About the Journal

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Spine Surgery and Related Research

Publisher: The Japanese Society for Spine Surgery and Related Research (Tokyo, Japan)
ISSN: 2432-261X
Journal Abbreviation: Spine Surg Relat Res
Frequency: Bi-monthly

Scope and Aim

Spine Surgery and Related Research (SSRR), the official open-access journal of the Japanese Society for Spine Surgery and Related Research, is an international, peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal directed to spine physicians and scientists.

The journal publishes original articles in the form of spine related research composed of basic and clinical research including suggestive and splendid technical notes.

Editorial Committee

Editor-in-Chief

Kazuhiro Chiba, National Defense Medical College, Japan

Deputy Editor-in-Chief

Sumihisa Orita, Chiba University, Japan

Deputy Editors

Nobuyuki Fujita, Fujita Health University Hospital, Japan
Kazuhiro Hasegawa, Niigata Spine Surgery Center, Japan
Hiroshi Hashizume, Wakayama Medical University, Japan
Manabu Ito, NHO Hokkaido Medical Center, Japan
Shinsuke Katoh, Tokushima Univeristy, Japan
Yoshiharu Kawaguchi, Toyama University, Japan
Mamoru Kawakami, Wakayama Medical University, Japan
Hideaki Nakajima, University of Fukui School of Medical Sciences, Japan
Masashi Neo, Osaka Medical College, Japan
Hiroshi Takahashi, Toho University, Japan

