国立感染症研究所

 

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THE JAPANESE JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES (JJID) is an official bimonthly publication of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Japan.

JJID publishes papers concerning basic research on infectious diseases relevant to humans in the fields of bacteriology, virology, mycology, parasitology, medical entomology, vaccinology, and toxinology. Papers concerning pathology, immunology, biochemistry, and blood safety related to microbial pathogens, and those covering various aspects of quality control of biological products, are also encouraged.

The following types of papers are included in JJID: (1) Original articles, (2) Short communications, (3) Reviews, (4) Epidemiological reports, (5) Methods, (6) Laboratory and epidemiology communications, and (7) Letters to the Editor. The journal also occasionally includes brief reports of relevant academic activities of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases.

There are no page charges for JJID. Manuscripts are accepted from all countries. MANUSCRIPTS should be submitted via the online system at <http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jjid> and adhere to the instructions posted on this Web site.

The corresponding author should indicate the following in a cover letter:

    1. The manuscript is being submitted for consideration for publication in JJID.

    2. A manuscript that substantially includes the same content has not been submitted or published elsewhere.

    3. All authors have contributed to the study and are responsible for its content.

No change in author(s) is permitted after acceptance for publication.

Manuscripts written in English are acceptable. Authors who are unsure of proper English usage should have their manuscripts checked by a proficient English user. Each manuscript will be reviewed by two or more members of the Editorial Board or by ad hoc referees to verify its acceptability in terms of scientific quality and originality. JJID reserves the right to return the manuscript to the author for revisions to make it suitable for publication in the journal.

Form of manuscript

JJID sets the standard length for Original Article and Short communications. Furthermore, JJID requests that all authors write their manuscripts as concisely as possible. All documents should be double-spaced throughout, including references, tables, figure legends, and footnotes. All manuscripts must include line numbers, and pages must be numbered sequentially. The font size should be no smaller than 12-point. Manuscripts should be presented with the following structure: Title page, Summary, Text, Acknowledgments, Conflict of interest, References, Figure legends, Tables (each table complete with title and footnotes), and Figures.

  Title page: The title should be as concise as possible to adequately describe the work. The authors’ names should be typed in full. The Title page should include the name of the department and institution where the investigation was carried out, including the complete postal address. Names and addresses of domestic authors written in Japanese should be included on a separate page. The telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address of the corresponding author should be indicated. The Title page should also include 3 to 5 keywords and a running head.

  Summary: Every manuscript must begin with a brief one-paragraph summary of no more than 200 words. This paragraph should adequately summarize the essential findings of the study.

  Text: The main text should include the following sections: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, and Discussion.

  Introduction: The introduction should outline the purpose, scope, and methods of the investigation and its relation to other work in the same field.

  Materials and Methods: This section should describe the equipment and materials employed and the ways in which the work was conducted. Sufficient detail should be given so that peers can follow the work exactly. Standard laboratory procedures need not be described in detail, but reference citation is necessary.

  Results: The results obtained should be presented in this section, in the text or in tables or figures. Dual description of the results within the text and figure legends should be avoided as much as possible.

  Discussion: This section should not repeat the results, but rather interpret them. Authors should address controversial or unsettled points, results obtained by other workers, and the evidence available for drawing conclusions.

  Conflict of interest: All authors must disclose any commercial or other association (e.g., pharmaceutical stock ownership, consultancy, advisory board membership, travel grants, relevant patents, or research funding) that might pose a conflict of interest regarding the submitted manuscript. The corresponding author will be responsible for obtaining the relevant information from all co-authors. Appropriate declarations or “None to declare” should appear at the end of the text under the subheading “Conflict of interest.” This applies to all papers.

  References: References in text should be cited by number in parentheses, in the order of their appearance; they should be listed in numerical order at the end of the manuscript. List the first three names, followed by “et al.”

The JJID reference format should be followed precisely when the manuscript is prepared for submission. If the reference format used does not match that of JJID, the manuscript may not be accepted for further review.

References to journals and books should follow the styles shown in the following examples:

1. Lim YH, Hirose K, Izumiya H, et al. Multiplex polymerase chain reaction assay for selective detection of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium. Jpn J Infect Dis. 2003;56:151-5.

2. World Health Organization. Acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance. Wkly Epidemiol Rec. 1998;73:113-20.

Names of periodicals are commonly abbreviated. The abbreviations listed in the PubMed Journals database should be used. Japanese periodicals without official English names should be spelled out in Roman letters.

For book citations, refer to the following:

3. Zhang Y, Telenti A. Genetics of drug resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. In: Hatfull GF, Jacobs WR Jr, editors. Molecular Genetics of Mycobacteria. Washington DC: ASM Press; 2000. p. 235-253.

An entire book may be cited without page numbers.

Languages other than English, French, or German should be indicated.

4. Kihara M, Imai M, Shimizu M. Trends of HIV infections among blood donors. Infect Agents Surveillance Rep. 2000;21:140-1. Japanese.

For Web sites, refer to the following:

5. World Health Organization. Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health. Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI). Available at <http://www.who.int./maternal_child_adolescent/topics/child/inci/en/> Accessed February 28, 2014.

