About the journal

Hypertension Research is the official journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension, publishing high-quality original research articles, reviews, correspondence and editorials on all aspects of the field of hypertension and related cardiovascular diseases.

The editorial team includes a highly respected international editorial board. Together, the editorial team of Hypertension Research and Springer Nature look to further define and shape the field of hypertension.

Hypertension Research represents an integral part of international hypertension research by encouraging and publishing original research articles that report findings of wide biological significance in the multidisciplinary field of hypertension and cardiovascular biology. Hypertension Research provides a dynamic platform for communicating research in this field through also including insightful and up-to-date reviews and correspondence.


Aims and scope of journal

Hypertension Research is the official publication of the Japanese Society of Hypertension. The journal publishes papers reporting original clinical and experimental research that contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field of hypertension and related cardiovascular diseases. The journal publishes original articles, reviews and correspondence including case reports.

Manuscripts submitted to Hypertension Research will be accepted on the understanding that the author must not have previously submitted the paper to another journal or have published the material elsewhere.


Impact factor

2016 Impact Factor 3.508*

16/63 Peripheral Vascular Disease

*2016 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)


Abstracted/indexed in

Current Contents /Life Sciences
JDream II



The international standard serial number (ISSN) for Hypertension Research is 0916-9636, and the electronic international standard serial number (eISSN) is 1348-4214.




Toshihiko ISHIMITSU (Tochigi, Japan)

Consulting Editors

Anna F. DOMINICZAK (Glasgow, UK)
Victor J. DZAU (Durham, NC, USA)
Toshiro FUJITA (Tokyo, Japan)
Giuseppe MANCIA (Monza, Italy)
Toshio OGIHARA (Osaka, Japan)
Kazuyuki SHIMADA (Tochigi, Japan)
Kazuaki SHIMAMOTO (Hokkaido, Japan)
Rhian TOUYZ (Glasgow, UK)

Deputy Editor

Koichi NODE (Saga, Japan)

Managing Editor

Hiroshi SATONAKA (Tochigi, Japan)

Associate Editors

Hisatomi ARIMA (Fukuoka, Japan)
George L. BAKRIS (Chicago, IL, USA)
Naoyuki HASEBE (Hokkaido, Japan)
Masatsugu HORIUCHI (Ehime, Japan)
Atsuhiro ICHIHARA (Tokyo, Japan)
Naoki KASHIHARA (Okayama, Japan)
Norihiro KATO (Tokyo, Japan)
Issei KOMURO (Tokyo, Japan)
Theodore W. KURTZ (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Katsuyuki MIURA (Shiga, Japan)
Masaki MOGI (Ehime, Japan)
Ryuichi MORISHITA (Osaka, Japan)
Akira NISHIYAMA (Kagawa, Japan)
Takayoshi OHKUBO (Tokyo, Japan)
Yusuke OHYA (Okinawa, Japan)
Suzanne OPARIL (Birmingham, AL, USA)
Gianfranco PARATI (Milan, Italy)
Chang G. PARK (Seoul, Korea)
Masataka SATA (Tokushima, Japan)
Tatsuo SHIMOSAWA (Tokyo, Japan)
Jan A. STAESSEN (Leuven, Belgium)
Ulrike Muscha STECKELINGS (Odense, Denmark)
Thomas UNGER (Maastricht, The Netherlands)
Kenneth WALSH (Boston, MA, USA)
Ji-Guang WANG (Shanghai, China)

Editorial Board

Katsuyuki ANDO (Tokyo, Japan)
Ines ARMANDO (Baltimore, MD, USA)
Naohiko ANZAI (Chiba, Japan)
Alberto AVOLIO (Sydney, Australia)
Michael BADER (Berlin, Germany)
Hans R. BRUNNER (Lausanne, Switzerland)
Robert M. CAREY (Charlottesville, VA, USA)
Jaw-Wen CHEN (Taipei, Taiwan)
Carol Y. CHEUNG (Singapore)
Allen W. COWLEY Jr (Milwaukee, WI, USA)
A. H. Jan DANSER (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
Celso E. GOMEZ-SANCHEZ (Jackson, MS, USA)
Kathy K. GRIENDLING (Atlanta, GA, USA)
John E. HALL (Jackson, MS, USA)
Anthony M. HEAGERTY (Manchester, UK)
Ramon C. HERMIDA (Pontevedra, Spain)
Jitsuo HIGAKI (Ehime, Japan)
Yukihito HIGASHI (Hiroshima, Japan)
Yoshitaka HIROOKA (Fukuoka, Japan)
Yutaka IMAI (Miyagi, Japan)
Tsutomu IMAIZUMI (Fukuoka, Japan)
Hiroshi ITOH (Tokyo, Japan)
Hiroshi IWAO (Osaka, Japan)
Hisashi KAI (Fukuoka, Japan)
Kazuomi KARIO (Tochigi, Japan)
Tomohiro KATSUYA (Osaka, Japan)
Yuhei KAWANO (Osaka, Japan)
Genjiro KIMURA (Aichi, Japan)
Masafumi KITAKAZE (Osaka, Japan)
Yoshihiro KOKUBO (Osaka, Japan)
Hiroo KUMAGAI (Saitama, Japan)
Peter W. DE LEEUW (Maastricht, The Netherlands)
Yan LI (Shanghai, China)
Lars H. LINDHOLM (Umea, Sweden)
Kunihiko MATSUI (Yamaguchi, Japan)
Hideo MATSUURA (Hiroshima, Japan)
Masaaki MIYATA (Kagoshima, Japan)
Toyoaki MUROHARA (Aichi, Japan)
Thomas MÜNZEL (Hamburg, Germany)
Mitsuru OHISHI (Osaka, Japan)
Jeong BAE PARK (Seoul, Korea)
Hiromi RAKUGI (Osaka, Japan)
Luis RUILOPE (Madrid, Spain)
Juan M. SAAVEDRA (Bethesda, MD, USA)
Michel E. SAFAR (Paris, France)
Yoshihiko SAITO (Nara, Japan)
Giuseppe SCHILLACI (Perugia, Italy)
Curt D. SIGMUND (Iowa City, IA, USA)
Kouichi TAMURA (Kanagawa, Japan)
Hirofumi TOMIYAMA (Tokyo, Japan)
Satoshi UMEMURA (Kanagawa, Japan)
Paolo VERDECCHIA (Perugia, Italy)
Michihiro YOSHIMURA (Tokyo, Japan)
Zhang YUQING (Beijing, China)
Zhiming ZHU (Chongqing, China)