Best Reviewer Award

The Editors of Journal of Physiological Anthropology extend their gratitude for the individual contributions made by all reviewers, and annually award Best Reviewer to the most outstanding contributor to the journal.

The winner is announced on the journal website, the Japan Society of Physiological Anthropology website, and PANews.

Eligibility Criteria

Any individual reviewer submitting between January 1st and December 31st to Journal of Physiological Anthropology automatically is a candidate for the award, except the Editor-in-Chief, Deputy Editor, Consulting Editor, and Editors.

Evaluation Criteria

The Editors of Journal of Physiological Anthropology select those few outstanding contributors based on frequency, speed, and quality of reviews.

Best Reviewer Award 2016

In 2016, a total of 212 reviewers kindly reviewed the manuscripts submitted. In appreciation of their valuable contributions, we have awarded the Best Reviewer of the Year 2016 as follows:

  • Kosuke C Yamada (Saga University, Japan)

Best Reviewer Award 2015

In 2015, a total of 114 reviewers kindly reviewed the manuscripts submitted. In appreciation of their valuable contributions, we have awarded the Best Reviewer of the Year 2015 as follows:

  • Kentaro Kotani (Kansai University, Japan)

Best Reviewer Award 2014

In 2014, a total of 121 reviewers kindly reviewed the manuscripts submitted. In appreciation of their valuable contributions, we have awarded the Best Reviewer of the Year 2014 as follows:

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

Best Reviewer Award 2013

In 2013, a total of 76 reviewers kindly reviewed the manuscripts submitted. In appreciation of their valuable contributions, we have awarded the Best Reviewer of the Year 2013 as follows:

  • Daijiro Abe (Kyushu Sangyo University, Japan)

Best Reviewer Award 2012

In 2012, a total of 62 reviewers kindly reviewed the manuscripts submitted. In appreciation of their valuable contributions, we have awarded the two Best Reviewers of the Year 2012 as follows:

  • Yuji Takasaki (Akita University, Japan)
  • Anna Ooue (Toyo University, Japan)

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