Unpublished data or personal communications should not be included in the reference list but may be cited in the text, with permission for personal communications.

  Figure legends: Prepare figure legends on a separate page. The legends should be concise and comprehensive.

  Tables and figures: All tabular materials, flow charts, and the like should be typed on separate pages of the same size as the text and should be intelligible by themselves without reference to the text. Headings should be concise, clearly presenting the subject matter. Footnotes to tables should be placed below the table and designated by superscript 1), 2), etc. Graphs, diagrams, drawings, and photographs are considered figures. Figures should be submitted to ensure the highest print quality. All illustrations must be made with black and white line art. Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, TIFF, EPS, JPEG, or PDF files are acceptable. The cost of printing in color must be borne by the authors.

Tables and figures should be numbered with Arabic numerals in the order of their appearance in the text. They should be cited in the text as, for example, “Table 3” or “Fig. 3.”

  Abbreviations and symbols: JJID follows the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) journal guidelines for abbreviations and symbols. Abbreviations of biological terms, such as culture media, reagents, or laboratory methods, should not be used unless they are well established or of advantage to the reader. Such abbreviations should be defined on their first appearance in the text.

  Biological nomenclature: Scientific names of animals, plants, and microorganisms should be given in accordance with International Codes. The scientific names in the manuscript should be in italics or underlined. The generic name must be written in full in the title, on its first appearance in the text, and in the summary. Elsewhere, if it is unlikely to result in confusion, the initial letter of the generic name may be used.

  Chemical nomenclature: The nomenclature of chemical compounds should agree with indexes of Chemical Abstracts.

  Nucleotide and amino acid sequences: Prior to submission, nucleotide and/or amino acid sequence data should be deposited with GenBank/EMBL/DDBJ and an accession number obtained for publication in the manuscript.

  Ethical considerations: (i) When reporting research involving human subjects or the use of materials of human origin, authors must obtain prior institutional authorization. Furthermore, authors must include a statement in an appropriate section declaring that all experiments were carried out in compliance with the relevant laws and guidelines, in accordance with the ethical standards of the Declaration of Helsinki. (ii) Research using recombinant DNA implies that physical and biological containment conformed to the guidelines of a corresponding agency in the authors’ country. (iii) Animal experiments must also be performed under institutional authorization and in compliance with relevant laws and guidelines in the authors’ country. (iv) Research using unique materials implies that the authors will make them available to qualified researchers for noncommercial use.

Article types

 

Original articles: Original research papers providing a full account of an investigation can be submitted. The maximum length permitted for an Original Article is 3,000 words in the entire text, from Introduction to the Acknowledgement section and including the Figure legends. The word count of the references and tables is not included in the limitation. The number of references cannot exceed a maximum of 40. Furthermore, the maximum number of figures and tables in combination is 6.

Short communications: Papers in brief form will be published as Short communications, with the understanding that this does not provide an accelerated means for publication. The maximum length permitted for Short communications is 1,200 words in the entire text, from the introduction to the acknowledgement including the Figure legends. The word count of the references and tables is not included in the limitation. The number of references should not exceed a maximum of 15. Furthermore, the maximum number of figures and tables in combination is 3. Subdivisions of the text by headings should be avoided, except for “Summary” and “References.”

Reviews: Review articles, which are invited for submission to JJID by the JJID Editorial Office, are accepted for the process of further review. This is intended for review articles concerning both current and historical progress made in research and policymaking in infectious disease. Reviews submitted to JJID will be published after qualification by the review process.

Epidemiological reports: Well-organized epidemiological data are acceptable in the category of Epidemiological reports.

Methods: Original materials on methods and methodology of interest to basic research in infectious diseases are acceptable in the category of Methods.

Laboratory and epidemiology communications: Reports on infection outbreaks, new developments in pathogen detection and diagnosis, patient reports, biological standardization, and other related topics are accepted. Simple patient reports are not accepted unless they are of particular significance to public health. The maximum length permitted for Laboratory and epidemiology communications is 1,000 words in the entire text, from Introduction to the Acknowledgement section and including the Figure legends. The word count for the references and tables is not included in the limitation. The number of references should not exceed a maximum of 10. Furthermore, the maximum number of figures and tables in combination is 3. Laboratory and epidemiology communications on infectious diseases in Japan are particularly welcome. A Summary is not needed.

 Letters to the editor: Letters to the editor offer opinions concerning the articles published in JJID. The authors of the original papers will be invited to respond to the letters and comment on their manuscripts. The cover letter should state the title of the article and the journal volume and number in which the article was published. Letters should not be divided into sections, nor should they contain a Summary, figures, or tables. References (no more than 5) may be included. Final approval for publication rests with the editor-in-chief of JJID.

Reprint orders: Reprints can be ordered in advance by indicating the number (minimum 50 copies) desired. The cost of reprints is sent with proof to the corresponding author.

Electronic access to JJID is available on the journal’s Web page: <http://www.niid.go.jp/niid/jjid.html>

                       

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Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases

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