Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin
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.




  • Yoshiji Takemoto

    Section Editor-in-Chief
    Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyoto University

  • Shuntaro Hara

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

  • Hiroyuki Itabe

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

  • Yoshiyuki Kagawa

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

  • Yoshiki Kashiwada

    Section Editor-in-Chief
    Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokushima University

  • Tetsuya Ozeki

    Section Editor-in-Chief
    Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nagoya City University

  • Takashi Uehara

    Section Editor-in-Chief
    Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University

  • Yoshiaki Amakura

    Editor
    College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Matsuyama University

  • Yoichiro Arata

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharma-Science, Teikyo University

  • Makiko Fujii

    Editor
    School of Pharmacy, Nihon University

  • Hiromichi Fujino

    Editor
    Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokushima University

  • Toshiyuki Fukada

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokushima Bunri University

  • Toshiro Fukami

    Editor
    Department of Molecular Pharmaceutics, Meiji Pharmaceutical University

  • Takeshi Fukushima

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Toho University

  • Yukihiro Goda

    Editor
    National Institute of Health Sciences

  • Noriyasu Hada

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokyo University of Science

  • Hideki Hakamata

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

  • Yoshitaka Hamashima

    Editor
    School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Shizuoka

  • Noriyuki Hatae

    Editor
    School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Health Sciences University of Hokkaido

  • Shigeaki Hida

    Editor
    Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nagoya City University

  • Kou Hiroya

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Musashino University

  • Hiroaki Hisa

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyushu University of Health and Welfare

  • Satoshi Ichikawa

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hokkaido University

  • Tsuyoshi Ikeda

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sojo University

  • Megumi Ikemori

    Editor
    Eisai Co., Ltd.

  • Isao Ishii

    Editor
    Showa Pharmaceutical University

  • Keisuke Ishizawa

    Editor
    Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Tokushima University

  • Yoichiro Isohama

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokyo University of Science 

  • Shigeru Itai

    Editor
    School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Shizuoka 

  • Hideyuki Ito

    Editor
    Faculty of Health and Welfare Science, Okayama Prefectural University

  • Kousei Ito

    Editor
    Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chiba University

  • Katsunori Iwasaki

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Fukuoka University

  • Keiji Izushi

    Editor
    Izushi Pharmacy Co., Ltd.

  • Hideto Jinno

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Meijo University

  • Kiyoshi Kawasaki

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts

  • Naoya Kishikawa

    Editor
    Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki University

  • Kayoko Kita

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharma-Science, Teikyo University

  • Ken-Ichi Kiyomiya

    Editor
    School of Pharmacy, Hyogo University of Health Sciences

  • Michiya Kobayashi

    Editor
    School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Health Sciences University of Hokkaido

  • Morichika Konishi

    Editor
    Kobe Pharmaceutical University

  • Toshiaki Makino

    Editor
    Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nagoya City University

  • Takuro Maruyama

    Editor
    National Institute of Health Sciences

  • Hiroaki Matsuo

    Editor
    Department of Pharmaceutical Services, Hiroshima University Hospital

  • Atsushi Matsuzawa

    Editor
    Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tohoku University

  • Toshio Morikawa

    Editor
    Pharmaceutical Research and Technology Institute, Kindai University

  • Norimitsu Morioka

    Editor
    Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima University

  • Hiroyuki Morita

    Editor
    Institute of Natural Medicine, University of Toyama

  • Takeshi Nabe

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Setsunan University

  • Masayuki Nadai

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Meijo University

  • Hidehiko Nakagawa

    Editor
    Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nagoya City University

  • Kimie Nakagawa

    Editor
    Faculty ofPharmaceutical Sciences, Kobe Pharmaceutical University

  • Tomonori Nakamura

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Keio University

  • Toshiaki Nakamura

    Editor
    Education and Research Center for Clinical Pharmacy, Osaka University of Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Mikiro Nakashima

    Editor
    Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki University

  • Kiyomitsu Nemoto

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Toho University

  • Hiroyuki Nishi

    Editor
    Department of Pharmacy, Yasuda Women's University

  • Koyo Nishida

    Editor
    Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki University

  • Motohiro Nishida

    Editor
    Okazaki Institute for Integrative Bioscience, National Institutes of Natural Sciences 

  • Koji Nobe

    Editor
    School of Pharmacy, Showa University

  • Hiroaki Ohno

    Editor
    Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyoto University

  • Yoshiaki Okada

    Editor
    Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Osaka University

  • Atsushi Ono

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

  • Satomi Onoue

    Editor
    School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Shizuoka

  • Hiroyuki Saito

    Editor
    Kyoto Pharmaceutical University

  • Daisuke Sawada 

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

  • Miki Shimada

    Editor
    Department of Pharmacy, Tottori University Hospital

  • Takumichi Sugihara

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Niigata University of Pharmacy and Applied Life Sciences

  • Takashi Sugita

    Editor
    School of Pharmacy, Meiji Pharmaceutical University

  • Tadashi Suzuki

    Editor
    Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nagoya City University

  • Shusuke Tada

    Editor
    School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Toho University

  • Norio Takagi

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

  • Shuso Takeda

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hiroshima International University 

  • Mariko Takeda-Morishita

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kobe Gakuin University

  • Tamotsu Tanaka

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokushima University

  • Yoshihito Tanaka

    Editor
    Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation 

  • Masahiko Taniguchi

    Editor
    Osaka University of Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Takahiko Taniguchi

    Editor
    Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

  • Koichi Tan-no

    Editor
    Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University

  • Tomohiro Terada 

    Editor
    Department of Pharmacy, Shiga University of Medical Science Hospital

  • Chihiro Tohda

    Editor
    Institute of Natural Medicine, University of Toyama

  • Yoshihiro Tokudome

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Josai University

  • Masatoshi Tomi

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Keio University

  • Takenori Tomohiro

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

  • Seiji Tsuboi

    Editor
    School of Pharmacy, Shujitsu University

  • Hitoshi Ueno

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Setsunan University

  • Akemi Umeyama

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokushima Bunri University

  • Yoshihide Usami

    Editor
    Osaka University of Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Shinya Usui

    Editor
    Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd

  • Hiromitsu Yamamoto

    Editor
    School of Pharmacy, Aichi Gakuin University

  • Makoto Yoshida

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Takasaki University of Health and Welfare

  • Gordon L. Amidon

    Editor
    University of Michigan, U.S.A.

  • Helmut Sies

    Editor
    University of Duesseldorf, Germany

  • Leaf Huang

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

  • Salvatore J. Enna

    Editor
    University of Kansas, U.S.A.

  • Sung Ho Ryu

    Editor
    Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea

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  • TitleBiological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin
  • PublisherThe Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
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