[Information for Authors]

[Process of submission]


[Instruction to Authors]

The manuscript (original plus two copies) should be submitted to the Associate Editors having cognizance of the subject-matter field of the paper. The Associate Editor will send the copies to referees and supervise the reviewing process. If you cannot find appropriate Associate Editor, the manuscript should be sent to the Editor-In-Chief. Research Note are to be sent directly to the Editor-In-Chief. The editors welcome submissions from members and nonmembers alike.

All manuscripts must be written in English only. Authors who are not fluent in English must seek the assistance of a colleague who is a native English speaker and is familiar with the field of the work.

Submission charge: The author is requested to pay a submission charge of 10,000 yen for member or 20,000 yen for nonmembers per a paper. Invited author is not required to pay a charge. Payment of submission charge is not mandatory.

Types of articles: Articles may be in the form of Original papers or Research Note. The maximum length of the text and references for each type of article should not be exceed about 5000 words. Original articles are reports of original studies with new and valuable results. For the international readers, the manuscripts translated from Japanese to English may be submitted. Research Notes are short reports of original studies of limited scope.

Manuscript form: Original and two copies of the manuscript, including tables and figures, must be supplied. The abstract, text, references, tables, and figure legends must be typed double-space with wide margins more than 2.5 cm on one side of good-quality A4 paper. Incomplete or improperly prepared manuscripts will be returned to the authors without review.
A separate title page should be provided. The abstract, text, acknowledgments, references, tables, legends, and figures should begin on separate sheets and follow in that order. Standard abbreviations and units should be used: SI units are recommended. Abbreviations should be defined at first appearance, and their use in the title and abstract should be avoided. Generic names of chemicals should be used. Genus and species names should be typed in italic.

Title page: Titles should be brief, specific, and informative. Include the type of article; the full name(s) and affiliation(s) of authors; a short running headline; the full postal address to which proofs are to be sent, including a fax number, telephone number, and e-mail address; and 3-5 key words or phrases for indexing.

Abstract: A concise description (not more than 200 words) of the purpose, methods, results, and conclusions is required. Give only the most essential data. New and important aspects of the research should be emphasized.

Text: The text of experimental articles should be, if possible, divided into the following sections: Introduction, Theory, Materials, and methods (or Experimental), Results, and Discussion.

Symbols and equations: All symbols representing quantities will be set in italic unless otherwise indicated in the manuscript. Any special requirements for the appearance of symbols representing quantities and equations must be stated clearly in a note to the publisher. Any letters to be printed bold or in special fonts should be identified. Equation numbers flush right in parentheses.

References: The following two lists give some representative examples for the more commonly encountered types of references. Please refer the reference lists at the ends of articles in recent issues in the Journal. The accuracy of reference data is the authors' responsibility. Personal communications and unpublished data should not be included in the reference list but may be cited in parentheses in the text. If such a citation is from someone other than the authors, a letter should be submitted in which the direct quotation is given with the signature of its author. Unpublished papers accepted for publication may be included in the list by de signating the journal followed by "in press" in parentheses. In the reference list, provide inclusive page numbers for all references and give the names of all authors (the use of "et al." in the reference list is unacceptable). Journal titles should be abbreviated according to The List of Serial Title Word Abbreviations published by the ISSN International Center. The abbreviation of this journal is "J. Temporal Des. Arch. Environ."

1. Textual footnote style
[1] Ross, J.R., DeGroot, R.C., Nelson, W.J., Lebow, P.K. (1997). The relationship between stress wave transmission characteristics and the compressive strength of biologically degraded wood. Forest Prod J. 47(5) 89-93.
[2] Suzuki, T., Tanaka, J. (1987). Engineering plastics from lignin (in Japanese). Mokuzai Gakkaishi, 33, 213-218.
[3] Harada, H. (1965). Ultrasyructure and organization of gymnosperm cell walls. In: Cellular ultrastructure of woody plants (Ed. Cote, W.A. Jr.). Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, pp 215-233.

2. Alphabetical bibliographic list style
Katsuki, Y., Sumi, T., Uchiyama, H. , and Watanabe, T. Electric responses of auditory neurons in cat to sound stimulation. J. Neurophysiol. 21, 569-588 (1958).
Onchi, Y., Mechanism of the middle ear, J. Acoust.Soc. Am., 33, 794-805 (1961).
Puria, S., Rosowski, J.J., and Peake, W.T., Middle-ear pressure gain in humans: preliminary results. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Biophysics of Hair Cell Sensory Systems, World Scientific Publishing Co. Eds. Duifhuis, H., Horst, J.W., Dijk, P., and Netten, S.M, 345-351 (1993).
Rasmussen, A.T., Outline of neuro-anatomy, 3rd. ed., Brown, W.C. Dubuque, Ia. (1943).

