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) and European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine (ECAWBM) 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 provided to authors approximately 19.7 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.5 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2022).
  • 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: 3.231 (2021); 5-Year Impact Factor: 3.312 (2021)
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Topic in Animals, Antioxidants, Foods, Insects, Life
Advanced in Honey Bee and Apitherapy Topic Editors: En-Cheng Yang, Yue-Wen Chen, Chi-Chung Peng, I-Hsin Sung, Ming-Cheng Wu, Yu-Shin Nai, Aleš Gregorc
Deadline: 31 December 2022
Topic in Animals, Microbiology Research, Parasitologia, Pathogens, Zoonotic Diseases
Immune Response to Zoonotic Pathogens Topic Editors: Jesús Hernández, Janice Reis Ciacci-Zanella
Deadline: 1 March 2023
Topic in Animals, Ruminants, Sustainability, Veterinary Sciences
Rumen Fermentation, Microbial Population and Digestibility in Ruminants Topic Editors: Alejandro Plascencia, Juan Carlos Ku-Vera, Richard Avery Zinn
Deadline: 30 April 2023
Topic in Agriculture, Agronomy, Animals, Poultry, Ruminants
Precision Feeding and Management of Farm Animals Topic Editors: Manuel Gonzalez-Ronquillo, Marta I. Miranda Castañón, Einar Vargas-Bello-Pérez
Deadline: 30 June 2023
Special Issue in Animals
Deslorelin Implant: An Ethical and Medical Option in Small Animal Medicine Guest Editors: Salvatore Alonge, Monica Melandri
Deadline: 5 December 2022
Special Issue in Animals
New Trends on Prehistoric and Historical Zooarchaeology Guest Editor: Joan Viciano Badal
Deadline: 31 December 2022
Special Issue in Animals
Insect Farming, Biomass Processing and Practical Applications in Animal Nutrition Guest Editors: Mateusz Rawski, Bartosz Kierończyk
Deadline: 5 January 2023
Special Issue in Animals
Equine Respiratory Medicine and Cardiology Guest Editors: Francesco Ferrucci, Chiara Maria Lo Feudo, Luca Stucchi
Deadline: 20 January 2023
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 Editor: Paolo Bosi
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
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