Proceedings of the Japan Academy, Series B
Online ISSN : 1349-2896
Print ISSN : 0386-2208
ISSN-L : 0386-2208
About the journal

The Proceedings of the Japan Academy, Series B was founded in 1912 as the Proceedings of the Imperial Academy by the then Imperial Academy of Japan (now the Japan Academy). The Journal was split to the Proceedings of the Japan Academy, Series A and Series B in 1977. PJA Series B publishes reviews and original articles in broad fields of natural sciences, such as chemistry, physics, astronomy, earth sciences, biology, engineering, agricultural sciences and medical sciences.*) All manuscripts are evaluated at least by two reviewers. Ten issues are published per year. The entire content is now freely available online through J-STAGE (
*) For papers in mathematics, please refer to the Notice to Authors of PJA Ser. A.

Published by The Japan Academy   

Editorial Board
  • Masanori Otsuka


  • Kunihiko Suzuki

    Executive Editor
    Neurochemistry, Neurology, Genetic Neurological Disorder

  • Yoshio Fukao

    Executive Editor

  • Kenji Mori

    Agiricultural Chemistry

  • Shigekazu Nagata

    Molecular Biology, Biochemistry

  • Takao Sekiya

    Editor, Cover Editor
    Pharmaceutical Science, Nucleic Acid Chemistry

  • Takashi Sugimura

    Biochemistry, Oncology

  • Koichi Tanaka

    Mass Spectrometry

  • Kumao Toyoshima

    Virology, Oncology

  • Toshimitsu Yamazaki


Subject Area
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Sciences and Astronomy
  • Biology, Life Sciences and Basic Medicine
  • Agriculture and Food Sciences
  • General Medicine, Social Medicine, and Nursing Sciences
  • Clinical Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Engineering in General
  • Nanosciences and Materials Sciences
  • Architecture and Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Information Sciences
  • Interdisciplinary Sciences
Other relevant information
  • TitleProceedings of the Japan Academy, Series B
  • PublisherThe Japan Academy
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