About

Aims and scope

Inflammation and Regeneration is the official international journal of the Japanese Society of Inflammation and Regeneration (JSIR). This journal provides an open access forum which covers a wide range of scientific topics in the research field of basic and clinical regenerative medicine. Inflammation research and regenerative medicine are tightly linked research areas in life sciences and their significance in translational research is rapidly increasing. From this aspect, this journal encourages the submission of manuscripts whose scope bridges these fields of research.

Inflammation and Regeneration publishes papers in the following categories: research article, note, rapid communication, case report, review and clinical drug evaluation.

Open access

All articles published by Inflammation and Regeneration are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found here.

As authors of articles published in Inflammation and Regeneration you are the copyright holders of your article and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate your article, according to the BioMed Central license agreement.

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Article-processing charges

The article-processing charges for Inflammation and Regeneration are covered by the Japanese Society of Inflammation and Regeneration before 1 January 2018.

Indexing services

All articles published in Inflammation and Regeneration are included in:

  • DOAJ

The full text of all articles is deposited in digital archives around the world to guarantee long-term digital preservation. You can also access all articles published by BioMed Central on SpringerLink.

We are working closely with relevant indexing services including PubMed Central and Web of Science (Thomson Reuters) to ensure that articles published in Inflammation and Regeneration will be available in their databases when appropriate.

Peer-review policy

Peer-review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal. You can read more about the peer-review process here.

Inflammation and Regeneration operates using a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous.

The benefit of single-blind peer review is that it is the traditional model of peer review that many reviewers are comfortable with, and it facilitates a dispassionate critique of a manuscript.

All submitted manuscripts are evaluated by the Editor-in-Chief and suitable manuscripts proceed to peer review, being assigned to a handling editor where appropriate. Comments are sought from at least two reviewers. Based on the reviews, the Editor-in-Chief or handling editor rejects, accepts or requests revisions of the manuscript.

Editorial policies

All manuscripts submitted to Inflammation and Regeneration should adhere to BioMed Central's editorial policies.

Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.

Citing articles in Inflammation and Regeneration

Articles in Inflammation and Regeneration should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.

Article citations follow this format:

Authors: Title. Inflamm Regen [year], [volume number]:[article number].

e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL: Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. Inflamm Regen 2009, 1:115.

refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.

Appeals and complaints

If you wish to appeal a rejection or make a complaint you should, in the first instance, contact the Editor who will provide details of the journal's complaints procedure. For complaints that cannot be resolved with the Editor, the authors should contact the Publisher.

Why publish your article in Inflammation and Regeneration

High visibility

Inflammation and Regeneration's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience. 

Speed of publication

Inflammation and Regeneration offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF.

Flexibility

Online publication in Inflammation and Regeneration gives you the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other articles).

Promotion and press coverage

Articles published in Inflammation and Regeneration are included in article alerts and regular email updates. Some may be highlighted on Inflammation and Regeneration’s pages and on the BioMed Central homepage.

In addition, articles published in Inflammation and Regeneration may be promoted by press releases to the general or scientific press. These activities increase the exposure and number of accesses for articles published in Inflammation and Regeneration. A list of articles recently press-released by journals published by BioMed Central is available here.

Copyright

As an author of an article published in Inflammation and Regeneration you retain the copyright of your article and you are free to reproduce and disseminate your work (for further details, see the BioMed Central license agreement).

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