General information

Aims and scope
Legal Medicine (ISSN 1344-6223), the official journal of Japanese Society of Legal Medicine, provides an international forum for publication of original articles, reviews and correspondence on subjects that cover practical and theoretical areas of interest relating to the wide range of legal medicine. Letters to the editor that relate to material published recently in the Journal or comment on any aspects of the Journal are welcomed. All submissions are subject to peer review by the Editors, members of the Editorial Board and external referees.

Subscription information
Legal Medicine is published quarterly. Rates for subscriptions are 10,000 yen in Japan and US$100.00 for the rest of the world per volume of four issues. Subscriptions begin with the first issue of the current volume. Subscriptions should be addressed to

The office of Japanese Society of Legal Medicine
c/o Department of Forensic Medicine
Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan
Fax: +81-3-5802-3353.

For address corrections, business correspondence and further subscription information please contact the office of the Society.

Manuscript submission
Manuscripts should be submitted to

Hisao Takizawa, Editor-in-Chief, Legal Medicine
Department of Legal Medicine
Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University
2630 Sugitani, Toyama-shi, Toyama 930-0194, Japan
Tel: +81-76-434-7280
Fax: +81-76-434-5024
E-mail: htakilm@toyama-mpu.ac.jp.

Copyright @ 1999-2000 by the Japanese Society of Legal Medicine
Legal Medicine is copyrighted by the Japanese Society of Legal Medicine with respect to the compilation. All material published in this Journal is protected by copyright, which covers exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the material. No material published in this Journal may be reproduced or stored on microfilm or in electronic, optical or magnetic form or otherwise without the written authorization of the Society.

Legal Medicine* is supported by a
Grant-in-Aid for Publication of Scientific Research Results from the Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture of Japan.
*Formerly a part of The JapaneseJournal of Legal Medicine
Printed by Kyorinsha Co. Ltd., 3-46-10 Nishigahara, Kta-ku, Tokyo 114-0024,Japan.