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JPA Award

JPA high-impact Review article award
JPA high-impact Original article award

The award was created to remark high-impact review and original article published in the Journal of Physiological Anthropology (hereinafter called “JPA”) to promote the development of the journal. 

All reviews and original articles published within three years before the year of selection are considered as candidates. In general, a review and an original article that have been most frequently cited during the period of two years following the year of publication will be awarded. The number of citations will be as tabulated in the Web of Science.
(e.g., Selection in 2022 will consider articles published in 2019 and the number of citations made in 2020 and 2021.)
In case of more than one article being selected by the above-described process, the number of citations excluding self-citations, Altmetrics, and Access counts will be also considered. If the absolute number of citations is small, the award may not be given. The final decision regarding the award will be made by the editorial committee of JPA.
The awarded article(s) are selected every year and announced on the Journal website. Corresponding author of the awarded article will be offered a full waiver of Article Processing Charge (sponsored by the Japanese Society of Physiological Anthropology) for his/her next submission to JPA. The manuscript submitted by the corresponding author within two years from the award will be eligible for the offer and it is subject to peer-review. 

2024 JPA Award have been presented to below articles;

High impact review article award 2024
Plasmodium—a brief introduction to the parasites causing human malaria and their basic biology.
Shigeharu Sato

High impact original article award 2024
The determinants of survival among adults with cystic fibrosis—a cohort study.
Magdalena Durda-Masny, Joanna Goździk-Spychalska, Aleksandra John, Wojciech Czaiński, Weronika Stróżewska, Natalia Pawłowska, Jolanta Wlizło, Halina Batura-Gabryel & Anita Szwed

2023 JPA Award have been presented to below articles;

High impact review article award 2023
Implications of human activities for (re)emerging infectious diseases, including COVID-19.
Sabin NS, Calliope AS, Simpson SV, Arima H, Ito H, Nishimura T, Yamamoto T.

High impact original article award 2023
Malaria elimination in Malaysia and the rising threat of Plasmodium knowlesi.
Chin AZ, Maluda MCM, Jelip J, Jeffree MSB, Culleton R, Ahmed K.  

2022 JPA Award articles:

High-impact Review article
Pitfalls of assessment of autonomic function by heart rate variability. 
Junichiro Hayano & Emi Yuda, Vol.38 No.3, 2019

High-impact Original article
NR3C1 gene polymorphisms are associated with high-altitude pulmonary edema in Han Chinese
Yingzhong Yang, Hui Du, Yuhong Li, Wei Guan, Feng Tang, Qin Ga & Ri-Li Ge, Vol. 38, No.4, 2019

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

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 3.3
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 2.9
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.060
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.502

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 12
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 129

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 490,600
    Altmetric mentions: 756