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.

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

The leading International Editorial Board seeks articles such as Perspectives, Symposium Reports and Topical Reviews, which highlight areas of special physiological interest, and Classical Perspectives describing how classic papers published in The Journal have influenced current research.

The Journal’s Editor-in-Chief is Kim E. Barrett and its 2014 Impact Factor is 5.037.

For authors

See full Author Guidelines or Submit an article.

Authors pay no submission fees or page charges. There are also no charges for colour figures online and low charges for publishing colour figures in print. The International Editorial Board offers authors an expert peer review, and endeavours to reach an initial decision within four weeks of submission. Articles are published online in accepted manuscript form within one week of acceptance. Authors can pay to make their articles Open Access immediately using the Online Open program.

For readers

Articles are free to all readers after 12 months and an archive dating back to the origins of The Journal, from 1878, is freely available online. To access journal content that has been published within 12 months you will need a subscription. Alternatively, access to all Society publications is free with a Society membership.

Institutional subscriptions are handled by Wiley-Blackwell.

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