Journal History

2011 The inaugural issue was released. Animals was published as a quarterly journal.
Animals was indexed in Zoological Record - Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics).
2013 Animals was indexed in Scopus - Elsevier.
2014 Animals endorsed the ARRIVE Guidelines.
2015 Animals was indexed in PubMed - National Library of Medicine (NLM).
2016 Animals adopted a monthly publication schedule.
2017 Animals was indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) - Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics), from Vol. 5 (2015).
Animals announced the first edition of the Travel Awards.
2018 Animals received its first Impact Factor (1.654).
Animals announced the first edition of the Young Investigator Awards.
Animals established the following sections:
  • Cattle;
  • Small Ruminant;
  • Pig;
  • Poultry;
  • Equids;
  • Companion Animals;
  • Zoo Animal;
  • Wildlife;
  • Aquatic Animals;
  • Animal Welfare;
  • Animal Ethics;
  • Animal Nutrition;
  • Animal Physiology;
  • Animal Genetics and Genomics;
  • Animal System and Management;
  • Animal Reproduction;
  • Ecology and Conservation;
  • Animal in Society and Policy.
2019 Section "Animal in Society and Policy" was renamed as "Public Policy, Politics and Law Section".
Journal published its 1,000th paper.
Animals established the following sections:
  • Birds;
  • Human-Animal Interactions, Animal Behaviour and Emotion;
  • Veterinary Clinical Studies.
2020 Animals announced the first edition of the Outstanding Reviewer Awards.
The 1st International Electronic Conference on Animals was organized by the Animals.
2021 Animals announced the first edition of the Best Cover Awards.
Animals announced the first edition of the Academic Conference Grants.
The year 2021 marked the 10th anniversary of Animals.
Animals established the following sections:
  • Herpetology;
  • Mammals.
2022 Animals adopted a semimonth publication schedule.
Animals established the following section:
  • Animal Products.


2010–present Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Clive J. C. Phillips

Section Editor-in-Chief


Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Sven Dänicke for the section on Animal Nutrition
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Stephen J.G. Hall for the section on Small Ruminants
Section Editor-in-Chief: 
Prof. Dr. Xavier Manteca for the section on Zoo Animals


Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Velmurugu Ravindran for the section on Poultry
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Michael Hässig for the section on Animals Physiology
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Michael E. Davis for the section on Animal Genetics and Genomics
Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Roy Neville Kirkwood for the section on Animal Reproduction
Section Editor-in-Chief: 
Dr. Kenji Saitoh for the section on Aquatic Animals 
Section Editor-in-Chief
: Dr. Jukka Jokimäki for the section on Birds
Section Editor-in-Chief: 
Dr. Bertram Ostendorf for the section on Ecology and Conservation
Section Editor-in-Chief: 
Dr. Steven P. McCulloch for the section on Public Policy, Politics and Law


Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Chris W. Rogers for the section on Equids
Section Editor-in-Chief
: Prof. Dr. Cinzia Benazzi for the section on Veterinary Clinical Studies
2022–2024 Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Daniel Ramp for the section on Wildlife
2022–present Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Franco Andreone for the section on Herpetology
2023–present Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Pablo Sánchez Quinteiro for the section on Mammals
Section Editor-in-Chief: 
Dr. Guillermo Ripoll for the section on Animal Products
2024–present Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Govind Kannan for the section on Small Ruminants
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