About the Journal

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Journal of the Anus, Rectum and Colon

Publisher: The Japan Society of Coloproctology (Tokyo, Japan)
ONLINE ISSN: 2432-3853
Journal Abbreviation: J Anus Rectum Colon
Frequency: Quarterly


Impact Factor

1.4 (2023)

2023 Acceptance rate

68.0 %

2023 Average time to first decision

36.2 days

Editorial Board


Soichiro Ishihara The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Deputy Editor-in-Chief

Naohiro Tomita Toyonaka Municipal Hospital, Osaka, Japan

Advisory Board

Liliana Bordeianou Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
George J. Chang The University of Texas, Austin, USA
William Tzu-Liang Chen China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, China
Gyu-Seog Choi Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea
Evelien Dekker University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Alessandro Fichera Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, USA
Supakij Khomvilai Chulalongkorn Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand
Ronan P. O’Connell University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Shu-Chen Wei National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Associate Editors

Tatsuya Abe Kunimoto Hospital, Hokkaido, Japan
Akira Andoh Shiga University of Medical Science Hospital, Shiga, Japan
Han-Mo Chiu National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Kimihiko Funahashi Toho University Medical Center Omori hospital, Tokyo, Japan
Satomi Furukawa Tokyo Yamate Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan
Takenori Hada Onaka-Clinic, Tokyo, Japan
Hirotoshi Hasegawa Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
Yojiro Hashiguchi Japanese Red Cross Omori Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
David G. Hewett The University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia
Tadakazu Hisamatsu Kyorin University, Tokyo, Japan
Masafumi Inomata Oita University, Oita, Japan
Masaaki Ito National Cancer Center Hospital East, Chiba, Japan
Hiroshi Kashida Kindai University, Osaka, Japan
Hidetoshi Katsuno Fujita Health University, Aichi, Japan
Seon Hahn Kim University of Malaya Medical Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Toshiki Mimura Jichi Medical University Hospital, Tochigi, Japan
Yoshihisa Saida Toho University Ohashi Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan
Yutaka Saito National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
Yasuhiro Shimojima Matsushima Hospital, Kanagawa, Japan
Antonino Spinelli Humanitas University, Milan, Italy
Shota Takano Coloproctology Center Takano Hospital, Kumamoto, Japan
Ichiro Takemasa Sapporo Medical University, Hokkaido, Japan
Emiko Takeshita Dokkyo Medical University Saitama Medical Center, Saitama, Japan
Shinji Tanaka Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan
Shingo Tsujinaka Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University Hospital, Miyagi, Japan
Hideki Ueno National Defense Medical College, Saitama, Japan
Takeshi Yamada Nippon Medical School Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
Shigeki Yamaguchi Tokyo Women’s Medical University, Tokyo, Japan
Hironori Yamamoto Jichi Medical University, Tochigi, Japan
Seiichiro Yamamoto Tokai University Hospital, Kanagawa, Japan
Takashi Yao Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan

Revenue Sources

JARC receives revenue from the following sources to cover the costs of journal production, web hosting, CMS, database, online repository, peer review, editing and online publication

  • Annual budget from the Japan Society of Coloproctology
  • Article processing charge for accepted manuscripts

Advertisement Policy

The Japan Society of Coloproctology will not accept any advertisement for products or services to be published or posted on JARC and its related webpages.

Editorial Office

Journal of the Anus, Rectum and Colon Editorial Office
c/o Kyorinsha Co., Ltd.
3-46-10, Nishigahara, Kita-ku, Tokyo, 114-0024, Japan
E-mail: jarc@coloproctology.gr.jp
*The Editorial Office of JARC is located within Kyorinsha Co., Ltd. Kyorinsha is a corporation that provides journal printing and editorial support and management services.