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Aims and 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.

Information for authors

JSPA is supporting authors publishing with JPA by offering a discount of the article-processing charge (APC).
The discounted APC is GBP 1,270 for all authors, but if the first author is a member of JSPA, the APC for the paper is further reduced to GBP 700.
Please contact the Administration Office or visit the Society website for further information. 

Best Reviewer Award

Journal of Physiological Anthropology Best Reviewer Award 2018 is awarded to:

  • Yoshihito Tomita (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 selected topics of recent interest within the scope of Physiological Anthropology.
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.


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

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