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COVID-19 and impact on peer review

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

Important: Funding Support

The Physiological Society of Japan is providing financial support to aid any authors who require assistance with the article-processing charge (APC). Authors will be charged a discounted APC of 943 USD for articles accepted for publication if he/she requests. Please request the discounted APC during the submission process by entering the membership account number "RA-PSJP-JPSC-0919" on the Publication Charge pages. If you need any more help with this process, please see this guide on how to apply for funding support.

Aims and scope

The Journal of Physiological Sciences publishes peer-reviewed original papers, reviews, short communications, technical notes, and letters to the editor, based on the principles and theories of modern physiology and addressed to the international scientific community. All fields of physiology are covered, encompassing molecular, cellular and systems physiology. The emphasis is on human and vertebrate physiology, but comparative papers are also considered. The process of obtaining results must be ethically sound.

Fields covered:

  • Adaptation and environment
  • Autonomic nervous function
  • Biophysics
  • Cell sensors and signaling
  • Central nervous system and brain sciences
  • Endocrinology and metabolism
  • Excitable membranes and neural cell physiology
  • Exercise physiology
  • Gastrointestinal and kidney physiology
  • Heart and circulatory physiology
  • Molecular and cellular physiology
  • Muscle physiology
  • Physiome/systems biology
  • Respiration physiology
  • Senses

Irisawa Memorial Award 2019

We are delighted to announce the winners of the Irisawa Memorial Awards 2019.

Hiroshi and Aya Irisawa Memorial Award for Excellent Papers in The Journal of Physiological Sciences, 2019 

Overexpression of neuronal K+–Cl co-transporter enhances dendritic spine plasticity and motor learning

Kayo Nakamura, Andrew John Moorhouse, Dennis Lawrence Cheung, Kei Eto, Ikuko Takeda, Paul Wiers Rozenbroek, Junichi Nabekura
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Hiroshi and Aya Irisawa Memorial Award for Excellent Papers on Research in Circulation in The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2019 

Epac1 deficiency inhibits basic fibroblast growth factor-mediated vascular smooth muscle cell migration

Yuko Kato, Utako Yokoyama , Takayuki Fujita, Masanari Umemura, Tetsuo Kubota, Yoshihiro Ishikawa
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Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    36 days from submission to first decision
    (reviewed manuscripts)
    29 days from submission to first decision
     (all manuscripts)
    119 days from submission to acceptance
    18 days from acceptance to publication

    Citation Impact
    2.955 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.536 - 5-year Impact Factor


    Social Media Impact
    64 mentions