Yonago Acta medica_logo

Journal of Medical Sciences

Published by Tottori University Faculty of Medicine
86 Nishi-cho, Yonago 683-8503, Japan

Online ISSN 1346-8049

Impact Factor (2015) 0.692

Guide to Authors

Requirements

Currently, contributors are limited to members of Tottori University Faculty of Medicine and allied institutions. Researchers outside the University community may also submit papers on the recommendation* of a professor at the University.

All papers must comply with YAM's policies. Potential authors should carefully read the Instructions for Authors 2017 (PDF) before submission.

*The recommendation form (MS Word document) can be downloaded here.


Manuscript Submission

For manuscript submission, please prepare the following documents:

  • Manuscript text (including tables and legends for figures, if any) in an MS Word document
  • Figure file(s)
  • A cover letter to the editor-in-chief
  • Submission form

These documents must be sent to the editorial office as email attachments. Submission on a compact disc is also acceptable if the total file size of the documents is too large to permit transmission by email.

Before submitting a manuscript, please be sure that you have read the Instructions for Authors 2017 (PDF), and that your manuscript has been written in accordance with our policies.


Review Process

Submitted manuscripts are reviewed by at least two anonymous referees selected from among the faculty members at Tottori University Faculty of Medicine. The initial review process ordinarily takes two weeks or more.


Revisions

Detailed instructions for submitting a revised manuscript are included in the decision letter sent to the author(s) when a manuscript has been judged to be potentially acceptable for publication.

When submitting a revised manuscript, please ensure that you submit the following:

  • A cover letter in which you respond, point by point, to the referees' comments and explain how those issues were addressed
  • The manuscript text (including tables and legends for figures, if any) in an MS Word document, with all insertions indicated in colored font so that the changes you have made can be easily identified



Article Processing Charge

    Submission fee 50,000 yen
    Page charge Within 5 pages Free
    6 pages and over 8,000 yen per page

All the necessary documents for potential authors can be downloaded at http://www.lib.tottori-u.ac.jp/yam/file5-1.html.