Journal Scope


Aims and Scope

Physiological Reports is an online only, open access journal that will publish peer reviewed research across all areas of basic, translational, and clinical physiology and allied disciplines. Physiological Reports is a collaboration between The Physiological Society and the American Physiological Society, and is therefore in a unique position to serve the international physiology community through quick time to publication while upholding a quality standard of sound research that constitutes a useful contribution to the field.

Papers will be accepted solely on the basis of scientific rigor, adherence to technical and ethical standards, and evidence that the study is sufficiently well-conceived and the data support the conclusions.

Physiological Reports will review all submissions in a timely, fair and constructive manner and select papers for publication based on the following criteria:

  • The study presents the results of primary research in physiology
  • The results have not been published elsewhere
  • The experimental work has been properly conducted and described in appropriate detail
  • The conclusions are adequately supported by the data
  • All ethical standards have been met
  • The article is written in standard (American or British) English and structured in a coherent fashion

Physiological Reports aims to give authors a decision quickly. Where revisions are required, Physiological Reports will focus on essential enhancements to improve clarity and remove ambiguity, avoiding requests for significant re-work. All feedback to authors will be given in a constructive, collegial manner.

Open Access and Copyright

All articles published by Physiological Reports are fully open access: immediately freely available to read, download and share. To cover the cost of publishing, Physiological Reports charges a publishing fee ($1,500/£965 / €1,130 for each paper accepted to the journal). All Physiological Reports articles are published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. 

Keywords

Reproductive
Respiratory
Renal
Cardiovascular
Skeletal muscle/Exercise/Smooth muscle
Neurophysiology
GI, Liver and Pancreas
Endocrine and Integrative
Cellular
Other

Abstracting and Indexing Information


Journal Statistics

CiteScore (2016): 0.69

A unique collaboration between
the American Physiological Society
and The Physiological Society

Physiological Reports has published its latest podcast!

Physiological Reports - Author Podcast 12, Dr. Erika I. Boesen

Please join Deputy Editor,  Tom Kleyman and Erika Boesen  as they discuss a recently published manuscript by Dr. Boesen  entitled "Lack of an apparent role for endothelin-1 in the prolonged reduction in renal perfusion following severe unilateral ischemia-reperfusion injury in the mouse”.


Previous Podcasts and Video Abstracts

Video Abstract 1 

Author Podcast 11 Dr. Mathew Piasecki

Author Podcast 10 Dr. Rachel Drew

Author Podcast 9 Dr. Maureen Gannon

Author Podcast 8 Dr. Matthew Muller

Author Podcast 7 Dr. Lori Bogren

Author Podcast 6 Dr. Jun Sun

Author Podcast 5 Scott Stephens and Mahendra Damarla

Author Podcast 4 Judy Blaine

Author Podcast 3 Don Kohan

Author Podcast 2 Jonathan Street

Author Podcast 1 Chet Ray

Welcome to  The Journal of Physiology's first newsletter! 

Message from the Editor-in-Chief

In celebration of the one-year anniversary of the current editorial team taking the reins at The Journal of Physiology, we are pleased to send you the very first edition of our J Physiol newsletter. It does not seem possible that a year has already passed, but we also have got a lot done, and we're looking forward to being able to share J Physiol news with you on a regular basis - we will publish this newsletter quarterly. We hope that you find these items of interest, and we invite you to engage with us as you contemplate where to submit your research. Do not hesitate to contact me at any time if you have questions, comments or concerns about J Physiol ( kbarrett@ucsd.edu). I also hope to see many readers and authors at the 2017 Experimental Biology meeting in Chicago. And for real-time updates on the latest J Physiol content (and the Editor-in-Chief's musings on many other topics of the day), follow us on Twitter ( @JPhysiol and@jphysiol_eic) or sign up for email alerts of our Table of Contents. 
 Kim Barrett Editor-in-Chief
Going to Experimental Biology 2017? 
Meet Editor-in-Chief Kim Barrett at The Physiological Society's stand (#541) for beer and pizza!
Kim will be available to chat about your research interests and Sally Howells (Managing Editor) will be on hand for any questions you have about academic publishing. The session will be from 14:00 to 16:00 on Monday, 24 April.
Click here for more information.

Call for papers
We are seeking submissions for a special issue on Advances in cellular and integrative control of oxygen and carbon dioxide homeostasis. Email Sally Howells for more information.
Papers will relate to oxygen and carbon dioxide homeostasis from the cellular level to the whole organism. Examples may include but are not exclusive to the following topics:
  • Molecular responses to hypoxia and hypercapnia
  • O2/CO2 sensing in the carotid body
  • O2/CO2 sensing in the brain
  • Polymodal properties of arterial chemoreceptors
  • Adaptive and maladaptive responses to chronic or intermittent hypoxia
  • Role of chemoreception in disease
Special issue just published! 
K + channels and cardiac electrophysiology 
This issue contains two 'white papers that summarize consensus, controversies, and studies needed to fill gaps in our current knowledge. The first white paper ( Grandi et al., 2017) covers voltage gated K channel structural and function, K + channel expression, trafficking, localization, and regulation. The second white paper ( Chiamvimonvat et al., 2017) focuses on the functional roles of K + channels in health and disease, as well as K +channels as therapeutic targets. The issue endeavours to combine experimental and modelling studies, and to integrate knowledge at multiple scales from the single channels to cells to whole organ and animal levels. 

F1000Prime Recommendations
e have partnered with F1000Pr ime to offer readers free access to selected recommendations on J Physiolwork. The latest free recommendations can be accessed here.   
Online Collections
We are pleased to be able to assimilate some of our best content into online collections or 'virtual issues'. The content selected showcases the best research we have published on certain topics in the last 12 months.
Pre-submission enquiries
If you are unsure whether your research would fit within our scope, our Senior Editors will be pleased to offer advice prior to submission. Just email jphysiol@physoc.org with the title and abstract. 
Reasons to publish in J Physiol
What we offer authors
Not sure whether to submit your research to J Physiol? Check out some reasons below:
  • No publication costs
  • No page or figure limits
  • Most highly cited physiology journal
  • Cited half-life of over 10 years (highest in physiology)
  • Over 3.5 million downloads per year
  • 22 days (on average) to first decision
  • Article online within days of acceptance
  • Authors include 42 Nobel Prize winners
  • Pre-submission queries welcome
  • Open Access available
  • Prior publication on preprint servers allowed

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