Animals (ISSN 2076-2615) 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 16.3 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.9 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2020).
  • 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 journal: Birds.
Impact Factor: 2.323 (2019)
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Topic in Agriculture, Animals, Dairy, Foods, Toxins
Mycotoxins in Animal Feed and in Animal Source Foods in Developing Countries Editors-in-Chief: Gunther Antonissen, Johanna Lindahl, Hanna Friberg, Florence Mutua
Deadline: 30 September 2021
Special Issue in Animals
Human-Wildlife Conflict and Interaction Guest Editor: Pia Lucidi
Deadline: 21 April 2021
Special Issue in Animals
Unsolved Problems in Reproductive Biology - Current and Forthcoming Advances in Assisted Reproduction Technologies Guest Editor: Alberto Maria Luciano
Deadline: 30 April 2021
Special Issue in Animals
Comparative Pathology and Immunohistochemistry of Veterinary Species Guest Editors: Alejandro Suárez-Bonnet, Gustavo A. Ramírez Rivero
Deadline: 14 May 2021
Special Issue in Animals
Urban Animal Welfare Policies and Practices Guest Editor: Laura A. Reese
Deadline: 31 May 2021
Topical Collection in Animals
Research Advances in Donkey and Mule Science and Medicine Collection Editor: Amy McLean
Topical Collection in Animals
Poultry Nutrition and Metabolism Collection Editors: Vincenzo Tufarelli, Fulvia Bovera
Topical Collection in Animals
Use of Agricultural By-Products in Animal Feeding Collection Editor: Mariangela Caroprese
Topical Collection in Animals
Insects as Animal Feed: a New Promising Sector Collection Editor: Laura Gasco
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