Publisher: BioMed Central
BioPsychoSocial Medicine is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal
that encompasses all aspects of the interrelationships between the
biological, psychological, social, and behavioral factors of health and
BioPsychoSocial Medicine is the official journal of the Japanese Society of
Psychosomatic Medicine, and publishes research on psychosomatic disorders
and diseases that are characterized by objective organic changes and/or
functional changes that could be induced, progressed, aggravated, or
exacerbated by psychological, social, and/or behavioral factors and their
associated psychosomatic treatments.
The journal emphasizes a bio-psycho-social approach to illness and health,
covering the behavioral sciences, social sciences, neuroscience, stress
physiology and epidemiology, psycho-neuro-endocrinology/ immunology, and
psycho-oncology, all of which are associated with mind-body interactions.
BioPsychoSocial Medicine considers the following types of articles:
* Research: reports of data from original research.
* Case reports: reports of clinical cases that can be educational, describe
a diagnostic or therapeutic dilemma, suggest an association, or present an
important adverse reaction. All case report articles should be accompanied
by written and signed consent to publish the information from the patients
or their guardians.
* Case studies: describe a major healthcare intervention, usually from a
public health perspective. Case study articles that include a rigorous
assessment of the processes and impact of the intervention as well as
recommendations for future interventions will be considered favourably. Note
that Case study articles should not describe an individual patient - authors
should use the case report format for such descriptions.
* Reviews: comprehensive, authoritative descriptions of any subject within
the journal's scope. These are usually written by opinion leaders invited by
the Editorial Board.
* Short reports: brief reports of data from original research.
* Letters to the Editor: they can take three forms: a substantial
re-analysis of a previously published article, or a substantial response to
such a re-analysis from the authors of the original publication, or an
article that may not cover 'standard research' but that may be relevant to
* Commentaries: short, focused and opinionated articles on subjects within
the journal's scope. These articles are usually related to contemporary
issues, such as recent research findings, and are often written by leaders
invited by the Editorial Board.
Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to BioPsychoSocial Medicine
using the online submission system.
Professor Koji Tsuboi, MD, PhD
Department of Psychosomatic Medicine
Abstracts available online. Articles available in HTML and PDF format.
Current Issue: Volume 1:4 (22 January 2007)
Date: 2 February 2007