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Journal of Digital Life
1. Fields to be Assessed
This journal will assess academic research in Social Science, Life Science, Engineering, and Frontier Science.
2. Responsibility for Manuscript
The author and co-authors are responsible for all contents of their manuscripts. In any experiments or investigations involving humans or animals, the manuscript should clearly state that human rights are protected and that there is no animal abuse.
3. Prior Consent for Submitted Manuscripts
3-1. Manuscripts must be unpublished in other journals and must not infringe on other copyrights except thesis and dissertation. However, literature that have been published in other journals in a language other than English and for which the authors have obtained permission from the copyright holder may be translated into English and accepted for Secondary Publication in accordance with the requirements described in 4-6.
3-2. If a photograph or a video on a manuscript shows an image of an individual person, the permission of the person must be obtained in advance. Image processing or other methods will be allowed to add on the photograph or the video to protect privacy of the person.
4. Types of Literature
This Journal welcomes submissions of the following types of manuscripts; Article, Technical Article, Review Article, Secondary Publication, Report.
4-2. Length and Format of Articles
4-2-1. As a general rule, the length of manuscripts should not be more than 10 pages. Additional publication fee may be charged for excess pages of published papers. Title, abstract, text, references, tables, and figures should be included for counting pages.
4-2-2. Authors can add video materials to their manuscripts. The length of each material should be within one minute. Video format of the materials should be .mp4, however, .mov and .avi files are acceptable.
Article is an academic literature which provides new concepts and findings and makes a clear conclusion through reasonable evidence.
4-4. Technical Article
Technical Article should show new facts, data, or new methods that are worth publishing. They may describe technologies that can be applied to practical use. It is not necessarily required to indicate a clear conclusion.
4-5. Review Article
Review Article is an article reviewing previous academic literature in a specific field with a balanced perspective.
4-6. Secondary Publication
4-6-1. This journal may accept English translations of literature previously published in a language other than English as Secondary Publication. The translation into English should be conducted with appropriate summarization to satisfy the requirement of this guideline (4-2.).
4-6-2. The author of Secondary Publication should obtain permission from the editorial board of the organization that has published the original literature.
4-6-3. Secondary Publication should correctly reflect the background, results, and discussion of the original literature.
4-6-4. Secondary publication must describe clearly that it has the original literature published in another journal.
Report is a type of literature written to share preliminarily the result or process of research, such as white paper, working paper, and research note.
5. Language and Units Used in Manuscripts
All manuscripts should be written in English
The International System of units (SI) is preferable.
6-1. Submission of Manuscripts
6-1-1. If English is not the authors’ first language, it is preferable that authors ask English editing service or its equivalents to improve the English prior to submission of manuscripts.
6-1-2. Follow the instructions for submitting a manuscript on the Editorial Manager (online manuscript submission system).
6-1-3. Authors should select the field(s) in which they would like to be peer- reviewed when they submit their manuscripts.
6-2. Contact Information
Digital Life Editorial Office
SANKEI DIGITAL Inc.
1-7-2 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8077, Japan
7. Assessment and Peer Review
7-1. Assessment and Peer-Review
All manuscripts will be assessed by the editorial board. Article, Technical Article, and Review Article are subject to peer-review. In the manuscript submission process, authors can suggest reviewers who they think are appropriate to review their manuscript.
7-2. Reception and Acceptance of an Article
Date of reception is the date when a manuscript is received on the Editorial Manager (online manuscript submission system). Date of acceptance is the date when the editorial board decides the publication after consideration of the manuscript.
8. Publication Fee
Article: 150,000 yen
Technical Article: 20,000 yen per page
Review Article: 150,000 yen
Secondary Publication: 150,000 yen
Report: 150,000 yen
9. Author Withdrawal Policy
Once a manuscript has been submitted and peer-review process has started, it is not allowed for the author to withdraw the manuscript in principle. However, the editorial board will discuss the withdrawal when there are special reasons. If an author withdraws a manuscript for his/ her own reason after the start of peer-review process, the author will be required to pay 40% of publication fee.
10-1. All copyrights (including the rights under Articles 27 and 28 of the Copyright Act) to the literature published in this journal shall belong to or be transferred to SANKEI DIGITAL Inc. However, the responsibility for the content of the literature belongs to the author and co-authors of the literature. If the content of the manuscript has been published before as a thesis or dissertation, it should be clearly mentioned in Acknowledgements.
10-2. Authors have the right to reuse the whole or a part of their literature published in this journal in their own thesis or dissertation.
10-3. If there is a co-author, the author must obtain prior consent from the co-author that all copyrights (including the rights under Articles 27 and 28 of the Copyright Act) of the literature published in this journal shall belong to or be transferred to SANKEI DIGITAL Inc.
11. Obtaining Prior Consent for the Use of Personal Information
The personal information of an author who is registered as a corresponding author will be provided for the editorial board and reviewers as the contact information. The personal information will be displayed with the published literature. When an author registers a co-author as a corresponding author, the author must clearly brief to the co-author the purpose to which their personal information (e.g., name, e-mail address, affiliations) will be used and obtain their prior consent.
Enacted on August 11, 2021
Revised on May 26, 2022
Revised on September 30, 2022