Instructions to Authors ・ The Journal of Kansai Medical University(J.Kansai Med.Univ.), an official journal of Kansai Medical University edited and issued by the Medical Society of Kansai Medical University, publishes the results of research in the fields of medicine, healthcare, and other academic areas by the members of Kansai Medical University. ・ The Journal is free, available online from J-Stage administered by the Japan Science and Technology Agency. Copies of the bound Journal are issued by printing-on-demand once a year. ・ The Journal mainly consists of reviews, mini reviews, original articles, case reports, conference proceedings, annual research reports, summaries of dissertation reviews, and contributed articles. ・ The Journal accepts articles contributed by the members of Kansai Medical University. Reviews, mini reviews, original articles and case reports are reviewed for acceptability by at least two reviewers. The final decisions on acceptance, format and style of each manuscript are made by the managing editor. Acceptance of Manuscript Submissions ・ A submitted manuscript of an article should have a title page indicating the category, article title, authors' names and institutional affiliations, and daytime contact information (telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address). ・ A printed manuscript should be sent by mail, and an electronic medium, such as CD-R, CD-RW, or USB flash memory, containing text, figures and graphics, should be enclosed with the manuscript sent by e-mail. ・ The manuscript in an electronic medium should be prepared in a common file format (with file graphics), and the authors' names, title, computer operating systems (Windows or Mac), and application software and their versions should be specified in the manuscript. ・ Resolution for graphics should be 300dpi for color, 600 dpi for black and white. ・ The manuscript should be sent to: Medical Society of Kansai Medical University 2-5-1 shinmachi, Hirakata City, Osaka 573-1010 Composition of a Submitted Manuscript Acceptable numbers of pages of a printed articles (in PDF) are 5 to 10 pages for a "review", 4 to 8 pages for an "original article" or a "case report", and 2 to 5 pages for a "mini review". The average number of typed characters is about 5,000 per printed page for an English text and about 2,500 for a ・Review: An article which makes a general comment on a certain field or subject based on references ・Mini review: A short review mainly introducing studies of the author's group. ・Original article: An article on original and innovative research, development and survey in medical and other relevant fields. Each article consists of an Abstract, Introduction or Purpose, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Cited References, Illustrations, Tables, Photographs, and ・Case report: An article on an actual outpatient or inpatient case which discusses the diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and methods of caring and nursing based on the patient's clinical history, physical examination findings, and other examination findings. The title of the report should begin with "A Case of." ・Conference minutes: A collection of abstracts and proceedings of workshops, symposiums, and lectures for graduate students which are mainly held on campus. ・Annual research report: This outlines the studies conducted in each department and a list of research achievements during the year. ・ Summary of dissertation review: This is an abstract of the content and a summary of reviewing ・ Contributed articles, etc.: There is no specific format for contributed articles and other articles. ・The title page should include the article title, authors' names, institutional affiliations, mailing address, e-mail address, and keywords. ・Japanese manuscript:(See the Instructions to authors in Japanese) ・English manuscript: a. Use Microsoft Word to prepare an English manuscript and print it double-spaced on A4 paper. Leave margins of about 2.5 centimeters on the left and right, and 3 centimeters at the top and bottom of each page. b. An article should begin with a title page, followed by an abstract of up to 300 words, up to 7 Key words, the main text consisting of Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, and Discussion in this order, cited References, Figures with legends, and a Japanese abstract including the title, institutional affiliations, and authors' names. c. The prepared manuscript should be proofread by a person who are native English speaker. ・Terms, abbreviations, and units: Use terms and abbreviations in accordance with the relevant field and academic society. For weights and measures, use the International System of Units (SI). ・Only use distinctive tables, illustrations, and photographs. They should be numbered consecutively ・For cited references, indicate only those which relate directly to the article. References in the bibliography list should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the main text. Identify references in the main text by numbers in brackets corresponding to the ・Citations from journals Specify the author's name (names of all the co-authors, if any), article's full title, journal's name , and exact volume and page(s) cited (beginning and ending page numbers) , year of publication in this order. The titles of European journals and Japanese journals should be abbreviated according to the style used in the lists of Index Medicus and (List of Journals Indexed for JAMAS Database) , respectively, or other common indexes. Example of description: 1. Belkina NV, Liu Y, Hao JJ, Karasuyama H and Shaw S. LOK is a major ERM kinase in resting lymphocytes and regulates cytoskeletal rearrangement through ERM phosphorylation. