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World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development
World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development


Special Issue on: “Traditional, Alternative, Complementary Medicine”

Guest Editor: Dr. Sundus Tewfik, London Metropolitan University, UK

Recent advances in integrated and community medicine have motivated a lot of research in the direction of traditional, alternative, complementary therapies. Such combined specialities may have a wide range of applications, including assessments, interventions and surveillance of complex syndromes. They are bringing many new challenges and considerations in combating illnesses, which go well beyond the realm of conventional medicine.

Given the overwhelming interest in traditional, alternative, complementary therapies in Western countries and their extensive usage in developing countries, this special issue is intended to foster the dissemination of high quality research in evaluating efficacy, safety, cost-effectiveness and accessibility of traditional, alternative and complementary therapies in disease management. Furthermore, it aims to determine how some of these therapies can be integrated into clinical practice to improve patient care.

Subject Coverage
Scientific papers describing previously unpublished, original, state-of-art research work are solicited. Topics include, but not limited to:
  • Assessing the integration of complementary therapies with conventional care
  • Evaluation of quality control and assurance of herbal medicines
  • Qualitative research challenges and promises
  • Herbal medicines as nutritional supplements
  • Challenges and opportunities in achieving satisfactory curing
  • Randomised clinical trials that evaluate the efficacy, safety, and cost-effectiveness
  • Diagnostic and legislative issues
  • Chronic illness and palliative care
  • Practitioner training and development
  • Future of integrated health care; visions and proposals
  • Phytomedicine, growing, production and international trade
  • Analysis of phytochemicals/phytomedicines

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Manuscript Due: 30 December 2006

Acceptance Notification: 30 April 2007

Final Manuscript Due: 30 June 2007