Focus and Scope

Traditional and Integrative Medicine is an international quarterly open access peer-reviewed journal of School of Traditional Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences. This journal covering all scientific aspects of traditional, complementary and integrative medicines including history, chemistry, pharmacology, molecular mechanism, proteomics, genomics, metabolomics, safety, quality control, and clinical trial. Traditional and Integrative Medicine provides a bridge connected the tradition medicine system to the modern life science with the efforts of top scientists, as well as a resource to pursuit the solutions for the existing common issues in the traditional medicine. All type of studies including original researches, reviews, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, short communications, case reports, letters and editorials from the scientists in all over the worlds are welcome to this journal.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

All journal papers are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, which permits any non-commercial use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source.

Article Processing Charges

As Tehran University of Medical Sciences is supporting most of the publishing costs of Traditional and Integrative Medicine, article processing charge and any other publication fees in the journal are free for authors.

Copyright notice

Authors have copyright but license exclusive rights in their article to the publisher*.

Authors have the right to:

  • Share their article according to the "Personal Use rights"** so long as it contains the end user license and the DOI link to the version of record in this journal.
  • Retain intellectual property rights (including research data).
  • Proper attribution and credit for the published work.


* This includes the right to make and authorize commercial use.

** Personal use rights
Authors can use their articles, in full or in part, for scholarly, non-commercial purposes such as:

  • Use by an author in the author’s classroom teaching (including distribution of copies, paper or electronic)
  • Distribution of copies (including through e-mail) to known research colleagues for their personal use (but not for Commercial Use)
  • Inclusion in a thesis or dissertation (provided that this is not to be published commercially)
  • Use in a subsequent compilation of the author’s works
  • Extending the Article to book-length form
  • Preparation of other derivative works (but not for Commercial Use)
  • Otherwise using or re-using portions or excerpts in other works