- Akira Yasukouchi, Kyushu University
- Alan Bittles, Edith Cowan University
- Hans Jürgens, The University of Kiel
- Tetsuo Katsuura, Chiba University
- C. G. Nicholas Mascie-Taylor, University of Cambridge
- Pavao Rudan, Institute for Anthropological Research
- Masahiko Sato, Kyushu Institute of Design
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Journal of Physiological Anthropology, is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that publishes research on the physiological functions of modern mankind, with an emphasis on the bio-cultural effects on human adaptability to current environment.
Best Reviewer Award
Journal of PHYSIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY BestReviewer Award 2012
In 2012, a total of 62 reviewers kindly reviewed the manuscripts submitted. In appreciation of their valuable contributions, we have awarded the two Best Reviewers of the Year 2012 as follows:
- Yuji Takasaki (Akita University)
- Anna Ooue (Toyo University)
Articles published in Journal of Physiological Anthropology since 1996 (volume 15) are open access and fully accessible from the following link.
11th International Congress of Physiological Anthropology (ICPA),
The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada
8th – 10th August 2013
Theme: Human Variation and Built Environments
The International Association of Physiological Anthropology (IAPA) invites all colleagues with overlapping interests to participate in what promises to be an exciting scientific program and an enjoyable international event.
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Akira Yasukouchi graduated from Kyushu Institute of Design in 1979, after 8 years of research with the National Institute of Industrial Health for the Japanese Ministry of Labour, he returned to his old school as associate professor in 1990 to research physiological anthropology. He became professor in 1999, distinguished professor in 2009 and director of the Department of Human Science in 2012. He has been Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Physiological Anthropology since 1997.
"As a physio-anthropologist I try to describe the variations of adaptability, within and between individuals, to modern society. To do this the differences in adaptability should be examined in terms of biological characteristics, polytypisms and whole-body coordination. We must consider the factors affecting the morphological and physiological polytypisms using new study methodologies, with the aim of understanding what a truly "healthy" environment would be and how it would fit the needs of both individuals and populations."