Animals is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal devoted entirely to animals, including zoology and veterinary sciences, published semimonthly online by MDPI. The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine (ECAWBM), and Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations (FELASA) are affiliated with Animals and their members receive a discount on the article processing charges.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: indexed within Scopus, SCIE (Web of Science), PubMed, PMC, Embase, PubAg, AGRIS, Animal Science Database, CAB Abstracts, and other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q1 (Veterinary Sciences) / CiteScore - Q1 (General Veterinary)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 17 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.8 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2022).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.
  • Companion journals for Animals include: Birds, Ruminants and Zoonotic Diseases.
Impact Factor: 3.231 (2021); 5-Year Impact Factor: 3.312 (2021)
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Topic in Animals, Ruminants, Sustainability, Veterinary Sciences
Rumen Fermentation, Microbial Population and Digestibility in Ruminants Topic Editors: Alejandro Plascencia, Juan Carlos Ku-Vera, Richard Avery Zinn
Deadline: 30 April 2023
Topic in Agriculture, Agronomy, Animals, Poultry, Ruminants
Precision Feeding and Management of Farm Animals Topic Editors: Manuel Gonzalez-Ronquillo, Marta I. Miranda Castañón, Einar Vargas-Bello-Pérez
Deadline: 30 June 2023
Topic in Agriculture, Animals, Dietetics, Foods, Insects
Edible Insects as Feed and Food: Opportunities and Challenges Topic Editors: Rifat Ullah Khan, Shabana Naz
Deadline: 31 July 2023
Topic in Animals, Diversity, Genes, JZBG, Life
Challenges of Animal Science Diversity in Times of Climate and Technological Change Topic Editors: Vlatka Cubric-Curik, Nina Moravčíková, Luboš Vostrý
Deadline: 31 August 2023
Special Issue in Animals
Avian Blood Parasites Guest Editors: Josef Harl, Mikas Ilgūnas
Deadline: 31 March 2023
Special Issue in Animals
Precision Livestock Innovations in Sheep Farming Guest Editors: Hefin Williams, Rhys Aled Jones, Manod Williams
Deadline: 20 April 2023
Special Issue in Animals
Closing the Conservation Genetics Gap to Advance Wildlife Protection at Different Biodiversity Levels: From Genes to Ecosystems Guest Editors: Snorre B. Hagen, Cornelya Klütsch
Deadline: 30 April 2023
Special Issue in Animals
Nutritional Quality Assessment in Milk and Dairy Products Guest Editors: Aneta Brodziak, Joanna Barłowska
Deadline: 15 May 2023
Topical Collection in Animals
Recent Advances in Fish Nutrition: Insights on the Nutritional Implications of Modern Formulations Collection Editors: Artur Rombenso, Bruno Araújo, Erchao Li
Topical Collection in Animals
Gut Microbiota and Growth and Health of Monogastric Farm Animals Collection Editor: Paolo Bosi
Topical Collection in Animals
Current Advances in Poultry Research Collection Editors: John Michael Gonzalez, Casey M. Owens
Topical Collection in Animals
Nanotechnology in Animal Science Collection Editors: Antonio Gonzalez-Bulnes, Nesrein M. Hashem
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