A1. Approximately 56 days on average.
A2. Three and a half months on average.
A3. A hard-copy journal is published; in addition, an e-journal is also posted on the J-STAGE platform. The e-journal is available in pdf and html formats, free of charge.
A4. If you use the e-journal advance publication system, advance publication will be posted approximately 30 days after acceptance.
A5. It is usually sent by the printer at latest one month prior to the publication of the hard-copy journal.
A6. There is currently no template. Please prepare a manuscript according to the writing guidelines to enable a smooth review process.
A7. The publication fee is 9,300 yen per printed page. The author(s) must agree to pay the publication fee at the time of submission. Until 2019, the advance publication fee is 3,200 yen per article, after which it will be revised to 4,700 yen per article.
A8. Copyright (all rights provided in Articles 21-28 of the Copyright Law of Japan) of published articles is transferred to the Institute on signing of the relevant form by the author(s). However, the transfer of copyright will become null and void if the article is not accepted.