About the Journal


The scope of this journal includes, but is not limited to, the following areas:

  1. Cellular Physiology: Original research on cellular processes, signaling pathways, membrane transport mechanisms, ion channels, receptors, intracellular signaling cascades, and cellular homeostasis in various cell types and tissues.

  2. Systems Physiology: Investigations into the integrated functions of organ systems, including the cardiovascular system, respiratory system, gastrointestinal system, renal system, endocrine system, and nervous system, and their regulation under normal and pathological conditions.

  3. Neurophysiology: Research on the structure and function of the nervous system, including neuronal excitability, synaptic transmission, neural circuits, neuroendocrine regulation, sensory processing, motor control, and neuroplasticity.

  4. Muscle Physiology: Studies on the structure and function of skeletal muscle, cardiac muscle, and smooth muscle, including muscle contraction mechanisms, excitation-contraction coupling, muscle energetics, muscle adaptation, and muscle disorders.

  5. Cardiovascular Physiology: Original research and clinical studies on the structure and function of the heart and blood vessels, including cardiac electrophysiology, cardiac mechanics, vascular physiology, hemodynamics, blood pressure regulation, and cardiovascular diseases.

  6. Respiratory Physiology: Investigations into the mechanisms of pulmonary ventilation, gas exchange, respiratory mechanics, lung surfactant function, pulmonary circulation, respiratory control, and respiratory diseases, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

  7. Renal Physiology: Research on the structure and function of the kidneys, including renal filtration, tubular reabsorption and secretion, renal blood flow regulation, acid-base balance, electrolyte homeostasis, renal hormone secretion, and kidney function in health and disease.

  8. Endocrine Physiology: Studies on the synthesis, secretion, and regulation of hormones by endocrine glands, including the hypothalamic-pituitary axis, thyroid function, adrenal function, pancreatic hormones, reproductive hormones, and hormone signaling pathways.

  9. Environmental Physiology: Investigations into the physiological adaptations of organisms to different environmental conditions, including temperature regulation, osmoregulation, hibernation, torpor, acclimatization, and responses to extreme environments.

  10. Exercise Physiology: Research on the physiological responses to exercise, including cardiovascular adaptations, respiratory adaptations, metabolic responses, muscle adaptations, thermoregulation, fatigue mechanisms, and exercise performance optimization.


Aims of the journal-

1. Promote High-Quality Research

  • Publish high-quality, peer-reviewed research articles that contribute to the understanding of physiological processes.

2. Encourage Innovative Studies

  • Encourage the submission of innovative studies that explore new areas or provide novel insights into existing topics.

3. Disseminate Findings Globally

  • Disseminate important findings to a global audience, ensuring accessibility to researchers, educators, and practitioners.
  • Provide open access or hybrid access options to enhance the reach and impact of published work.

4. Foster International Collaboration

  • Foster international collaboration among researchers by providing a platform for sharing research and ideas.
  • Highlight collaborative studies and international research efforts.

5. Support Education and Training

  • Publish educational reviews, tutorials, and methodological papers to support the training and development of students, educators, and early-career researchers.
  • Provide resources and guidelines for best practices in physiological research and education.

6. Uphold Scientific Rigor and Ethics

  • Uphold high standards of scientific rigor and ethical conduct in all published work.
  • Encourage transparency, reproducibility, and the sharing of data and methodologies.

7. Promote Interdisciplinary Research

  • Highlight interdisciplinary research that integrates physiology with other fields such as medicine, biology, biochemistry, and biomedical engineering.
  • Promote the application of physiological research to real-world problems and clinical settings.

8. Support Diversity and Inclusion

  • Promote diversity in authorship, editorial board membership, and topics covered.
  • Address health disparities and physiological research relevant to diverse populations.

9. Provide a Forum for Debate

  • Offer a platform for the exchange of ideas, hypotheses, and theoretical perspectives.
  • Encourage the publication of letters, commentaries, and responses to foster scientific dialogue.

