Special Issue "New Insights into the Physiological and Ethological Dimensions of Human-Animal Interactions"
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: 30 June 2021.
Interests: Ethology; animal physiology; endocrinology; veterinary medicine
Interests: Ethology; animal physiology; neuroendocrinology; human-animal bond
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Human-animal interactions (HAIs) have been defined as the degree of relatedness or distance between animals and humans. Human and non-human animals interact with each other in a variety of contexts, including homes, farms, laboratories, zoos, and natural environments. HAIs may be either positive, negative, or neutral and their quality depends on a variety of factors, including species and environment-related characteristics, genetics, familiarity, and an animal’s level of exposure to humans. The quality of a HAI can have a profound impact on the welfare of both humans and animals. Therefore, assessment of physiological, behavioural, and cognitive parameters in interacting partners is required for achieving and maintaining high standards of welfare, which in turn is critical to the success of an interaction. In the past several years, there has been a growth in studies on human–animal interactions, and the potentially resulting relationships and bonds. Although most of the research has been focused on companion or farm animals, there is now a growing interest in laboratory animals, zoo animals, and wildlife. We invite original manuscripts that address any aspects of human-animal relationships with the aim of helping us to understand and promote the health and well-being of both from a One-Health/One-Welfare perspective. Articles on HAIs that involve domestic animals in various contexts, including sports, animal-assisted interventions and farms, zoo/wild animals, and laboratory animals are welcome.
Dr. Mariangela Albertini
Dr. Pirrone Federica
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 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.
- human-animal relationship
- animal-assisted activity
- zoo animals
- laboratory animals
- farm animals.