Skip to main content

Aims and scope

Aims and scope

Journal 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.

The objective of JPA is to evaluate physiological adaptations to modern living environments, and to publish research from different scientific fields concerned with environmental impact on human life.

Topic areas include, but are not limited to:

  • environmental physiology
  • bio-cultural environment
  • living environment
  • epigenetic adaptation
  • development and growth
  • age and sex differences
  • nutrition and morphology
  • physical fitness and health

Journal of Physiological Anthropology is the official journal of the Japan Society of Physiological Anthropology.