10. Recognize Excellence in Research

  • Highlight significant contributions to the field through awards, special issues, and recognition of outstanding papers.
  • Feature emerging researchers and groundbreaking studies.

11. Keep the Community Informed

  • Provide updates on conferences, workshops, and symposia related to physiology.
  • Offer news and perspectives on current trends and future directions in physiological research.

12. Support Researchers in Developing Nations

  • Support researchers in developing nations by providing resources, mentorship, and opportunities for collaboration and publication.



Target Readership-

1. Academic Researchers

  • University professors and researchers in physiology and related fields such as biology, biochemistry, and biomedical engineering.
  • Postdoctoral fellows conducting advanced research in physiology.

2. Graduate and Undergraduate Students

  • Graduate students pursuing master's or doctoral degrees in physiology or related disciplines.
  • Undergraduate students studying physiology and related fields who seek to deepen their understanding through current research findings.

3. Clinicians and Medical Practitioners

  • Physicians and healthcare professionals interested in the latest physiological research that may have clinical applications.
  • Specialists in fields such as cardiology, neurology, endocrinology, and sports medicine who utilize physiological principles in their practice.

4. Educators and Teachers

  • University and college instructors teaching courses in physiology and related areas.
  • High school teachers seeking up-to-date research to inform their teaching and inspire students.

5. Industry Professionals

  • Researchers and scientists working in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries who apply physiological knowledge in product development and innovation.

6. Policy Makers and Regulators

  • Individuals involved in healthcare policy and regulation who need to stay informed about the latest scientific advancements in physiology.

7. Research Institutions and Laboratories

  • Institutions conducting physiological research that require access to the latest studies and reviews.
  • Laboratories focused on experimental physiology and translational research.

8. Professional Societies and Organizations

  • Members of professional societies related to physiology, such as the American Physiological Society, European Federation of Physiological Societies, and similar organizations worldwide.

9. Journal Editors and Reviewers

  • Editors and reviewers of other scientific journals who need to stay abreast of the latest research trends and findings in physiology.

10. International Researchers and Collaborators

  • Researchers from developing nations seeking access to cutting-edge research and opportunities for collaboration and publication.

11. Interdisciplinary Researchers

  • Scientists from interdisciplinary fields that intersect with physiology, including bioengineering, pharmacology, and computational biology.

12. Public Health Professionals

  • Individuals working in public health who need to understand physiological research to inform their work on health promotion and disease prevention.



Type of articles-

1. Original Research Articles

  • Detailed reports of original experimental, clinical, or theoretical research in physiology.
  • Comprehensive studies that provide significant new findings and insights into physiological processes.

2. Review Articles and meta analyses 

  • Comprehensive overviews of specific topics within physiology that summarize and synthesize existing research.
  • Critical analyses of recent advancements and emerging trends in the field.

3. Short Communications

  • Brief reports on new findings or preliminary data that are of high interest and merit rapid dissemination.
  • Concise presentations of novel methods or innovative techniques.

4. Case Studies

  • Detailed descriptions of unique or rare clinical cases that provide insights into physiological mechanisms and clinical applications.
  • Reports that highlight the practical implications of physiological research in clinical settings.

5. Methodological Papers

  • Articles describing new experimental methods, techniques, or technologies in physiology.
  • Detailed protocols and validation studies that can be utilized by other researchers.

6. Perspectives and Commentaries

  • Opinion pieces and essays on current issues, controversies, and future directions in physiology.
  • Commentaries on recently published research, providing additional context or alternative viewpoints.

7. Hypotheses

  • Articles proposing new hypotheses or theoretical frameworks to explain physiological phenomena.
  • Exploratory ideas that stimulate further research and discussion in the field.

8. Letters to the Editor

  • Short communications responding to articles published in the journal, fostering scientific dialogue and debate.
  • Brief reports or observations related to recent publications or topics of interest in physiology.

9. Educational Articles

  • Tutorials, teaching resources, and reviews aimed at enhancing education and training in physiology.
  • Articles that provide guidance on best practices in physiological research and education.

