Instructions to Authors


Hiroshima Journal of Medical Sciences

Instructions to Authors

  Contributions, letters, and all other communications written in English should be sent to the Editorial Office of the Hiroshima Journal of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima 734-8551, Japan.  Original articles are accepted only on condition that they have not been published elsewhere, and will not be published elsewhere before appearance in the Journal. 

  Copyrights.  All copyrights whether inside or outside Japan for Papers submitted to the Hiroshima University Medical Press (HUMP) shall in principle belong to the HUMP as from the time when the final manuscript is submitted to the HUMP.

  Manuscripts accepted and published by the Hiroshima J. Med. Sci. may not be published again or printed in any form without written permission from the Editorial Office of the Hiroshima J. Med. Sci.

  Submission of manuscripts. Submit three complete copies of each manuscript, including tables and figures.  Manuscripts should be typewritten on one side of the paper, double-spaced with wide margins.  The first page of the manuscript should carry only (a) the title, (b) the author’s full names, (c) the place(s) where the work was conducted with the exact postal address(es), (d) proposed running title (not more than 40 letters), and (e) two to four key words descriptive of the subject matter.  It is recommended that manuscripts be divided into the following sections: ABSTRACT, INTRODUCTION, MATERIALS AND METHODS, RESULTS, DISCUSSION, ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS, and REFERENCES.  Italics for scientific names or other purposes should be underlined to permit correct typesetting.

  The editors reserve the right to edit manuscripts to bring them into conformity with the style of the journal.

  Abstract.  The abstract should be limited to 250 words or less, and the basic content of the paper should be concisely summarized.

  Tables and figures.  Tables and figures should be on separate sheets and numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals.  Each should have a descriptive heading and a brief legend sufficient enough to be understandable without reference to the text.  However, detailed description of the experiment should not be included.  In tables only horizontal rules are acceptable.  In figures (charts, drawings, graphs or photographs) line drawings of illustrations should be done in black waterproof drawing ink on white paper or graph paper ruled in blue.  All figures must be suitable for reproduction and no part of a figure should be typewritten.

  Abbreviations.  Measurable units should be as follows (without period): cm, mm, µm, Å, ml, µl,  g, µg, ng, ℃, hr, min, sec, mM, nM, rpm, cpm, Ci, mCi, µCi, log (base 10), etc., but liter(s).  Genus or species names, drugs, or any other abbreviations should be spelled out in full when first used in the text and in the Abstract.

  References.  References should be typed on a separate sheet in alphabetical order according to the first author and numbered consecutively with their corresponding numbers in the text.  Follow the style shown in the examples below.

       1. Adler, J. and Zickl, R. 1969. Winter vomiting disease. J. Infect. Dis. 119: 668-673.

       2. Collins, R. D., Cousar, J. B., Russell, W. G. and Glick, A. D. 1980. Diagnosis of

           neoplasma of the immune system, p. 84-101. In N. R. Rose and H. Friedman (eds.), 

           Manual of clinical immunology, 2nd ed. American Society for Microbiology,

           Washington, D. C.

       3.Luketich, J.D., Nason, K.S., Christie, N.A., Pennathur, A., Jobe, B.A., Landreneau,

           R.J., et al. 2010. Outcomes after a decade of laparoscopic giant paraesophageal hernia

           repair. J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 139:395–404.

      The following types of references are not valid for listing: unpublished data,

    personal communication, abstract, and theses.  They may be used parenthetically

    in the text.

  Reprints.  The authors may purchase reprints of their articles at a cost indicated on the reprint order form.

  Galley proofs.  One set of galley proofs is provided before publication of each manuscript and is to be returned within 1 week of receipt.  Alterations are to be kept to a minimum and may be made only on galley proof.  Changes of content are chargeable to the author.

  Charge.  After an article has been printed, the Editor sends to the author and estimate of the cost of page charge, and handling fee, including illustrations and excess reprints.

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