Special Issue "Applied Ethology and Welfare of Animals"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2016).
Interests: animal behaviour; animal welfare particularly in non-mammalian species and species that have complex needs in captivity, such as psittacines, amphibians and reptiles.
This Special Issue aims to bring together a body of work on ethology and the welfare of animals. The Special Issue invites submissions covering animal behavior and welfare generally, but particularly relating to the management of captive or domestic species. Submissions in all areas of pure and applied ethology and the welfare of animals will be considered and, in particular, we invite submissions in the following areas:
- Animal health (from a welfare angle)
- Livestock production and welfare
- Enrichment of captive animal environments and the promotion of natural behaviour
- The welfare of under-represented groups, such as fish, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, and birds
- Behavior and welfare of groups that may be at particular risk of impaired welfare due to complex needs in captivity, such as primates, psittacines, and marine mammals.
- Equine behaviour and welfare
Dr. Rachel A. Grant
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.