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Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine

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Featured Editorial

Our featured Editorial is a personal perspective on Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine from the Editor-in-Chief, Hidekuni Inadera. With the journal recently receiving its first Impact Factor, and its exciting move to open access, the journal has undergone many changes. Prof. Inadera reflects on these important developments and what this will mean for Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine's future.

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Editor’s profile

Hidekuni Inadera, Editor-in-Chief, serves as a Professor of the Department of Public Health at the University of Toyama, where he specializes in environmental health. Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine, the official journal of the Japanese Society for Hygiene, brings a comprehensive approach to prevention of diseases and environmental health related to medical, biological, molecular biological, genetic, physical, psychosocial, chemical, and other environmental factors. Doors are always open for the submission on environmental health and human health sciences, whether conducted on an experimental or epidemiological basis.

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Aims and scope

The official journal of the Japanese Society for Hygiene, Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine (EHPM) brings a comprehensive approach to prevention and environmental health related to medical, biological, molecular biological, genetic, physical, psychosocial, chemical, and other environmental factors. EHPM features definitive studies on human health sciences and provides comprehensive and unique information to a worldwide readership. 

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Article-processing charges

International authors publishing in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine can request coverage of the journal’s article-processing charge (APC) by The Japanese Society for Hygiene, so they will not have to pay the APC themselves if the article is accepted. This must be requested during the article submission process by entering a code that can be obtained from the Society office (jsh@nacos.com).

Archival content

Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine was previously published as a Springer subscription journal. Past content, from 1997 to 2016, is available on Springer Link.

About the Society

The Japanese Society for Hygiene (JSH) aims to promote human health through integration of diverse factors associated with human life and the social and natural environment. We are very proud of the fact that our society has contributed to eliminating health problems, not just in Japan but around the world. Examples of these are beriberi disease and four major environmental diseases: Minamata disease (methylmercury poisoning); Itai-itai disease (cadmium poisoning); Yokkaichi asthma; and Toroku arsenic disease). Our members have made significant achievements in preventive medicine, and they have uncovered new findings in environmental health, thereby stimulating the development of young researchers in social medicine.

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