Animals is an international, peer-reviewed, 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 within Scopus, SCIE (Web of Science), PubMed, PMC, Embase, AGRICOLA, AGRIS, Animal Science Database, CAB Abstracts, and many other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q1 (Veterinary Sciences) / CiteScore - Q2 (General Veterinary)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 15.6 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.4 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2021).
  • 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.
  • Companion journals for Animals include: Birds, Ruminants and Zoonotic Diseases.
Impact Factor: 2.752 (2020) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.942 (2020)
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Topic in Foods, Microorganisms, Animals, Agriculture
Development of Agricultural and Food By-Product Resources and Animal Production to Achieve Food Sustainability Editor-in-Chief: Yimin Cai
Deadline: 20 March 2022
Topic in Animals, Veterinary Sciences
Animal Diseases in Agricultural Production Systems Editor-in-Chief: Mahmoud M. Naguib
Deadline: 31 July 2022
Topic in Animals, Antioxidants, Foods, Insects, Life
Advanced in Honey Bee and Apitherapy Deadline: 31 December 2022
Special Issue in Animals
Livestock Breeding in the Age of Digital Agriculture Guest Editor: Dan Tulpan
Deadline: 15 December 2021
Special Issue in Animals
Proteomics in Veterinary Research and Zoonotic Diseases Guest Editors: Alessio Soggiu, Cristian Piras
Deadline: 31 December 2021
Special Issue in Animals
The Use of Animals in Animal Experimentation Guest Editors: Cristina Castillo Rodríguez, Mar Yllera Fernández
Deadline: 1 January 2022
Special Issue in Animals
Rumen Microbiomes Guest Editor: Nagaraju Indugu
Deadline: 15 January 2022
Topical Collection in Animals
Paleoecology, Taphonomy, Zooarchaeology (PTZ) Collection Editor: José Yravedra-Sainz de los Terreros
Topical Collection in Animals
Current Advances in Poultry Research Collection Editors: John Michael Gonzalez, Casey M. Owens
Topical Collection in Animals
Research Advances in Donkey and Mule Science and Medicine Collection Editor: Amy McLean
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