10. Editorials

  • Articles written by the journal’s editors or invited experts, discussing current trends, policy issues, and editorial perspectives.
  • Pieces that highlight the journal’s vision, goals, and significant milestones.

11. Special Issues

  • Collections of articles focused on a specific theme or topic in physiology, often guest-edited by experts in the field.
  • Contributions from conferences, symposia, or workshops that address timely and relevant topics.

12. Data and Resource Articles

  • Descriptions of significant datasets, software tools, or databases relevant to physiological research.
  • Articles that provide access to resources that facilitate further research and collaboration.

13. Reviews of Books and Software

  • Critical evaluations of recent books, software, and other resources related to physiology.
  • Reviews that inform readers about new tools and publications beneficial to the field.


Publication Schedule

IJOP maintains a biannual publication schedule, releasing two issues per year consistently since its inception. Authors are encouraged to submit their manuscripts at any time, knowing that our journal is committed to timely and regular publication.


Important Information related to publication charges-

  1. Manuscript Submission fee - There is no fee for manuscript submission. Manuscript can be submitted any time. Submission is always open
  2. Manuscript Processing Charges- We charge for manuscript processing from authors.  Authors must pay charges only if the article is accepted for publication. The charges are per article. If some author does not want to pay, they can withdraw their article.

The charges are as follows
1. India and SAARC countries- Indian Rupees 1000/
2. Rest of world - US $ 100


IJOP - Archiving Policy

IJOP became an Open Access journal in 2020. All issues post-2020 are archived in repositories such as PKP PN (Public Knowledge Project), LOCKSS and CLOCKSS, Crossref, EBSCO(Host), and the journal's OJS website.

Authors seeking full-length articles, abstracts, reference lists, or citation information for specific articles not accessible on databases like ResearchGate, Google Scholar, or EBSCO(Host) are encouraged to contact the editorial office at [email protected]. We are pleased to offer these supplementary materials free of charge.

IJOP maintains all versions of submitted manuscripts in its database. The versions are maintained either via email, HDD format, or within the OJS system.


Authors are permitted to self-archive the accepted and pre-published versions of their articles on personal websites or deposit them in any repository. Post-publication, when posting any version of the manuscript, proper acknowledgment to the original source of publication is required, and a link to the published article on the journal's website must be included. The link should include the DOI number in the following format: "The final publication is available at link.journalsite.com via https://dx.doi.org/(insert DOI and remove brackets)." There are no embargoes associated with any version of the manuscript.

Previous versions of the article on non-commercial pre-print servers, such as SSRN, may be retained or updated with the author's accepted version. However, post-publication, authors must acknowledge the final publication and provide a link to the article on the journal's website, including the DOI number in the sentence: "The final publication is available at IJOP, via https://dx.doi.org/(insert DOI and remove brackets)."


Copyright and Licensing Policy

Copyright Ownership: Authors retain copyright ownership of their work after publication in IJOP. However, they grant the journal an exclusive Creative Commons license.

Creative Commons License: The authors grant IJOP the right to exclusively apply a Creative Commons license to their work upon publication. This license permits use, distribution, and reproduction of the work in any medium, provided that the original work and its source are properly cited. The specific license applied is Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0), which allows for attribution, non-commercial use, and derivative works.

Editorial Research: Authors grant the journal the right to analyze information obtained from submitted manuscripts for editorial research purposes. This analysis aims to improve the peer-review process, teaching, and training activities.

Warranties: Authors warrant that their work is original, contains no libelous statements, is lawful, and does not infringe upon any copyright, trademark, patent, or proprietary rights of others. Authors agree to indemnify the editors against any costs, expenses, and damages arising from any breach of this warranty.

Views and Opinions: The views and opinions expressed in the article are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the journal.


Revenue Sources

Print Copies: We provide hard copies of the journal to colleges and universities.

Author Publishing Charges: Reasonable publication fees are charged only upon acceptance of the article for publication. There are no charges for manuscript submission.