About the Journal

Longhua Chinese Medicine

Aims and Scope

Longhua Chinese Medicine (ISSN 2616-2806; LCM; Longhua Chin Med; lcm.amegroups.com; lcm.amegroups.org) is an international, open access journal that focuses on international cutting-edge information on basic, translational, and clinical research in traditional medicine. The stance of LCM is adhering to the integration of Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine: Inheritance of Chinese Medicine. Areas of particular interests include: acupuncture and moxibustion, integrative medicine, complementary and alternative medicine, herbal medicine, chemistry, biology, pharmacology, etc. The editors encourage contributions relevant to indigenous medical practices, therapeutic procedures, medicinal plants, traditional medical theories and concepts, pharmacology, healthcare, education, etc.

The Journal publishes a range of article types including: Review Articles, Original Articles, Clinical Trials, Case Reports, Editorials, Technical Notes and etc.

Longhua Chinese Medicine is the Official Publication of LongHua Hospital Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Under the cooperation with Longhua Hospital, LCM looks up to a far-reaching goal of becoming an authoritative and internationally influential journal, and promotes Chinese Medicine to the world and beyond. The high quality of its content is assured by a rigorous review process, supervised by a strong editorial board.

Founded in July 1960, Longhua Hospital affiliated to Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine is one of the four earliest built TCM clinical centers in China. Over 50 years, Longhua Hospital has been dedicated to the development of TCM and is known as nationwide for outstanding patient care provided by its physicians and staff. With the distinguishing feature and prominent advantage of TCM, Longhua Hospital serves as a famous Traditional Chinese Medical center that combines health care, education, and scientific research. For more information, please visit the official website of the hospital: http://www.longhua.net/lh_web/html/DefaultSite/lhyy_English/List/index.htm.

Indexing and Archiving

Digital Preservation

Information for Authors

LCM is a member of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and it follows the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)'s guidelines and the ICMJE recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journal.

Manuscripts submitted must be the original work of the author(s) and must not be published previously or under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Submission Turnaround Time

  • In-house review: 1-3 weeks
  • External peer review: 1-3 months
  • Publication Ahead of Print: within 1 month after being accepted
  • Formal publication: within 1-3 months after being accepted. Original Articles are listed as priority.

Open Access Statement

This journal is a peer reviewed, open access journal. All content of the journal is published under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). All articles published open access will be immediately and permanently free for all to read, download, copy and distribute as defined by the applied license.

Free access and usage
Permitted third party reuse is defined by the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license. This license allows users to copy and distribute the article, provided:

  • this is not done for commercial purposes and further does not permit distribution of the Article if it is changed or edited in any way.
  • the user gives appropriate credit (with a link to the formal publication through the relevant DOI) and provides a link to the license but not in an any way implying that the licensor is endorsing the user or the use of the work.
  • no derivatives including remix, transform, or build upon the material was allowed for distribution.
The full details of the license are available at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/


For open access publishing, this journal uses an exclusive licensing agreement. Authors will transfer copyright to LCM, but will have the right to share their article in the same way permitted to third parties under the relevant user license, as well as certain scholarly usage rights.

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Support for Authors to Comply with Funding Body Mandates

We work with authors of research articles supported by funding bodies with open access mandates to ensure that authors can meet their funders’ requirements for public access to research results.

In addition, we offer further support for authors who are required to comply with funding body mandates, including but not limited to:

Editorial Office

Email: lcm@amegroups.com

Publisher Information

LCM is published by AME Publishing Company
Address: Flat/RM C 16F, Kings Wing Plaza 1, NO. 3 on Kwan Street, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong, China.

Updated on March 21, 2024