Tables: Should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerical in the order cited in the text. Each table should be given a brief informative title and should appear on a separate sheet. Explain in footnotes all abbreviations used.

Figures: In order to assure a readable appearance, the figures must be carefully designed. Especially the thickness of lines and the height of letters must be chosen such that no drop-outs occur after reduction of the figures to column size.
It is recommended to produce originals at a width of about 150 mm each. The thickness of lines should then be about 0.5 mm, the letter height should be 4.2 to 4.5 mm (12 to 14 pt). (In rare cases double-column figures are allowed. In this case the line-thickness should be about 0.3 mm, letter height 2 mm (7 pt).) Please do not use larger lettering than necessary and keep it at a constant size either in all parts of each figure or throughout the entire set of figures.
All figures, whether photographs, graphs, or diagrams, should be cited in the text and numbered sequentially with Arabic numerals. Each figure should be submitted on a separate sheet and should be of publication quality without any retouches in the printing office. A brief descriptive legend should be provided for each figure; legends should be typed on a separate sheet. The figures are labeled with their number and the name(s) of the author(s) on the front of the figure well outside the image region.
Related figures should be grouped into a plate on the one page. If plates are submitted, the figure parts, e.g., a, b, c, c, should appear on the artwork.

Diskettes: The submission of diskettes is encouraged, but they should be sent until the review process has been completed and authors have been notified of acceptable for publications. Authors are requested to follow the instructions.

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[Editors' Fields and Addresses]


Tsuneyoshi Nakamura
Kanazawa Institute of Technology
7-1 Ohgigaoka, Nonoichi
Ishikawa 921-8501, Japan
Structural dynamics and seismic design

Wai-Fah Chen
University of Hawaii
Manoa, Honolulu, HI 96816, U.S.A.
Structural desgin, structural theory, and structural engineering

Hiroshi Kawamura
3-27-3, Yamatedai, Ibaraki
567-0009, Japan
Building Structure and Materials, Intelligent Informatics, and Environmental Influence Accessment

Gerhart I. Schueller
Institute of Engineering Mechanics
University of Innsbruck
Technikerstrass 13, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Structural reliability-simulation studies, and structural mechanics

Tsu T. Soong
Department of Civil Engineering
The State University of New York at Buffalo
238 Ketter Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260, U.S.A.
Structural control, random vibration, and structural mechanics

Mete A. Sozen
School of Civil Engineering
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1284, U.S.A.
Civil Engineering, reinforced concrete structures, and experimental

Shiro Takada
Department of Civil Engineering
Kobe University
Rokkodai, Nada
Kobe 657-8501, Japan
Structural Engineering and Seismology


Thomas L. Bosworth
The Bosworth Studio
1408 North Forty-Fifth Street
Seattle, Washington 98103-6707
History of architecture and architectural design/planning

Takashi Takahashi
Center for Cooperative Research
Niigata University
8050 Ikarashi 2-no-cho
Niigata City 950-2181, Japan
Architectural Planning

Shingo Suekane
Faculty of Engeneering
Kobe University
Rokkodai, Nada
Kobe 657-8501, Japan
Architectural design and theory

Yoshinobu Miyamoto
Faculty of Engeneering
Aichi Institute of Technology
Yachigusa, Yagusa-cho,
Toyota 470-0392, Japan
Architectural design and theory


Yasushi Ikeda
3-10-1 Aobadai, Meguro, Tokyo
153-0042, Japan
Urban design and Planning

Hirofumi Minami
Graduate School of Human-Environmental Studies
Kyushu Universtity
Hakozaki, Higashi-ku
Fukuoka, 812-8581 Japan
Urban design and planning

Martin Symes
School of Planning and Architecture, Faculty of the Environment
University of the West of England, Bristol
Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane
Bristol BS16 1QY, England
Social housing, architectural education, urban design and regeneration

John Zacharias
Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve Boulevard West
Montreal (Quebec) H3G 1M8, Canada
Urban planning


Peter A. Cariani
Department of Physiology
Tufts Medical School
M&V 716, 136 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02111 U.S.A.

