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

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Aiji Ohtsuka
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Hybrid. Open Access options available.

Journal metrics

1.566 (2018)
Impact factor
1.402 (2018)
Five year impact factor
31 days
Submission to first decision
11 days
Acceptance to publication
44,129 (2018)
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  • 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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1447-073X
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1447-6959
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