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Animals — Open Access Animal Science and Animal Welfare Journal

Animals (ISSN 2076-2615) is an international open access journal devoted entirely to animals, including zoology and veterinary sciences, published monthly online by MDPI.  
  • Open Access - free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High visibility: To be indexed in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) - Web of Science, from Vol. 5 (2015). Currently indexed in Zoological Record - Web of Science, Scopus and other databases.
    Citations available in PubMed, full-text archived in PubMed Central.
  • CiteScore 2016 (Scopus): 1.46, which equals rank 69/343 (Q1) in "Animal Science and Zoology", rank 21/146 (Q1) in "General Veterinary".
  • Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 28 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 5 days (median values for papers published in this journal in first half of 2017).

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Special Issues

Special Issue in Animals
Biotechnology in Animals' Management, Health and Welfare Guest Editors: Paolo Baragli, Antonio Lanatà
Deadline: 31 October 2017
Special Issue in Animals
Proceedings of 7th International Conference on the Assessment of Animal Welfare at Farm and Group Level Guest Editors: Paul Koene, Frank Tuyttens, Inonge Reimert
Deadline: 15 November 2017
Special Issue in Animals
Animal Ethics Guest Editor: James Yeates
Deadline: 30 November 2017
Special Issue in Animals
Animal Sheltering Guest Editor: Jacquie Rand
Deadline: 15 December 2017
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