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) and European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine (ECAWBM) 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 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 17.7 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 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 Zoonotic Diseases.
Impact Factor: 2.752 (2020) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.942 (2020)
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Topic in Animals, Veterinary Sciences, Fishes
Animal Diseases in Agricultural Production Systems Topic Editors: Mahmoud M. Naguib, Mehdi Soltani
Deadline: 31 July 2022
Topic in Animals, Antioxidants, Foods, Insects, Life
Advanced in Honey Bee and Apitherapy Topic Editors: En-Cheng Yang, Yue-Wen Chen, Chi-Chung Peng, I-Hsin Sung, Ming-Cheng Wu, Yu-Shin Nai, Aleš Gregorc
Deadline: 31 December 2022
Topic in Animals, Microbiology Research, Parasitologia, Pathogens, Zoonotic Diseases
Immune Response to Zoonotic Pathogens Topic Editors: Jesús Hernández, Janice Reis Ciacci-Zanella
Deadline: 1 March 2023
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
Special Issue in Animals
The Animal–Human Interfaces in Physiology of Reproduction: The Research to Improve Performance, as well as Animal and Human Health Guest Editors: Laura Menchetti, Giulio Curone, Gabriele Brecchia, Olimpia Barbato
Deadline: 31 May 2022
Special Issue in Animals
Genomics and Phenomics for Improving the Sustainability of Livestock Production Guest Editor: Sara Pegolo
Deadline: 15 June 2022
Special Issue in Animals
Reproductive Management of Sheep and Goats Guest Editors: Antonio Gonzalez-Bulnes, Paula Martinez-Ros
Deadline: 30 June 2022
Special Issue in Animals
Increasing Piglet Pre-weaning Survival through Peri-Partum and Lactation Management Guest Editors: Ramon Muns, Roger Davin, Christina Mulvenna
Deadline: 15 July 2022
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
Paleoecology, Taphonomy, Zooarchaeology (PTZ) Collection Editor: José Yravedra-Sainz de los Terreros
Topical Collection in Animals
Current Advances in Poultry Research Collection Editors: John Michael Gonzalez, Casey M. Owens
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