About Medicines


Medicines (ISSN 2305-6320) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on conventional, complementary, and integrative medicines. It publishes original research papers, case reports, and systematic reviews. Our aim is to encourage scientists to publish their theoretical and experimental results in as much detail as possible. There is no restriction on the length of the papers. There are, in addition, unique features to this journal:

  • Manuscripts regarding research proposals and research ideas are particularly welcomed;
  • Computed data or files regarding the full details of the experimental procedures, if unable to be published in a normal way, can be deposited as supplementary material.


The main topics covered include but are not limited to:

  • History of medicine; medicine and philosophy;
  • Proven or evidence-based non-conventional (traditional, alternative, complementary or integrative) medicines, acupuncture or ethno-medicines, natural product-based medicines;
  • Conventional medicine: Both established and emerging treatments.

Therefore, we invite investigators and researchers to submit original research articles as well as review articles associated with medicine. We are particularly interested in articles dealing with eastern/oriental medicine and its possible contributions to western medicine—and vice versa.

MDPI Publication Ethics Statement

Medicines is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). MDPI takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. MDPI takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use iThenticate to check submissions against previous publications. MDPI works with Publons to provide reviewers with credit for their work.

Book Reviews

Authors and publishers are encouraged to send review copies of their recent related books to the following address. Received books will be listed as Books Received within the journal's News & Announcements section.

St. Alban-Anlage 66
CH-4052 Basel

Copyright / Open Access

Articles published in Medicines will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The copyright is retained by the author(s). MDPI will insert the following note at the end of the published text:

© 2019 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


Reprints may be ordered. Please contact for more information on how to order reprints.

Announcement and Advertisement

Announcements regarding academic activities such as conferences are published for free. Advertisement can be either published or placed on the pertinent website. For further information, please contact the editorial office.

Editorial Office

Ms. Bonnie Yang
Managing Editor

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