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The Journal of Anatomy is an international peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the Anatomical Society and published by Wiley-Blackwell. 

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Editorial Board


The editors-in-Chief are supported by a diverse Editorial Board which includes an Early Career Researcher Editorial Board



Phil Cox, UCL Division of Biosciences, UK
Stefan Milz, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
James Sleigh, University College London, UK
Neil Vargesson, University of Aberdeen, UK

Managing Editor
Edward Fenton, E-mail:

The Journal of Anatomy Best Paper Prize


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


Winner Best Paper Prize 2022

Timothy J. Hines, Abigail L. D. Tadenev, Museer A. Lone, Courtney L. Hatton, Inseyah Bagasrawala, Morgane G. Stum, Kathy E. Miers, Thorsten Hornemann, Robert W. Burgess. 'Precision mouse models of Yars/dominant intermediate Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type C and Sptlc1/hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type 1' Journal of Anatomy, Volume 241, Issue 5, November 2022, Pages 1169-1185.


Journal of Anatomy Runner-Up Best Paper Prize

Marta Alaiz Noya, Federica Berti, Susanne Dietrich. 'Comprehensive expression analysis for the core cell cycle regulators in the chicken embryo reveals novel tissue-specific synexpression groups and similarities and differences with expression in mouse, frog and zebrafish.' Journal of Anatomy, Volume 241, Issue 1, July 2022, Pages 42– 66.

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