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About Journal of Epidemiology

Aims and Scope

The Journal of Epidemiology is the official open access scientific journal of the Japan Epidemiological Association. The Journal publishes a broad range of original research on epidemiology as it relates to human health, and aims to promote communication among those engaged in the field of epidemiological research and those who use epidemiological findings.

Open Access License Policy

The Journal of Epidemiology applies the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC-BY License) to all works we publish (read the human-readable summary or the full license legal code) on April 1, 2013. Under the terms of the CC-BY License, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their work but must allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy articles in the Journal of Epidemiology, as long as the original authors and source are properly credited.

No further permission is required from the authors or publisher.

In most cases, appropriate attribution can be provided by simply citing the original article and providing the license terms, as in the following
Fujino, Yoshihisa et al. (2013) Taxation Categories for Long-term Care Insurance Premiums and Mortality Among Elderly Japanese: A Cohort Study. Journal of Epidemiology 23(1):41-46
doi:10.2188/jea.JE20120011, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License.

If an item you plan to reuse is not part of a published article (e.g., an item created by a third party and quoted in the article), it should not be considered licensed for reuse under the CC-BY license unless otherwise noted. In such cases, you can only reuse an item under copyright exceptions such as fair use or quotation, except as stated in the applicable copyright law or any license terms indicated in the original work in which the item appeared. The CC-BY license was developed to facilitate open access to and free use of original works of all types. Applying this standard license to a work will ensure that it is freely and openly available.


Submissions from Japan require that both first author and corresponding author are members of JEA at the time of submission.
“Submissions from Japan” means “Authors are affiliated in institution in Japan”.

Publication Fee

This journal does not charge submission fees.

The publication fees for this journal are 70,000 JPY per article for Japan Epidemiological Association members and 120,000 JPY per article for non-members.
Both members and non-members alike will be charged 10,000 JPY per publishing page when the article exceeds 8 publishing pages.

Publication of Letters will cost 10,000 JPY per Letter regardless of membership status. There are no charges for responses to Letters.

Publication of Erratum will cost 10,000 JPY per page notwithstanding membership.

Submissions from other countries will be charged the membership price if the first author is a member of the JEA at the time of submission.

The publication fee will be waived if the senior and corresponding authors can document that they are resident nationals of a country having a low-income economy.

The publication fee includes taxes.

  Membership of authors
Location of authors   Both are members Only first author is a member Only corresponding author is a member Neither first nor corresponding authors are member
Both first and corresponding authors are in Japan Member price Submission not allowed
Only first author is in Japan Member price Non-member price
Only corresponding author is in Japan Member price Non-member price
Both first and corresponding authors are in other countries Member price Non-member price

(“in Japan” means “affiliated in institution in Japan”.)

Steps to Publication (after acceptance)

Journal of Epidemiology has launched advance publication of the "Accepted version" of articles, which have not been through the copyediting, typesetting, pagination and proofreading process.

Editorial Board


Keitaro Matsuo(Aichi Cancer Center Research Institute, Nagoya, Japan)

【Deputy Editor】

Kota Katanoda(National Cancer Center, Tokyo, Japan)

【Deputy Editor】

Takeo Fujiwara(Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Tokyo, Japan)

【Consulting Editors】

Manami Inoue(National Cancer Center, Tokyo, Japan)

【Associate Editors】

Jun Aida(Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan)
Hisatomi Arima(Fukuoka University, Fukuoka, Japan)
Keiko Asao(Amgen Astellas BioPharma K.K., Tokyo, Japan)
Wanqing Chen(Chinese Academy of Medical Science and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China)
Wakaba Fukushima(Osaka City University, Osaka, Japan)
Silvano Gallus(Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Italy)
Aya Goto(Fukushima Medical University, Fukushima, Japan)
Atsushi Goto(Yokohama City University Academic Association, Yokohama, Japan)
Megumi Hara(Saga University, Saga, Japan)
Kenshi Hayashida(University of Occupational and Envoronmental Health, Kitakyushu, Japan)
Kaori Honjo(Osaka Medical College, Takatsuki, Osaka, Japan)
Atsushi Hozawa(Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan)
Yuri Ito(Osaka Medical College, Osaka, Japan)
Jeongseon Kim(National Cancer Center, Seoul, The Republic of Korea)
Kosuke Kiyohara(Otsuma University, Tokyo, Japan)
Naoki Kondo(The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan)
Kayo Kurotani(Showa Women's University, Tokyo, Japan)
Yingsong Lin(Aichi Medical University, Nagakute, Aichi, Japan)
Takehiro Michikawa(Toho University, Tokyo, Japan)
Yoshitaka Murakami(Toho University, Tokyo, Japan)
Hiroshi Murayama(Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, Tokyo, Japan)
Mariko Naito(Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan)
Koshi Nakamura(University of the Ryukyus, Nishihara, Okinawa, Japan)
Takeshi Nishiyama(Nagoya City University, Nagoya, Japan)
Tetsuya Ohira(Fukushima Medical University, Fukushima, Japan)
Yasuyuki Okumura(Initiative for Clinical Epidemiological Research, Tokyo, Japan)
Ryota Sakurai(Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, Tokyo, Japan)
Norie Sawada(National Cancer Center, Tokyo, Japan)
Susumu Sawada(Waseda University, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Tokorozawa, Japan)
Aesun Shin(Seoul National University, Korea)
Kohta Suzuki(Aichi Medical University, Nagakute, Aichi, Japan)
Kunihiko Takahashi(Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan)
Mayumi Tsuji(University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan)
Kevin Urayama(National Center for Child Health and Development, Tokyo, Japan)
Keiko Wada(Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, Gifu, Japan)
Koji Wada(International University of Health and Welfare, Tokyo, Japan)
Peiyu Wang(Peking University, Beijing, China)
Kazumasa Yamagishi(University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan)
Hideo Yasunaga(The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan)
Hiroshi Yatsuya(Fujita Health University, Toyoake, Japan)
Takashi Yorifuji(Okayama University, Okayama, Japan)

International Advisory Board

Robert Abbott(Radiation Effects Research Foundation, Hiroshima, Japan)
Chang-Chuan Chan(College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan)
Paulo Chaves(Benjamin Leon Center for Geriatric Research and Education, Florida International University, Miami, USA)
Sin Eng Chia(National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Aaron Folsom(University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA)
Graham Giles(Cancer Council Victoria, Australia)
Yue-Liang Leon Guo(College of Public Health, National Taiwan University and NTU Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan)
Chung-Cheng Hsieh(University of Massachusetts, Cancer Center, Worcester, USA)
David Jacobs(University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA)
Daehee Kang(Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea)
Ichiro Kawachi(Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA)
Eero Lahelma(University of Helsinki, Finland)
Yunhwan Lee(Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea)
Jersey Liang(School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA)
Michael Marmot(University College London, London, UK)
You-Lin Qiao(Cancer Institute / Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China)
Hai Rim Shin(International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France)
Suraporn Wiangnon(Khon Kaen University, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen, Thailand)

Editorial Office

【Editorial Staff】

Kaoru Yoshida(Japan Epidemiological Association, Tokyo, Japan)
Japan Epidemiological Association
Hongo MT bldg. 4th fl. 7-2-2, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan

【Editorial Assistant】

Tamami Kitamura(Japan Epidemiological Association, Tokyo, Japan)
Mikiko Muto(Japan Epidemiological Association, Tokyo, Japan)