The American Journal of Chinese Medicine, which is defined in its broadest sense possible, publishes original articles and essays relating to traditional or ethnomedicine of all cultures. Areas of particular interest include:
1. Basic scientific and clinical research in indigenous medical techniques, therapeutic procedures, medicinal plants, and traditional medical theories and concepts; 2. Multidisciplinary study of medical practice and health care, especially from historical, cultural, public health, and socioeconomic perspectives; 3. International policy implications of comparative studies of medicine in all cultures, including such issues as health in developing countries; 4. Translating scholarly ancient texts or modern publications on ethnomedicine.