Animals — Open Access Journal

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 by the Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science) from Vol. 5 (2015), Zoological Record (Web of Science) and Scopus (2018 CiteScore: 2.21). Citations available in PubMed, full-text archived in PubMed Central.
  • Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 18.7 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.8 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2019).
  • 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.
Impact Factor: 1.832 (2018)
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Special Issue in Animals
Horse Welfare Guest Editors: Clémence Lesimple, Aleksandra Górecka-Bruzda
Deadline: 15 November 2019
Special Issue in Animals
Livestock Transport Guest Editor: Leonardo Nanni Costa
Deadline: 1 December 2019
Special Issue in Animals
Dog Behaviour, Physiology and Welfare Guest Editors: Angelo Gazzano, Chiara Mariti
Deadline: 20 December 2019
Special Issue in Animals
Interactions of Free-Roaming Cats and Wildlife Guest Editors: Michael C. Calver, Trish Fleming
Deadline: 31 December 2019
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
Topical Collection in Animals
Applications of Quantitative Genetics in Livestock Production Collection Editor: Michael E. Davis
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