About the Journal
Focus and Scope
Pet Behaviour Science publishes original papers relating to all aspects of the behaviour of pets, including their relationships with humans. It is free of charge for both authors and readers.
This is an international and multidisciplinary open access journal. As a multidisciplinary journal, Pet Behaviour Science welcomes submissions from the arts and humanities, behavioural and biological sciences, cognitive science, social sciences and the health sciences.
Topics covered include:
Evolution of behaviour
Human-animal relationship and/or their mutual consequences
Pet management and welfare
Sensory and perceptual processes
The principal subjects are dogs, cats, horses, rabbits and any other animal species when cared for as pets, or animals belonging to these species but which are not used as pets, such as laboratory dogs, when the results could be interesting for their conspecifics as pets.
Peer Review Process
Once your paper has been assessed for suitability by the editor, it will then be double blind peer reviewed by independent, anonymous expert referees. Pet Behaviour Science has instituted a double-blind peer review process, where neither the authors' nor the reviewers' identities are known to each other.
Reciprocal anonymity is suggested to provide a more objective and potentially less biased assessment of manuscripts, and help ensure that the process is fair to both junior and well-established scientists. The implementation of double-blind review aims at ensuring our reputation for integrity, fairness, and openness to new ideas.
Regarding processing charges, neither the submission, the review nor the publication process have any charge.
Pet Behaviour Science is published twice a year. Nevertheless, the manuscripts will be available as soon as they succeed the review process.
Open Access Policy
This journal and all papers published in it are open access, under a Creative Commons Reconocimiento-NoComercial-CompartirIgual 4.0 Internacional License.
By 'open access' to this literature, we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited (Budapest Open Access Initiative BOAI)
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Updated to July 24th, 2018
Created in 2015 by David J. Menor Campos with the support of University of Cordoba