BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global Advances in Health and Medicine, LLC and the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health announce today the recent acquisition of the medical journal Global Advances in Health and Medicine by the Consortium.
The Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health, a membership comprised of more than 70 academic health centers and systems in North America with a mission to advance the principles and practices of integrative medicine and health within academic institutions, will partner with SAGE Publishing, a leading academic publisher that handles over 1,000 journals, to produce and distribute Global Advances in Health and Medicine worldwide under an open-access model.
“We’re pleased that Global Advances in Health and Medicine is transitioning to such a prestigious organization that is fully committed to advancing the field of integrative healthcare,” said Global Advances in Health and Medicine, LLC founder and CEO, Michele Mittelman. “The Consortium shares our vision for publishing research focused on whole-person and whole-systems approaches to care and healing.”
Global Advances in Health and Medicine is a peer-reviewed scholarly medical journal launched in 2012 as part of a global, multimedia communications platform within Global Advances in Health and Medicine, LLC. Under the Consortium’s leadership, the journal will continue publishing continuously online. Content from the past four years, including important research articles, case reports, and special issues will continue to be available through the journal’s website currently online at www.gahmj.com.
“The Consortium is committed to providing an international resource for the growing evidence base for integrative medicine,” explained Robert Saper, MD MPH, Chair of the Consortium. “High quality research that advances science and informs clinical practice is vitally important to integrative medicine. We’re thrilled with this opportunity to disseminate high-quality scholarship and resources to our members and the global medicine and health community.”
Publication under the new ownership will begin in the first quarter of 2017.
The journal invites submissions on integrative medicine and health, lifestyle and behavioral medicine, including basic and applied research. An announcement concerning how to submit papers for potential publication will be made soon and posted on both the Consortium’s website (www.imconsortium.org) and the journal’s website www.gahmj.com.
Founded in 2002, the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health is comprised of major medical schools and health systems in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico that are dedicated to the advancement of integrative medicine and health. The Consortium is committed to sharing information and ideas, meeting challenges together in a process grounded by the values of integrative medicine and health, supporting member institutions, and providing a national voice for the advancement of integrative principles. The Consortium’s offices are located at 6728 Old McLean Village Drive, 22101; telephone: (703) 556-9222. For more information about the Consortium please visit: www.imconsortium.org.