animal announces move to

Gold Open Access

and launch of new publishing agreement with Elsevier

We are delighted to announce that animal entered into a new publishing agreement with Elsevier on 1st January, 2021 and that animal became an open access journal with no subscription charges from that date.

This means that authors who publish in animal can make their research work immediately, permanently, and freely accessible worldwide. animal authors will pay an article publishing charge (APC). The APC for animal is 1400 Euros.

All articles published after 1st January 2021 will be published under the Creative Commons Attribution License. The advantage of a Creative Commons Licence is that all articles published in the journal will be freely available to users to view, download and share.

Authors will be required to sign a Creative Commons Licence instead of transferring their copyright. They will be offered a choice of either a CC BY license (which extends options for reuse of the article, such as allowing for alterations and revisions to the article and reuse by commercial entities) or a CC BY-NC-ND license (which restricts reuse of the articles to non-commercial purposes and does not permit distribution of the article if it is changed or edited in any way).

Rigorous peer review will continue to guarantee the quality of the research published, with no change in editorial standards or rejection rates.

animal publishes the best, innovative and cutting-edge science that relates to animals (farmed or managed) used for animal production, and that is relevant to whole animal outcomes, and/or to animal management practices. Papers can be accepted from all species if they are in, or contribute knowledge to, animal production systems. Animal is essential reading for all animal scientists, stakeholders and policy makers interested in agricultural, biomedical, veterinary and environmental sciences with expected impacts on Animal Production and Productivity, Animal Welfare, Animal Health, Food Security, Environment, Climate Change, Product Quality, Human Health and Nutrition, and Sustainability of Animal Agriculture and Livestock Systems. Impacts should be of international relevance.

animal aims to publish novel and original research papers, horizon-scanning reviews and critically informative opinion papers. Papers should consider animal responses, as well as lower or upper levels of understanding, with research spanning from genes to systems. Interactions between levels of approach are encouraged to account for the integrative nature of biological systems. The main subject areas include: breeding and genetics; nutrition (monogastrics, ruminants); physiology and functional biology; welfare, behaviour and health management (welfare and behaviour; health management); livestock farming systems (livestock systems; precision livestock farming); quality of animal products.

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animal was launched in February 2007 and is published by Elsevier.