Call for Papers – I.J.B.F

NFBT has started publication of International Journal of Brief Therapy and Family Science (I.J.B.F.) as an online journal since 2011.

If you want to read back volumes, please click on the links from the menu in the left-hand side of the screen. We hope you will see it. And we welcome your submissions.

Categories of Submissions

We widely accept applications of research paper (research/experiment), case study, short case report, review paper, etc..

I.J.B.F. Editorial Committee looks forward to submissions from not only practitioners of brief therapy but school teachers, medical experts, etc. who usually put ideas of brief therapy into practice.



We recommend a submission in Japanese to a person who has a problem of writing a paper in English. Editorial Committee will translate the submitted paper into English. Please note that there is a possibility that you bear part of the cost of translation.

In case you submit a paper in English, please send a Japanese manuscript together.


Acceptance of Submission

We accept submissions via E-mail.

Please generate a document from Microsoft Word.

Please write a manuscript with reference to the format of back volumes.

If you want to a sample format of Word file, please contact to the following address.




I.J.B.F. Editor-in-Chief   Norimasa Itakura

International Journal of Brief Therapy and Family Science


Faculty of Education at Gifu University 1-1 Yanagido, Gifu City

E-mail (I.J.B.F. Editorial Desk): nfbt.ijbf@gmail.com