American Physiological Society


    Non-profit association founded in 1887 and based in Bethesda, Maryland, the APS is publisher of the American Journal of Physiology, Journal of Applied Physiology, Journal of Neurophysiology, others. Members include those with doctoral degrees  in medicine, physiology and other health-related fields.   

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    Mission Statement

    "The American Physiological Society  (APS) is a nonprofit devoted to fostering education, scientific research, and dissemination of information in the physiological sciences."  -  (accessed 2017)


    1887:  The Society was founded with 28 members.

    2016:  APS reports having "over 10,500 members."

    Governance: Board / Owners / Parent organization

    APS is governed by an elected Council consisting of a President, President-Elect, Past President, and nine Councillors.


    APS provides current subscribers access to online APS journal content as far back as far as September 1996, depending on the journal.  

    Content prior to this is part of the APS Journal Legacy Content.  The Journal Legacy Content is a separate program from the Subscription Program in that subscribers pay once for perpetual access to the content from thirteen APS titles.  This content goes back to the first issue of each journal – including the first journal published in 1898.

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