Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin
Online ISSN : 1347-5215
Print ISSN : 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

  • Yoshiki Kashiwada

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

  • Shusuke Tada

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

  • Takashi Uehara

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

  • Hidetaka Akita

    Editor
    Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chiba University

  • Hiroshi Akiyama

    Editor
    Division of Foods, National Institute of Health Sciences

  • Yoshiaki Amakura

    Editor
    College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Matsuyama University

  • Yoichiro Arata

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharma-Science, Teikyo University

  • Gen-ichi Atsumi

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharma-Sciences, Teikyo University

  • Makiko Fujii

    Editor
    School of Pharmacy, Nihon University

  • Hiromichi Fujino

    Editor
    Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Tokushima University

  • Toshiyuki Fukada

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokushima Bunri University

  • Masayoshi Fukasawa

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

  • Takeshi Fukushima

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Toho University

  • 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

  • Yasuhide Hibino

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Josai University

  • Shigeaki Hida

    Editor
    Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nagoya City 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

  • Tsuyoshi Ikeda

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sojo 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 Medical Sciences, Tokushima University

  • Hideyuki Ito

    Editor
    Faculty of Health and Welfare Science, Okayama Prefectural University

  • Hiroki Itoh

    Editor
    Oita University Hospital

  • Yasunori Iwao

    Editor
    School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Shizuoka

  • Katsunori Iwasaki

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Fukuoka University

  • Keiji Izushi

    Editor
    Izushi Pharmacy Co., Ltd.

  • 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

  • Naoya Kishikawa

    Editor
    Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki University

  • Kayoko Kita

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharma-Science, Teikyo University

  • Morichika Konishi

    Editor
    Kobe Pharmaceutical University

  • Ken-ichi Kusakabe

    Editor
    Medicinal chemistry laboratory, Shionogi & Co., Ltd.

  • 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

  • Atsushi Matsuzawa

    Editor
    Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tohoku University

  • Norimitsu Morioka

    Editor
    Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima University

  • Yuichi Muraki

    Editor
    Kyoto Pharmaceutical University

  • Kimie Nakagawa

    Editor
    Faculty ofPharmaceutical Sciences, Kobe Pharmaceutical University

  • Hidehiko Nakagawa

    Editor
    Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nagoya City University

  • Tsutomu Nakahara

    Editor
    School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kitasato University

  • Seikou Nakamura

    Editor
    Kyoto Pharmaceutical University

  • Toshiaki Nakamura

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

  • Tomonori Nakamura

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Keio University

  • Mayumi Nakanishi

    Editor
    School of Pharmacy, Iwate Medical University

  • Minoru Nakano

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

  • Kiyomitsu Nemoto

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Toho University

  • Tetsuhiro Nemoto

    Editor
    Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chiba University

  • Koyo Nishida

    Editor
    Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki University

  • Motohiro Nishida

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

  • Toshiro Niwa

    Editor
    School of Pharmacy, Shujitsu University

  • Koji Nobe

    Editor
    School of Pharmacy, Showa University

  • 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

  • Kazuyuki Sugita

    Editor
    Hoshi University

  • Takashi Sugita

    Editor
    School of Pharmacy, Meiji Pharmaceutical University

  • Reiko Sugiura

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Kindai University

  • Norio Takagi

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

  • Shuso Takeda

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hiroshima International University 

  • Tamotsu Tanaka

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokushima University

  • Yoshihito Tanaka

    Editor
    Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation 

  • Takahiko Taniguchi

    Editor
    Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

  • Masahiko Taniguchi

    Editor
    Osaka University of Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • 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

  • Masatoshi Tomi

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmacy, Keio University

  • Yoshihisa Tomioka 

    Editor
    Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tohoku University

  • Takenori Tomohiro

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

  • Hitoshi Ueno

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Setsunan University

  • Yoshihide Usami

    Editor
    Osaka University of Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Shinya Usui

    Editor
    Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd

  • Mitsuhiro Wada

    Editor
    Tokyo University of Science, Yamaguchi

  • Toshiyuki Wakimoto

    Editor
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hokkaido University

  • 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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