JCRS Japanese Coral Reef Society

The Japanese Coral Reef Society (JCRS) was founded on November 1997. The membership is now over 500. The JCRS holds annual meetings and publishes the journal “Galaxea” and quarterly newsletters.

Annual meetings

The Japanese Coral Reef Society, 17th Annual Conference

The 17th Annual Conference of the Japanese Coral Reef Society (JCRS17) will be held on November 27th -December 1st, 2014 in Kochi city. We welcome many people to participate in this conference.

JCRS17 Organizing Committee
Chairperson: Takuma Mezaki
Shu Nakachi, Masami Obuchi, Kaori Yamashita, Satoshi Kubota, Satoko Sekida, Yohei Nakamura

 New information 
・Pre-registration and pre-registration fee deadline is 26 September, 2014.
・Abstract submission deadline is 17 October, 2014. 
Please check JCRS17th meeting web site.


Galaxea, Journal of Coral Reef Studies is an international open access journal provided by JCRS since 1999. It is dedicated to the spreading of knowledge in all topics related to coral reefs. It aims to provide to the scientific community high quality publications which are guarantee through a thorough peer review processing. To ensure the widest visibility and distribution of research results, JCRS maintains an open access policy for all published contributions and levies no page charge. 


Dues for the Society are 7,000 Japanese Yen for Individual Membership and 4,000 Yen for Student Membership, respectively, per one JCRS fiscal year (from June to May). Dues for residents outside of Japan is 8,000 Yen. Whenever you join the membership, you will receive all publications produced during that year. Membership includes a subscription to Galaxea and JCRS Newsletters, a Membership Directory and registration to the membership Mailing List, “Sango-ML”.

To become a member, you need to fill-in below application form and send to:

Japanese Coral Reef Society, c/o Mainichi Academic Forum
Fax: +81-3-6267-4555
Please use the printed application form (pdf or MS-Excel) when applying for membership.
If you have any questions regarding membership, please contact us.