Animals is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal devoted entirely to animals, including zoology and veterinary sciences, published monthly online by MDPI.  
  • 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, AGRICOLA, AGRIS, Animal Science Database, CAB Abstracts, and many other databases.
  • Journal Rank: JCR - Q1 (Veterinary Sciences) / CiteScore - Q2 (General Veterinary)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 15.6 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.4 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2021).
  • 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 Zoonoses.
Impact Factor: 2.752 (2020) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.942 (2020)
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Topic in Agriculture, Animals, Dairy, Foods, Toxins
Mycotoxins in Animal Feed and in Animal Source Foods in Developing Countries Editors-in-Chief: Johanna Lindahl, Gunther Antonissen, Hanna Friberg, Florence Mutua
Deadline: 30 September 2021
Topic in Animals, Veterinary Sciences
Animal Diseases in Agriculture Production Systems Editor-in-Chief: Mahmoud M. Naguib
Deadline: 31 July 2022
Special Issue in Animals
Nutraceuticals and Animal Physiology: Performance and Welfare Guest Editors: Pietro Lombardi, Pietro Medica, Nadia Musco
Deadline: 31 July 2021
Special Issue in Animals
Mineral Nutrition and Metabolism in Fish Guest Editors: Antony Prabhu, Johan W. Schrama
Deadline: 1 August 2021
Special Issue in Animals
Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases: A Continuing Challenge to the Global Avian Production and Management Guest Editors: Lisanework Ayalew, Tadele Kiros
Deadline: 21 August 2021
Special Issue in Animals
Effects of Pollutants on Fish Guest Editors: Francesco Fazio, Stefano Cecchini, Gioele Capillo, Gaetano Cammilleri
Deadline: 31 August 2021
Topical Collection in Animals
Research Advances in Donkey and Mule Science and Medicine Collection Editor: Amy McLean
Topical Collection in Animals
Poultry Nutrition and Metabolism Collection Editors: Vincenzo Tufarelli, Fulvia Bovera
Topical Collection in Animals
Use of Agricultural By-Products in Animal Feeding Collection Editor: Mariangela Caroprese
Topical Collection in Animals
Insects as Animal Feed: A New Promising Sector Collection Editor: Laura Gasco
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