The Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
one of the oldest and the most prestigious periodicals in Japan and the
world. The TJEM is open to original articles in all branches of medical
sciences from authors throughout the world. The TJEM also covers the fields of disaster-prevention science, including earthquake archeology. Clinical reports, formerly categorized as Case reports, which advance
significantly our knowledge on medical sciences or practice, are also
accepted. Review articles, Letters to the Editor, Commentary, and News and Views will also be considered. All types of papers
are intended to present new information of exceptional novelty,
importance and interest to the broad readership of the TJEM.
articles should be written in English. Papers, which will be
simultaneously or have been published in any other periodicals or
proceedings, will not be accepted. The TJEM welcomes full papers
requiring prompt publication.
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.
should submit their manuscript files online. The manuscript file should contain the Word version of a manuscript (entire text, references, and legends to figures) and the PDF or J-PEG version of the Figures and Tables. Prospective authors should go to the TJEM web page and
follow the instructions for submitting a manuscript;
If you have any questions about the submission process, you may contact the editorial office.
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preparing manuscripts authors are advised to consult a recent issue of
the TJEM for the general format such as layout of tables and citation
of references. The manuscripts should be typewritten double-spaced. The
title of the paper, the name(s) of the author(s) and institution(s)
where the work was performed should be followed by an abstract of less
than 250 words and by five keywords. The title and the
abstract should be written for readers outside the discipline. The
abstract should contain the rationale, objectives, findings, and main
conclusions of the work.
Informed Consent and Animal Welfare: In
cases where a study deals with human subjects or live animals, the
Methods section of the manuscript should include a statement that all
experiments were performed in compliance with the relevant laws and/or
institutional guidelines. A statement should also be included that
informed consent was obtained from human subjects.
Each table is accompanied by its legend on a same sheet and placed after the list of references or prepared separately. Figure legends should be placed at the end of the main text. Photographs of high quality may be requested for printing of morphological data.
References should be listed at the end of the Discussion in alphabetical order under the first author's name: Surname(s), followed by initials of forename(s); year of publication (in parentheses); title of article; title of periodical (abbreviated according to Index Medicus and italic); number of volume (bold); and the first and last pages. Publications by the same author(s) in the same year should be listed as 2007a, 2007b, etc. There are more than fifteen authors, give the first fifteen authors and then use et al. When a book is referred to, author's name; year of publication (in parentheses); title of book (capitalized and italic); edition (if any); publisher; place of publication; and page(s). Personal communications or unpublished papers should not be included in the list of references. Please note the following examples.
1) A journal article:
Misu, T., Fujihara, K., Nakamura, M., Murakami, K., Endo, M., Konno, H. & Itoyama, Y. (2006) Loss of aquaporin-4 in active perivascular lesions in neuromyelitis optica: a case report. Tohoku J. Exp. Med., 209, 269-275.
2) A chapter in an edited book:
Nagel, R.L. (2003) Disorders of Hemoglobin Function and Stability. In Blood: Principles and Practice of Hematology, 2nd ed., edited by Handin, R.I., Lux, S.E. & Stossel, T.P. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, pp. 1597-1654.
3) A book:
Nordlund, J.J., Boissy, R.E., Hearing, V.J., King, R.A., Oetting, W.S. & Ortonne, J.-P. (2006) The Pigmentary System. Physiology and Pathophysiology, 2nd ed., Blackwell Publishing, New York, NY.
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handling of a manuscript, including technological investments, which
are important to keep the TJEM on the forefront of the electronic
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