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The Journal of JAEE Editorial Committee is now inviting the public to submit manuscripts for the general issues and the special issues.

English Issues of Journal of JAEE

A new issue of the Journal of JAEE (Vol.18 No.3) is now available online.

English issues of the Journal of JAEE  have been published biannually since June 2014.

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The Journal of JAEE

The objective of the Journal of JAEE is to provide the latest information in a wide range of fields such as science, engineering, sociology and humane studies that contribute to the development of earthquake engineering and earthquake disaster reduction, to the members of JAEE and the international audience. Regularly, four issues are published in a year. We are inviting both members and non-members to submit technical papers, technical reports, technical notes, and discussions to the Journal, and manuscripts may be either in Japanese or in English.

In addition, special issues of the Journal are published as needed to provide timely information related to earthquake engineering such as technical issues that cut across various fields, leading-edge technical matters, etc. The special issues are comprised of technical papers, technical reports, technical notes, and/or overviews related to specific themes. They will be collected through open invitations from organized sessions (OS) of the JAEE Annual Conferences, symposia, or JAEE members. For more details, please see the guideline on invitation to the public to submit manuscripts for the special issues.

Click here to see the guideline on invitation to the public to submit manuscripts for the special issues.

Invitation for Manuscript Submission

JAEE is inviting the submission of the following categories of manuscripts related to a wide range of fields such as science, engineering, sociology, and humane studies that contribute to the development of earthquake engineering and earthquake disaster reduction as described in “Submission Rules for the Journal of JAEE.” For the special issues, we also accept commentaries or essays related to the main subject, comprehensive summary of research results related to the main subject, or overviews that touch upon the status of current research or the future prospect.

(1) Technical Papers
Summary of theory or proof that are novel, original, useful, reliable, or expansive.
(2) Technical Reports
Investigation reports on disaster/reconstruction or practice reports on design/construction/field measurement that are novel, useful, or reliable.
(3) Technical Notes
Budding tentative theories that can be expected to evolve significantly. Useful data, tables, charts, etc. that supplement technical papers or technical reports in the past. This category also includes reconnaissance reports that require urgent publication such as survey results of unexpected disasters.
(4) Discussions
Discussion regarding technical papers, technical reports, or technical notes that were already published.
(5) Overviews/Invited papers (Only for special issues)
Overviews are comprehensive summaries that encompass the research results related to the themes of the special issues, and touch upon the current research or future prospect. Submissions are commentaries or essays on the themes of the special issues, or those which have no other applicable category.

We accept manuscripts either in Japanese or in English. As a general rule, manuscripts of technical papers should be in 10 pages, but are allowed to be up to 20 pages. Those of technical reports should be in 20 pages, but are allowed up to 40 pages. Those of technical notes and discussions should be in 4 pages and no excess pages are allowed. Those of overviews/invited papers should be in 10 pages, and no excess pages are allowed.

Manuscripts should be written in accordance with the writing guideline (see the section of “Format of the Manuscript”), and should be submitted by an electronic file in PDF format.

The Journal Editorial Committee will judge whether or not to accept the submitted manuscript for publication based on the review criteria prescribed in “Editing Rules for the Journal of JAEE” and “Review Rules for the Journal of JAEE.”

The publication fee of the journal papers is required as designated in “Submission Rules for the Journal of JAEE.” If journal papers are written in English, the publication fee is free. If journal papers are in Japanese, a designated publication fee is required after the peer review has been completed.

The Journal Editorial Committee will plan special issues to take up timely themes related to earthquake engineering such as technical issues that cut across various fields, leading-edge technical matters, etc. The procedure to plan special issues is shown in the “The Journal of JAEE/Regarding Special issues.”

Submission Rules for the Journal of JAEE

Editing Rules for the Journal of JAEE

Review Rules for the Journal of JAEE

Regarding Special Issues of the Journal of JAEE

Format of the Manuscript

Download the following writing guideline, and follow the procedure to write manuscript to submit.

Writing guideline for manuscripts submitted in English (amended in 2017, PDF form) 

Writing guideline for manuscripts submitted in English (amended in 2017, Word form)

Writing guideline for manuscripts submitted in Japanese (amended in 2017, PDF form) 

Writing guideline for manuscripts submitted in Japanese (amended in 2017, Word form) 

Copyright Transfer Form 

Submission Method

Download the following application sheet for journal papers (Excel file), fill in the required items, and submit it with your manuscript.

Application sheet for journal papers

Please note the following main points in your submission.

  • Articles should be submitted electronically in PDF files. Please submit them to submit@journal.jaee.gr.jp on this website.
  • The size of the PDF files is limited to 2 MB. If the size exceeds the limit or you cannot submit through the website, please submit by sending a CD-ROM, DVD or other electronic media to the following address by mail:

    The Journal Editorial Committee
    Japan Association for Earthquake Engineering
    AIJ Building, 26-20, Shiba 5-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0014, Japan

  • Copyrights of published journal papers are described in Article 7 of “Submission Rules for the Journal of JAEE” for your reference.
  • After a decision is made to publish it, we request the author to submit the Copyright Transfer Form.

Incentive Award

The Japan Association for Earthquake Engineering established the “JAEE Incentive Award” in order to encourage young researchers who achieved significant accomplishments in the field of earthquake engineering through outstanding research (Adopted at the 49th Board of Directors Meeting on February 6, 2006). The award candidates are Individual Members or Student Members who are 35 years old or younger on April 1 of the awarding year, and up to two winners will be selected per year. The award will be given to journal papers that were published in the Journal of JAEE, between December 31 of the fiscal year before the awarding year and two years prior to that date.

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