Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin
The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan, established in 1880, is one of Japan’s oldest and most distinguished academic societies. The Society currently has around 15,000 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
Sumio Ohtsuki
Faculty of Life Sciences, Kumamoto University
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The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan, established in 1880, is one of Japan’s oldest and most distinguished academic societies. The Society currently has around 15,000 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
Sumio Ohtsuki
Faculty of Life Sciences, Kumamoto University

Published by The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan   

Editorial Board
Atsushi Matsuzawa

Editor-in-Chief
Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tohoku 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.
  • Hidehiko Nakagawa

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

  • Yoshihisa Tomioka 

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

  • Keiichi Motoyama

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

  • Hiroyuki Morita

    Section Editor-in-Chief
    Institute of Natural Medicine, University of Toyama 

  • Mitsuharu Hattori

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

  • Motohiro Nishida

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

  • Masatoshi Tomi

    Section Editor-in-Chief
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Keio University

  • Yumi Abiko

    Editor
    School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nagasaki University

  • Mitsuhiro Arisawa

    Editor
    Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Osaka University

  • Tomohiro Asai

    Editor
    School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Shizuoka

  • Laurie M. H. Chan

    Editor
    University of Ottawa, Canada

  • Xavier Decl?ves

    Editor
    H?pital Cochin, France

  • Yosuke Demizu

    Editor
    Division of Organic Chemistry, National Institute of Health Sciences

  • Jeroen S. Dickschat

    Editor
    University of Bonn, Germany

  • David A. Feldheim

    Editor
    University of California, U. S. A.

  • Takumi Furuta

    Editor
    Kyoto Pharmaceutical University

  • Megumi Funakoshi-Tago

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Keio University

  • Ken-ichi Fujita

    Editor
    School of Pharmacy, Showa University

  • Azusa Hara

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Keio University

  • Eiichi Hinoi

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Gifu Pharmaceutical University

  • Toru Hosoi

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sanyo-Onoda City University

  • Ryuji Ikeda

    Editor
    Department of Pharmacy, University of Miyazaki Hospital

  • Fuyuhiko Inagaki

    Editor
    The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kobe Gakuin University

  • Yuri Ikeda-Matsuo

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hokuriku University

  • Katsuhisa Inoue

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

  • Koichi Inoue

    Editor
    College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ritsumeikan University

  • Keiko Ishino

    Editor
    School of Pharmacy, Showa University

  • Saotomo Itoh

    Editor
    Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nagoya City University

  • Toshimasa Itoh

    Editor
    Showa Pharmaceutical University

  • Keiji Izushi

    Editor
    Izushi Pharmacy Co., Ltd.

  • Katsuyuki Kaneda

    Editor
    Institute of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences Kanazawa University

  • Kazunori Kadota

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Osaka Medical and Pharmaceutical University

  • Masayuki Kaneko

    Editor
    Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki University

  • Hironori Katoh

    Editor
    Graduate School of Science, Osaka Metropolitan University

  • Hidemasa Katsumi

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyoto Pharmaceutical University

  • Michael Katz

    Editor
    University of Arizona, U. S. A

  • Norihito Kawashita

    Editor
    Faculty of Science and Engineering, Kindai University

  • Takashi Kikuchi

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Toho University

  • Kiyoyuki Kitaichi

    Editor
    Gifu Pharmaceutical University

  • Sang Geon Kim

    Editor
    Dongguk University- SeouL College of Pharmacy, Korea

  • Takashi Kitahara

    Editor
    Pharmacy Department, Yamaguchi University Hospital

  • Kenji Kontani

    Editor
    Meiji Pharmaceutical University

  • Tomonori Kobayashi

    Editor
    Sumitomo Pharma Co., Ltd.

  • Shinji Kosaka

    Editor
    Department of Pharmacy, Kagawa University Hospital

  • Yutaka Koyama

    Editor
    Kobe Pharmaceutical University

  • Naoya Kumagai

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Keio University

  • Tomoji Maeda

    Editor
    Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nihon Pharmaceutical University

  • Tetsuo Mashima

    Editor
    Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research

  • Mamoru Matsubara

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Gifu University of Medical Science

  • Ryo Mizoguchi

    Editor
    CMC Research, Technology & Manufacturing, Astellas Pharma Inc.

