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    The Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine is 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.

    The 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.

    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.

    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.

The TJEM Editorial Office
     The Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
Tohoku University Medical Press
2-1 Seiryo-machi, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8575, JAPAN
Tel: 81-22-717-8183/8184
Fax: 81-22-717-8185
e-mail: office@journal.med.tohoku.ac.jp

    Authors should suggest qualified reviewers with complete mailing addresses. In an effort to expedite the review process, please provide us with telephone and fax numbers and e-mail addresses of the potential reviewers. Please note that final decision on reviewers used is at the discretion of the Editorial Board.

    Before 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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    Processing Fees: 40,000 Japanese yen/accepted article. Tohoku University Medical Press is a non-profit publisher with support in part from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. It is our responsibility as a publisher that the TJEM is continuously published. However, we are constantly facing increasing production costs of the TJEM. The Processing Fees cover a portion of the costs related to handling of a manuscript, including technological investments, which are important to keep the TJEM on the forefront of the electronic development. Accordingly, your article published in the TJEM is available without barrier to access (Free Open Access).
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