Ruminants is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on ruminants, including cattle, all domesticated and wild bovines, goats, sheep, giraffes, deer, gazelles, and antelopes, published quarterly online by MDPI.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 19.6 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 4.1 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2023).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: Article processing charge (APC) discount vouchers, optional signed peer review, and reviewer names published annually in the journal.
  • Ruminants is a companion journal of Animals.
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Topic in Agriculture, Animals, Dairy, Ruminants, Veterinary Sciences
Practical Methods for Accommodating Behavioral Needs and Improving the Wellbeing of Both Farm Animals Topic Editors: Temple Grandin, Kurt Vogel
Deadline: 20 June 2024
Topic in Foods, Poultry, Ruminants
Carcass Characteristics and Meat Quality in Farm Animals Topic Editors: Sergio Ghidini, Madalena Vieira-Pinto, Raffaella Branciari
Deadline: 30 July 2024
Topic in Agriculture, Animals, Poultry, Ruminants
Precision Feeding and Management of Farm Animals, 2nd Edition Topic Editors: Manuel Gonzalez-Ronquillo, Marta I. Miranda Castañón, Einar Vargas-Bello-Pérez
Deadline: 31 August 2024
Special Issue in Ruminants
Milk and Dairy Products Guest Editor: Carlotta Ceniti
Deadline: 31 December 2023
Special Issue in Ruminants
Impact of Stress in Ruminants Guest Editors: Krystyna Pierzchala-Koziec, Colin Scanes
Deadline: 31 January 2024
Special Issue in Ruminants
Ruminal Microbiota, Fermentation Process, Enteric Methane Emissions, and Animal Performance Guest Editors: Ana Isabel Roca-Fernández, Magdalena Arévalo-Turrubiarte
Deadline: 31 March 2024
Special Issue in Ruminants
Beef Cattle Production and Management Guest Editors: Juliana Ranches, Alice P. Brandao
Deadline: 15 April 2024
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