Animals

Animals is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal devoted entirely to animals, including zoology and veterinary sciences, published semimonthly online by MDPI. The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine (ECAWBM), and Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations (FELASA) are affiliated with Animals and their members receive a discount on the article processing charges.
  • 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, PubAg, AGRIS, Animal Science Database, CAB Abstracts, and other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q1 (Veterinary Sciences) / CiteScore - Q1 (General Veterinary)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 19.1 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.6 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2023).
  • 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: 3.0 (2022); 5-Year Impact Factor: 3.2 (2022)
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Topic in Animals, Aquaculture Journal, Fishes, Life, Poultry
Feeding Strategies to Improve Sustainability and Welfare in Fish and Poultry Production Topic Editors: Sihem Dabbou, Giulia Secci, Hung Quang Tran
Deadline: 20 December 2023
Topic in Animals, Conservation
Wildlife Conservation through Sustainable Use Topic Editors: Greg S. Baxter, Peter Murray, Neal Finch
Deadline: 31 December 2023
Topic in Agriculture, Animals, Dairy, Ruminants, Veterinary Sciences
Practical Methods for Accommodating Behavioral Needs and Improving the Wellbeing of Both Farm Animals Topic Editors: Temple Grandin, Kurt Vogel
Deadline: 20 June 2024
Topic in Agriculture, Agronomy, Animals, Fishes, Poultry
Sustainable Development of Natural Bioactive Compounds/Products in Animal Resource and Agriculture Science: Volume II Topic Editors: In Ho Kim, Balamuralikrishnan Balasubramanian, Shanmugam Sureshkumar
Deadline: 30 June 2024
Special Issue in Animals
Functional Feeds to Improve Shrimp and Fish Aquaculture Guest Editor: Jorge S. Olmos-Soto
Deadline: 25 December 2023
Special Issue in Animals
Warm- and Cool-Season Annual Pastures for Growing Ruminants in Semiarid Regions Guest Editor: Leonard Lauriault
Deadline: 31 December 2023
Special Issue in Animals
Advances in Companion Animal Pain Assessment Guest Editors: Caterina Di Bella, Marzia Stabile, Angela Palumbo Piccionello
Deadline: 5 January 2024
Topical Collection in Animals
Recent Advances in Fish Nutrition: Insights on the Nutritional Implications of Modern Formulations Collection Editors: Artur Rombenso, Bruno Araújo, Erchao Li
Topical Collection in Animals
Gut Microbiota and Growth and Health of Monogastric Farm Animals Collection Editors: Maria Teresa Capucchio, Paolo Bosi
Topical Collection in Animals
Current Advances in Poultry Research Collection Editors: John Michael Gonzalez, Casey M. Owens
Topical Collection in Animals
Nanotechnology in Animal Science Collection Editors: Antonio Gonzalez-Bulnes, Nesrein M. Hashem
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