【Scope of the Journal】

Nagaoka University of Technology publishes an online, open access journal titled “Transactions on GIGAKU”, which is focused on the science and technology related to GIGAKU*. The mission of this journal is to spread out the concept of GIGAKU and the fruits of GIGAKU to the global world and to be a strong network for innovations in science and technology and for development of next generations of high-level human resources. This journal, therefore, covers research and education activities related to GIGAKU in broad areas.

* See ‘What is GIGAKU?’ below.

‘What is GIGAKU?’

GIGAKU is a term composed of two Japanese word-roots; GI and GAKU. The word GI〔技〕 literally stands for all kinds of arts and technology, and GAKU 〔学〕 stands for scientific disciplines in general when used as a suffix.

The term was originally coined to describe the fundamental philosophy of education and research of Nagaoka University of Technology (NUT) when it was established in 1976. Through this term the founders of NUT intended to express their recognition that all technical challenges in the real world require a scientific approach. And NUT has a relentlessly pursued GIGAKU since then.

Thirty-five years have passed and all surrounding conditions have changed dramatically during those years. We are witnessing rapidly globalizing economics and huge scale changes in demographic, industrial and employment structures. All those changes seem to necessitate the further evolution of GIGAKU. In response to this, NUT recently announced its new “Growth Plan” and a renewed definition of the term is given;

GIGAKU is a science of technologies, which gives us an angle to analyze and reinterpret diverse technical processes and objects and thus helps us to advance technologies forward. By employing a broad range of knowledge about science and engineering, management, safety, information technology and life sciences, GIGAKU provides us with workable solution and induces future innovations.

July 2012
Koichi Niihara, Ex-President of Nagaoka Univesrsity of Technology

Editors (2014 to 2015):

Prof. Masao Fukuda
Head of Library, Nagaoka University of Technology, Nagaoka Japan


Dr. Nobuhiko Azuma
President of Nagaoka University of Technology, Nagaoka Japan

Prof. Yoshiki Mikami
Nagaoka University of Technology, Nagaoka Japan

Prof. Yasuo Utsumi
Sendai National College of Technology, Sendai Japan

Prof. K. Bhanu Sankara Rao
Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Technology, Gandipet, Hyderabad, India

Prof. Paritud Bhandhubanyong
Panyapiwat Institute of Management (PIM), Nonthaburi, Thailand

Prof. Takumi Fujiwara
Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan


Submission and Publishing

“Transactions on GIGAKU” publishes original papers focusing on education, science, and technology related to GIGAKU. Proposals for special issues aligned with conferences are strongly encouraged*, and guest editors are welcomed. Papers submitted are peer-reviewed before publication. Publication charge is free for all submitted papers.

* Please contact to Editor-in chief,


The copyright of the papers published in Transactions on GIGAKU is transferred to Nagaoka University of Technology. (See our copyright transfer form for details.)



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