The official English journal of the Japanese Association of Anatomists, Anatomical Science International (formerly titled Kaibogaku Zasshi) publishes original research articles dealing with morphological sciences.

Coverage in the journal includes molecular, cellular, histological and gross anatomical studies on humans and on normal and experimental animals, as well as functional morphological, biochemical, physiological and behavioral studies if they include morphological analysis.

Online publication of color illustrations is free of charge. As of 2018, there is no charge for color in print.

  • The official English journal of the Japanese Association of Anatomists
  • Publishes original research articles dealing with morphological sciences in animals, with a primary focus on humans and other mammals (although exceptions may be considered by the editor for other animals)
  • Features original research articles, case reports, method papers, review papers and miscellaneous items (letters to the editor, essays, book reviews, and commentaries)
  • 100% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

Journal information

  • Sén Takeda
Publishing model
Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

Journal metrics

1.741 (2020)
Impact factor
1.923 (2020)
Five year impact factor
14 days
Submission to first decision (Median)
92,611 (2021)

Latest issue

Volume 97

Issue 3, July 2022

Special Issue: Cadaver Surgical Training: Status quo from anatomy and surgery

Latest articles

  1. What is a vulva?


    • Matthew J. Zdilla
    • Content type: Review Article
    • Published: 15 June 2022
This journal has 57 open access articles

Journal updates

  • From the Editor-in-Chief

    Anatomy is a classic but fascinating branch of biology, as it entails two mutually exclusive perspectives on living things. One is “reductionism,” as represented by the original meaning of the Greek word for “dissection,” which is central to this discipline. You cut the body into pieces to reduce it to the smallest functional unit, applying an essentially Cartesian way of thinking. However, we must keep in mind that anatomy is also characterized by a completely opposite, holistic view, which focuses on the forms of living things. Furthermore, the field of anatomy includes embryology and developmental biology, which trace the formation of the body.

    Anatomical Science International(ASI)is a peer-reviewed journal covering the broad discipline of anatomy from cell biology to anthropology. When you look at an issue, you recognize the diversity of biological fields embodied in ASI, which may open up new perspectives in biological research or offer inspirations and points of departure for new interdisciplinary studies. Moreover, we have set a high standard for the reproduction of artwork and pictures to ensure the utmost quality. Of special note, color pages are free of charge.

    This year, ASI celebrates its twentieth anniversary. The new editorial team led by Sén TAKEDA commenced its duties in 2021 and began publishing an annual Special Issue, which covers important topics in anatomical science including cutting-edge technologies that could potentially revolutionize the field. This directly addresses our readership’s demand for comprehensive information on a specific topic. In addition, the Special Issue offers contributing authors enhanced visibility among the research community.

    We always welcome new submissions and look forward to the next original and thought-provoking contributions to ASI. 

    Sén TAKEDA
    Anatomical Science International

    April 18th, 2022

  • Japanese Association of Anatomists

    The Japanese Association of Anatomists is an association of researchers, scholars, and professionals dedicated to the promotion and development of anatomical science.

    The society was founded in 1928, making it one of the oldest academic societies in medicine in Japan.

    The society is active through meetings, publications, and committees for education, science, and policy making. Its aim is to promote research in the anatomical sciences by encouraging communication among members and by contributing to the national and international scientific communities.

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