Our First 100 Papers


Physiological Reports has now published 100 articles since its launch! The articles cover a large number of topics across all areas of physiology.

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The 100th article published in Physiological Reports is:
Cellular Inhibitor of Apoptosis-2 is a critical regulator of apoptosis in airway epithelial cells treated with asthma-related inflammatory cytokines by Eugene Roscioli, Rhys Hamon, Richard E. Ruffin, Susan Lester, Peter Zalewski

We are delighted by the quality of our first 100 papers and would like to encourage you to take a look. All the published papers can be accessed here >

Editor's Choice Papers
Below are three papers which have been selected as being of particular interest by the Editor-in-Chief and Deputy Editor-in-Chief:

Nephrin missense mutations: induction of endoplasmic reticulum stress and cell surface rescue by reduction in chaperone interactions by Tetyana Drozdova, Joan Papillon and Andrey V. Cybulsky

Exercise-induced muscle glucose uptake in mice with graded, muscle-specific GLUT-4 deletion by Kirsten F. Howlett, Sofianos Andrikopoulos, Joseph Proietto and Mark Hargreaves

Decreased stability of erythroblastic islands in integrin β3-deficient mice by Zhenghui Wang, Olga Vogel, Gisela Kuhn, Max Gassmann and Johannes Vogel

Top Accessed Papers
Below are the articles which have been most accessed since the journal's launch:

Mental stress elicits sustained and reproducible increases in skin sympathetic nerve activity by Matthew D. Muller, Charity L. Sauder and Chester A. Ray

Bright future for physiological research in Physiological Reports by Susan Wray

Adenosine diphosphate reduces infarct size and improves porcine heart function after myocardial infarct by Laurids T. Bune, Jens R. Larsen, Pia Thaning, Nethe E. T. Bune, Peter Rasmussen and Jaya B. Rosenmeier

Enhanced force production in old age is not a far stretch: an investigation of residual force enhancement and muscle architecture by Geoffrey A. Power, Demetri P. Makrakos, Charles L. Rice and Anthony A. Vandervoort

Elevated pulmonary arterial pressure and altered expression of Ddah1 and Arg1 in mice lacking cavin-1/PTRF by Karl Swärd, Mardjaneh K. Sadegh, Michiko Mori, Jonas S. Erjefält and Catarina Rippe

Interlimb interactions during bilateral voluntary elbow flexion tasks in chronic hemiparetic stroke by Shuo-Hsiu Chang, Ana Durand-Sanchez, Craig DiTommaso and Sheng Li

Angiotensin II stimulates sympathetic neurotransmission to adipose tissue by Victoria L. King, Victoria L. English, Kalyani Bharadwaj and Lisa A. Cassis

Left ventricular volume regulation in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction by Peter L. M. Kerkhof, J. Yasha Kresh, John K.-J. Li and Guy R. Heyndrickx

Identification and characterization of novel Kirrel isoform during myogenesis by Peter J. Durcan, Nasser Al-Shanti and Claire E. Stewart

Subcutaneous adipose tissue transplantation in diet-induced obese mice attenuates metabolic dysregulation while removal exacerbates it by Michelle T. Foster, Samir Softic, Jody Caldwell, Rohit Kohli, Annette D. deKloet and Randy J. Seeley

Manipulation of arterial stiffness, wave reflections, and retrograde shear rate in the femoral artery using lower limb external compression by Kevin S. Heffernan, Wesley K. Lefferts, Ari G. Kasprowicz, Brendan J. Tarzia, Dick H. Thijssen and Tom D. Brutsaert

Portable acoustic myography – a realistic noninvasive method for assessment of muscle activity and coordination in human subjects in most home and sports settings by Adrian P. Harrison, Bente Danneskiold-Samsøe and Else M. Bartels

Insulin and GLP-1 infusions demonstrate the onset of adipose-specific insulin resistance in a large fasting mammal: potential glucogenic role for GLP-1 by Jose A. Viscarra, Ruben Rodriguez, Jose Pablo Vazquez-Medina, Andrew Lee, Michael S. Tift, Stephen K. Tavoni, Daniel E. Crocker and Rudy M. Ortiz

Adenosine A1 receptor signaling inhibits BK channels through a PKCα-dependent mechanism in mouse aortic smooth muscle by S. S. Kunduri, G. M. Dick, M. A. Nayeem and S. J. Mustafa

Below you can see the locations of the authors of the first 100 accepted articles

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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.
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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. 

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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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