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.
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Authors publishing in Inflammation and Regeneration can request a discount on the journal’s article-processing charge (APC) that is payable upon editorial acceptance of articles. The discount must be requested during the article submission process, by entering a code that can be obtained from the Japanese Society of Inflammation and Regeneration. The discounted APC is €500 for non-commissioned articles submitted after 1 January 2018. The APCs of commissioned articles are covered by the Society, so authors do not need to pay the APC.
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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.
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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
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Why publish your article in Inflammation and Regeneration
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.
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).
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