Internal Medicine is a peer-reviewed, open-access online journal published every two weeks by the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine.
Articles must be prepared in accordance with "Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals" (http://www.icmje.org/icmje-recommendations.pdf), must be contributed solely to the Internal Medicine, and become the property of the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine. Statements contained therein are the responsibility of the author(s). The Society reserves copyright and renewal on all published material and such material may not be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the Society.
All submitted manuscripts will be reviewed by the editors of Internal Medicine to evaluate the eligibility for publication. Eligible manuscripts will be sent to expert reviewers in the field of the study for peer review. Based on the evaluation by the reviewers and the editors, the editorial board decides whether the manuscript is either accepted for publication, returned for revision, or denied publication. If revision is requested, the authors should respond to each suggestion and comment by the reviewers and editors when submitting the revised manuscript.