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 2019

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


‘Potential biomarkers of the mature intervertebral disc identified at the single cell level’ Li et al. Journal of Anatomy, Volume 234, Issue 1, January 2019, Pages 16-32


‘Are endocasts good proxies for brain size and shape in archosaurs throughout ontogeny?’ Watanabe et al. Journal of Anatomy, Volume 234, Issue 3, March 2019, Pages 291-305

‘Bioengineering the microanatomy of human skin’ Roger et al. Journal of Anatomy, Volume 234, Issue 4, April 2019, Pages 438-455



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