Online proof correction

Corresponding authors will receive an e-mail with a link to our e.Proofing system, allowing annotation and correction of proofs online. Our e.Proofing system is a unique solution that will enable you as an author to edit and correct your proof online. The tool is designed to speed up the correction cycle of your article and move it to the next stage. The system will show you an HTML version of the article with the author's proof corrections highlighted. You can view and edit your article in much the same way as in standard word-processing Software. In addition, you can view/download a PDF version for your reference. All instructions for proofing will be given in the e-mail we send to authors, including alternative methods to the online version and PDF.

We will do everything possible to get your article published quickly and accurately. Please use this proof only for checking the typesetting, editing, completeness and correctness of the text, tables and figures. Significant changes to the article as accepted for publication will only be considered at this stage with permission from the Editor. It is important to ensure that all corrections are sent back to us in one communication. Please check carefully before replying, as inclusion of any subsequent corrections cannot be guaranteed. Proofreading is solely your responsibility.


When your research article is published, an email will be sent to the corresponding author with a shareable link. Corresponding authors are responsible for sharing this link with their co-authors. You can copy the shareable link and provide it to other interested parties or post it anywhere, including via social networks such as Twitter or on scholarly collaborative networks such as ResearchGate or, for non-commercial, personal purposes. Please note that on ResearchGate a SharedIt link cannot be used to upload the full paper, however it can be added as a link within your own personal profile page.

Publication fees

To defray publication costs, authors of accepted manuscripts will be invoiced based on the typeset proofs. Authors are required to confirm at the time of submission that they agree to pay the article publication fees in the event that their manuscript is accepted for publication. Authors are assessed the following fees:

Research articles: ¥3500 per article up to 8 pages, with no additional fees for color figures or SI. Any fraction of a page over 8 and up to 12 will cost an additional ¥300 per page, and any fraction of a page over 12 will cost an additional ¥200 per page.

No fees will be charged for invited articles solicited directly by Editor-in-Chief.