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Allostatic load and frailty do not covary significantly among older residents of Greater Poland

Vol. 43, Article number: 12 (2024)

Jan Jeszka, Darian Hummel, Malgorzata Woźniewicz, Tomoko Morinaka, Yoshiaki Sone & Douglas E. Crews


Physiological dysregulation/allostatic load and the geriatric syndrome frailty increase with age. As a neurophysiological response system, allostasis supports survival by limiting stressor-related damage. Frailty reflects decreased strength, endurance, and physical abilities secondary to losses of muscle and bone with age. One suggestion, based on large cohort studies of person’s ages 70 + years, is that frailty contributes to allostatic load at older ages. However, small community-based research has not confirmed this specific association. 

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[Featured Review]

The influence of the environment and lifestyle on myopia

Vol. 43 Article number: 7 (2024)

Sayantan Biswas, Antonio El Kareh, Mariyem Qureshi, Deborah Mei Xuan Lee, Chen-Hsin Sun, Janice S.H. Lam, Seang-Mei Saw & Raymond P. Najjar 


Myopia, commonly known as near-sightedness, has emerged as a global epidemic, impacting almost one in three individuals across the world. The increasing prevalence of myopia during early childhood has heightened the risk of developing high myopia and related sight-threatening eye conditions in adulthood. In this review, authors shed light on both established and potential environmental and lifestyle contributors that affect the development and progression of myopia.

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Aims & Scope

Journal of Physiological Anthropology (JPA) is the official journal of the Japan Society 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 physical and bio-cultural effects on human adaptability to the current environment.
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Information for authors

In 2024, Article Processing Charge (APC) to publish Journal of Physiological Anthropology is £1090.00/$1590.00/€1340.00. 

Journal of Physiological Anthropology is the official journal of the Japanese Society of Physiological Anthropology.
The Society offers partial sponsorship of Journal’s APC for its members publishing papers in this journal as the first author. 

Member authors are able to request this support during the post-acceptance process. There is no need to submit institution code at the time of manuscript submission.  During submission please 'agree to pay APC list price' to proceed, and request for discount afterwards.

Please contact the Administration Office or visit the Society website for further information. 

*those authors who were offered full APC coverage by the editor (for invited/solicited papers) should follow instruction from the editor on how to request the coverage.

Best Reviewer Award

Journal of Physiological Anthropology Best Reviewer Award 2022 is awarded to:

・ Yoshihito Tomita (Tokyo Professional University of Health Sciences, Japan)

For more information, please visit the award page.

Article Collections

Journal of Physiological Anthropology publishes special issues and collection of papers on the select topics of recent interest within the scope of the journal. See the list of article collections and special issues here. 

Legacy content

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

Journal of Physiological Anthropology is an official Journal of the Japan Society of Physiological Anthropology (JSPA)

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2023 Citation Impact
    3.3 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.9 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.339 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.596 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2023 Speed
    12 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    129 days submission to accept (Median)

    2023 Usage
    756 Altmetric mentions