Hitotsubashi Journal of Arts and Sciences


Aims and Scope

The Hitotsubashi Journal of Arts and Sciences was established in 1960 for promoting scholarly research conducted at Hitotsubashi University. Published annually, the journal presents original contributions in various fields in arts and sciences.


Table of contents for each issue is available from the university repository system (HERMES-IR). Almost all the papers in Hitotsubashi Journal of Arts and Sciences are downloadable in pdf format for free of charge from HERMES-IR.

*Available online only from 2020.
Web page of Hitotsubashi Journal of Arts and Sciences in HERMES-IR

Submission Guidelines

Submissions are accepted only from Faculty Members, Adjunct Instructors and Graduate Students at the University and Invited Authors

For AY 2024-2025

Authors submitting a manuscript do so on the understanding that if it is accepted for publication, the copyrights in the submitted work, such as the right of reproduction or public transmission, including the copyrights protected under any applicable law of any foreign countries, shall be assigned exclusively to Hitotsubashi University in accordance with Hitotsubashi Journal Copyright Policy . When the author(s) reproduce or republish the work elsewhere, please notify Hitotsubashi Journal Editorial Office in advance. All those considering submissions should consult Instructions to Authors.

Instructions to Authors

  1. Submission of a paper will be held to imply that it contains original unpublished work and is not being submitted for publication elsewhere.
  2. The first page of the manuscripts should contain the article title, the name(s) and institutional affiliations(s) of the author(s).
  3. Footnotes should be kept to a minimum and be numbered consecutively throughout the text with superscript in arabic numerals.
  4. Tables should be numbered consecutively in arabic numerals, and have a title.
  5. All Graphs and diagrams should be referred to as Figure in the text and should be numbered consecutively in arabic numerals. The approximate required location of each figure and table should be indicated at the appropriate place in the margin.
  6. References should be listed at the end of the manuscripts. Authors are asked to pay special attention to the appropriateness and accuracy of references. References to journal articles should comprise name(s) and initials(s)of author(s), full title of the paper, name of the journal, volume, first and last page numbers, and year of publication (within parentheses). References to books should comprise name(s) and initial(s) of author(s), full title, publisher, place of publication, and year of publication.
  7. A work already made public (such as graphs and illustrations) may be quoted appropriately, provided that their making is compatible with fair practice and their extent does not exceed that justified by purposes such as news reporting, criticism or research (Section 32 (1) of the Copyright Act of Japan). Approval of quotations is discussed by specialists. However, if the following three points apply, then the quotation will be approved: (1) the necessity of that quotation is obvious from your own words in your contribution, (2) the quotation is clearly distinguished from your own words and its source is clearly identified and (3) your own words exceed the quotation in quantity. If one of these points is not met, you have to obtain permission for the copyright of the work you use in your contribution.



Eriko Suenaga / Shizuka Hayasaka / Reiko Kawamoto

Editorial Administrator

Naoko Tsukamoto

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