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


2020-05-21 / Publishing Costs

  • Submission Fee

After the submission, primary check will be done, and if the manuscript has the least characteristics, the author should pay the submission fee (30% of the total fee) to start the peer-review process. The submission fee is charged for review costs, and this fee is not refundable. Paying submission fee does not necessitate the journal to accept the manuscript.

  • Publication Fee

If the manuscript is accepted through peer-review, the author should pay the rest 70% of total fee to get the official acceptation letter, and to have the manuscript scheduled for publication.

  • Total Fee

The fee for a manuscript with 3000 words is 300USD. This fee is 100USD for authors with the affiliation of Iran or Germany. For each 500 extra words, 20% will add to the cost. Each figure or graph is counted as 300 words.

  • Fast Publication (Fast Track) Fee

In the case of asking for fast tracking of the manuscript, 50% of the routine publication fee will be added to the costs.

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2018-05-30 / “Affect Regulation” Summer School

A memorandum of cooperation was written between Isfahan University of Medical Sciences and Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg in 2008. This gave rise the agreement of cooperation between Jakob von Uexküll Centre from Psychosomatic Department of Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg, Danesh-e Tandorosti Institute, and Psychosomatic Research Center of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences in 2009. From then, 13 educational workshops were held in Isfahan, Iran, three summer schools in Freiburg, Germany, and one course in Isfahan. In line with these activities, some researchers participated in the programs have conducted some shared projects by the two universities. Some researchers were also sent to Freiburg for the research stay. The costs for all summer schools were provided by DAAD.



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2018-04-11 / One day "Somatoform Disorders" seminar in Isfahan, Iran

On April 10, 2018, "Somatoform Disorders" seminar was held in Noor Hospital, Isfahan, Iran. The holders of the seminar hosted Professor Dr. Lahman, Professor Dr. Scheidt, Professor Dr. Afshar, and Dr. Goli who shared latest views on biomedical, psychotherapeutic, and transcultural approaches in treating somatoform disorders.

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Past Issues

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Issue 3
Vol 6, No 3: 2019

Vol 6, No 3: 2019


Psychosomatics; from Darwinian War to Peircian Love
Farzad Goli

Qualitative Study(ies)

Iranian Physicians’ Experience of Participation in a Balint Group Trial: A Qualitative Study
Taraneh Taghavi, Azadeh Malekian, Mousa Alavi, Hasan Shahoon, Hamid Afshar, Farzad Goli, Carl Eduard Scheidt

Using Hypnosis to Explore Subconscious Childhood and Early Adulthood Emotional Traumas and Situations Predisposing Towards Adult Refractory Obesity
Pauk Andrew Entwistle

Quantitative Study(ies)

The Effect of Cognitive-Behavioral Stress Management Training on Psychological Health and Stress among Parents of Mentally Disabled Children
Faranak Abdoli, Solmaz Rafeian, Shirin Haji-Adineh

The Effectiveness of Mindfulness Training on Self-Compassion, Sexual Satisfaction, and Pregnancy in Pregnant Women
Fatemeh Abdi-Malekabadi, Sayed Morteza Tavakoli, Attieh Farzanfar

Comparison of Happiness among Students of Different Fields in Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Elahe Sadeghi, Azadeh Sayarifard, Fakhrialsadat Khalifehsoltani, Kambiz Abachizadeh, Reza Shekarriz‑Foumani, Parastoo Amiri, Seyyed Mohammad Sadegh Vaziri, Maryam Mohseny


Report of the Psychosomatic Disorders Research, Treatment, and Educational Center at Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Iran since 2012
Ali Faghihi, Farzad Goli, Ensieh Talighi, Abdollah Omidi