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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 2020

We are delighted to announce the winners of the Irisawa Memorial Awards 2020.

Hiroshi and Aya Irisawa Memorial Award for Excellent Papers in The Journal of Physiological Sciences, 2020

Class II phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase α and β isoforms are required for vascular smooth muscle Rho activation, contraction and blood pressure regulation in mice
Shahidul Islam, Kazuaki Yoshioka, Sho Aki, Kazuhiro Ishimaru, Hiroki Yamada, Noriko Takuwa & Yoh Takuwa
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Hiroshi and Aya Irisawa Memorial Award for Excellent Papers on Research in Circulation in The Journal of Physiological Sciences 2020

Membrane current evoked by mitochondrial Na+–Ca2+ exchange in mouse heart
Mohammed M. Islam, Ayako Takeuchi & Satoshi Matsuoka
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Ionic mechanisms of ST segment elevation in electrocardiogram during acute myocardial infarction
Jun-ichi Okada, Katsuhiko Fujiu, Kazunori Yoneda, Takashi Iwamura, Takumi Washio, Issei Komuro, Toshiaki Hisada & Seiryo Sugiura
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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
    2.781 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.836 - 5-year Impact Factor


    Social Media Impact
    64 mentions