  • Osamu Morinaga

    Editor
    Daiichi University of Pharmacy

  • Yoshihito Nakatani

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Teikyo Heisei University

  • Takenori Niioka

    Editor
    Department of Pharmacy, Hirosaki University Hospital

  • Kohshi Nishiguchi

    Editor
    Kyoto Pharmaceutical University

  • Kiyofumi Ninomiya

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Shujitsu University

  • Shuji Noguchi

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Toho University

  • Kunihiko Nishino

    Editor
    SANKEN (The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research), Osaka University

  • Taku Obara

    Editor
    Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Tohoku University

  • Fumihiko Ogata

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Kindai University

  • Akiko Ohno

    Editor
    National institute of health sciences

  • Takashi Okura

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharma-Science, Teikyo University

  • Shinya Oishi

    Editor
    Kyoto Pharmaceutical University

  • Keiichiro Okuhira

    Editor
    Department of Environment and Health Science, Osaka Medical and Pharmaceutical University

  • Kenji Sakamoto

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharma-Sciences, Teikyo University

  • Kumiko Sakai-Kato

    Editor
    School of Pharmacy, Kitasato University

  • Fuminori Sakurai

    Editor
    Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Osaka University

  • Kohei Sano

    Editor
    Kobe Pharmaceutical University

  • Seigo Sanoh

    Editor
    School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Wakayama Medical University

  • Kenjiro Sato

    Editor
    Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

  • Yasuo Sato

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Yokohama University of Pharmacy

  • Eri Segi-Nishida

    Editor
    Department of Biological Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science

  • Norihito Shibata

    Editor
    National Institute of Health Sciences

  • Yoshiyuki Shirasaka

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Institute of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences, Kanazawa University

  • Chisato Shimanoe

    Editor
    Faculty of medicine, Saga University

  • Kohei Tahara

    Editor
    Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Gifu Pharmaceutical University

  • Kayoko Takeda-Mamiya

    Editor
    Faulty of Pharmaceutical Science, Hokkaido University of Science

  • Yoh Takekuma

    Editor
    Department of Pharmacy, Hokkaido University Hospital

  • Hideyuki Takeuchi

    Editor
    School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Shizuoka

  • Satoru Tamura

    Editor
    School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Wakayama Medical University

  • Akiko Tabuchi

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toyama

  • Ryo Suzuki

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharma-Science, Teikyo University

  • Hikaru Tanaka

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Toho University

  • Satoshi Takamatsu

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Teikyo Heisei University

  • Kazuyuki Takata

    Editor
    Joint Research Laboratory, Division of Integrated Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kyoto Pharmaceutical University

  • Hiroyuki Tanaka

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sanyo-Onoda City University

  • Naonobu Tanaka

    Editor
    Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokushima University

  • Hiroaki Todo

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Josai University

  • Kenichiro Todoroki

    Editor
    School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Shizuoka

  • Yukari Totsuka

    Editor
    School of Pharmacy, Nihon University

  • Kazufumi Toume

    Editor
    Institute of Natural Medicine, University of Toyama

  • Takuhiro Uto

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nagasaki International University

  • Ming Xian

    Editor
    Brown University, U.S.A.

  • Kahon Wada

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Doshisha Women’s College

  • Ken-ichi Yamada

    Editor
    Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Tokushima University

  • Shinji Yamaguchi

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Teikyo University 

  • Hiroaki Yamaguchi

    Editor
    Department of Pharmacy, Yamagata University Hospital

  • Eiichi Yamamoto

    Editor
    Division of Medical Devices, National Institute of Health Sciences

  • Yoshihisa Yamamoto

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Teikyo Heisei University

  • Junpei Yamanaka

    Editor
    Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nagoya City University

  • Masahiro Yamasaki

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hoshi University

  • Akihito Yokosuka

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

  • Satoshi Yokota

    Editor
    National Institute of Health Sciences

  • Gordon L. Amidon

    Advisor
    College of Pharmacy, University of Michigan, U.S.A.

  • Leaf Huang

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

  • Salvatore J. Enna

    Advisor
    Medical Center, University of Kansas, U. S. A.

  • Helmut Sies

    Advisor
    University of Duesseldorf, Germany

  • Sung Ho Ryu

    Advisor
    Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea

Subject areas
  • 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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