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Irisawa Memorial Award 2022

New Content ItemWe are delighted to announce the winners of the Irisawa Memorial Awards 2022.

Hiroshi and Aya Irisawa Memorial Award for Excellent Papers in The Journal of Physiological Sciences, 2022

Thermal gradient ring reveals different temperature-dependent behaviors in mice lacking thermosensitive TRP channels
Tomoyo Ujisawa, Sachiko Sasajima, Makiko Kashio & Makoto Tominaga
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Hypothalamic orexinergic neurons modulate pain and itch in an opposite way: pain relief and itch exacerbation
Tatsuroh Kaneko, Tomoyuki Kuwaki & Hideki Kashiwadani
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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).

Information for authors

(Information updated on 8 December 2022)

The Physiological Society of Japan covers the article-processing charge (APC) for the papers submitted to the journal. The discounted APC is 1,372 USD (the currency may vary depending on the author’s country). If the author is the Society Council (Hyogi-in), the Society will cover the full APC.

To receive this benefit, authors must ensure to select the Physiological Society of Japan as the journal partner at the time of editorial acceptance of their manuscript.

As from 7 December 2022, due to system change, authors are no longer requested to submit Membership Account Code to claim coverage of APC during the process of making new manuscript submission. Instead, authors are able to request APC coverage at editorial acceptance. 

See below for further information:

- Changes in manuscript submission *(in Japanese)
- To request APC coverage

For questions, please contact the Society office.

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


Featured Collection: 100 Years Progress of Physiological Research in Japan

The Japanese Physiological Society celebrated its 100th anniversary in July 2022. In commemoration of this anniversary, a special collection entitled "100 Years Progress of Physiological Research in Japan" will be published in the Journal of Physiological Sciences, as collected Open Access review articles. Editors invite the members of the Japanese Physiological Society who have made significant contributions to the development of physiological research in Japan and around the world to submit a review article for this special collection.

Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    2.3 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.0 - 5-year Impact Factor
    0.878 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.665 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    12 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    148 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage
    776 Altmetric mentions