Journal Information

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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 Review Articles, Articles, Correspondence and Comments.

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.

Why publish with us

We are the official journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension, publishing high-quality original research on all aspects of hypertension and related cardiovascular diseases.

We play an integral role in international hypertension research, encouraging and publishing findings of clinical science, basic sciences, and epidemiology.

We also publish insightful and up-to-date editorial, reviews and correspondence, and represent a dynamic and influential platform within our field.

Our publishing models   

Hypertension Research is a Transformative Journal (TJ). When research is accepted for publication, authors can choose to publish using either the traditional publishing route OR via immediate gold Open Access. 

Hypertension Research is actively committed to becoming a fully Open Access journal. We will increase the number of articles we publish OA, with the eventual goal of becoming a fully Open Access journal. A journal that commits to this process is known as a Transformative Journal. 

Find out more about Transformative Journals

Authors may need to take specific actions to achieve compliance with funder and institutional open access mandates. If your research is supported by a funder that requires immediate open access (e.g. according to Plan S principles) then you should select the gold OA route, and we will direct you to the compliant route where possible. For authors selecting the subscription publication route our standard licensing terms will need to be accepted including our self-archiving policies. Those standard licensing terms will supersede any other terms that the author or any third party may assert apply to any version of the manuscript.

Journal Metrics

The 2020 journal citation metrics for Hypertension Research are as follows:

2-year Impact Factor*: 3.872
5-year Impact Factor*: 3.61
Immediacy index*: 2.021
Eigenfactor® score*: 0.00529
Article influence score*: 0.789
Journal Citation Indicator*: 0.79

SNIP: 1.171
SJR: 1.022

*2020 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Clarivate Analytics, 2021)

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.


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