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As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

What's new

  • JPHA is now calling for papers for its special issue "Environmental changes on human infectious diseases".
  • Announcement of Best Reviewer Award 2019.

[Call for Papers] Special Issue "Environmental changes on human infectious diseases"

Although one of the objectives of the Journal of Physiological Anthropology is to evaluate physiological adaptations to modern living environments, however the other objective is to publish the researches from different scientific fields that are concerned with environmental impact on human life. We are very much concerned with the environmental changes, mainly contributed by human activities, that are affecting us in various ways. 
One of the effects of environmental changes affecting human life is emergence of new infectious diseases, and re-immergence of infections which were under control before. Therefore, the editorial board has decided to publish a special issue to publish selected research and review articles dealing with infectious diseases those were directly or indirectly contributed by environmental changes, including but not limited to rapid urbanization, deforestation, and compromising water bodies and wetlands. We believe such collection will provide us with a new perspective on this interdisciplinary but very pressing issue. 

The new issue will also focus on the challenges associated with environmental effects on infectious diseases and might show new approaches to mitigate this problem.

[submit papers]

Tentative deadline for papers of this issue is 31 March 2020. All submissions will be thoroughly peer-reviewed. Please refer to the Submission Guidelines section for detailed information on preparation of manuscripts, or contact editorial office for questions. State on the cover letter that the submission is for the Special issue, and select relevant issue topic "Environmental Changes on Infectious diseases"  when making submission.

Best Reviewer Award

Journal of Physiological Anthropology Best Reviewer Award 2019 is awarded to:

  • Keita Ishibashi (Chiba University, Japan)

For more information, please visit the award page.

Aims & Scope

Journal of Physiological Anthropology (JPHA) is the official journal of the Japan Society of Physiological Anthropology. JPHA 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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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.

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. 


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

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