Special Issue "Sustainable Poultry Production Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2019)
Globally, poultry makes a substantial contribution to food security and nutrition. A growing human population and rising incomes result in an increasing demand for meat and eggs and poultry is the fastest growing animal production sector. However, for a sustainable development the sector needs to consider important environmental, economic and societal challenges. These relate for example to the sector’s impact on natural resources and biodiversity and effects on climate change, the effects of housing and management (e.g., stocking density, enrichment, feed restriction of broiler breeders), transport and slaughter conditions (e.g., transport duration, stunning quality) on animal welfare and threats to human health (e.g., poultry as a vector of infectious diseases and because of its role in antimicrobial resistance).
Defining sustainable development options for these complex issues requires the interaction of all stakeholders: Breeders, producers, supply industries, the wider food chain (e.g., farm assurance, levy bodies, transporters, markets, processors, retailers and food service sector), NGOs, environmental groups, governments, academia, etc.
We invite original research papers that address the sustainability of poultry production systems and consider above mentioned issues related to environmental, economic, ethical and societal aspects and their interactions. Papers may also address underlying structural, organizational, market and trade aspects that affect the sustainability of the poultry sector.
Prof. Harry J. Blokhuis
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 1000 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.
- Laying hen