International Journal of Japanese Sociology

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Edited By: Daishiro NOMIYA

Online ISSN: 1475-6781

Author Guidelines

Members of the Japan Sociological Society are eligible to submit manuscripts to the International Journal of Japanese Sociology. Contributions are considered for publication only on the understanding that they are not simultaneously under consideration elsewhere, that they are the original work of the authors and that any previous form of publication or any current consideration in other languages is disclosed.

Submission of manuscripts
1. Manuscripts should be written in English and be submitted as an attached MS Word or text file of an e-mail to the Editorial Office (
2. Manuscripts should be typed, double spaced on either A4 (297x210mm) or letter (279x216mm) size paper, using ample margins. Manuscripts should consist of a maximum of 8,000 words including tables, figures, notes and references.
3. All authors should provide a covering letter indicating their telephone number, fax number and email address plus full address details of the author checking the proofs (if different).
4. The first page of text should include only the title of the manuscript, the name(s) of the author(s) and the institutional affiliation of the author(s).
5. Each manuscript must be accompanied by an abstract of up to 250 words.
6. A maximum of three keywords should be listed in order of importance under the abstract.
7. Authors should supply a running head (short title) of no more than 50 characters (including spaces).
8. Tables and figures should be clearly laid out on separate sheets and numbered in Arabic numerals in order of appearance in the text. Their approximate location in the text should be clearly indicated.

Notes should be limited to an absolute minimum and should appear in a section at the end of the article. References to notes should be numbered consecutively in the main body of the article.

References should be indicated in the manuscript using the following format. The full list of references should be given in alphabetical order, on a separate sheet at the end of the article.
1. When the author’s name is in the text, indicate only the year of publication after the name: Call (1988). When the author’s name is not in the text: (Call 1988).
2. Pagination is to follow the year of publication: (Seltzer, 1991: 896).
3. If the manuscript lists more than one publication by the same author, the publications should be distinguished in the following manner: 1969a, 1969b, 1969c.
4. To list multiple authors in the same section of the text: (Dimaggio, 1991; Rohlen, 1974).
5. For Japanese book titles, capitalize only the first letter of the title. Please add a brief English translation after the title in parenthesis. For name of publishers, capitalize all beginning letters, as indicated in the examples below.
6. Titles of books and names of journals should be indicated in italic (or with an underline).
7. An online article that has not yet been published in an issue (therefore has no volume, issue or page numbers) can be cited by its Digital Object Identifier (DOI). The DOI will remain valid and allow an article to be tracked even after its allocation to an issue.

Merton, Robert K. 1968. Social Theory and Social Structure. Enl. ed. New York: Free Press.
Morioka, Kiyomi ed. 1977. Gendai kazohu no raifu saikuru (The Life Cycle of Contemporary Families). Tokyo: Baifukan.
*Note: For certain editions and volumes of books, indicate what edition, what volume after the title (e.g., 2d ed., 3d ed., Vol. 3, Rev. ed., etc).

Institutional Authors
Somucho Seishonen Taisaku Honbu ed. 1998. Seishonen hakusho (The White Paper for Youth), 1998 version. Tokyo: Okurasho Insatsukyoku.

Journal Articles
Schooler, Carmi, and Atsushi Naoi. 1988. “The Psychological Effects of Traditional and of Economically Peripheral Job Setting in Japan.” American Journal of Sociology 94: 335–355.

Article or Chapter in Book
Wolfenstein, Martha. 1955. “The Image of the Child in Contemporary Films.” Pp. 277–293 in Childhood in Contemporary Cultures,
edited by Margaret Mead and Martha Wolfenstein. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

Online Article not yet published in an issue
Suzuki T (2008). "Korea's Strong Familism and Lowest-Low Fertility." International Journal of Japanese Sociology doi: 10.1111/j.1475-6781.2008.00116.x

Costs charged to authors
Corrections: The amount by which the cost of the author’s alterations to the proofs (excluding correction of typesetter’s errors) exceeds 10% of the composition of the text or production of the artwork may be recharged to the author at the Editor’s discretion.
Rewriting of articles into English: If extensive rewriting is necessary, it will be carried out by the copy editor and costs will be recharged to authors. Redrawing of figures: If the standard of artwork supplied is unacceptable for publication, the cost of redrawing and/or relabeling the artwork will be recharged to author.

Publication Process After Acceptance
Accepted papers will be passed to Wiley’s production team for publication. The author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Wiley’s Author Services, where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be asked to complete an electronic license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper. More details on the Author Services and copyright and licencing options for the journal appear below.

Wiley’s Author Services: Tracking your paper’s progress
Author Services also enables authors to track their article through the production process to publication online and in print. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated e-mails at key stages of production. The corresponding author will receive a unique link that enables them to register and have their article automatically added to the system. Please ensure that a complete e-mail address is provided when submitting the manuscript. Visit for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.

Copyright, Licensing and Online Open
Accepted papers will be passed to Wiley’s production team for publication. The author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Wiley’s Author Services, where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be asked to complete an electronic license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper. Authors may choose to publish under the terms of the journal’s standard copyright transfer agreement (CTA), or under open access terms made available via Wiley OnlineOpen.

Standard Copyright Transfer Agreement: FAQs about the terms and conditions of the standard CTA in place for the journal, including standard terms regarding archiving of the accepted version of the paper, are available at: Copyright Terms and Conditions FAQs. Note that in signing the journal’s licence agreement authors agree that consent to reproduce figures from another source has been obtained.

OnlineOpen – Wiley’s Open Access Option: OnlineOpen is available to authors of articles who wish to make their article freely available to all on Wiley Online Library under a Creative Commons license. With OnlineOpen, the author, the author's funding agency, or the author's institution pays a fee to ensure that the article is made open access. Authors of OnlineOpen articles are permitted to post the final, published PDF of their article on their personal website, and in an institutional repository or other free public server immediately after publication. All OnlineOpen articles are treated in the same way as any other article. They go through the journal's standard peer-review process and will be accepted or rejected based on their own merit.

OnlineOpen licenses. Authors choosing OnlineOpen retain copyright in their article and have a choice of publishing under the following Creative Commons License terms: Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY); Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (CC BY NC); Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial-NoDerivs License (CC BY NC ND). To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright Terms and Conditions FAQs.

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E-annotation Proof Corrections
Once your paper has been typeset the corresponding author will receive an e-mail alert containing a link to a website from which the proof can be downloaded as a PDF. Authors will need to ensure that they have Acrobat Reader version 7.0 or above, or Acrobat Professional in order to use the annotation functionality. This software can be downloaded (free of charge) from the Adobe website. This will enable the file to be opened, read on screen, and any corrections to be added in electronically using the annotation toolbar. Electronic annotations can be used to cross out, replace or insert text, and even insert an attachment (such as a new abstract or figure). Detailed instructions and links to the Adobe website will be sent with the proof. It is therefore essential that a working e-mail address is provided for the corresponding author.

Early View
The journal offers rapid speed to publication via Wiley’s Early View service. Early View articles are complete full-text articles published online in advance of their publication in a printed issue. Early View articles are complete and final. They have been fully reviewed, revised and edited for publication, and the authors' final corrections have been incorporated. Because they are in final form, no changes can be made after online publication. Early View articles are given a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows the article to be cited and tracked before allocation to an issue. After print publication, the DOI remains valid and can continue to be used to cite and access the article.

A PDF reprint of the article will be supplied free of charge to the corresponding author. Additional printed offprints may be ordered online for a fee. Please click on the following link and fill in the necessary details and ensure that you type information in all of the required fields: If you have queries about offprints please e-mail: