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Aims and scope

Journal of Physiological Anthropology (JPA) is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that publishes research on the physiological functions of modern mankind, with an emphasis on the bio-cultural effects on human adaptability to the current environment.

The objective of JPA is to evaluate physiological adaptations to modern living environments, and to publish research from different scientific fields concerned with environmental impact on human life.

Topic areas include, but are not limited to:

  • environmental physiology
  • bio-cultural environment
  • living environment
  • epigenetic adaptation
  • development and growth
  • age and sex differences
  • nutrition and morphology
  • physical fitness and health

Journal of Physiological Anthropology is the official journal of the Japan Society of Physiological Anthropology.

Information for authors

Journal of Physiological Anthropology offers a discount on the article-processing charge, if the first author of an article is a member of the Japan Society of Physiological Anthropology (JSPA). Please contact the Administration Office or visit the Society website if you would like to join the Society and enjoy full membership benefits.

Best Reviewer Award

Journal of Physiological Anthropology Best Reviewer Award 2014 is awarded to:

  • Hideyuki Mukae (Toyota Central R&D Labs., Japan)

For more information, please visit the award page.

Archival content

Articles published in Journal of Physiological Anthropology since 1996 (volume 15) are open access and fully accessible from the following link.

Official journal of JSPA