Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

I would like to submit a paper to a journal published on J-STAGE.
Do you recruit peer reviewers?

The submission process and standards of each journal on J-STAGE are managed by the publisher.
Before submission, please check the submission guidelines from the [submission] menu on the top page of the journal.
Please contact the publisher directly about submission, publishing and peer review process of each journal of J-STAGE.

Please visit the following site to see Procedure for contact of publishers (PDF).

I can not login to My J-STAGE.

If you manually enter a password, there is a possibility of typing mistakes.
In that case please copy and paste the ID and password stated in the temporary registration mail and login again.
If you forget the password, you can reissue it from the "Forgot your Username/password?" button on the login screen.
For reissue, you need an e-mail address and an answer to the secret question set when you registared.
If you forget the secret answer, you can not reissue your password.

Please see My J-STAGE Help at the following site for more details.

I can not register with My J-STAGE.

If you do not click URL for the registration within 24 hours it will time out. If it is over 24 hours please try again.
Also, double-clicking the URL may display "Invalid URL". In this case, please click the icon "Sign in to My J-STAGE" displayed on the top page of J - STAGE and check whether you can log in with the ID and password stated in the temporary registration mail.
If you can log in, registration is completed. If you can not log in, please register again.

Please note that the registration URL might be invalid due to a duplicate access, depending on the security of your email client.
(For example, the URL has been changed to include safelinks, etc.)

You may search and access to J-STAGE contents such as materials and articles without My J-STAGE registration.

My J-STAGE's account has been locked.

It will be locked out if login fails multiple times. In that case, please try after a while.

I want to unsubscribe from the My J-STAGE e-mail distribution.

If you'd prefer to unsubscribe from the alerts, sign in to My J-Stage and click "Manage Favorites" once on the page.
Click "Favorite articles" or/and "Favorite favorite titles" tab and check off the box of the alerts setting you want to remove.
To remove search alert setting, click "Favorite Searches" tab and delete any saved searches.

If you received email alerts for all new titles on J-STAGE, please click "Edit profile" to check off the box of "Do you wish to receive email alerts for new titles?".

For more details, please see "4. Manage your Favorites" in How to use My J-STAGE.

How can I delete my Account?

Take the following steps to delete your Account.
1. Log in to My J-STAGE
2. Click your My J-STAGE ID displayed in the header
3. Click “Delete Account”
4. Log in to My J-STAGE again
5. Click the "Done" button"

There are missing articles and data errors. How can I request these corrections?

Please contact the publisher to ask for the corrections.

Please visit the following site to see Procedure for contact of publishers (PDF).

I would like to obtain the full text of articles published on J-STAGE. I would also like to know how to view articles with authentication and purchase Pay-per-View (PPV) articles.

The published articles are managed by the publisher. If you have any questions about full text articles or authentication, please contact the publisher directly.
Please note that the subscriber number required to view authenticated articles is not your "My J-STAGE ID".

Procedure for contact of publishers (PDF).

Is scraping metadata published on J-STAGE allowed?

Scraping may potentially fall under Section 3 (Prohibited Activities) (5) of the terms of use. Please be aware that the copyright and other rights related to the data published on J-STAGE belong to the issuing institutions, authors, etc.
J-STAGE provides Web API feature for obtaining metadata of volumes, issues, and partial article data.
Please carefully review the terms of use before using.


Are any English or other language versions of Japanese papers available?

Please contact the publisher directly for subscription and contents.
Please visit the following site to see Procedure for contact of publishers (PDF).

Can I overseas journal (where my papers are published) publish on J-STAGE?

J-STAGE requires that the union publishing base is in Japan.
Overseas publishers are not allowed to publish the journal on J-STAGE.

How can I ask permission to reprint or cite a paper published on J-STAGE?

Please see Terms and Policy (For individuals) at the following site.

Please contact the publishers directly to ask about subscription and license.

Please visit the following site to see Procedure for contact of publishers (PDF).

How can I get permission to link to the top page of the journal or a paper published on J-STAGE?

You are welcome to link to the followings:
i)   the top page of J-STAGE,
ii)  the top Page of each journal or
iii) an abstract page of a paper.
Please let us know when you add a link.
We may not give permission to link from sites for commercial use, presenting a risk of infringing copyright and others which are considered inappropriate.

Please see Terms and Policy (For individuals) for more details.

I would like to know the content policy (type of paper, fields of researh, etc.) of J-STAGE.

J-STAGE is a platform of e-journal publishing for academic societies (science and technology, including social sciences / humanities) in Japan.
It contains scientific publications (including ones related to humanities and social sciences) such as journals published by academic societies, proceedings and so on.

Please see J-STAGE Overview at the following site.

I forgot my ID and password for subscriber authentication.

Please contact the publishers directly to ask the ID and pasword for subscriber authentication.
Please make sure that My J - STAGE ID and the subscriber ID required for viewing articles are different.

Please visit the following site to see Procedure for contact of publishers(PDF).

I cannot retrieve article information from the RSS feed on the top page. Can I get a list of the articles published in the document?

RSS feed (Article) on the top page outputs the latest information.

J-STAGE provides J-STAGE WebAPI service, which enables you to retrieve information on published articles, and the results of J-STAGE WebAPI are output in XML format, which can be imported into Microsoft Excel and other applications. The XML is compliant with Atom and OpenSearch, and updates can be checked with RSS readers.

To use J-STAGE WebAPI, please refer to this page and confirm the Terms of Use (in Japanese only) before using the service.

What is the COUNTER statistics report?
How do I refer to the report?

COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of NeTworked Electronic Resources), launched in 2002, is an international initiative to improve the reliability of online usage statistics.
Please visit COUNTER Report services for more details and to see the journal list providing COUNTER Report.

I cannot download the COUNTER report. Please help me.

You are not able to download the COUNTER report because of one of the following reasons:

1) You may not have selected a journal. Please ensure that you specify at least one journal to download the COUNTER report.
     You can change the settings on "Report Manager".
2) You may have specified a period for downloading the COUNTER report during which data did not exist.
     Please ensure that you specify a period after which your COUNTER account was created.

When I choose a journal to download the COUNTER REPORT, the following error message is displayed. "___ search result(s) has/have been found. Search results cannot be displayed because they exceed 100 entries. Please refine your search."

This error message is displayed when the results matching your search query exceed 100.
In such a case and as a best practice, specify as many parameters as possible (Title, Publisher, ISSN, Subject Area) to narrow down the search results less than 100.

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