A major new International Journal of Animal Bioscience

animal publishes the best, innovative and cutting-edge science that relates to animals (farmed or managed) used for animal production, and that is relevant to whole animal outcomes, and/or to animal management practices. Papers can be accepted from all species if they are in, or contribute knowledge to, animal production systems. Animal is essential reading for all animal scientists, stakeholders and policy makers interested in agricultural, biomedical, veterinary and environmental sciences with expected impacts on Animal Production and Productivity, Animal Welfare, Animal Health, Food Security, Environment, Climate Change, Product Quality, Human Health and Nutrition, and Sustainability of Animal Agriculture and Livestock Systems. Impacts should be of international relevance.

animal aims to publish novel and original research papers, horizon-scanning reviews and critically informative opinion papers. Papers should consider animal responses, as well as lower or upper levels of understanding, with research spanning from genes to systems. Interactions between levels of approach are encouraged to account for the integrative nature of biological systems. The main subject areas include: breeding and genetics; nutrition (monogastrics, ruminants); physiology and functional biology; welfare, behaviour and health management (welfare and behaviour; health management); livestock farming systems (livestock systems; precision livestock farming); quality of animal products.

animal announces move to Gold Open Access and launch of new publishing agreement with Elsevier

We are delighted to announce that animal has entered into a new publishing agreement with Elsevier beginning 1st January, 2021 and that animal will become an open access journal with no subscription charges from that date. This means that authors who publish in animal can make their research work immediately, permanently, and freely accessible worldwide. animal authors will pay an article publishing charge (APC).
All articles published after 1st January 2021 will be published under the Creative Commons Attribution License. The advantage of a Creative Commons Licence is that all articles published in the journal will be freely available to users to view, download and share.

Any subscription enquiries should be addressed to the Customer Services Department at: journals@cambridge.org.

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animal was launched in February 2007 and is now published by Elsevier,  the largest global publisher of scientific journals currently publishing over 400 peer-reviewed open access journals.


animal is your journal, owned by EAAP, INRA and BSAS entirely for the benefit of scientists.