Editorial Board

Takato Aihara, Funabashi Orthopedic Surgical Hospital, Japan
Toshimi Aizawa, Tohoku University, Japan
Tsutomu Akazawa, St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Japan
Koji Akeda, Mie University, Japan
Ahmet Alanay, Acibadem University, Turkey
Muneharu Ando, Kansai Medical University, Japan
Yasuchika Aoki, Eastern Chiba Medical Center, Japan
Yoichi Aota, Fureai Yokohama Hospital, Japan
Yasuhisa Arai, Tokyo Metropolitan Rehabilitation Hospital, Japan
Yoshiyasu Arai, Sunuki Municipal Hospital, Japan
Satoshi Asano, Higashi Saitama General Hospital, Japan
Takashi Asazuma, NHO Murayama Medical Center, Japan
Phillipe Bancel, Clinique Alleray-Labrouste, France
Ronald Bartels, Radboud University, Netherlands
Masaaki Chazono, NHO Utsunomiya National Hospital, Japan
Wong Chung Chek, Sarawak General Hospital, Malaysia
Kazuhiro Chiba, National Defense Medical College, Japan
Hirotaka Chikuda, Gunma University, Japan
Scott D Boden, Emory University, USA
Satoru Demura, Kanazawa University, Japan
Ashish Dhar Diwan, University of New South Wales, Australia
Minoru Doita, Iwate Medical University, Japan
Shigeto Ebata, University of Yamanashi, Japan
Wagih El-Masry, Keele University, UK
Kenji Endo, Tokyo Medical University, Japan
Michael G. Fehlings, University of Toronto, Canada
Samo K. Fokter, Celje General Hospital, Slovenia
Shunsuke Fujibayashi, Kyoto University, Japan
Toru Fujimoto, Kumamoto University, Japan
Nobuyuki Fujita, Keio University, Japan
Yasushi Fujiwara, Hiroshima City Asa Citizens’ Hospital, Japan
Muneyoshi Fukuoka, Tosei General Hospital, Japan
Takeo Furuya, Chiba University, Japan
Kazunari Fushimi, Gifu University, Japan
Steven Garfin, University of California San Diego, USA
Hideaki Hamanaka, Miyazaki University, Japan
Katsumi Harimaya, Kyushu University, Japan
Hirotaka Haro, University of Yamanashi, Japan
Robert A Hart, Oregon Health & Science University, USA
Kazuhiro Hasegawa, Niigata Spine Surgery Center, Japan
Toru Hasegawa, Kawasaki Medical School, Japan
Hiroshi Hashizume, Wakayama Medical University, Japan
John G. Heller, Emory Orthopaedics And Spine Center, USA
Kosaku Higashino, Shikoku Medical Center for Children and Adults, Japan
Yutaka Hiraizumi, Showa University, Japan
Masatoshi Hoshino, Osaka City University, Japan
Hideo Hosoe, Gifuken General Medical Care Center, Japan
Naobumi Hosogane, Kyorin University, Japan
Noboru Hosono, JCHO Hoshigaoka Medical Center, Japan
James C. Iatrides, The Mount Sinai Hospital, USA
Haku Iizuka, Isesaki Municipal Hospital, Japan
Kosei Ijiri, Kirishima Orthopaedics, Japan
Shiro Imagama, Nagoya University, Japan
Yasuaki Imajo, Yamaguchi University, Japan
Satoshi Inami, Dokkyo Medical University, Japan
Gen Inoe, Kitasato University, Japan
Nozomu Inoue, RUSH University, USA
Ken Ishii, IUHW Mita Hospital, Japan
Keita Ito, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands
Manabu Ito, Hokkaido Medical Center, Japan
Yasuo Ito, Japanese Red Cross Kobe Hospital, Japan
Motoki Iwasaki, Osaka Rosai Hospital, Japan
Takashi Kaito, Osaka University, Japan
Masahiko Kanamori, Univerity of Toyama, Japan
Masahiro Kanayama, Hakodate Central General Hospital, Japan
Tsukasa Kanchiku, Yamaguchi Rosai Hospital, Japan
Tokumi Kanemura, Konan Kosei Hospital, Japan
James D. Kang, Briham And Women’s Hospital, USA
Fumihiko Kato, Chubu Rosai Hospital, Japan
Minori Kato, Osaka City General Hospital, Japan
Shinsuke Kato, Tokushima University, Japan
Yoshihiko Kato, Kato Orthopedics And Rehabalitation Clinic, Japan
Satoshi Kawaguchi, Asahikawa Kosei Hospital, Japan
Yoshiharu Kawaguchi, Univerity of Toyama, Japan
Norio Kawahara, Kanazawa Medical University, Japan
Mamoru Kawakami, Wakayama Medical University, Japan
Atsushi Kimura, Jichi Medical University, Japan
Marinus de Kleuver, The Sint Maartenskliniek In Nijmegen, Netherlands
Takashi Kobayashi, Akita Kosei Medical Center, Japan
Masao Koda, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Hiromichi Komori, Yokohama City Minato Red Cross Hospital, Japan
Hiroaki Konishi, Nagasaki Rosai Hospital, Japan
Shin’ichi Konno, Fukushima Medical University, Japan
Michihaya Kono, Shimane University, Japan
Panagiotis G Korovessis, General University Hospital of Patras, Greece
Toshiaki Kotani, Seirei Sakura Shimin Hospital, Japan
Yoshihisa Kotani, Steel Memorial Muroran Hospital, Japan
Jun’ichi Kunogi, Japan Red Cross Medical Center, Japan
Hwan-Mo Lee, Yonsei University, South Korea
Jeffrey Lotz, The University of California At San Francisco, USA
Dip-Kei Keith LUK, University of Hong Kong, China
Takeshi Maeda, Spinal Injuries Center, Japan
Toru Maruyama, Saitama Rehabilitation Center, Japan
Koichi Masuda, University of California, San Diego, USA
Ko Matsudaira, University of Tokyo, Japan
Morio Matsumoto, Keio University, Japan
Akira Matsumura, Osaka City General Hospital, Japan
Shunji Matsunaga, Imakiire General Hospital, Japan
Yukihiro Matsuyama, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Japan
Venugopal Menon, Khoula Hospital, Oman
Hisanori Mihara, Yokohama Minami Kyosai Hospital, Japan
Yasuo Mikami, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Japan
Akihito Minamide, Wakayama Medical University, Japan
Naohisa Miyakoshi, Akita University, Japan
Hiroshi Miyamoto, Kindai University, Japan
Kei Miyamoto, Gifu Municipal Hospital, Japan
Masabumi Miyamoto, Nippon Medical School, Japan
