Animal Welfare (journal)

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Animal Welfare  
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Anim. Welf.
Discipline Animal welfare
Language English
Edited by James Kirkwood
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Quarterly
ISSN 0962-7286
LCCN sn92015504
OCLC no. 796012610

Animal Welfare is a quarterly, peer-reviewed scientific journal covering studies on the welfare of animals, whether in captivity (e.g. on farms, in laboratories, zoos and as companions) or in the wild. Its scope includes animal welfare science, animal cognition, ethology, behavioural ecology, evolution of behaviour, sociobiology, behavioural physiology, population biology, neurophysiology and abnormal behaviour. It was established in 1992 and is published by the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare. The editor-in-chief is James K. Kirkwood (Universities Federation for Animal Welfare).

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The journal is abstracted and indexed in:

According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2012 impact factor of 1.433.[1]


  1. ^ "Animal Welfare". 2012 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2013. 

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