Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin
Online ISSN : 1347-5215
Print ISSN : 0918-6158
ISSN-L : 0918-6158
History of Society Journals

The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan, established in 1880, is one of Japan’s oldest and most distinguished academic societies. The Society currently has around 18,000 members. It publishes three monthly scientific journals. Chemical and Pharmaceutical Bulletin (Chem. Pharm. Bull.) began publication in 1953 as Pharmaceutical Bulletin. It covers chemistry fields in the pharmaceutical and health sciences. Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin (Biol. Pharm. Bull.) began publication in 1978 as the Journal of Pharmacobio-Dynamics. It covers various biological topics in the pharmaceutical and health sciences. A fourth Society journal, the Journal of Health Science, was merged with Biol. Pharm. Bull. in 2012. Yakugaku Zasshi (Japanese for “Pharmaceutical Science Journal”) has the longest history, with publication beginning in 1881. Yakugaku Zasshi is published mostly in Japanese, except for some articles related to clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutical education, which are published in English.
The main aim of the Society’s journals is to advance the pharmaceutical sciences with research reports, information exchange, and high-quality discussion. The average review time for articles submitted to the journals is around one month for first decision. The complete texts of all of the Society’s journals can be freely accessed through J-STAGE. The Society’s editorial committee hopes that the content of its journals will be useful to your research, and also invites you to submit your own work to the journals.

Chairman of Committee
Ken-ichi Hosoya
Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toyama



Published by The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan   

Editorial Board
Sumio Ohtsuki

Editor-in-Chief
Faculty of Life Sciences, Kumamoto University

The Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin (Biol. Pharm. Bull.) publishes the results of original research that contributes significantly to the biological aspect in the pharmaceutical and health sciences, including basic and clinical applications. The journal encourages contributions describing research at the interface of basic, experimental, and clinical pharmacy. Scientific areas within the scope of the journal include pharmacology, molecular and cellular biology, biopharmacy and pharmacokinetics, toxicology, microbiology, epidemiology, health statistics, regulatory science, pharmaceutical education, and clinical pharmacy. Biological aspect of organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, chemical biology, analytical chemistry, physical pharmacy, pharmacognosy, natural product chemistry, hygiene, environmental science, and even miscellaneous is within the scope of Biol. Pharm. Bull. Theoretical and experimental peer-reviewed full-length Regular Articles, Communications, Notes and Reviews are welcomed.
  • Makoto Nakajima

    Section Editor-in-Chief
    Faculty of Life Sciences, Kumamoto University

  • Yoshiyuki Kagawa

    Section Editor-in-Chief
    School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Shizuoka

  • Toshiro Fukami

    Section Editor-in-Chief
    Department of Molecular Pharmaceutics, Meiji Pharmaceutical University

  • Shuntaro Hara

    Section Editor-in-Chief
    School of Pharmacy, Showa University

  • Shusuke Tada

    Section Editor-in-Chief
    School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Toho University

  • Takashi Uehara

    Section Editor-in-Chief
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University

  • Toshiyuki Wakimoto

    Section Editor-in-Chief
    Faculty of Phamaceutical Sciences, Hokkaido University

  • Hidetaka Akita

    Editor
    Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chiba University

  • Hiroshi Akiyama

    Editor
    Division of Foods, National Institute of Health Sciences

  • Gen-ichi Atsumi

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharma-Sciences, Teikyo University

  • Laurie Chan

    Editor
    University of Ottawa, Canada

  • Brian Crabtree

    Editor
    College of Pharmacy, Mercer University, U.S.A.

  • Xavier Declèves

    Editor
    University Paris Descartes, France

  • Norbert A. Dencher

    Editor
    Technische Universit?t Darmstadt,Germany

  • Jeroen S. Dickschat

    Editor
    Kekulé Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Bonn, Germany

  • Hideaki Fujii

    Editor
    School of Pharmacy, Kitasato University

  • Hiromichi Fujino

    Editor
    Department of Pharmacology for Life Sciences, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokushima University

  • Masayoshi Fukasawa

    Editor
    Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, National Institute of Infectious Diseases

  • Zezong Gu

    Editor
    School of Medicine, University of Missouri Health, U.S.A.

  • Noriyasu Hada

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokyo University of Science

  • Hideki Hakamata

    Editor
    School of Pharmacy, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences

  • Akiyoshi Hara

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University

  • Hiroshi Hasegawa

    Editor
    Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kobe Pharmaceutical University

  • Mitsuharu Hattori

    Editor
    Graduate School of Pharmaceurtical Sciences, Nagoya City University

  • Koji Higai

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Toho University

  • Nobuaki Higashi

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Hoshi University

  • Go Hirai

    Editor
    Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyushu University

  • Kou Hiroya

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Musashino University

  • Kazuhiro Ichikawa

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nagasaki International University

  • Satoshi Ichikawa

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hokkaido University

  • Megumi Ikemori

    Editor
    Eisai Co., Ltd.

