Focus and Scope


Physiology and physical structure of animals (e.g., breeding mechanisms, nutritional needs, development etc.) and its relevance to the ecosystem in which they live
Evolution, phylogeny, genetics taxonomy and biodiversity of animals
Ecology and conservation:

Protection and restoration of endangered and threatened species
Abundance and distribution of animals and the relevance to sustainability of the ecosystem
Predator-prey dynamics and interactions between animals in ecological communities
Animal management and welfare science:

Animal behavioral and psychological responses to human activity and the environment
Management of captive and domesticated animals
Rehabilitation of animals into the wild
Animals and society:

animal ethics and the morality of their use in human society
Pest management
Animal derived food
Animal diseases and public health
Ethnobiological and cross-cultural perspectives on animals
Preference will be given to those articles that incorporate interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary research to provide an integrated understanding of animals and their relationships with humans. Standards and guidelines related to animal welfare, or comments/suggestions upon those standards and guidelines are particularly welcome. We wish to support original research that provides a broad understanding of how humans and animals can better coexist in a sustainable and healthy manner.

Peer Review Process  

This journal uses double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process.

Publication Frequency 

2021, semi-yearly, published in June and December

Article Processing Charge

Free online publishing.

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Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.