Tomohiro Miyashita, Matsudo City General Hospital, Japan
Masashi Miyazaki, Oita University, Japan
Jun Mizutani, Nagoya City University, Japan
Kanji Mori, Shiga University of Medical Science, Japan
Tadatsugu Morimoto, Saga University, Japan
Yasuo Morio, Misasa Onsen Hospital, Japan
Hideki Murakami, Nagoya City University, Japan
Hideki Murakami, Iwate Medical University, Japan
Yasuaki Murata, Teikyo University, Japan
Hideki Nagashima, Tottori University, Japan
Hideaki Nakajima, University of Fukui, Japan
Hiroaki Nakamura, Osaka City University, Japan
Masaya Nakamura, Keio University, Japan
Yutaka Nakamura, JMA Higashi Saitama General Hospital, Japan
Kazuo Nakanishi, Kawasaki Medical School, Japan
Kazuyoshi Nakanishi, Hiroshima University, Japan
Masato Nakano, Takaoka City Hospital, Japan
Ahmad Nassr, Mayo Clinic, USA
Motonobu Natsuyama, Shima Neurosurgical orthopaedic Hospital, Japan
Masashi Neo, Osaka Medical College, Japan
Kotaro Nishida, Kobe University, Japan
Norihiro Nishida, Yamaguchi University, Japan
Hirokazu Nohara, Ohama Daiichi Hospital, Japan
Itaru Oda, Hokkaido Seikeigeka Kinen Byoin, Japan
Takenori Oda, Osaka Minami Medical Center, Japan
Tadanori Ogata, Ogata Orthopaedic Clinic, Japan
Atsushi Okawa, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan
Shin’ya Okuda, Osaka Rosai Hospital, Japan
Koichiro Okuyama, Akita Rosai Hospital, Japan
Atsushi Ono, Hirosaki Memorial Hospital, Japan
Sumihisa Orita, Chiba University, Japan
Yasushi Oshima, University of Tokyo, Japan
Koji Otani, Fukushima Medical University, Japan
Seiji Otori, Chiba University, Japan
Hiroshi Ozawa, Tohoku Medical And Pharmaceutical University, Japan
Jong-Beom Park, The Catholic University of Korea, South Korea
Luiz Pimenta, Instituto De Patologia Da Coluna, Brazil
Yong QIU, Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital, China
Daniel Riew, Columbia University Medical Center, USA
Makkarand V. Risbud, Thomas Jefferson University, USA
Haward An, Rush University, USA
Björn Rydevik, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Koichi Sairyo, Tokushima University, Japan
Kazuo Saita, Saitama Medical Center, Japan
Daisuke Sakai, Tokai University, Japan
Toshinori Sakai, Tokushima University, Japan
Dino Samartzis, The University of Hong Kong, China
Katsuhiko Sato, Ohara General Hospital, Japan
Kimiaki Sato, Kurume University, Japan
Atsushi Seichi, Mitsui Memorial Hospital, Japan
Miho Sekiguchi, Fukushima Medical University, Japan
Rajasekaran Shanmuganathan, Ganga Hospital, India
Hideki Shigematsu, Nara Medical University, Japan
Yoichi Shimada, Akita University, Japan
Takachika Shimizu, Gunma Spine Center, Japan
Osamu Shirado, Fukushima Medical University, Japan
Harvinder Singh Chhabra, Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, India
Kevin Spratt, Dartmouth Medical School, USA
Kota Suda, Hokkaido Spinal Cord Injury Center, Japan
Hideki Sudo, Hokkaido University, Japan
Kyung-Soo Suk, Yonsei Gangnam Severance Hospital, South Korea
Akinobu Suzuki, Osaka City University, Japan
Hidekazu Suzuki, Tokyo Medical University, Japan
Hidenori Suzuki, Yamaguchi Univesity, Japan
Toshiya Tachibana, Hyogo College of Medicine, Japan
Hiroshi Takahashi, Toho University, Japan
Jun Takahashi, Shinshu University, Japan
Masahiko Takahata, Hokkaido University, Japan
Masashi Takaso, Kitasato University, Japan
Tsuneo Takebayashi, Sapporo Maruyama Orthopaedic Clinic, Japan
Ryuuichi Takemasa, Kochi Medical School, Japan
Katsushi Takeshita, Jichi Medical University, Japan
Masato Tanaka, Okayma Rosai Hospital, Japan
Nobuhiro Tanaka, JA Hiroshima General Hospital, Japan
Yasuhisa Tanaka, Tohoku Chuo Hospital, Japan
Hiroshi Taneichi, Dokkyo Medical University, Japan
Shin’ichiro Taniguchi, Kansai Medical University, Japan
Shinji Tanishima, Tottori University, Japan
Paul LK Thng, Changi General Hospital, Singapore
Daisuke Togawa, Kindai University, Japan
Yasuaki Tokuhashi, Nihon University School of Medicine, Japan
Yasumitsu Toribatake, Takaoka Koseiren Hospital, Japan
Tomoaki Toyone, Showa University, Japan
Taichi Tsuji, Toyota Kosei Hospita, Japan
Takashi Tsuji, Fujita Health University, Japan
Kazumasa Ueyama, Aomori Jikeikai Hospital, Japan
Koki Uno, NHO Kobe Medical Center, Japan
Takahiro Ushida, Aichi Medical University, Japan
Alexander Vaccaro, Rothman Institute, USA
Luiz Roberto Vialle, The Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, Brazil
Eiji Wada, Osaka Keisatsu Hospital, Japan
Norimitsu Wakao, National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, Japan
Jeffrey C. Wang, The USC Spine Center, USA
Kei Watanabe, Niigata University, Japan
Kota Watanabe, Keio University, Japan
Masahiko Watanabe, Tokai University, Japan
Hee Kit Wong, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Shoji Yabuki, Fukushima Medical University, Japan
Mitsuru Yagi, Keio University, Japan
Hiroshi Yamada, Wakayama Medical University, Japan
Toshihiko Yamashita, Sapporo Medical University, Japan
Akiyoshi Yamazaki, Niigata Central Hospital, Japan
Masashi Yamazaki, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Jin-Sup Yeom, Seoul National University, South Korea
Kazunori Yone, Kagoshima University, Japan
Ikuho Yonezawa, Sangubashi Spine Surgery Clinic, Japan
Toshitaka Yoshii, Tokyo Medical And Dental University, Japan
Mitsunori Yoshimoto, Sapporo Medical University, Japan
Yasutsugu Yukawa, Wakayama Medical University, Japan

