5th August 2021
As of 1st September 2021, Trials will no longer be considering papers on the topic of complementary and alternative medicine. Submissions made after this date will be referred to the Transfer Desk team who will help the authors select a proper destination for their manuscript. We recommend the below journals from the BMC family that can accommodate studies in this area, please check each journal scope carefully before submitting:
・BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies (accepting study protocols)
・Nutrition Journal (accepting study protocols)
As a journal dedicated to improve the reporting and publication of clinical trials, we aim to embrace all content that is relevant, including general methodology papers, and research into the trial processes, protocols and statistical analysis plan for randomized controlled trials, as well as traditional research and commentary papers. However, it requires an in-depth subject knowledge to properly evaluate papers on the topic of complementary and alternative medicine to assess the intervention, the design of the trials, as well as the primary and secondary outcomes. Hence we feel it’s better to refer authors of these papers to the journals that are more equipped with the expertise required.