The Journal of University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan (UOEH) is an international journal published quarterly by the UOEH Association of Health Sciences, and information of the journal is available on-line at: http://www.uoeh-u.ac.jp/kouza/journal/intro_j.html . The policy of the Journal of UOEH is that: 1) manuscripts submitted not only by anyone belonging to UOEH, but also by educators as well as research workers from inside or outside Japan will be accepted, 2) a high scientific level as a journal of health sciences should be maintained, and 3) although occupational and environmental health is the primary interest and objective of the journal, those in the other fields of medicine or humanities will also be accepted.
The Journal of UOEH is committed to the importance of maintaining the highest ethical standards. Experimental investigations of human subjects should conform to the Code of Ethics of the World Medical Association (i.e. Declaration of Helsinki: https://www.wma.net/what-we-do/medical-ethics/declaration-of-helsinki/). Manuscripts must contain a statement that all human studies have been reviewed and approved by the appropriate ethics committee. Details that might disclose the identity of the subjects in the study should be omitted. In the case of animal studies, authors are obliged to follow internationally accepted principles concerning the care and use of laboratory animals (c.f. National Research Council. 2001. Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals 8th edition. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press). Regarding authorship, the Journal of UOEH follows the criteria by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors: 1) substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work, or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work; 2) drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content; 3) final approval of the version to be published; and 4) agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.
Authors must disclose any financial or personal relationships that may pose conflict of interest. All disclosures should be inserted in the manuscript by the authors under the heading “Conflict of Interest (COI)”, which should be placed in a separate section before the reference list. If no conflict of interest is declared, then “None” should be written in this section.
The Journal of UOEH employs a plagiarism detection system. At submission of a manuscript to the journal, it will be screened for plagiarism against previously published works. Any manuscript with a high text similarity or other misconduct will not be accepted.
Copyright of the article accepted for publication in the Journal of UOEH is transferred to the University of Occupational and Environmental Health. The author has to warrant this and send a copyright transfer agreement to the editorial office.
The Journal of UOEH will publish, either in Japanese or in English, original research papers, case reports, research or technical notes, review articles, etc., by members of UOEH or those outside the university. Invited papers from other sources may also be published. However, no paper that has already appeared or has been accepted for publication elsewhere will be forwarded to further processes. After checking the style format by the editorial office, submitted manuscripts will be read by Editor-in-Chief or Associate Editors. Any manuscript that does not meet to required standards or style will be returned to a corresponding author without reviewing. The other manuscripts will be peer reviewed by assigned members of the editorial board and/or guest reviewers with suitable and well qualified expertise. The Editor-in-Chief will make a decision whether to accept or not or to request a revision essentially based on the Associate Editor's recommendation and the reviewers' comments.
Except for invited or paid papers, each article should not exceed 10 printed pages, including tables and figures. The manuscript should be presented in the following order: title; author's name(s); affiliation(s) and address(es); abstract (not exceeding 1,200 letters); keywords (no more than 5 phrases); text; acknowledgement (if applicable); COI; references; and/or figures.
Authors are requested to pay particular attention to the style and format of those published articles in a recent issue of the Journal. The editors reserve the right to make minor changes or modifications, if necessary, in style and expression without the author's permission. Manuscripts should be typewritten in double spacing throughout, including tables, legends, footnotes, list of references, etc., on A4-sized Word documents (.doc, .docx; not write-protected) with 2.5cm-top, bottom, and side margins. They should be in the usual vertical position, and arranged to be composed of 20 lines with approximately 80 typewriting strokes, including spaces, in each page. Thus, two such consecutive pages will become equivalent to one printed page in the Journal. American English is the preferential language used in the journal other than Japanese.
Except for standard abbreviations or symbols, such as mg/ml or NaCl, nonstandard abbreviations must be accompanied by the full spellings when they first appear in the text. Only the metric system may be used in quantitative expressions.
The source of financial support or other funding must be acknowledged. The contribution of colleagues or institutions may also be acknowledged.
Tables should appear in separate pages, numbered with Arabic numerals, and accompanied by a caption at the top and explanatory matter placed in footnotes below the bottom line. Neither vertical nor oblique lines should be used. The author should submit electrically formatted original drawings (EPS) or well-contrasted images (TIFF or JPEG) of high quality (resolution: 600 to 1200 dpi for line drawings and at least 300 dpi for images) suitable for reproduction. All illustrations should be prepared separately and accompanied by succinct legends. Every tables and figures must be referred to in the text.
References should be cited in the text by Arabic numerals arranged in order of citation and placed in square brackets, e.g.  or [11-13, 17], and listed at the end of the paper in consecutive numerical order. All references must be cited in the text or tables. Although unpublished data and personal communication should not be listed as references, the citation “in press” will be acceptable. The following styles are to be used in this Journal:
For multiple authorship, the symbol “&” should be inserted between the last two authors, instead of “and” , regardless of the language used. For multiple authorships, list the names of all authors up to 6 when 7 or more, list the first 3 authors followed by et al (Year). For works written in a language other than English, indicate that at the end; e.g. (in Japanese). If the reference is published online as well as in paper media, indicate as paper media followed by URL (accessed Month date, year).
Only the first proof (PDF) will be sent to the author. A carefully corrected proof should be returned to the editorial office using e-mail within 3 days.
The author should cover the actual cost for exceeding 10 printed pages (one printed page is almost equivalent to 2.5 pages of the A4-size manuscript). Unless otherwise notified, 50 size manuscript). Unless otherwise notified, 50 reprints (without cover) of each article will be sent free of charge to the first or corresponding author. In the case of more than 10 printed pages, the authors will be charged for 10,000 yen in monochrome and 20,000 yen in color per extra-page, respectively. Additional reprints without cover will be made at the expense of the authors.
The manuscript including a cover letter should be submitted online via the online submission service ScholarOne (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/JUOEH).
For editorial purposes, the following items will be asked to be sent to the editorial office at the notification of acceptance:
Any editorial correspondence or questions should be addressed to the Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Masanori HISAOKA. Editorial Office of the Journal of UOEH
University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan. Yahatanishi-ku, Kitakyushu 807-8555, Japan
Telephone & Fax: +81-93-691-7291
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