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About JMAJ


October, 1958
The Asian Medical Journal (AMJ) was established by the Japan Medical Publishers, Inc.
April, 1960
The Japan Medical Association (JMA) took responsibility for editing the AMJ from AMJ Vol.3, No.4.
January, 1984
From AMJ Vol.27, No.1, the JMA took over publishing rights in addition to editing responsibility.
April, 2001

The journal’s title was changed to Japan Medical Association Journal (JMAJ), from JMAJ Vol.44, No.4. The full text of the JMAJ became available on the JMA’s website.
January, 2007
The publication frequency changed from monthly to bimonthly.
January, 2014
The JMAJ joined the PubMed Central (PMC) at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine from JMAJ Vol.57, No.1. The JMAJ in paper format ended with this issue.
January, 2015
From JMAJ Vol.58, No.1, the JMAJ continues as a quarterly (4x/year).

Mission and Policies

The JMAJ has the mission of broadly informing our medical colleagues throughout the world about medical and health care in Japan and introducing the policies and efforts of the JMA in health care and other related areas.

The JMAJ also reports on the JMA’s international engagement, mainly in the World Medical Association (WMA) and the Confederation of Medical Associations in Asia and Oceania (CMAAO). As the Asian-Pacific Regional Office of the WMA and the Secretariat of the CMAAO, the JMAJ also contributes to the documentation of important activities and policies of these organizations.

Please note that the JMAJ basically publishes invited articles and does not accept submission of papers. Unless specifically stipulated, the views and opinions expressed in the scientific papers do not reflect those of the JMA.

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