Animal Welfare

ISSN 0962-7286

Animal Welfare is an international scientific and technical journal. It publishes the results of peer-reviewed scientific research, technical studies and reviews relating to the welfare of kept animals (eg on farms, in laboratories, zoos and as companions) and of those in the wild whose welfare is compromised by human activities. Papers on related ethical and legal issues are also considered for publication. The journal also includes letters to the editor, commentary on topical issues such as developments in legislation and codes of practice relating to animal welfare and book reviews.

Regular issues of Animal Welfare are published 4 times a year (both on paper and on-line at IngentaConnect – see below) and supplementary issues (eg comprising the proceedings of international conferences on animal welfare science) are published on occasions.

Generally, papers published in Animal Welfare are not available as 'open access' (available free to all) but through subscription to UFAW or 'pay per view' at IngentaConnect (at However, arrangements can be made for open access publication of papers where authors prefer this (see instructions for authors). 

Animal Welfare is abstracted in Biological Abstracts; CAB Abstracts; Current Contents/Agriculture, Biology and Environmental Sciences; Current Primate References; EMBASE; Focus on: Veterinary Science & Medicine; Humans & Other Species; Research Alert; SciSearch; Toxicology Abstracts; Veterinary Update; is indexed in Zoological Record; and is covered by the Science Citation Index.

A full list of Contents and full Abstracts of all papers in Animal Welfare can now be viewed on our website (click here) or at IngentaConnect. Click here to view Contents and Abstracts. Individual papers can also be purchased from IngentaConnect.


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For further information contact:
Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW)
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