INSTRUCTION FOR AUTHOR

Japan Journal of Medicine welcomes all types of articles include research papers, reviews, mini-reviews, case reports, case series, and short research communications in all areas of Medicine. Manuscripts should be submitted in English.

Plagiarism
Plagiarism is generally understood to be the “passing off” of another’s research or work as your own. Manuscripts are screened for plagiarism before, during, and after publication, and if found they will be rejected at any stage of processing.

Manuscript submission guidelines
(1). Manuscripts prepared in Microsoft Word or in PDF, please insert your graphics (schemes, figures, tables etc.).

(2). A cover letter must be included with each manuscript submission. It should be concise and explain why the content of your paper is significant, placing your findings in the context of existing work and why it fits the scope of the journal.

(3). Manuscript is written in clear, concise and grammatical English.

(4). The submission must be original, unpublished work that is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

(5). All authors must agree to submission of the manuscript.

(6). When reporting on experiments on human subjects or animals, authors should indicate in the manuscript whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and national guidelines.

(7). Authors are expected to disclose any potential conflicts of interest.

(8). Authors are fully responsible for the contents of their submissions.

FORMAT FOR PUBLICATION

Title
On the first page, state the title of the article, names of authors, name and address of the department (or) laboratory where the work was performed. Also, list 4-6 key words. Indicate the corresponding author by an asterisk, and input their contact information (Telephone number, fax number and e-mail address).

Abstract
A concise and factual abstract is required, preferably in less than 250 words. Abstract should not contain citations to references. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions.

Keywords
Immediately after the abstract, provide a minimum 3-6 keywords.

Abbreviations
Abbreviations must be presented in one paragraph, in the format: “term: definition”. Please separate the items by “;”.

Introduction
The Introduction should provide the necessary context to support the importance of the discovery being reported. A brief summary of the major findings should be provided at the end of the Introduction.

Materials and Methods
They should be described with sufficient detail to allow others to replicate and build on published results. New methods and protocols should be described in detail while well-established methods can be briefly described and appropriately cited. Give the name and version of any software used and make clear whether computer code used is available. Include any pre-registration codes.

Results
Results should be clear and concise.

Discussion
This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

Conclusion
The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.

Acknowledgements
List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.). All sources of funding of the study should be disclosed. Clearly indicate grants that you have received in support of your research work and if you received funds to cover publication costs.

Conflicts of Interest
Authors must identify and declare any personal circumstances or interest that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of reported research results. If there is no conflict of interest, please state “The authors declare no conflict of interest.”

References
Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). References should be numbered consecutively starting from 1. References should be cited in the manuscript by numbers, e.g. [1,2,3], (not cited by author and date). Avoid putting personal communications and unpublished observations in references. Please do not format references as footnotes. Please use the PubMed format. The sequence is as: [Author surname] [Author initials], [Other author surnames & initials]. [Article title]. [Journal name abbreviation]. [Year]; [Volume]: [First page number]-[Last page number]. Examples: Lin JS, Piper MA, Perdue LA, et al. Screening for Colorectal Cancer Updated Evidence Report and Systematic Review for the US Preventive Services Task Force. JAMA. 2016; 315: 2576-94

No author given example:
[No authors listed]. Medicare program; criteria for Medicare coverage of adult liver transplants-HCFA. Final notice. Fed Regist. 1991; 56(71):15006-15018.

Figures and Tables
Embed them into appropriate places instead of gathering them at the end. Common formats are accepted, however, TIFF, JPEG and EPS are preferred All Figures, Schemes and Tables should be inserted into the main text close to their first citation. Figures should be numbered consecutively. (Figure 1, Figure 2, etc.). No separate charges for color images.

Figure captions
Ensure that each illustration has a caption. Entitle each, and add legends so that readers can understand their general meanings without referring to the text.

Tables
Please submit tables as editable text and not as images. Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and place any table notes below the table body. Tables should be numbered consecutively. (Table 1, Table 2, etc.).

Supplementary Material
Additional data and files (figure, tables, video, spreadsheets, etc.) can be uploaded as “Supplementary Files” during the manuscript submission process. The supplementary files will also be available to the referees as part of the peer-review process. Any file format is acceptable, however we recommend that common, non-proprietary formats are used where possible. Please indicate the name and title of each element as follows Figure S1: title, Table S1: title, etc.

Publication Ethics Statement
Journal is distributed under the Committee on Publication Ethics(COPE). We fully adhere to its Code of Conduct and to its Best Practice Guidelines.

License
Articles in our journal are distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, where articles may be copied, distributed and reproduced in any medium only if they are properly cited in the manner specified by the license. Authors retain copyrights for their published articles with primary publication right is granted to the journal.

Peer-Review
Once a manuscript passes the initial checks, it will be assigned to at least two independent experts for peer-review. A single-blind review is applied, where authors’ identities are known to reviewers. Peer review comments are confidential and will only be disclosed with the express agreement of the reviewer.

Production and Publication
Once accepted, the manuscript will undergo professional copy-editing, English editing, proofreading by the authors, final corrections, pagination, and, publication on the journal website. Articles will be published on the journal website within two business days of the receipt of the approved proof.

Publication Charges
Instruction for payment is sent as soon as manuscript is accepted. Payment can be made by credit card or bank transfer. Publication fee is required to cover the cost of publication.The open access publication fee for this journal is GBP 1090. Additionally, full or partial waivers may be available to those experiencing financial hardships.

Inability to pay the publication fee will not affect the publication of your manuscript. If you are experiencing financial hardship please contact us for more information at contact@makpl.com

Reprints
Reprints can be ordered after copy editing and publication. Reprints are now printed on glossy paper with cover page. They are made of highest quality suitable for scientific corresponding.