Revenue Sources

SSRR receives revenue from the following sources to cover the costs of journal production, web hosting, CMS, database, online repository, peer review, editing and online publication

  • Annual budget from the Japanese Society for Spine Surgery and Related Research
  • Commercial advertising in journal issues, based on editor approval. See further information below.
  • Article processing charge (50,000yen) for accepted manuscripts, for which the first author is a non-member of JSSR. (Waived until July 31, 2021) Members’ accepted manuscripts are published without cost.

Advertisement Policy

SSRR accepts advertising and sponsorship for its website according to the following principles:

  • All advertisements must clearly and prominently identify the advertiser by trademark or signature.
  • Advertising must be factually accurate, and must not be misleading.
  • Advertising is separate from editorial content. All advertising must be clearly identifiable as advertising and must not be confused with editorial content in format or appearance.
  • Advertisement must not include content or expressions that may disturb the social order.
  • Advertisement must not include the risk of defamation, infringement on privacy, damage to credit or obstruction.
  • The advertisement must not use names, photographs, comments, trademarks, copyrighted works, etc. without permission from the subject.
  • All advertisements are subject to approval of the SSRR, which reserves the right to reject or cancel any ad that does not meet the advertising policy of the Society.

Advertisement Policy

Editorial Office

Spine Surgery and Related Research Editorial Office
c/o Kyorinsha Co., Ltd.
3-46-10, Nishigahara, Kita-ku, Tokyo, 114-0024, Japan
E-mail: ssrr@kyorin.co.jp
Tel: +81 3-3910-4311
Fax: +81 3-3949-0230
*The Editorial Office of SSRR is located within Kyorinsha Co., Ltd. Kyorinsha is a corporation that provides journal printing and editorial support and management services.