Announcement of copyright policy


To achieve a "gold" open-access policy, the Japan Epidemiological Association (JEA) is happy to announce a change in copyright policy to a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC-BY) License , for research published on an open-access basis in the Journal of Epidemiology. As a result of this change, users of the journal will be able to reuse content in any way they like, provided it is accurately attributed. Copyright stays with the agreed copyright owner.

According to the conditions of this change, articles accepted on or after April 1, 2013 will automatically be published under the CC-BY License. Articles accepted before March 31, 2013, whose copyright belongs to JEA, will also be published under the CC-BY License. Full details of what is covered by this new copyright policy are available at Open-Access License

Announcement of New Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editors


Dr. Tomotaka Sobue was appointed Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Epidemiology after the former Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Hiroyasu Iso, was elected Executive Head of the Japan Epidemiological Association on January 26, 2013. In addition, six new associate editors have joined the journal, to assist in managing the increased number of submissions.

[Important] Notice of Changes in Publication Fees


The cost of publishing the Journal continues to increase. To meet these rising costs, the Board of the Japan Epidemiological Association (JEA) elected to increase page charges at its meeting on January 24, 2013. All manuscripts submitted to the Journal on or after April 1, 2013 will be charged 5000 Japanese yen per published page (for JEA members) or 7500 Japanese yen per published page (for nonmembers). Manuscripts submitted before April 1 can take advantage of the old rate.

Editor-in-Chief: Tomotaka Sobue, MD, MPH

Announcement from Journal of Epidemiology


  • J-STAGE3 (Online journal for Journal of Epidemiology) will be released on May 1, 2012 (Japan time).
  • Revised manuscript will be screened for plagiarism with CrossCheck. Please visit our new Instructions to Authors at Instructions-May2012.pdf

"Announcement from the Editorial Office: Authors will be required to pay printing fee."


All submissions that are accepted for publication in the Journal of Epidemiology are subject to mandatory pay page charges of 5,000 Japanese Yen (JPY) for each journal page exceeding 3 printed pages (starting April 1, 2010). If senior or corresponding author of the paper is a member of Japan Epidemiological Association, the page charge is discounted by 5000 JPY. In addition, if the senior and corresponding authors can prove in documents that they have the nationality of the countries of lower economies of World Bank, and live in the corresponding country, the page charge is not required.

Editor-in-Chief: Hiroyasu Iso, MD

Editorial Announcement from the Journal of Epidemiology


We are pleased to announce that an online submission and peer review system is planned for the Journal of Epidemiology via Manuscript Central at The system will be available from October 1, 2008