Open access journal

This journal is a peer reviewed, open access journal.

Access Rights
All articles published open access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read, download, copy and distribute.

User Rights
Permitted reuse is defined by the following user license:

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND):
Allows users to copy and distribute the Article, provided this is not done for commercial purposes and further does not permit distribution of the Article if it is changed or edited in any way, and provided the user gives appropriate credit (with a link to the formal publication through the relevant DOI), provides a link to the license, and that the licensor is not represented as endorsing the use made of the work. The full details of the license are available at

Note: If you need to comply with your funding body policy, you can apply for the CC BY license after your manuscript is accepted for publication.

Open Access Publication Fee
As an open access journal with no subscription charges, authors or research funders must pay a fee to cover the costs associated with publication. This ensures your article will be immediately and permanently free to access by everyone.
The article processing charge for this journal is as folows:

Article typePage limitJSP membersnon-JSP members
Full Paper8 pagesJPY 75,000JPY 100,000
Review type article8 pagesJPY 75,000JPY 100,000
Short Communication4 pagesJPY 35,000JPY 50,000
Correspondence4 pagesJPY 35,000JPY 50,000


  • All mentioned open access publication fees are excluding taxes.
  • There is an extra page charge of JPY 10,000 per page for articles exceeding the page limit.
  • Invited articles are exempt from the charges.
  • Authors are responsible for the costs of a corrigendum (JPY 10,000 per page).
  • The fees are charged to authors after acceptance. Articles are not published until the required payments are fully paid online. If author fails to do so within 2 months of the payment notice, the paper may be withdrawn from the journal publication service.

If you wish to join JPS, please contact the membership office at

Annual membership fee for a general member is JPY 6,000, for a graduate student JPY 3,000, and for a student JPY 3,000.
If you become a member of JPS before your author proof, your publication fee is charged as a JPS member.

Funding Body Agreements
Elsevier has established agreements with funding bodies, including Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK. This ensures authors can comply with funding body open access policies and may also be reimbursed for their publication fees by their funding body.

Author Rights
For open access publishing, this journal uses a copyright transfer agreement. Authors will transfer copyright to the Japanese Pharmacological Society, but will have the right to share their article in the same ways permitted to third parties under the relevant user license, as well as certain scholarly usage rights.

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Publishing Schedule
This journal is published monthly.

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