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Information for JSPM members

(Information updated on 8 December 2022)

The Japanese Society of Psychosomatic Medicine covers the article-processing charge (APC) for the papers submitted by the member of the society. To receive this benefit, author's membership status must be verified at the time of editorial acceptance of their manuscript.

As from 7 December 2022, due to system change, authors are no longer requested to submit Membership Account Code to claim coverage of APC for society members during the process of making new manuscript submission. Instead, members are able to request APC coverage at editorial acceptance. 

See below for further information:

- Changes in manuscript submission *(in Japanese)
- To request APC coverage

For questions, please contact the Society office.

Call for Papers: Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for management of mental health and stress-related disorders

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) helps individuals recognize and modify faulty beliefs about psychosomatic illness such as “psychosocial stress cannot be controlled and I have no way of avoiding serious illness”.  It also helps those to eliminate avoidant and safety-seeking behaviors that prevent the self-correction of faulty beliefs, leading to stress management for mental health and stress-related disorders. This thematic series in BioPsychoSocial Medicine will seek research reports on CBT to summarize recent advances of technology (i.e., computerized and web-based CBT), prevention (i.e., general population approach of CBT for mental health issues), and treatment (i.e., clinical application of CBT for a variety of psychosomatic illness) in a field of biopsychosocial medicine.

Call for Papers: Psychogenic Fever

Psychogenic fever is a common psychosomatic disease. However, until recently, it wasn’t fully understood how psychological stress affects the body temperature in these patients and how to treat them. Recently, great advances have been made on the neural mechanisms responsible for stress-induced hyperthermia. Furthermore, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought more attention to high body temperature without any inflammatory causes as well, which includes psychogenic fever. Therefore, this thematic series in BioPsychoSocial Medicine will seek research on the mechanisms how psychological stress affects body temperature and clinical experiences on patients with psychogenic fever, especially therapeutic experiences.

Featured Article

Biopsychosocial medicine research trends: connecting clinical medicine, psychology, and public health

Nakao, M., Komaki, G., Yoshiuchi, K. et al.

BioPsychoSocial Med 14, 30 (2020).

New Content Item (5)

Thematic series

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for management of mental health and stress-related disorders
Edited by Mutsuhiro Nakao

Psycho-Oncology in the Asia-Pacific area
Edited by Kazuhiro Yoshiuchi

Psychosomatic dentistry
Edited by Akira Toyofuku

Recent advances in psychosomatic obstetrics & gynecology in Japan
Edited by Masakazu Terauchi

The meaning of behaviour medicine in the psychosomatic field
Edited by Mutsuhiro Nakao

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Aims and scope

BioPsychoSocial Medicine is the official journal of the Japanese Society of Psychosomatic Medicine. It publishes peer-reviewed research that encompasses all aspects of the interrelationships between the biological, psychological, social, and behavioral factors of health and illness.

The Ikemi Award 

To stimulate research in psychosomatic medicine and to enhance the submission of high-quality manuscripts, BioPsychoSocial Medicine annually sponsors the "The Ikemi Award", which is presented to the first author of the best article published in the journal nominated by the award selection committee every year. 

The 2022 Ikemi Award was presented to Dr. Junichi Saito (Department of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, Hiroshima University Hospital) for the following article;

The patterns of acceptance, mindfulness, and values for Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a web-based survey
BioPsychoSocial Medicine Volume 16, Article number: 6 (2022) 

Award details and list of previous winners can be found here

Official journal of JSPM

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    2.1 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.5 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.138 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.645 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    8 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    146 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    916 Altmetric mentions