Animals (ISSN 2076-2615) 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.
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 16.3 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.9 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2020).
  • 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.
Impact Factor: 2.323 (2019)
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Special Issue in Animals
Underwater Noise Effects on Marine Animals Guest Editors: Víctor Espinosa, Mónica A. Silva
Deadline: 18 March 2021
Special Issue in Animals
Examination of Blood for Various Horse Categories Guest Editor: Mariko Mochizuki-Kobayashi
Deadline: 31 March 2021
Special Issue in Animals
Human-Wildlife Conflict and Interaction Guest Editor: Pia Lucidi
Deadline: 21 April 2021
Special Issue in Animals
Unsolved Problems in Reproductive Biology - Current and Forthcoming Advances in Assisted Reproduction Technologies Guest Editor: Alberto Maria Luciano
Deadline: 30 April 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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