A section of Biology (ISSN 2079-7737).
The definition of "Physiology" is not trivial because this field of biology is not restricted to a certain research topic, method, or organ. Instead, it can be best defined by the central question asked in any physiological research, "How does it work?".
Long ago, methods of classical physiology were mainly physical and electrical, but today physiologists use all kinds of modern scientific techniques to discover the exact mechanism behind a biological process. Often, specific functional measurements are combined with molecular biological or advanced microscopic techniques.
The subjects of physiological research are virtually unlimited, the spectrum ranging from biological molecules, organelles, cells, tissues, and organs to whole organisms. The large field of neurophysiology is excluded here, because the topic is widely covered by specific journals. The list of keywords below is arbitrary and rough, and therefore should not be considered to exclude topics not listed here.
• Cardiovascular system and microcirculation
• Epithelial transport and barrier
• Lung and gas exchange
• Gastrointestinal function
• Kidney and homeostasis
• Endocrine and metabolism
• Muscle, exercise and sport
• Stress response
Following special issues within this section are currently open for submissions:
- Sperm Quality: Past, Present and the Future Knowledge We Need (Deadline: 31 May 2022)
- Alternative Nicotine Delivery Devices on Lung Health (Deadline: 31 July 2022)
- Effects of Environmental Factors on Human Health and Performance (Deadline: 1 August 2022)
- Scaffolding Proteins and Ion Channel Regulation (Deadline: 31 August 2022)
- The Interaction of the Muscle Contractile and Elastic Elements during Movement (Deadline: 31 August 2022)
- Human Bodywork: Applications in Health, Disease, and Rehabilitation (Deadline: 30 September 2022)
- The Biological Underlying Processes of Physical Exercise Benefits (Deadline: 15 October 2022)
- Response and Adaptation during Human Exercise: From Physiology, Metabolism and Musculoskeletal Modelling to Understand Functional Disorders (Deadline: 31 October 2022)
- New Frontiers of Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity for Health and Human Performance (Deadline: 31 December 2022)
- Evaluation of Bioelectrical Proprieties and Body Composition in Athletes and Exercisers (Deadline: 31 January 2023)
- Biological, Physiological, and Biomechanical Determinants of Human Performance Optimization (Deadline: 28 February 2023)
- Physiological and Pathophysiological Responses to Biomaterials 2.0: From Nano- to Microscale Effects and Interactions (Deadline: 28 February 2023)