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Special Issue "Animal Stress and Pain Assessment"
A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2015).
Our ability to properly evaluate stress and pain in animals and to develop and implement effective strategies for mitigation is dependent on the availability of valid and reliable methodologies for assessment. It is clear that there is no single measure that is suitable for evaluating stress and pain across all species and scenarios. Furthermore, for some situations we must acknowledge that currently available techniques are inadequate. Thus, further research is needed to develop novel approaches to assessment, and to more fully understand the potential and limitations of existing measures.
Original research papers and reviews are invited for this special issue. Topics might include, but are not limited to the following: (1) development of novel approaches or technologies for the assessment of animal stress or pain; (2) translation of existing methodologies to novel situations or species; and (3) assessment of the validity, reliability and feasibility of existing measures.
Dr. Lee Niel
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 1200 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 stress
- animal pain
- methods of assessment
- validity & reliability
- animal welfare