  • Tatsuhiro Ishida

    Editor
    Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Tokushima University

  • Isao Ishii

    Editor
    Showa Pharmaceutical University

  • Keisuke Ishizawa

    Editor
    Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Tokushima University

  • Takuya Ito

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Osaka Ohtani University

  • Hiroki Itoh

    Editor
    Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Oita University Hospital

  • Yasunori Iwao

    Editor
    School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Shizuoka

  • Keiji Izushi

    Editor
    Izushi Pharmacy

  • Hideto Jinno

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Meijo University

  • Shinichi Kato

    Editor
    Kyoto Pharmaceutical University 

  • Toshiya Katsura

    Editor
    College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ritsumeikan University

  • Naohito Kawasaki

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Kindai University

  • Kazuyoshi Kawazoe

    Editor
    School of Pharmacy, Showa University

  • Naoya Kishikawa

    Editor
    Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki University

  • Morichika Konishi

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kobe Pharmaceutical University

  • Toshiaki Kume

    Editor
    Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toyama

  • Ken-ichi Kusakabe

    Editor
    Medicinal Chemistry Research Laboratory, Shionogi & Co., Ltd.

  • Takashi Kuzuhara

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokushima Bunri University

  • Toshiaki Makino

    Editor
    Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nagoya City Univercity

  • Takuro Maruyama

    Editor
    Division of Pharmacognosy, Phytochemistry and Narcotics, National Institute of Health Sciences

  • Hiroaki Matsuo

    Editor
    Department of Pharmaceutical Services, Hiroshima University Hospital

  • Norimitsu Morioka

    Editor
    Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima University

  • Yuji Morita

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Meiji Pharmaceutical University

  • Yuichi Muraki

    Editor
    Department of Clinical Pharmacoepidemiology, Kyoto Pharmaceutical University

  • Tsutomu Nakahara

    Editor
    School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kitasato University

  • Seikou Nakamura

    Editor
    Kyoto Pharmaceutical University

  • Toshiaki Nakamura

    Editor
    Osaka University of Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Mayumi Nakanishi

    Editor
    School of Pharmacy, Iwate Medical University

  • Minoru Nakano

    Editor
    Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toyama

  • Tetsuhiro Nemoto

    Editor
    Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chiba University

  • Motohiro Nishida

    Editor
    National Institute for Physiological Sciences, National Institutes of Natural Sciences 

  • Makiya Nishikawa

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokyo University of Science

  • Toshiro Niwa

    Editor
    School of Pharmacy, Shujitsu University

  • Yukihiro Ohno

    Editor
    Osaka University of Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Yoshiaki Okada

    Editor
    Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Osaka University

  • Hisae Oku

    Editor
    School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Mukogawa Women’s University

  • Atsushi Ono

    Editor
    Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University

  • Satomi Onoue

    Editor
    School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Shizuoka

  • Yoshinori Onuki

    Editor
    Gradulate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Science for Research, University of Toyama

  • Miki Shimada

    Editor
    Department of Pharmacy, Tottori University Hospital

  • Shigeki Shimba

    Editor
    Scoolo of Pharmacy, Nihon University

  • Tomoya Shiro

    Editor
    Drug Research Division, Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd.

  • Nobukazu Shitan

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kobe Pharmaceutical University

  • Michiru D. Sugawa

    Editor
    Clinical Neurobiology, Charite University Medicine Berlin/CBF, Germany

  • Kazuyuki Sugita

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hoshi University

  • Reiko Sugiura

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Kindai University

  • Changquan Calvin Sun

    Editor
    Department of Pharmaceutics,College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota, U.S.A.

  • Sayo Suzuki

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Keio University

  • Takayoshi Suzuki

    Editor
    Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine

  • Toyofumi Suzuki

    Editor
    School of Pharmacy, Nihon University

  • Tsutomu Takahashi

    Editor
    School of Pharmacy, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences

  • Shuso Takeda

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hiroshima International University 

  • Yoshiyuki Tanabe

    Editor
    Yokohama University of Pharmacy

  • Tamotsu Tanaka

    Editor
    Faculty of Bioscience and Bioindustry, Tokushima University

  • Takahiko Taniguchi

    Editor
    Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

  • Masahiko Taniguchi

    Editor
    Osaka University of Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Futoshi Taura

    Editor
    Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toyama

  • Takaki Toda

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hokkaido University of Science

  • Chihiro Tohda

    Editor
    Institute of Natural Medicine, University of Toyama

  • Yoshihiro Tokudome

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Josai University

  • Yoshihisa Tomioka 

    Editor
    Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tohoku University

  • Takenori Tomohiro

    Editor
    Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toyama 

  • Masafumi Ueda

    Editor
    Kobe Pharmaceutical University

  • Hitoshi Ueno

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Setsunan University

  • Naoki Utoguchi

    Editor
    Showa Pharmaceutical University

  • Tirayut Vilaivan

    Editor
    Department of Chemistry, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

  • Mitsuhiro Wada

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sanyo-Onoda City University

  • Taku Yamaguchi

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nagasaki International University

  • Katsuhiko Yamamoto

    Editor
    Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

  • Gordon L. Amidon

    Advisor
    University of Michigan, U.S.A.

  • Helmut Sies

    Advisor
    University of Duesseldorf, Germany

  • Leaf Huang

    Advisor
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, U.S.A.

  • Salvatore J. Enna

    Advisor
    University of Kansas, U.S.A.

  • Sung Ho Ryu

    Advisor
    Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea

Subject Area
  • Biology, Life Sciences and Basic Medicine
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Interdisciplinary Sciences
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  • TitleBiological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin
  • PublisherThe Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
  • Address2-12-15, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku,Tokyo 150-0002,Japan
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