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Japanese Journal of Biomechanics in Sports and Exercise Guide for Authors

Originally agreed by the editorial board on 1997/05/31
Revised on 2003/09/26

  1. Manuscripts that are being submitted should be complete in all respects and be submitted in quadruplicate (i.e. four hard copies) or PDF files. Manuscripts should deal with original material not previously published, or being considered for publication elsewhere. Non-English-speaking author(s) should have their papers checked and amended by a native English speaker. If accepted, the manuscript shall not be published elsewhere in the same form, in either the same or another language, without the consent of the editors. The Editor-in-Chief regrets that copies of submitted manuscripts are unable to be returned except in the case of rejected articles.
  2. Manuscripts should be submitted in double-spaced typing (font: Times, 12 point preferable) throughout including a reference list, tables, footnotes, and figure legends; all sheets (A4) should be numbered serially. Page 1 (title page) should contain 1: title, 2: name(s) of author(s) and institution(s), 3: number of tables and figures, 4: running head, not exceeding 40 characters including spaces, and 5: name and address for editorial correspondence including the telephone, Fax numbers, E-mail, and Acknowledgements.
  3. The title must explicitly represent the content of the manuscript. Authors are recommended not to use titles such as "Studies on ..., Part 1." Use of subtitles is not recommended.
  4. The text should be as brief as possible and organized under adequately classified headings, such as Abstract (150-200 words), Key words (5 or less), Introduction, Material(s) and Method(s), Results, Discussion and References.
  5. Separate sheets should be used for each table with its serial number and a brief explanatory title. Explanatory titles of all figures should be written on a separate page.
  6. All figures should be numbered and identified serially. The cost of color reproduction of figures will be charged to the author.
  7. The appropriate location of each table and figure in the text must be indicated on the right margin of the manuscript.
  8. References should be limited only to those having direct relevance to the subject of the paper. Normally they should not exceed 30 in number. In the text, references should be cited by the last name of first author followed by the year of publication in parenthesis (ex. Fukashiro et al. 1995a; Fukunaga et al. 2001).
  9. References should be listed in alphabetical order of the first author at the end of paper. In the reference list, references should be entered as follows: names and initials of all authors, the year of publication, full title of article, name of journal, volume number, starting and ending page numbers. The form of citation of authors contributing a chapter to books should be similar to that for journals. In the case of a reference written in Japanese with an English abstract, the Japanese phrase should be added in parentheses at the end of the reference.
    *Four examples are given.
    Fukashiro S, Komi P V, Jarvinen M, Miyashita M (1995a): In vivo Achilles tendon loading during jumping in humans. Eur J Appl Physiol 71:453-458.
    Fukashiro S, Itoh M, Ichinose Y, Kawakami Y, Fukunaga T (1995b): Ultrasonography gives directly but noninvasively elastic characteristic of human tendon in vivo. Eur J Appl Physiol 71:555-557.
    Fukunaga T, Kubo K, Kawakami Y, Fukashiro S, Kanehisa H, Maganaris C N (2001): In vivo behaviour of human muscle tendon during walking. Proc R Soc Lond 268:1-5.
    Yamaguchi GT (2001): Dynamic Modeling of Musculoskeletal Motion: A Vectorized Approach for Biomechanical Analysis in Three Dimensions. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
  10. Manuscripts should be addressed to
    Dr. Shinji Sakurai
    School of Health and Sport Sciences
    Chukyo University
    Tokodachi, Kaizu-cho, Toyota, Aichi, 470-0393, Japan
    E-mail : jjbse@htc.nagoya-u.ac.jp

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