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 106: 4707-4712, 2009. 2.Sutcigil L, Oktenli C, Musabak U, Bozkurt A, Cansever A and Uzun O . Pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokine balance in major depression: effect of sertraline therapy. Clin Dev Immunol 2007: 76396, 2007. ・Citation from an independent book Specify the author's name (List names of all the co-authors, if any, without using "et al."), full title, place of publication, publisher, and publisher year of publication in this order. Examples of description: 3.Taylor Gl, Lves A and Dhar S. Vascular territories. In:Mathes S. edrtor. Plastic susrgery. 3rd edition. Philadelphia;Elsever, 2006. 4. Sauerbier M and Giessler GA. The free lateral arm flap for hand and wrist coverage. In Cooney WP and Moran SL, editors. "Master techniques in orthopedic surgery: Soft tissue." Philadelphia;Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008. pp.179-189. Research Ethics and Regulatory Compliance ・ When reporting experiments on human subjects, the research should be conducted ethically based on the Declaration of Helsinki and informed consent should be obtained from all the study subjects and patients. Also, approval from institutional ethics committee should be obtained. The national guidelines for clinical studies should be complied with. ・ When reporting experiments on animal subjects, the SCAW categories should be adopted and approval should be obtained from institutional animal experimentation committee or the like. ・ Authors of research papers should undergo an assessment concerning conflicts of interest with regard to financial deals with a company which manufactures products relating to the research results or a company which manufactures competing products. ・ Other matters generally concerning research ethics and research-related regulations should be ・ If any of the above matters applies, describe the assessment results, such as approval number. Flow of a Received Manuscript ・ A manuscript will be reviewed by the editors and appropriate university teaching staff in principle, and the authors will be informed of the result within one month. ・ In special circumstances, a received manuscript will be reviewed promptly and the result will be notified in about three days (excluding holidays). ・ When asked to revise the manuscript, the authors should make revisions in accordance with the reviewers' instructions and return the revised manuscript within two months. ・ The authors will be notified as soon as it is decided to place the article in the Journal. ・ Even after it is decided to place the article in the Journal, the authors may be asked to submit materials again to improve the quality of printed style and photographs. ・ The authors are asked to check the proof sheets within one month after the above decision. ・ When proofreading, the authors are not allowed to make changes which would affect the space required or to make excessive modifications. ・ The whole editing process will be completed within three weeks after proofreading by the authors, and the article will be put on J-Stage for before printing-on-demand disclosure as needed. Separately printed copies will also be sent to the authors. ・ Copies of the bound Journal are issued by printing-on-demand in December every year. ・ Every article is put in the institutional repository of Kansai Medical University within one year. Publication Fee and Review Fee ・ The publication fee is ¥150,000 as the basic cost . ・ If a prompt review is necessary, extra charges will be incurred. ・ A total of 30 reprints of each paper will be provided free of charge to the corresponding author. ・ Additional reprints can be ordered at the time of proofreading, and the reprints will then be printed-on-demand. (The actual expenses incurred will be charged.) ・ There are no additional fees for figures in color. ・The copyright and reprographic rights of all the literary works that appear in the Journal shall belong to the Medical Society of Kansai Medical University, beginning from the date of the decision to place each work in the Journal (the date when the manuscript is accepted). The Society shall have the right to publish or place all or part of these literary works in various media including network media. The authors are required to obtain permission from the Society if they wish to reuse manuscripts or figures that have been placed in the Journal.

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