Journal of Anatomy @JAnatomy

Journal of Anatomy is an international peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the Anatomical Society and published by Wiley-Blackwell. Anatomical Society members can access the journal here and direct link to homepage here. You can sign up to obtain "content alerts" on the journal homepage - more information here

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Editorial Board

Editors-in-Chief are supported by a diverse Editorial Board. Contact the Editorial Office:

Thomas Gillingwater

Thomas Gillingwater
University of Edinburgh, UK

Anthony Graham
Anthony Graham
King's College, University of London, UK
Stefan Milz
Stefan Milz
Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany



Top 3 Most cited articles

Anatomy of the anterolateral ligament of the knee (Claes et al. 2013)

Advances in 3D cell culture technologies enabling tissue‚Äźlike structures to be created in vitro (Knight & Przyborski 2014)

Astrocyte–endothelial interactions and blood–brain barrier permeability* (Abbott 2002)



Best Article Award 2020

Authors are eligible to be considered for the annual prize for the paper deemed by the editors to be the best presented by either a member or non member of the Society. For more information on how to apply click here


Novel concept for the epaxial/hypaxial boundary based on neuronal development
Hiroshi Nagashima,  Daisuke Koga,  Satoshi Kusumi,  Katsuki Mukaigasa,  Hiroyuki Yaginuma,  Tatsuo Ushiki,  Noboru Sato
Volume 237, Issue 3, September 2020, Pages 427-438
First published: 12 August 2020


Comparative growth in the olfactory system of the developing chick with considerations for evolutionary studies
Aneila V. C. Hogan,  Akinobu Watanabe,  Amy M. Balanoff,  Gabriel S. Bever
Volume 237, Issue 2, August 2020, Pages 225-240
First published: 20 April 2020

Comparative anatomy of the mammalian neuromuscular junction
Ines Boehm*,  Abrar Alhindi*,  Ana S. Leite,  Chandra Logie,  Alyssa Gibbs,  Olivia Murray,  Rizwan Farrukh,  Robert Pirie,  Christopher Proudfoot,  Richard Clutton,  Thomas M. Wishart, Ross A Jones, Thomas H. Gillingwater
Volume237, Issue 5, November 2020, Pages 827-836
First published: 23 June 2020

[Dr Boehm and Dr Alhindi are joint Lead Authors]




Scope of Journal and Info for Authors

Its main focus is to understand anatomy through an analysis of structure, function, development and evolution. 

Impact Factor 2.013

The Journal publishes original papers, invited review articles and book reviews:

  • Cell biology and tissue architecture
  • Comparative functional morphology
  • Developmental biology
  • Evolutionary developmental biology
  • Evolutionary morphology
  • Functional human anatomy
  • Integrative vertebrate paleontology
  • Methodological innovations in anatomical research
  • Musculoskeletal system
  • Neuroanatomy and neurodegeneration
  • Significant advances in anatomical education

Instructions for authors

Online manuscript submission and peer review