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Special Issue "Fundamentals of Clinical Animal Behaviour"
A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615). This special issue belongs to the section "Human-Animals Interactions, Animal Behaviour and Emotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2019).
Interests: animal cognition; animal welfare; clinical animals behaviour; individual differences; veterinary behaviour; psychopharmacy; life skills; temperament; human animal interactions; companion animals; dog behaviour; cat behaviour; horse behaviour; perception; emotion; animal emotion
Interests: neuroscience; animal behavior; neuropsychology; veterinary medicine; behavioral science; behavioral medicine; dogs; animal welfare; cats; behavioral animal models
We are pleased to announce a Special Edition of the journal Animals, which we hope will make a major contribution to our thinking about clinical animal behaviour. Animal behaviour problems are common and arise as a result of multiple and diverse issues, ranging from simple misperceptions of behaviour, to conditioned behaviours and medical issues. The scientific foundations are therefore multidisciplinary, as are the techniques used in diagnosis and treatment. However, these matters are rarely discussed in any depth in the peer reviewed literature. In this Special Issue, we are seeking to bring together the latest thinking on this topic, from theoretical issues to the latest research that challenges and enhances our understanding of the nature, management, and impact of these problems. As a result of the generous sponsorship of Boehringer Ingelheim and Ceva Sante Animale, we are able to waive the normal page processing fee for up to 15 of the manuscripts accepted for publication; further papers will be included in the Special Issue in accordance with the normal terms and conditions of Animals.
As this will be a Special Edition of the open access publication Animals, it will be freely available to practitioners, researchers, and the public. We are particularly keen to receive well-argued contributions relating to the fundamental underpinnings of the discipline, such as the pros and cons of different paradigms for studying and managing problem behaviour, the concept of pathology in relation to problem behaviour, and so on. We are also particularly keen to receive contributions relating to new/emerging issues, such as the veterinary/medical aspects of behaviour problems, which may provide initial evidence of the new considerations relevant to diagnosis and management. We also welcome submissions exploring aspects of the human–animal bond that could have an impact on the assessment and management of behaviour problems. We will consider all submissions relevant to the discipline received before the deadline of 31 August 2019. It is also worth noting that an association with this Special Edition may help enhance the visibility of your work.
As the number of free publications is limited, we are asking for anyone wishing for their work to be considered for publication with a fee waiver, to submit an initial abstract (500 words) to Rita Meng ([email protected]) by 31 May 2019. Please ensure that your submission is clearly marked in both the file name and title, with “Fundamentals of Clinical Animal Behaviour, Special Issue Fee Waiver Request”. Please note, an initial acceptance at this stage does not imply final acceptance, which will be subject to the normal peer-review process. When submitting your abstract, you should also explain why you wish to be considered for a fee waiver. Priority will be given to papers deemed to have the strongest scientific merit or to make a major contribution to our fundamental thinking about the discipline, those who may lack the funds for their research (e.g., self-funding PhD students), and fundamental papers that, by the nature of their scope, may not be readily considered by other journals. All full submissions (fee free or not) must be received by 31 August.
We very much hope you will join us in trying to produce a very special publication.
Prof. Daniel Mills
Assoc. Prof. Jaume Fatjó
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 papers will be 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 monthly 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 1600 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.
- animal behaviour
- animal emotion
- animal motivation
- problem behaviour
- veterinary behaviour