The European Journal of Oriental Medicine (EJOM) is a peer-reviewed journal for developing and debating the whole field of oriental medicine. Contributing to EJOM can take many forms, from submitting articles and book reviews, to informing the Editorial Team of interesting projects and developments in the profession both in Europe and worldwide.
Each issue focuses on a particular theme for which articles are commissioned. The theme for each forthcoming issue is announced in advance to allow readers to submit contributions. Readers are also invited to suggest appropriate themes for future issues.
Articles should be submitted either by e-mail, or on CD via post. A hard copy printout of the content of the disk would also be appreciated. Illustrations and photographs should be provided in digital form at a resolution of 300 dpi.
Articles should normally be between 3,000 - 4,000 words in length and should be structured as follows: Title, Abstract (ca. 100-150 words), Key Words, Main Text, Endnotes, Bibliography, Illustrations and Appendices (if any). Each article should be accompanied by a short biographical note on the author(s) on a separate page. Book reviews should be between 500-1,000 words in length.
Citations and Bibliography should comply with the APA format as follows:
In text citations: (Author, Year)
E.g. (Maciocia, 1989)
Books: Author (Year). Title (Translator, Trans.). (Edition ed.). City: Publisher.
E.g. Bensoussan, A. (1991). The Vital Meridian: A Modern Exploration of Acupuncture. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.
Book section: Author (Year). Title. In Editor (Eds.), Book Title (pp. Pages). City: Publisher.
E.g. Ishida, H. (1989). Body and Mind: The Chinese Perspective. In L. Kohn (Eds.), Taoist Meditation and Longevity Techniques (pp. 41-71). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Center for Chinese Studies.
E.g. Andrews, B. J. (1991). Wang Qingren and the History of Chinese Anatomy. Journal of Chinese Medicine, 36, 30-36.
Endnotes should be of an explanatory nature and should not be used to refer to books or articles listed in the bibliography.
The Bibliography must be in alphabetical order and only list books or articles referred to in the text, illustrations or appendices.
Illustrations from other sources should only be included if the permission of the original publishers has been obtained. Otherwise tables, graphics etc. must be appended and a note should be made in the text of where they are to be placed. If included on a disc they must be saved in Macintosh compatible TIFF or EPS format.
Case studies should be presented under the following headings:
Abstract, Introduction, Diagnostic Criteria, Treatment, Outcome or Results, Discussion, Summary.
Names of persons, historical periods, place names etc. should be capitalised, e.g. Zhang Jiebin, Han dynasty, Beijing.
All Chinese terms should be transcribed using the pin yin system. All pin yin terms should be in lower case and italicised e.g. yin yang, zang fu.
English translations of Chinese terms for the organs, fundamental substances and climates should be capitalised (e.g. Heart, Triple Heater, Essence, Blood, Spirit, Wind, Cold).
Acupuncture points should be referred to by their meridian/channel number and Chinese name, using the following abbreviations:
LI large intestine, colon
SI small intestine
P pericardium, heart master, heart governor, heart protector etc.
TH triple heater, triple burner
GB gall bladder
Dudu mai, governor vessel
Renren mai, conception vessel
eg. LI 4 he gu, Ht 7 shen men, GB 34 yang ling quan, Du 4 ming men.
Medicinal substances should be referred to by their Chinese name (in lower case italics) and, in brackets, by their Latin pharmaceutical name adopting the new standard in international pharmacognosy that places the genus and species (when relevant) before the part of the plant used e.g. dang gui (Angelicae sinensis Radix), da huang (Rhei Radix et Rhizoma).
Writers should make every effort to use non-sexist language.
Articles and book reviews submitted to EJOM should not be simultaneously submitted to other journals. Each article that is submitted to the journal will be anonymously reviewed by two peer-reviewers whose comments will be passed on to the author(s). Every effort will be made to send proofs to authors prior to publication. EJOM maintains copyright over published articles. Unpublished articles will not be returned unless specifically agreed with the editors.
Address for submissions of articles by post:
Sara O’Neil Managing Editor, European Journal of Oriental Medicine, 63 Jeddo Road, London W12 9HQ
Articles, correspondence by email:
Tel (answerphone): +44 (0)208 735 1240
Address for writing direct to the Editor (with copies of articles please to Managing Editor):