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The Journal of Physiological Sciences has moved to full Open Access

The Journal of Physiological Sciences has moved to full Open Access (OA) from 2020.

All articles published prior to 2020 are freely accessible, and rights and permissions remain under original copyright: © The Physiological Society of Japan and Springer Japan KK, part of Springer Nature (2009-2019), and © The Physiological Society of Japan (1955-2008).

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 997 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 2021

We are delighted to announce the winners of the Irisawa Memorial Awards 2021.

Hiroshi and Aya Irisawa Memorial Award for Excellent Papers in The Journal of Physiological Sciences, 2021

TMC4 is a novel chloride channel involved in high-concentration salt taste sensation
Yoichi Kasahara, Masataka Narukawa, Yoshiro Ishimaru, Shinji Kanda, Chie Umatani,
Yasunori Takayama, Makoto Tominaga, Yoshitaka Oka, Kaori Kondo, Takashi Kondo,
Ayako Takeuchi, Takumi Misaka, Keiko Abe & Tomiko Asakura

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Chemogenetic activation of endogenous arginine vasopressin exerts anorexigenic effects via central nesfatin-1/NucB2 pathway
Kenya Sanada, Mitsuhiro Yoshimura, Naofumi Ikeda, Kazuhiko Baba, Haruki Nishimura, Kazuaki Nishimura, Yuki Nonaka, Takashi Maruyama, Tetsu Miyamoto, Masatomo Mori, Becky Conway-Campbell, Stafford Lightman, Masaharu Kataoka & Yoichi Ueta

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Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    2.257 - 2-year Impact Factor (2021)
    2.933 - 5-year Impact Factor (2021)

    24 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    33 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)

    338,006 downloads (2021)
    135 Altmetric mentions (2021)

    Social Media Impact
    64 mentions