Journal of Occupational Health to be Open Access

Journal of Occupational Health (JOH) has become an open access journal on September 1, 2017.

For manuscripts originally submitted on or after the date, the copyrights of manuscripts remain with the authors even after their acceptance for publication in JOH, under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. (
Anyone may download, reuse, copy, reprint, distribute, or modify articles published in the JOH for not-for-profit purposes under the same license, if they cite the original authors and source properly. For commercial use, please contact the author to obtain permission.

Article processing fee (APC) of 60,000 Japanese yen for members and 80,000 Japanese yen for non-members of the Japan Society for Occupational Health (JSOH) will be charged upon acceptance of manuscript for publication in JOH. In addition, if color figures are requested for the printed version, the authors are charged for the color-figure of 70,000 Japanese yen per page. There is no charge for figures that are color online only.

Manuscripts submitted prior to September 1, 2017
Authors must assign copyright to JSOH. Also, the authors are responsible for additional-page charge of 10,000 Japanese yen per page for any papers with more than 6 printed pages and color-page charge of 70,000 Japanese yen per page.