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

In a depopulating society, it is difficult to ensure sufficient resources and finances for health and health care. Thus, effective management of the reform of the healthcare system by visualizing the quality, efficiency, and equity of health care is imperative. This article presents an overview of ... show more
Yuichi Imanaka

Due to the difficulty of finding brain-dead donors, in October 1998, I performed the first living-donor lobar lung transplantation (LDLLT) for a ventilator-dependent 24-year-old female patient with bronchiectasis using lobes from her parents. The patient is still alive and ... show more
Hiroshi Date

Introduction: In Japan, insurance began covering two cancer gene panel tests in 2019. However, the availability of these tests remains limited to 247 facilities (as of October 2023). This survey-based study assessed the knowledge and recognition of cancer genomic medicine by physicians involved in ... show more
Ai Unzaki, Kazumi Takahashi, Yuko Ohnuki, Mizuho Yamazaki Suzuki, and Kei Takeshita


April 15, 2024
JMA Journal Volume 7, Issue 2 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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Current Issue

Volume: 7
Issue: 2

PRINT ISSN: 2433-328X
ONLINE ISSN: 2433-3298
Japan Medical Association
2-28-16 Honkomagome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8621, Japan
The Japanese Association of Medical Sciences
c/o Japan Medical Association, 2-28-16 Honkomagome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
113-8621, Japan

Frequency: Quarterly
Journal Metrics (2023) :
206 papers submitted to JMA Journal
56.1% acceptance rate
34.3 days from submission to first decision
62.8 days from submission to acceptance

Impact Factor

1.5 (2023)
Available in PMC

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