I. Georgiev and Prof Jian-Bo Wan

Pharmacology and applications of Chinese medicine
Guest edited by Prof Milen I. Georgiev and Prof Ruibing Wang

Announcing the launch of In Review

Chinese Medicine, in partnership with Research Square, is now offering In Review. Authors choosing this free optional service will be able to:

  • Share their work with fellow researchers to read, comment on, and cite even before publication
  • Showcase their work to funders and others with a citable DOI while it is still under review
  • Track their manuscript - including seeing when reviewers are invited, and when reports are received 

Society affiliations

Chinese Medicine is the official journal of the International Society for Chinese Medicine. The editorial office is based in Macao and sponsored by the Macao Foundation and University of Macau.


Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 5.3
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 5.5
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.121
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.877

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 10
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 92

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 1,113,528
    Altmetric mentions: 529