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Animals — Open Access Journal of Animal Science and Animal Welfare

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: indexed by the Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science) from Vol. 5 (2015), 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 23 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 6.1 days (median values for papers published in this journal in 2017).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.

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Special Issues

Special Issue in Animals
Animal Emotion Guest Editor: Oliver Burman
Deadline: 31 May 2018
Special Issue in Animals
Animal Behavior and Natural Disasters Guest Editors: Pier Francesco Biagi, Rachel Grant
Deadline: 30 June 2018
Special Issue in Animals
Farm Animal Transport Guest Editor: Claire A. Weeks
Deadline: 31 August 2018

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