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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 by the (Web of Science) from Vol. 5 (2015), (Web of Science) and . Citations available in , full-text archived in .
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 15 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.8 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first 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
Development and Assessment of Animal Welfare Indicators Guest Editor: David W. Miller
Deadline: 31 October 2020
Special Issue in Animals
Computational Bioacoustics Guest Editor: Stavros Ntalampiras
Deadline: 15 November 2020
Special Issue in Animals
Legal Aspects of the Human-Animal Relationship Guest Editors: Alexandra Whittaker, Amy Cosby
Deadline: 30 November 2020
Special Issue in Animals
Animal waste and wastewater management Guest Editors: Changsix Ra, Anthony Lau
Deadline: 15 December 2020
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
Topical Collection in Animals
Applications of Quantitative Genetics in Livestock Production Collection Editor: Michael E. Davis
Topical Collection in Animals
Gut Microbiota and Growth and Health of Monogastric Farm Animals Collection Editor: Paolo Bosi
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