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Dear JRM readers

JRM book Journal of Rural Medicine (JRM) is a joint institution magazine (English journal) of Japanese association of rural medicine (JARM) and International Association of rural health and medicine (IARM), which we have issued twice (May, November) since 2005. Many of its publications are excellent original works and reviews, such as clinical research on rural areas / regional medical care, cohort research on health / medical / welfare. From now on, I would like to broaden the target area to ecological medicine, familial medicine, home health care, and general practical medicine.

Submission to JRM gradually increased after publication and now it reached around 40 per year. IPEC AIPEC (Editorial Office: Journal of Rural Medicine (JRM), c/o IPEC, Inc., 1-24-12 Sugamo, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 170-0002, Japan, Phone: +81-3-5978-4067, Fax: +81-3-5978-4068) is in charge of peer review editing work since November, 2007. Also, since 2015 JRM has been included in PubMed Central (PMC), so that it can be widely searched by so-called PubMed. Also, at the Board meeting of Joint Congress in October 2018 (The 67th Japanese Association of Rural Medicine and the 20th International Association of Rural Health and Medicine), in order to reduce future expenses and promptly send information, we have decided to have JRM published digitally.

We are planning to start it from Vol. 14, No. 2 in 2019. If you would like to receive JRM information afterwards, please let us know your name, affiliation and e-mail address by fax (+81 297 72 0120) or E-mail (

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April 17, 2019

Shuzo Shintani, MD
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Rural Medicine (JRM)
President, Japanese Association of Rural Medicine (JARM)
President, International Association of Rural Health and Medicine (IARM)
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