Clinical Aromatherapists often use a range of application methods, styles and doses that may differ from the more traditional styles such as aromatherapy massage. Healthcare professionals also require a source of evidence based information in order to successfully integrate clinical aromatherapy within orthodox practice. The IJCA meets the needs of clinical aromatherapists by presenting solid practitioner-orientated and evidence-based information in a professional format.

Unlike any other aromatherapy journal currently available, each issue has a specific theme, with the majority of articles therein contributing valuable information concerning the chosen topic.

Two issues are published per year (June and December). 

All articles are peer reviewed and referenced where possible. Members of the editorial board are all highly experienced in the essential oil field.

In 2014 the IJCA transitioned to e-format. Back issues prior to 2014 remain available in printed format.