For the 50th Anniversary year of 2017, the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine will become an Open Access publication, providing barrier-free online dissemination for increased readership and impact of research and clinical experience in orthomolecular medicine. The JOM will be published bimonthly, using an updated digital platform which is currently under development. Watch for our first issue of 2017 at the end of February!
The mission of the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine is to advance knowledge and improve the practice of orthomolecular medicine by educating practitioners of orthomolecular medicine, inspiring scholars, students and future leaders with novel, relevant and high quality metabolic research, clinical studies and reports, and informative topic reviews and well-argued commentaries. The journal aims to engage the orthomolecular medicine community by providing a forum for debate and the promulgation of new ideas.
This publication began as the Journal of Schizophrenia in 1967. After 1968, the name was changed to Schizophrenia, and in 1971 the name was again changed to Orthomolecular Psychiatry to reflect the increased scope of orthomolecular medicine for the treatment of mental illness. In 1986, as it became clear that nutritional therapy was widely applicable to both physical as well as mental disease, the publication underwent a final change to the more inclusive Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine (JOM) and is presently published as such today. In 2015 the JOM moved from a quarterly print publication to a biannual online publication, providing open access to all content published up until that time.