Academic journals

Animal Law Review

This scientific journal has been devoted entirely to the discussion of animal rights since 1994.


Animal Sentience

Animal Sentience is the first academic journal to focus on the capacity of non-human animals to experience feelings. They publish empirical findings and address the practical, methodological, legal, ethical, sociological, theoretical and philosophical implications. It is an open-access and peer-reviewed journal.


Animal Studies Journal

The Animal Studies Journal publishes international cross-disciplinary research on Human-Animal Studies. It is a peer-reviewed and open-access academic journal published twice a year.


Animals: An Online Journal

Animals is an international academic journal devoted entirely to animals, including zoology and animal science. This peer-reviewed, open access journal is published monthly.



This “Journal of nature in visual culture” already indicates that this is an online journal, started in 2006, for the exchange of ideas between people from the academic (Human-Animal Studies) world and from art and culture.



This journal is also concerned with the relationship between animals and people, but here it is not so much about the cultural significance of animals (which is why humanities scientists hardly show themselves here), but more about the practical relationship between people and animals ( that is why social scientists, veterinarians and biologists in particular enter into a dialogue here).


Between the Species

Between the Species is a peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to philosophical research into the relationship between humans and other animals. This is an open access academic journal.



An exclusively online, peer-reviewed academic journal devoted entirely to the relationship between humans and animals, published since 2009.


Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin

Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin (HAIB) is an online, open-access, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the dissemination of research in the field of interaction between non-human and human animals.


Journal for Critical Animal Studies

The Journal for Critical Animal Studies (JCAS) is an academic, activist, online journal. The open access, peer-reviewed journal aims to create awareness about the history of the animal rights movement.


Journal of Animal Ethics

The Journal of Animal Ethics is a multidisciplinary and international journal writing about the theoretical and applied sciences of animal ethics, of interest to academics in the humanities, as well as to professionals working in the field of animal protection.


Journal of Animal Law

The Journal of Animal Law examines the rights and public policy of animals at all levels of government: local, state, national and international. It is a peer-reviewed online academic journal.


Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science

This journal (JAAWS) is a leading peer-reviewed journal of animal welfare science for veterinarians, scientists and public policy makers. It publishes articles on practices that improve animal welfare in the wild, in zoos, in research labs, in animal husbandry, and in people's homes.


People and Animals: The International Journal of Research and Practice

People and Animals: The International Journal of Research and Practice (PAIJ) is the official, peer-reviewed, open-access journal of the International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations (IAHAIO). This journal publishes articles related to research on animal-assisted interventions (AAI) and human-animal interactions (HAI) in which the welfare of humans and animals is central.


Politics and Animals

This peer-reviewed, open access academic journal examines the relationship between humans and animals from the perspective of political science. It publishes international, interdisciplinary research on the consequences and possibilities that human-animal relations have for politics.


Relations: Beyond Anthropocentrism

Relations: Beyond Anthropocentrism is a peer-refereed journal on trans-anthropocentric ethics. The main aim of the journal is to create a professional interdisciplinary forum in Europe where moral and scientific problems are discussed related to the anthropocentric paradigm in all academic disciplines.


Society & Animals Journal

This journal is devoted to the relationship between human and non-human animals from different perspectives, psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science, philosophy, history, literary studies, and art history. This is a peer-reviewed online journal.


Sloth: A Journal of Emerging Voices in Human-Animal Studies

The Animals & Society Institute has created this journal for students to publish their papers, book and film reviews, and other academic work.


Trace: Finnish Journal for Human-Animal Studies.

Trace: Journal for Human-Animal Studies is a Finnish online academic journal that provides a forum for research and discussion of human-animal relationships from a social and cultural perspective. This is an open-access and peer-reviewed journal.