Author Instructions


Japanese Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Japanese Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

The Japanese Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is the official journal of the Japanese Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (founded in 1960). It is published five times a year in Japanese/English, each volume beginning with the December-February number. Author instructions for English are listed below of this page.
All editorial communications, manuscripts as well as review copies of books and exchange number of periodicals, should be sent to Yukiko Kano, the Chief Editor, c/o the Editorial Office of the Japanese Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, c/o Dogura & Co., Ltd, 1-8 Koyama, Nishihanaike, Kita, Kyoto 603-8148, JAPAN. Annual subscription rate is $ 150.00 including postage. Subscription orders as well as related inquiries should be addressed to the following agent. Backnumbers are also obtainable. MARUZEN COMPANY, LTD. Export Department; P.O. Box 605, Tokyo Central, Tokyo, JAPAN.

Contents (in Japanese)

Author Instructions

1 . The Journal publishes unpublished original articles, case reports, reviews, research data, clinical experiences, and opinions as reference in the fields of child and adolescent psychiatry and allied disciplines.

2 . Contributions are restricted to members of the Japanese Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry as a rule. However, the Board of Directors and the Editorial Board may request contributions from non-members.

3 . Surveys and studies must have been carried out with appropriate informed consent of the subjects or guardians. Consent must also be obtained from the subjects and/or guardians regarding disclosure of the findings, in which utmost care must be taken to protect subject confidentiality.

4 . Biomedical research in humans or animals (including experimental treatment) must comply with the Helsinki declaration of 1975 (and all subsequent revisions and addendums), and with the guidelines of the committee on human and animal experimentation of the institution concerned. Approval of experimental design by the institutional ethics committee must be stated in the manuscript. Case reports and survey results must clarify that the presentation is being made with full compliance to the ethical codes of conduct for such studies and surveys. Use of material in instances other than the original design must be accompanied by statements declaring approval for its use by the party responsible for the original investigation. When conflict of interest is a potential issue, the connections must be disclosed in conflict-of-interest and/or financial-interest statements, together with notation of the possibility at the end of the manuscript.

5 . Acceptance of papers and order of appearance in the journal will be at the discretion of the Editorial Board. Copyright of all material published in the Journal will rest with the Japanese Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Statements made in the article, including changes made by the Editor or manuscript editor, are the responsibility of the author and not of the Japanese Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry or the Japanese Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

6. Manuscripts should be prepared double-spaced with wide margins on one side of A4 sized paper. Pages should be numbered consecutively throughout.

7. Submitted manuscripts must not have been previously published and must not be under consideration or accepted for publication in other journals.

8. All tables and figures should be numbered in order of appearance within the text, and submitted on separate sheets of paper. Table numbers and titles should appear above each table, and figure numbers and legends below each figure. Mark approximate positions for inserting the tables and figures in the manuscript.

9. The title page, typed on a separate sheet, should contain: 1) title of submission, 2) author(s) name(s), 3) affiliation(s), 4) running head, 5) postal address, telephone/fax numbers and e-mail address of the corresponding author.

10. Manuscripts should be accompanied by an abstract (approx. 150 words) on a separate page, stating the background, objective, method, results, and conclusions, followed by up to five key words.

11. The manuscript should be reasonably subdivided into sections, and, if necessary, sub-sections.

12. Permission to reproduce previously published material such as tables and figures must be obtained from the copyright holder.

13. Manuscripts must be submitted accompanied by 3 complete sets of copies including tables and figures, a cover letter, submission sheet, and check list. Photographs and illustrations which lose clarity in photocopying must be submitted as original prints for all copies. One complete set should be retained by the author, as submitted manuscripts will not be returned as a rule.

14. The Editorial Board reserves the right to modify manuscripts accepted for publication without altering the context to improve readability and ensure conformity with the style of the Japanese Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The Editor may also ask the author to revise manuscripts if they are judged to require alterations in the review process.

15. References should be prepared in accordance with the following guideline:

  • 1) References should be listed alphabetically according to first author, and are not numbered. Citation of several papers by the same first author should be identified by appendage of lower-case letters after the year of publication, e.g. 1990a.
  • 2) Journal names should be abbreviated in accordance with Index Medicus.
  • 3) Names of authors must be given in full for less than 3 authors. For 4 authors or more, list the first 3 authors in full followed by “et al.”.
  • 4) For journal articles, references must be listed in the order of: Authors (year of publication): Title of paper. Journal name, volume, inclusive page numbers. Citation of entire books should be listed as: Authors (year of publication): Title of book. Place of publication, publisher. Citation of articles in books should appear as: Authors (year of publication): Title of paper. Editors, Title of book (inclusive page numbers following pp.), place of publication, publisher. Citation of electronic material must include: Authors (year of publication): Title of web page. Name of website. Date of last update. Source of document (URL), date of access.
  • The reference list should follow the style examples below:
  • Kanner L (1943): Autistic disturbances of affective contact. Nerv Child, 2, 217-250.
  • Puig-Antich J, Blan S, Marx N et al. (1978): Prepubertal major depressive disorder: A pilot study. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 17, 695-707.
  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (2007): “Antidepressant Use in Children, Adolescents, and Adults.” FDA. 08/12/2010.,(accessed on 2011/5/27).
  • Waterhouse L, Wing L & Fein P (1989): Reevaluating the syndrome of autism in the light of empirical research. In Dawson G (ed.): Autism-Nature, diagnosis & treatment (pp. 263-281). New York, Guilford Press.
  • 5) Citations within the text should appear as a combination of first author name and year of publication (e.g. Murakami, 1965; Kufman and Henrich, 2000). For articles with more than 3 authors, indicate this by addition of et al. after the name of the first author (Puig-Antich et al., 1987).

15. Until further notice, manuscripts will be published free of charge. However, extra costs for illustrations, artwork, photographs, etc. requiring special processing will be charged to the contributing author.

16. Fifty reprints per article will be provided to the corresponding author free of charge. Extra copies are available at the author’s expense of actual reproduction costs.

17. All communications, including manuscripts for publication, should be sent by registered mail to the following address:
Editorial Office:

  • Japanese Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • c/o Dogura & Co.,Ltd
  • 1-8 Koyama Nishihanaike-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8148, Japan
  • Tel.: +81-75-451-4844
  • Fax: +81-75-441-0436