open space

animal – open space has a wider scope than the flagship animal. animal – open space fully embraces Open Science and its philosophy is that all reproducible research, the data linked to that research and the associated points of views of the authors will contribute to knowledge gain. This knowledge deserves to be rapidly published and open for comments once published. The journal publishes articles that relate to farmed or other managed animals, leisure and companion animals and that is relevant to whole animal outcomes, and/or to animal management practices.

Extension of free Article Processing Charges (APC). The APC are waived for animal open – space until 30.06.2024
Thus, take advantage and submit your data, method and research papers to animal open – space.

Starting in 2024, manuscripts will be handled differently.
To stay up-to-date with these changes, read the editor-in-chief’s message

animal – open space is a new publishing initiative of the animal Consortium, a collaboration between the British Society of Animal Science (BSAS), the Institut National de la Recherche pour l’Agriculture, l’Alimentation et l’Environnement (INRAE) and the European Federation for Animal Science (EAAP). animal – open space is part of a family of journals including the flagship journal animal and animal – science proceedings.
Articles can be accepted from all species if they are in, or contribute knowledge to, the aforementioned categories (e.g., cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry, horses, rabbits, fish, insects, cats, dogs). All reproducible research merits publication and lack of novelty, negative results or lack of significant treatment differences are not a barrier for publication.

animal – open space is essential reading for all animal scientists, stakeholders and policy makers interested in agricultural, veterinary and environmental sciences with expected impacts on animal performance and productivity, animal welfare, animal health, food security, environment, climate change, product quality, human health and nutrition, sustainability of animal agriculture, livestock systems and methodology. Impacts can be either of local or international relevance. The articles 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 journal publishes three types of articles: data papers, method articles and research articles. All articles submitted to animal – open space will undergo a traditional peer review process with transparent peer review. This means that reviewers’ comments and authors’ responses will be published as supplementary material.

animal – open space was launched in June 2021 and is published by Elsevier.