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Experimental Physiology Publishes Open Access Health Journal

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Since it was established in 1908, Experimental Physiology has published research articles that report novel insights into homeostatic and adaptive responses in health, as well as those that further our understanding of pathophysiological mechanisms in disease. 

From 18th October 2022, any article submitted and accepted for publication in Experimental Physiology will be published open access under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC BY). As a result, these articles will be accessible to anyone, anywhere. This change will benefit the journal’s global readership and authors.

The Society anticipates those publishing in Experimental Physiology will see increased downloads and citations of their research, increasing its visibility, reach, and impact.  

All accepted articles will be subject to an Article Publication Charge (APC) to cover the cost of publishing. Many authors will have these fees covered by transitional agreements between their institutions and our publisher, Wiley. Still, The Society is pleased to be able to offer several waivers to ensure that payment is not a barrier to publication.  

The transition to open access further illustrates Experimental Physiology’s continued commitment to the principles of the open science movement. For more information, please read Professor Bailey’s Editorial, or refer to the frequently asked questions. 

Experimental Physiology is part of The Physiological Society’s family of journals, including also the Journal of Physiology and Physiological Reports.  

Commenting on the announcement, the president of The Physiological Society, Professor David Paterson, said: ‘This is a momentous occasion for The Physiological Society. Experiment Physiology has been the proud home of innovative, world-leading science for over 100 years, and this is the most significant change to its publishing model in its history. It represents a fantastic opportunity for research in Experimental Physiology to reach as wide an audience as possible.’

Editor-in-Chief of Experimental Physiology Professor Damian Bailey said: ‘I, along with the Editorial Board, am energised by the opportunity this provides for Experimental Physiology to continue to grow, diversify and further connect the physiological community serves. Both authors and readers of the journal will benefit from this historic change. Experimental Physiologys mission remains constant, and we look to physiologists worldwide to join us in this enterprise by submitting manuscripts and contributing to reviews.’

Professor Paul McLoughlin, chair of The Physiological Society’s publications committee, said: ‘We are very pleased to be able to make this historic announcement. This move will help us strengthen Experimental Physiology’s links with existing and emerging physiological research communities.’

Vice president of open research at Wiley, Kathryn Sharples, said: ‘Wiley is committed to a future in which more and more of the world’s research is open and available to make the biggest impact. We are excited that Experimental Physiology is moving to a fully open-access model. We look forward to continuing our partnership with The Physiological Society on this next phase of the journal’s evolution.’

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