Special Issue "Advances in Animal Cognition"


A special issue of Behavioral Sciences (ISSN 2076-328X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2016)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Jennifer Vonk
Department of Psychology, Oakland University, 2200 N Squirrel Rd, Rochester, MI 48309, USA
Website: http://www.jennifervonk.com
Interests: concept formation, social reasoning, causal reasoning, prosociality, memory

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,


This Special Issue solicits papers reflecting recent methodological or conceptual advances in the field of animal cognition, broadly defined. Topics can cover any area of cognitive processing involving any species. Examples of topics include the application of cognitive studies to animal welfare, the neurological underpinnings of cognitive capacities, and novel experimental tests of basic cognitive abilities. Comparisons of cognitive abilities across species, including humans, are especially welcome. Empirical research papers that demonstrate novelty in their approach, as well as review papers outlining novel theoretical approaches to a topic are welcome. Authors may also contribute perspectives papers that outline current issues and potential solutions within the field of animal cognition.

Jennifer Vonk
Guest Editors


Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Behavioral Sciences is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 300 CHF (Swiss Francs). English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.


  • methodological advances
  • conceptual advances
  • theory
  • animal Cognition
  • primates
  • carnivores
  • animal welfare

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Behav. Sci. 2016, 6(1), 2; doi:10.3390/bs6010002
Received: 4 December 2015 / Revised: 22 December 2015 / Accepted: 27 December 2015 / Published: 11 January 2016
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Behav. Sci. 2014, 4(3), 213-225; doi:10.3390/bs4030213
Received: 11 June 2014 / Revised: 11 July 2014 / Accepted: 15 July 2014 / Published: 25 July 2014
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