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Special Issue "Encountering Animals"
A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615). This special issue belongs to the section "Human-Animal Interactions, Animal Behaviour and Emotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2021) | Viewed by 47667
Special Issue Editor
Interests: animal welfare
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Special Issue Information
I invite researchers from all disciplines to submit contributions for this Special Issue entitled “Encountering Animals.”. The scope of “encountering” encompasses situations, relationships, communications, observations, examinations, and all of the ways that the paths of humans and animals cross. “Animals” include animal companions, animals used as food, wildlife, animals kept in zoos or laboratories, and animals in literature and film. Moreover, the category of “animals” goes beyond mammals to include insects and invertebrates.
Papers might examine such topics as:
- human-horse interactions (including but not limited to riding);
- veterinarian–patient-client relationships;
- relationships with pets of all kinds;
- human-animal communication;
- experiences at zoos or sanctuaries;
- bird-watching experiences, from the common sparrow to the elusive raptor;
- whale watching, either through intentional tourism or happenstance;
- urban wildlife encounters, whether involving conflict or coexistence;
- meeting animals while scuba diving;
- influential animal characters in movies, television, and books;
- representations of animals in the media;
- animal rescue and rehabilitation efforts;
- raising animals for food;
- consuming animals;
- beekeeping experiences and practices.
All methodological and theoretical approaches are welcome, including multi-species ethnography. In short, any perspective that provides insight into our shared existence with animals will be considered.
Prof. Leslie Irvine
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Animals is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.