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Information for Contributors

(Revised on March 23, 2023. Implemented from April 1, 2023.)


Only members of the Phonetic Society of Japan are qualified to contribute. With regard to coauthored articles, at least the first author must be a member of the Society. This is not required for the invited papers.


Articles are restricted to work not published in other academic or commercial journals, books, or monographs. Articles based on orally-presented versions or revisions of articles appearing in working papers, dissertations (including those deposited in an online repository), etc. may be submitted on condition that information on previous versions is included.

All manuscripts should be prepared using word processing software and the template found under “Contribution” on the Society’s webpage. In principle, tables and figures should be monochrome (grayscale), not in color.

Manuscripts should be in one of the following five categories: (a) research articles, (b) research notes, (c) reviews or review articles, (d) remarks and replies, or (e) short letters.

Manuscripts of research articles, research notes, and review articles should be accompanied with an English summary of approximately 100 words. All manuscripts except short letters should have five to eight keywords in English. Manuscripts written in Japanese should also be accompanied with the same summary and keywords in Japanese.


Manuscripts of research articles and review articles will be published without any additional charge, so long as the manuscript does not exceed 14 printed pages of the journal, including summary, notes, tables, figures and references. Manuscripts longer than 14 printed pages, up to a maximum of 20 printed pages, can still be published if the authors pay 15,000 yen per page exceeding 14 pages. Any articles exceeding 20 printed pages will not be published. As for research notes, remarks and replies, the shorter, the better. Short letters should not exceed four printed pages.


Endnotes should be used instead of footnotes.


A full bibliography should be given at the end of the manuscript with the heading References. Examples of reference style are given below. Citation in the text should be given as: Kiritani, Itoh and Fujimura (1975),(Haraguchi 1991, p. 107; Sugito and Hirose 1978, pp. 35–36), (Jakobson, Fant & Halle 1952; Sato Hirokazu 1993, 2002). In-text citations should use authors ’ last names only, except when a reference cannot be uniquely identified by the last name and publication year alone. In such a case, authors ’ first names should also be included. When citing references inside parentheses, multiple author names can be joined using either “ and ” or “ & ”. In the reference list at the end of the manuscript, first names can be either initialized or written in full, but one of these styles should be used consistently through- out the manuscript.

Haraguchi, Shosuke (1988) “Pitch accent and intonation in Japanese.” In Harry van der Hulst and Norval Smith (eds.) Autosegmental Studies on Pitch Accent, 123–150. Dordrecht: Foris.
Haraguchi, Shosuke (1991) A Theory of Stress and Accent. Dordrecht: Foris.
Kiritani, S., K. Itoh and O. Fujimura (1975) “Tongue-pellet tracking by a computer-controlled X-ray microbeam system.” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 57(6), 1516–1520.
National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics. “ A cineradiograph of Japanese pronunciation. ” (accessed March 14, 2023)

Manuscripts should be written in Japanese or English. Authors whose native language is different from the one used in the manuscript are advised to have their manuscripts or summaries corrected and edited prior to submission by a qualified native speaker. Authors unfamiliar with Japanese can submit English summaries, which will be translated into Japanese by the Editorial Board.


Manuscripts should be submitted through Authors’ names and their affiliations should not appear in the manuscript itself for initial submissions. All fonts should be embedded in the PDF file to avoid font substitution.


In principle, contributions are subject to review by two anonymous reviewers. Acceptance or rejection is decided by the Editorial Board after suitable revisions have been made. After acceptance, authors should submit the final version of their article as elec- tronic files. Tables and figures should be on separate pages/files.


Authors are responsible for the first proofreading only. Corrections should be restricted to typographical errors. Changes in the text are not permitted.


Extra costs due to the use of special characters, symbols, and color printings may be charged to the author.


First authors will receive an offprint in PDF for free. For authors of feature articles, a PDF of all of the feature articles in the issue will be provided.


Offprints in hardcopy may be ordered at the author’s expense at the time of proofreading, the cost to be determined separately.


The copyright of the published articles belongs to the Phonetic Society of Japan.