focus and scope

The IJBMC’s mission is 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.

Modern medicine is thought to be in a paradigmatic crisis in terms of the accelerative demographic, epidemiologic, social, and discursive aspects. The ontological, epistemological, and methodological gaps in biomedicine lead to a chaotic condition in health beliefs and behaviors. The International Journal of Body, Mind and Culture (IJBMC) is an international, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary medical journal and a fully “online first” publication focused on interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and conceptual research. The research should focus on paradigmatic shift and/or humanizing medical practice. All interdisciplinary research, such as medical and health psychology, medical humanities (e.g., sociology, anthropology, psychology, literature, religion, history, and philosophy), and Medical and psychological approaches to art and aesthetic approaches to health and medicine (e.g., in music and cinema) which have an impact on medical education and practice are acceptable.