The Journal of Smooth Muscle Research is an open access online journal which publishes original research papers and reviews concerned with smooth muscle tissues and organs. Papers dealing with relevant cells and tissues with smooth muscles are also welcome. Researches at any levels from the molecular studies to the clinical trials are all considered. The Journal welcomes submitted research papers from all over the world.
All articles are distributed under the terms of the latest version of CC BY-NC defined by the Creative Commons Attribution License, which is allowing others to download the material and share it (either whole or parts of it) with others without any permission as long as they credit the original source and indicate if modifications were made, but they can't use the material commercially. The original source should also be included in the reference list, if any. For commercial use of a whole paper, contact Japan Academic Association For Copyright Clearance. For commercial use of the part of a paper, contact the Press Office.
The Journal of Smooth Muscle Research do not impose submission or page charges including color pages.
The Journal of Smooth Muscle Research is indexed for MEDLINE (PubMed). The papers are archived in both J-STAGE and PMC.