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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

History, concepts and aims of international societies in Psychosomatic and Behavioral Medicine
Edited by Dr Hans-Christian Deter

Psychosomatic dentistry
Edited by Akira Toyofuku

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

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Information for JSPM members

Members of the Japanese Society of Psychosomatic Medicine are eligible to pay a discounted APC, provided that both the first author and the corresponding author are members of the society. To receive this benefit, author's membership status must be verified at the time of editorial acceptance of their manuscript.

See below for further information:

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

For questions, please contact the Society office.

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).

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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


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