Amos Rapoport
The School of Architecture and Urban Planning
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
PO Box 413, Milwaukee
WI 53201-0413, U.S.A
Environmental behavior studies

Yoshiharu Soeta
Institute for Human Science and Biomedical Engineering
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
1-8-31 Midorigaoka, Ikeda
Osaka 563-8577, Japan
Psychophysics and psychophysiology

Mitsuo Tonoike
Department of Medical System Engineering
Faculty of engineering
Chiba University
1-33 Yayoi-cho, Inage-ku,
Chiba 263-8522, JAPAN
Environmental Physiology


Toshio Ojima
School of Science and Engineering
Waseda University
3-4-1, Okubo, Shinjuku-ku
Tokyo 169-8555, Japan
Urban environment and ecological design

Weijun Gao
Faculty of Environmental Engineering
The University of Kitakyushu
1-1, Hibikino, Wakamatsu-ku
Kitakyushu 808-0135, Japan
Urban environment planning

Yuji Hasemi
School of Science and Engineering
Waseda University
3-4-1, Okubo, Shinjuku-ku
Tokyo 169-8555, Japan
Safety in built environment and building services

Masakazu Moriyama
Faculty of Engeneering
Kobe University
Rokkodai, Nada
Kobe 657-8501, Japan
Building science and building equipment

Alan Meier
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Mailstop 90-2000, LBNL, Berkeley
Califolnia 94720, U.S.A.
Energy use in buildings


Alessandro Cocchi
Nuclear Energetics and Environmental Control Engineering Department
University of Bologna
Viale Risorgimento 2
40136 Bologna, Italy
Architectural acoustics, Environmental engineering

Yoichi Ando
1-4-132-105 Hiyodoridai, Kita
Kobe 651-1123, Japan
Architectural acoustics, Visual science, and Environmenmtal design

Jin Yong Jeon
School of Architectural Engineering
Hanyang University
17 Haengdang-dong, Seongdong-gu
Seoul 133-791, Korea
Building acoustics and Room acoustics

Satoru Kuno
Graduate School of Environmental Studies
Nagoya University
Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku
Nagoya 464-8603, Japan
Thermal environment and Visual environment

Shini-chi Sato
Ingenieria de Sonido
Universidad Nacional Tres de Febrero
Varentin Gomez 4752, Caseros
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Room acoustics

Jang-Yuel Sohn
College of Architecture
Hanyang University
17 Haengdang-dong, Seongdong-gu
Seoul 133-791, Korea
Thermal environment

Takashi Yano
Faculty of Engineering
Kumamoto University
2-39-1 Kurokami
Kumamoto 860-8555, Japan
Architectural acoustics and Environmental acoustics

Shuoxian Wu
Department of Architecture
South China University of Technology
Wushan Street, Guangzhou, 510640, P.R.China
Architectural acoustics and Environmental Acoustics

Yuezhe Zhao
Department of Architecture
South China University of Technology
Wushan Street, Guangzhou, 510640, P.R.China
Architectural acoustics and Environmental Acoustics

Jian Kang
Faculty of the Built Environment
University College London
Gower Street, London, United Kingdom
Architectural, environmental and building acoustics

Keiji Kawai
Graduate School of Science and Technology
Kumamoto University
2-39-1 Kurokami
Kumamoto 860-8555, Japan
Noise and sound evaluations

Sergio Luzzi
Vie En.Ro.Se. Ingegneria
Via Stradivari 23,
50127 Florence, Italy
Building acoustics and environmental acoustics

Massimo Garai
Department of Industrial Engineering
University of Bologna
Viale Risorgimento 2, Bologna, Italy
Architectural acoustics and Environmental Acoustics

Dario D'Orazio
Department of Industrial Engineering
University of Bologna
Via Terracini 34, 40131 Bologna, Italy
Architectural acoustics and Environmental Acoustics


Hiroo Otsuka
Faculty of Agricalture
Kobe University
Rokkodai, Nada, Kobe 657-8501, Japan
Plant fertilizer and mature, and soil science


Ken-Ichi Sakakibara
Department of Communication Disorder
Health Sciences University of Hokkaido
2-5, Ainosato, Kita-ku,
Sapporo, 002-8072, Japan
Voice Science, Musical Acoustics, and Computer Music

Ken Ito
The University of Tokyo
7-3-1 Hongo Bunkyo-ku
113-0032 Tokyo JAPAN

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