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Instructions to Authors

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All manuscripts must be submitted via the journal’s online submission system, Editorial Manager at


Publication Fees and Charges

There is no submission fee and publication fee if you are a member of the Japanese Physical Therapy Association (JPTA).

If one or more of the authors holds a current Japanese physical therapy license, but are not members of JPTA, then the submission fee and publication fee described in Table 1 below will be levied.

Table 1 Fees structure

Submission fee Publication fee Excess page fee
Member of JPTA Free Free 11,000JPY (tax included) per excess page
Non-member of JPTA (Physical Therapist with Japanese License) 11,000JPY(tax included) 11,000JPY (tax included) per typeset page (A4 size)
Non-member of JPTA (Other occupations) Free Free

For physical therapists with licenses from countries outside of Japan, as well as other researchers, no submission or publication fees are levied.

An excess page fee applies if manuscripts exceed the stated limits; in such cases, a fee of 11,000 Japanese yen (tax included) per journal typeset page is levied.

Color art is free of charge for online publication. Color reprints charges are also not levied.