Official Journal Guidelines

Aims and Scope

Glycative Stress Research is a free access journal published by the Society for Glycative Stress Research. It is aimed at researchers and practitioners covering a wide range of biochemical generic and medical fields, with particular focus on glycative stress. Glycative Stress Research is an independent, scientific, and peer-reviewed journal.

Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts are received with the understanding that they are unpublished work and not under simultaneous submission to another publication. The copyrights of accepted manuscripts (including the right of Articles 28 and 27 of the Copyright Act) become the sole property of the Editorial Board of web journal with the Society for Glycation Stress Research and may not be published elsewhere without the written consent of the Society. Manuscripts containing research methods which conflict with medical ethics will be rejected. It is the authors' responsibility to obtain informed consent from patients before the conduct of a procedure or treatment, and the manuscript should state that consent was obtained in compliance with Declaration of Helsinki. Clinical trials are highly recommended to be pre-registered. All manuscripts are subject to review by experienced referees competent in the topic area of the paper. Final acceptance is made by the Editorial Board, which reserves its decision as final.

Manuscript Preparation

Manuscripts should be written in English. All manuscripts must be accompanied by an abstract of a maximum 250 words. For the title and abstract page, list the names, e-mail address and affiliations of all authors, as well as the name, affiliation, mailing address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail of the corresponding author. Describe grant support, if any. Provide a 2- to 6-word running title/head for the article, and up to 5 keywords. Use appropriate subheadings throughout the body of the text, such as Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion. Cite tables, figures, and references in numerical order throughout the manuscript.

Tables, figures and illustrations

Tables: Tables should be numbered with Arabic numerals (Table 1, 2, etc.) and provided a title. Save each table as a separate file. Do not integrate tables into the text.
Figures and illustrations: Number figures and illustrations in the order in which they are mentioned in the text. Provide figure legends on a separate page. Save each figure or illustration as a separate file, preferably in jpg., bmp., .tif or .eps format. Do not insert figures or illustrations into the text document. Delete any information that may identify patients from illustrations. Submit figures and illustrations as they should appear on publication. No figure or illustration should cover more than 1/4 of one page after printing.

Conflict of Interest Self-Declaration

If the contents of the paper have economic ties with any companies, organizations, or groups, the authors are required to take responsibility for these contents. In such cases, the corresponding author should submit self-declarations of COI status for all authors within one year before manuscript submission via the form on our website to the Web Journal Editorial Board. The COI status will be posted at the end of the text just before the Acknowledgments or References. If no COI status is defined, an expression such as, "The authors have indicated no potential conflict of interest." will be included automatically.
Self-Declaration Word form


Identify references in the text by Arabic numerals. References are included in the total number of pages of the manuscript. The list of references should include only those publications cited in the text. Number references in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. Provide the surname of an author followed by initials. Separate authors using a comma. Preferably, if there are more than three authors, cite the first three authors only followed by ‘et al’. Each reference should include the paper title, journal name, volume number, inclusive page numbers, and year published. Abbreviate journal names according to the Index Medicus system.


1) Ichihashi M, Yagi M, Nomoto K, et al. Glycation stress and photo-aging in skin. Anti-Aging Med. 2011; 8: 23-29. (Use the Journal abbreviation in PubMed if available)
2) Rees WDW, Brown CM. Physiology of the stomach and duodenum. In: Bockus Gastroenterology, 5th Ed, Vol 1, Haubrich WS, Schaffner F, eds, WB Saunders Company, Philadelphia, 1995; 582-614.


Manuscripts written in English can be submitted by any of the following methods. Submitted articles will not be returned to the authors.

By e-mail: Send manuscript as an attachment to:

By post: Send one hard copy of the manuscript as well as data files saved on CD-ROM or memory card (state the software and version used) to:

Editorial Board,

Journal “Glycative Stress Research,
” Glycative Stress Research Center, Doshisha University, 1-3 Tatara Miyakodani, Kyotanabe, Kyoto 610-0394, Japan
TEL/FAX: +81-774-65-6394


Authors will be provided the first proof only for checking. Unless indicated otherwise, proofs are sent to the first author and should be promptly returned, and in any case no later than one week after receipt.

Publication Charges

Charges are free for up to 20 manuscript pages (including tables, figures and illustrations) regarding the manuscripts from foreign academic institutes. Other articles are appropriately charged. Each additional complete or partial page is charged. Additional tables, figures, and illustrations are charged separately.

Letters to the Editor

Letters expressing opinions regarding articles in “Glycative Stress Research” are welcome. The maximum Letter length is 1 page, with no figures or tables. The Editorial Board reserves the final decision on the acceptance of Letters for publication. Please note that Letters are subject to editorial revision; when editorial revision is done, the essential meaning of the Letter will be maintained.

Review Articles

“Glycative Stress Research” publishes review articles which aim to provide a broad overview of a glycative stress, or discuss the latest findings in an area of current research interest.

For advice about the suitability of a potential review article for “Glycative Stress Research”, authors should contact the Editor via the Editorial Office ( Submitted reviews are subject to peer review, and the Editor may request changes, or decide not to proceed with publication.

“Glycative Stress Research” attracts a wide range of readers, who may not necessarily be specialists in the field of the review article. Authors should therefore provide a brief background to place their review in the broader context of glycative stress as a whole.

The text should not give undue emphasis to the work of the author(s), and should present controversial areas of the topic in a clear and objective way. However, authors need not refrain from being critical, or from concentrating on areas of their personal research interest.

Reviews should not exceed 6,000 words (excluding the abstract and references but including figure and table legends), with a maximum of 10 figures plus tables combined. The text should be divided into subsections with appropriate headings. All review articles must include an abstract of not more than 250 words.