In 2014, in a session in the course of the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) project, "Globalization and Mental Health", by the presence of Michael Wirsching, Farzad Goli, Carl Eduard Scheidt, and Hamid Afshar, it was decided to release a journal for psychosomatic studies, especially interdisciplinary and cross-cultural ones, and also theoretical studies in the medical philosophy. This led to the establishment of the International Journal of Body, Mind, and Culture (IJBMC), and an international eligible editorial board. The first issue of International Journal was released in 2015.
The IJBMC is an international double-blinded peer-reviewed interdisciplinary medical journal and a fully “online first” publication.
The website is updated periodically 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 (Psychosomatic Research Center of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences and Danesh-e Tandorosti Institute), although we also have co-editors elsewhere in the world as in UK, Denmark, Belgium, Canada, and China.