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Featured Collection: Multimodal approach for age-related decline in biological function and anti-aging

Age-dependent decline in biological functions, aging, is universal phenomenon seen in all organisms. Although many studies demonstrate that aging is affected by various factors related to lifestyle, mechanisms of actions and reciprocal interactions of these factors have not been fully understood. In this theme, five researchers introduce their current topics on effects of olfaction, exercise, sleep, redox metabolites, and anti-oxidants on aging. Because our theme is focused on multimodal approach to aging and anti-aging and interest in extension of healthy life expectancy is increasing, the theme gives useful insights to many researchers.

Featured Collection: 100 Years Progress of Physiological Research in Japan

The Physiological Society of Japan 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 Physiological Society of Japan 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.

Irisawa Memorial Award 2023

We areNew Content Item delighted to announce the winners of the Irisawa Memorial Awards 2023.

Hiroshi and Aya Irisawa Memorial Award for Excellent Papers in The Journal of Physiological Sciences, 2023

Critical role of Rho proteins in myosin light chain di-phosphorylation during early phase of endothelial barrier disruption
Mayumi Hirano & Katsuya Hirano
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Effects of gentle mechanical skin stimulation on subjective symptoms and joint range of motions in people with chronic neck and shoulder discomfort
Nobuhiro Watanabe, Marina Nara, Shihoko Suzuki, Masamitsu Sugie, Takao Yamamoto & Harumi Hotta
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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

The Physiological Society of Japan covers the article-processing charge (APC) for the papers submitted to the journal. The discounted APC 2024 is 1,375.47 USD (the currency may vary depending on the author’s country). If the first or corresponding 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.

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


Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 2.6
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 2.7
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 0.701
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.709

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 12
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 111

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 548,878
    Altmetric mentions: 415