Misson Statement

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.

Since 1968, this quarterly Journal for health professionals has published the best of nutritional research and clinical trials. New articles describing the orthomolecular approach to health management and treatment of disease are accompanied by lively editorials, book reviews, letters and reports. The Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine has led the way in presenting, far in advance of other medical journals, new health concerns and treatments including: Candidiasis; Mercury Amalgam Toxicity; Niacin Therapy for Schizophrenia and Coronary Disease; Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; Vitamin C and Cancer; Allergies and Behavioral Disorders; Drug and Alcohol Abuse; Tissue and Mineral Analysis; and Orthomolecular Treatment for AIDS and Cardiovascular Disease.

Orthomolecular Medicine

Orthomolecular medicine is defined as the therapeutic use of substances that occur naturally in the body. Originally defined in the context of treating and preventing psychiatric diseases, the intent of orthomolecular therapy is to provide the optimal molecular environment for the brain and other tissues by altering the intake of nutrients such as vitamins (and their metabolites), minerals, trace elements, macronutrients, as well as other naturally occurring metabolically active substances.

Submission Guidelines

Authors interested in submitting material to the Journal can read the instructions to authors page.

Editorial Board


Jonathan E. Prousky, ND, MSc

Associate Editors

L. John Hoffer, MD, PhD
Montreal, Quebec

Alexander G. Schauss, PhD
Tacoma, Washington

Managing Editor

Steven Carter

Production Editor

Greg Schilhab

Editorial Board

Aileen Burford-Mason, PhD
Toronto, Ontario

Jack Challem, BA, ASN
Tucson, Arizona

Michael Gonzalez, DSc, PhD
San Juan, Puerto Rico

William Grant, PhD
San Francisco, California

Steve Hickey, PhD
Manchester, United Kingdom

Richard P. Huemer, MD
Boca Raton, Florida

Ron Hunninghake, MD
Wichita, Kansas

Bo H. Jonsson, MD, PhD
Stockholm, Sweden

Karin Munsterhjelm-Ahumada, MD
Enekas, Finland

Erik T. Paterson, MB
Creston, British Columbia

W. Todd Penberthy, PhD 
Orlando, Florida

Andrew W. Saul, PhD
Brockport, New York

Gert Schuitemaker, PhD
Gendringen, The Netherlands

Garry M. Vickar, MD
St. Louis, Missouri


Abram Hoffer, MD, PhD has written a history of the journal from 1967-2000.

Article Database


A complete listing is available of all Journal titles from 1967 to 2005. Over 600 orthomolecular papers on all subjects

The Journal for Orthomolecular Medicine is a program of the:

International Schizophrenia Foundation, a Canadian Registered Charity

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