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Editorial  by Editor-in-Chief


CNPT in Transition

August 23, 2017

Clinical Neuropsychopharmacology and Therapeutics (CNPT) is entering a new era. Professor Tsuyoshi Kondo, who was superb as CNPT’s Editor-in-Chief for the past seven years, retired to the role of Editor Emeritus. He edited the first issue of CNPT in 2010 and steered the journal until 2016. CNPT is the journal of the Japanese Society of Clinical Neuropsychopharmacology.

CNPT has always focused on clinical psychopharmacology. Regrettably, the number of submissions and articles published is small: 8 in 2010, 11 in 2011, 10 in 2012, 5 in 2013, 7 in 2014, 3 in 2015, and 7 in 2016. Dr Norio Yasui-Furukori told me his thoughtful idea that CNPT should appear in PUBMED and get an impact factor in order to further enhance the value. I completely agreed with him and at the moment we are planning for PUBMED and impact factor.

As the second Editor-in-Chief, I always make an effort to improve turnaround times (i.e. submission to the first decision, 2 weeks; submission to acceptance; 6 weeks). To make a success in this goal, it is necessary to cooperate with editorial members, reviewers and authors. As new and energetic editorial members, Dr Norio Yasui-Furukori as Vice Editor-in-Chief, Dr Junji Saruwatari, Dr Takefumi Suzuki, Dr Hikaru Hori, and Dr Kazuo Mihara kindly participate in our Editorial Board.

With the help of an active editorial board and our powerful reviewers, and with the support of Convention Linkage and Kyorinsha, I hope to steer CNPT for the fruitful development of clinical neuropsychopharmacology.

Bon voyage!

Takeshi Terao, MD, PhD
Editor-in-Chief of CNPT
Professor, Department of Neuropsychiatry, Oita University Faculty of Medicine

CNPT  - Guide to Web Journal


Clinical Neuropsychopharmacology and Therapeutics (CNPT) is the official web journal of The Japanese Society of Clinical Neuropsychopharmacology (JSCNP), which publishes original articles from all aspects of clinical neuropsychopharmacology and therapeutics.
ISSN: 1884-8826 (ONLINE)
The journal provides free subscription and open access to all the new articles after a rapid processing of publication. In particular, CNPT would like to encourage JSCNP members to submit their new research findings in areas of scientific interest. Not only members but also non-members can submit articles without charges.
For more details, please refer to the information given below.

For Readers

For Authors

Conflict of Interest

Each author is required to complete and return this form to the corresponding author.

The corresponding author should upload the forms online

When submitting a revised manuscript to Clinical Neuropsychopharmacology and Therapeutics (CNPT) , all authors are required to disclose any financial relationship (either within the past 12 months or during last year) with a company or organization that has an interest in the subject matter or materials discussed in the manuscript. The matters requiring disclosure are outlined in the JSCNP Conflict of Interest Policy (IV. Matters Requiring Disclosure).

When a manuscript has been accepted for publication, all of the disclosures will appear in the article as a “Conflict of Interest Statement” in CNPT as follows:

Conflict of Interest Statement
A (author name) serves as a consultant to Z (entity name); B’s spouse is chairman of Y; C received a research grant from X; D received lecture fees from V; E holds a patent on U; F has been reimbursed by T for attending several conferences; G received honoraria for writing promotional material for S; H has no conflict of interest.

If you, your spouse, or other immediate family member, has any of the listed relationships with a commercial entity that has an interest in the subject matter in your manuscript, please refer it to the JSCNP’s definition for potential conflict of interest which must be disclosed. And then, check the appropriate "Yes" box below and provide details. If the listed relationship does not apply to you or your family member, check the appropriate "No" box.


CNPT is an Open Access journal distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0)(Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International)Anyone may download, reuse, copy, reprint, distribute, or modify articles published in the journal for not-for-profit purposes if they cite the original authors and source properly. For for-profit or commercial use, a written permission by the JSCNP is required.

Advertising Policy

JSCNP will not accept any advertisement for products or services to be published or posted on CNPT and its related webpages.

Submission & Contact

Editor-in-Chief Takeshi Terao handles all manuscripts directly and promptly. Please submit your manuscript to terao@oita-u.ac.jp as an attached file.


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