ISSN 1538-1080


Our review and editing processes are supportive. All major scientific articles go through peer review. This includes multiple reviewers and editing. If we feel your article will contribute to the healing literature, we will do everything we can to help you meet established scientific and peer reviewed standards. We invite first time and new authors to bring their wisdom on the topic and we will help you to be sure that you are meeting the content, quality and rigor of a scientific article.


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All submitted papers are to be original, not published previously in print or online, or currently being submitted elsewhere.

The International Journal of Healing and Caring is Web journal. Not being restricted to the limits of paper pages or page counts in hard-copy journals, we invite and encourage authors to expand on their observations and ideas to the degree that feels comfortable and complete – to the mutual satisfaction of the author(s) and the IJHC editorial staff. 

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The IJHC focuses on the education, research and practice of holistic healing (body, emotions, mind, relationships and spirit), self-healing, healing our planet, healing our society, and bioenergy healing. We welcome articles on controlled research studies, qualitative studies, case reports, clinicians’ discussions of theory and practice, healing through the creative arts, and reflections relevant to healing.

Please submit your article in Word.doc or Word.docx format, with

  • Title
  • Names of all authors
  • Author affiliations
  • Contact details for the corresponding author

For citing references in your article, here is the URL for the guidelines IJHC now follows for formatting references

A copyright release for the author(s) and another for patients/clients will be emailed to the corresponding author. Please print out and either scan or email.

We require an Abstract and 5 key words that are searchable through Google and other search engines so that interested potential readers can find your article. Please include the names and contact information for two qualified outside reviewers. All human and animal studies must have gone through a Research Ethics Review. Authors should provide study approval numbers and contact information for the Review Board.

For a formal research study the Abstract should be about 400 words and include:

  • Objectives/Purpose
  • Materials
  • Method(e.g. Double blind study of [name intervention] vs. normal care)
  • Participants (numbers, description)
  • Intervention
  • Outcome Measures
  • Results
  • Conclusion

A formal paper should be about 6000 to 12000 words and include:

  • Objectives/Purpose
  • Materials
  • Method(e.g. Double blind study of [name intervention] vs. normal care)
  • Participants (numbers, description)
  • Intervention
  • Outcome Measures
  • Results
  • Conclusion

For a case study, include a description of the method and theories explaining the method. Clinical documentation should be provided and recipients of the intervention must be consented. Case study series require a Human Studies Ethics Review approval.

All formal papers should meet CONSORT group reporting standards.

Length of article is very flexible. We suggest between 6000 and 12000 words for most full length articles. The web is very accepting of considered thoughts and illustrations, links. We do not simply reproduce articles that are easily available on the web elsewhere.

We ask for a non-exclusive copyright release, allowing you to re-use your materials as you wish. e.g. a chapter in a book could see more mileage that way. We only ask that you give the IJHC the exclusive rights to your article until the following issue is published. From that point forward the copyright will be held jointly.

Deadlines for IJHC submissions:
November 15 for January 1 issue
March 15 for May 1 issue
July 15 for September 1 issue

All articles are peer reviewed by a minimum of 2 of the following: the Editor-in-Chief, Editorial Board members and/ or outside reviewers. If your research topic is an unusual one, we might ask you to suggest several potential outside reviewers. This is both a peer review and scientific review process so you should expect a careful and complete review.

At the end of the article we include a brief bio (4-6 lines/120-150 words) and photo of each author, with contact details for the lead author required, and for other authors if they wish to include this.

We are also happy to consider for review any books, tapes, videos you may have.


Pricing for IJHC Submissions (all prices are in US dollars):

Undergraduate Students in US and Canada: $50
Graduate Students in US, Mexico and Canada: $100
For other international students: please contact the office for appropriate pricing for your country.

Pilot Studies – affiliated and non-affiliated: $200
Affiliated Members: $450
Non-Affiliated Scientists, Authors, Artists etc: $800
Complete set of Conference Abstracts as a special edition: $1500
Please note: if conference abstracts have not gone through peer review, we will do so and we reserve the right to refuse to print abstracts that do not meet our standards.

Of note: If you believe you have something important to share and do not have the funds to submit, please contact the office at US +1 520-609-1765 and we will do a preliminary review and on approval see what we can do to get you a grant to support your submission at a reduced cost.

Special discounts for Case Study submissions and editions. We are expanding to add two case study editions per year beginning in 2022. Please contact the office for more information

Current Affiliated Members Include:
NAOEP member organizations
NAOEP members of the Scientific Advisory Board
IJHC Editorial Board members
IJHC Scientific Advisory Board members
NCCOEP Certified Practitioners

Only camera ready copy/jpeg or equivalent is accepted.
Logo: $50 per edition
Logo with link: $75 per edition
Quarter page: $100 per edition
Half page: $200 per edition

If you wish to become affiliated with the IJHC journal, please contact the office so we can discuss how to support your vision. We invite colleges and universities which do not have journals of their own to dialogue with us on options for faculty and graduate student articles at special pricing.

We accept payments via PayPal, credit cards and checks (easiest for us) for your donation. Please make checks out in US Dollars to National Alliance of Energy Practitioners and mail to NAOEP/IJHC 31907 South Davis Ranch Rd Marana, AZ 85658.

Please feel free to contact us to discuss what you might share in your article, and/or to forward a rough draft for discussion. Click on email us link below to provide us with additional information.

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