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Aims and scope

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


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