JMA Journal

The official peer-reviewed and open-access scientific journal of the Japan Medical Association and the Japanese Association of Medical Sciences

Editors' Choices

Introduction: This study explored the psychological and situational factors affecting dropout from regular visits to diabetes care using data obtained from the Japan Diabetes Outcome Intervention Trial 2 (J-DOIT2) Large-scale Trial (LT).
Methods: A total of 2,031 patients with ... show more
Yusuke Kabeya, Atsushi Goto, Yasuaki Hayashino, Hikari Suzuki, Toshi A Furukawa, Katsuya Yamazaki, Kazuo Izumi, and Mitsuhiko Noda

Introduction: The insufficient quantity and quality of clinical epidemiological evidence in the field of rare diseases have posed methodological challenges to ... show more
Tomoe Uchida, Yoshimitsu Takahashi, Hiromitsu Yamashita, Yuriko Nakaoku, Tomoko Ohura, Takashi Okura, Yuko Masuzawa, Masayoshi Hosaka, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Tami Sengoku, and Takeo Nakayama

Introduction: The usefulness of various prognostic factors for advanced pancreatic cancer (APC) has been reported, but the number of elderly patients in these studies is disproportionately fewer than those in ... show more
Makoto Kadokura, Yuki Mori, Yumi Takenaka, Hiroki Yoda, Tomoki Yasumura, Keisuke Tanaka, and Fumitake Amemiya


October 17, 2022
JMA Journal Volume 5, Issue 4 is available.

Aims and Scope

The JMA Journal is the official peer-reviewed and open-access scientific journal of the Japan Medical Association and the Japanese Association of Medical Sciences. The journal publishes review articles, original research articles, clinical trials, guidelines, opinions, short communications, images, case reports, letters to the editor. The JMA Journal aims to develop into an international journal both in its perspective and the country of origin of the authors it publishes. The journal’s remit, through the publication of high-quality research, is to contribute to the global improvement of medical standards. The JMA Journal accepts articles related to medical science and medical care including clinical and basic medical science as well as public health. The journal also welcomes non-clinical studies such as health policy and opinion. All unsolicited articles receive a full and extensive peer review by recognized subject experts. The journal is published four times each year (January, April, July and October). The journal requires that all manuscripts be prepared in accordance with the“Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly work in Medical Journals”as published by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). There is no charge to submit to or publish in the journal.

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