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What's new

  • Collection: new articles added in a special issue: "Sleep and Circadian rhythm: Adaptation to environment" 
  • [For JPA members] New process of requesting APC discount: Members are no longer requested to submit institution code to request APC discount during manuscript submission. Please see below 'Information for Authors' section for further information.
  • Winners of the first JPA award have been announced. Check out on the new Award page.

[Featured Article]

Signatures of adaptation in myopia-related genes on the sunlight exposure hypothesis

Vol. 42 Article number: 25 (2023)

Tian Xia & Kazuhiro Nakayama

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Myopia is a common eye disorder that results from gene-environment interactions. The prevalence of myopia varies across populations, and exposure to bright sunlight may prevent its development. Authors hypothesize that local adaptation to light environments during human migration played a role in shaping the genetic basis of myopia, and investigated how the environment influences the genetic basis of myopia. 
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Featured Article

A two-week exercise intervention improves cold symptoms and sleep condition in cold-sensitive women

Vol. 42, Article number: 22 (2023)

Fumio Yamazaki, Kana Inoue, Nanako Ohmi & Chika Okimoto 

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Authors examined whether an aerobic exercise intervention in young women with cold sensitivity symptoms improves sleep quality and decreases cold complaints and, furthermore, the association with increased foot skin temperature (Tsk) before falling asleep and decrease in sensitivity to cold in the brain.

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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.
Click here to read full Aims and Scope of JPA

Information for authors

In 2023, Article Processing Charge (APC) to publish Journal of Physiological Anthropology is £1040.00/$1490.00/€1240.00. 

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.

See below for further information
-changes in manuscript submission (in Japanese) 
-post acceptance process (to request discount)

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 2021 is awarded to:

・ Hiromitsu Kobayashi (Ishikawa Prefectural Nursing University, Japan)
・ Kazuhiko Arima (Nagasaki University, 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

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    3.1 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.1 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.339 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.596 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    13 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    107 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage
    3,044 Altmetric mentions