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Pet Behaviour Science | Open Access Journal

By David Menor

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Pet Behaviour Science is a new open access journal, which publishes original papers relating to all aspects of the behaviour of pets, including their relationships with humans. 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.

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 pets as well.

Selection Policies

  • Research Papers should report the results of original research. Both quantitative and qualitative reports are encouraged, even if the results are negative. The material should not have been previously published elsewhere, except in a preliminary form.
  • Review Articles should cover subjects falling within the scope of the journal that are of active current interest, providing new insights into the subject(s) they cover. Because of the nature of review articles, scrupulous attention must be paid to relevant attribution and this should be reflected in the literature cited section and in the acknowledgements.
  • Abstracts and short communications should present preliminary results of original research. Like research papers, the material should not have been previously published elsewhere.

Review Process

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.

Open Access

Readers can access freely to the articles once they are published. As well, publishing in Pet Behaviour Science is free for authors. There are no hidden charges at all.


Authors will keep remaining the copyright of their paper, although they have accepted to use a creative common license, especifically CC-Attribution-NonComercial-ShareAlike_4.0

URL http://www.uco.es/servicios/ucopress/ojs/index.php/pet
Language English
Notes Find out more at www.petbehaviourscience.org
Cite this work

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  1. Animal behavior
  2. Animal roles
  3. Animal shelters
  4. Assisted living facilities
  5. Birds
  6. Cats
  7. Dogs
  8. Fish
  9. Frogs
  10. Horses
  11. Hospices
  12. Hospitals
  13. Human-animal bond
  14. Human-animal relationships
  15. Laboratories
  16. Mammals
  17. Nursing homes
  18. open access
  19. Pet ownership
  20. Pets and companion animals
  21. Prisons
  22. Rats
  23. Reptiles
  24. Rodents
  25. Schools
  26. Snakes