The IJBMC (International Journal of Body, Mind and Culture) is an international peer-reviewed interdisciplinary medical journal and a fully “online first” publication. Our publishing model—”continuous publication”— means that all articles appear on ijbmc.orj before being included in an issue of the print journal.

The website is updated weekly with the IJBMC’s latest theoretical and original research, case reports, education, news, and comment articles, as well as. All the IJBMC’s research is published with open access and up to 5000 word counts. There is an exception for theoretical paper that could be more than the word limitation of the journal.

The IJBMC’s mission is influence to lead the debate on health and to engage, inform, and stimulate doctors, researchers, and other health professionals in ways that will design more humanistic health promotion and clinical settings. We aim to help health system managers and therapists to make more integrative decisions.

The IJBMC team is based mainly in Germany (Albert- Ludwigse- Universität Freiburg Department of Psychosomatic Medicine) and Iran (Danesh-e Tandorosti Institute), although we also have editors elsewhere in Europe and in the US.

This journal is indexed by:

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Directory of Reseach Journals Indexing (DRJI), Global Impact Factor (GIF), Journal Index, Jour Informatics, Indian Science, Research Bible, Universal Impact Factor (UIF), Iran Medex, Scientific Information Database (SID), Google Scholar

ISSN: 2345-5802


2018-04-18 / Journal Frequency

From the year 2018, the International Journal of Body, Mind and Culture will be published in quarly volumes.

2017-10-29 / 4TH International Congress on Psychosomatic Medicine

4th international congress on psychosomatic medicine on November, 15-17, 2017 in Isfahan University of Medical Sciences

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Past Issues

Cover Page

Issue 2
Vol 4, No 2: 2017

Vol 4, No 2: 2017


Journal Index


Psychosomatic Medicine in Iran and Germany
Michael Wirsching

Letter to Editor

About 4th Psychosomatic Congress
Masoud Ferdosi

Empirical Study

The Development of Psychosomatic Reasoning in General Practitioners: An Empirical Study
Alireza Monajemi, Farzad Goli

Review Article(s)

Psychotherapy in General Practice as an Independent field of Healthcare
Kurt Fritzsche, Michael Wirsching

Psychosomatic Medicine in Germany
Carl Eduard Scheidt

Qualitative Study(ies)

Body-to-Body-Communication and Somatoform Disorder in China: A Case Study Regarding Culture and Gender
Ulrich Sollmann, Wentian Li, Wang Haojie

The Relationship between the Family Physician and Psychosomatic Medicine
Farzad Goli, Hamid Afshari, Ahmadreza Zamani, Amrollah Ebrahimi, Masoud Ferdosi


Breaking Bad News: Different Approaches in Different Countries of Iran and Germany- an Expert Panel
Carl Eduard Scheidt, Alexander Wunsch, Hamid Afshar, Farzad Goli, Azadeh Malekian, Mohammad Reza Sharbafchi, Masoud Ferdosi, Mitra Molaeinezhad, Farzad Taslimi

Cover Page

Issue 2
Vol 3, No 2 (2016)

Vol 3, No 2 (2016)


Journal Index


Biopsychosocial Health System; Resources and Barriers
Hamid Afshar

Qualitative Study(ies)

The Bodies We Are as Technological Artifact: The Case of 'Jasad'
Rosa Traversa

Quantitative Study(ies)

Evaluation of Treatment-Seeking Behavior among the Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome Based on Their Psychological Profile
Maryam Babaeian, Hamid Afshar, Hamed Daghaghzadeh, Awat Feizi, Ali Mohammad Sabzghabaee, Hamidreza Roohafza, Peyman Adibi, Victoria Omranifard

Pathology of Visual Memory in Patients with Epilepsy
Reza Pourhosein, Roghayyeh Moazzez

Cross-Cultural Adaptation of a Farsi Version of the Impulsive Behavior Scale‎-Short Form in Iran
Omid Shokri, Mohammad Hossein Sanaeepour

Anxiety Sensitivity and Metacognition in Iranian Patients with Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders and Healthy Individuals
Fatemeh Zargar, Mina Kavoosi, Mitra Molaeinezhad

Sleep Quality and its Associated Factors in Iranian Patients with Breast Cancer
Farzaneh Habibi, Marsa Hashemi, Simin Hemati, Ali Gholamrezaei

Book Review

Biosemiotic Medicine: Healing in the world of Meaning
Farzad Goli

Cover Page

Issue 1
Vol 3, No 1 (2016)

Vol 3, No 1 (2016)


Journal Index


Bioenergy Economy: A Biosemiotic Model of Care
Farzad Goli


A Bridge between Mind and Gut: An Interview with Professor Peter Whorwell
Sima Atarodi, Shahram Rafieian

Quantitative Study(ies)

Psychological Profile in a General Population in Central Part of Iran
Hamid Afshar, Hamidreza Roohafza, Fatemeh Rajabi, Abbas Attari, Awat Feizi, Ammar Hassanzadeh-Keshteli, Mahshid Taslimi, Peyman Adibi

The Association of Psychological Comorbidity with the Number of Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
Hamidreza Roohafza, Ali Molaee, Hamid Afshar, Mina Mazaheri, Awat Feizi, Ammar Hassanzadeh-Keshteli, Peyman Adibi

Effect of A Bioenergy Economy Program on Pain Control, Depression, and Anxiety In Patients with Migraine Headache
Afsoon Derakhshan, Gholamreza Manshaei, Hamid Afshar, Farzad Goli

Comparison of Stress Profiles among Individuals with and without Functional Dyspepsia
Mohammad Reza Sharbafchi, Hamid Afshar, Ammar Hassanzadeh-Keshteli, Hamidreza Roohafza, Hamed Daghaghzadeh, Mina Salehi, Peyman Adibi

Case Study(ies)

Solitary Rectal Ulcer Syndrome: A Biopsychosocial Assessment
Hamed Daghaghzadeh, Narges Mohammadi, Hamid Afshar, Mina Mazaheri, Hamid Tavakoli

Back to Future Health Blueprint: The Effects of a Brief Bioenergy Economy Program on a Patient with Tethered Cord Syndrome
Farzad Goli, Amir Reza Boroumand