About Ruminants


Ruminants (ISSN 2673-933X) is an international open access journal. It publishes original research articles, reviews, and communications that offer substantial new insight into any field of study that involves ruminants, including cattle, all domesticated and wild bovines, goats, sheep, giraffes, deer, gazelles, and antelopes. Scientifically excellent papers that consider ruminants in the context of genetic or environmental conservation, rural development, or that have significant implications for animal welfare will be particularly welcome, and an interdisciplinary approach is encouraged. Experimental and genomic studies must explain what hypotheses are being tested, and whether new hypotheses are required. Submissions with a strong veterinary, nutritional, meat or dairy science, or genetic focus must make the wider interest of the work very clear. Our aim is to encourage scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical research in as much detail as possible. Full experimental details and/or method of study, must be provided for research articles. Articles submitted that involve subjecting animals to unnecessary pain or suffering will not be accepted, and all articles must be submitted with the necessary ethical approval (please refer to the Ethical Guidelines for more information).

Ruminants does not publish the results of tests of commercial products that do not provide any fundamental scientific advances.


  • Domestic and Wild Ruminants
  • Animal Husbandry and Organic Farming
  • Animal Health and Welfare
  • Emergent and Established Ruminant Diseases
  • Ruminant Parasitology
  • Environmental Stress
  • Microbiology
  • Ruminal Fermentation
  • Animal Feed and Nutrition
  • Reproduction and Breeding
  • Milk and Dairy Products
  • Ruminants and the Environment
  • Genetics and Genomics
  • Meat and Fiber Production
  • Grazing Systems

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