The Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine:
The Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine (TJEM) is published by the Tohoku University Medical Press. The TJEM is an international journal, published monthly in printed and electronic versions. Information about the TJEM is available on-line at: http://www.journal.med.tohoku.ac.jp/. The TJEM is supported in part by the Grant-in-Aid for Publication of Scientific Research Results from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
The TJEM publishes original research papers that are judged, after editorial review and peer review, to make a novel and important contribution to the understanding of any area of medical sciences. The TJEM also covers the fields of disaster-prevention science, including earthquake archeology.
In addition to original research papers, the TJEM publishes case reports and reviews. All types of papers are intended to present new information of exceptional novelty, importance and interest to the broad readership of the TJEM.
As a condition of publication, all authors must transfer copyright to the Tohoku University Medical Press. Manuscripts submitted under multiple authorship are reviewed on the assumption that all listed authors concur in the submission and that the final version of the manuscript has been seen and approved by all authors.
It is the responsibility of the Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board to determine the suitability of a manuscript for publication, based on the comments of referees. The primary criteria for judging the acceptability of a manuscript are its novelty and/or scientific importance. In addition, manuscripts should be written clearly and simply for readers outside the discipline or non-specialist readers. Manuscripts judged lacking in these respects are declined, even if the experimental work appears technically sound. All referees who review a manuscript remain unknown to the authors. Every manuscript is treated as privileged information.