The Journal of Physiology

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The Journal of Physiology publishes research that significantly advances our knowledge of physiology and increases our understanding of how the body functions in health, and disease. Published since 1878, this prestigious journal has published papers from over 40 Nobel laureates. It is published twice per month.

The Journal of Physiology welcomes research papers in all areas of physiology that present new physiological principles or mechanisms. Papers are welcomed on work at the molecular level, the level of the cell membrane, single cells, tissues or organs and on systems physiology.

The Journal of Physiology’s Editor-in-Chief is Kim E. Barrett, University of California, San Diego, USA and the 2017 Impact Factor is 4.540.

For authors

Authors pay no submission fees or page charges. See full Instructions for Authors or submit a manuscript.

For readers

Articles are free to all readers after 12 months. Read articles from the latest issue, or visit the archive.


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