"Animal Behavior and Welfare aims to publish major insights into the behavior and welfare of domesticated animals and non-domesticated animals managed or impacted by humans. The section welcomes manuscripts concerned with fundamental or applied animal behavior, and studies of animal welfare addressing any of the three philosophical approaches of “naturalness”, affective states, or basic health and functioning, to contribute to the advancement of the field.
Animal Behavior and Welfare welcomes submissions on work in all farm, companion, zoo and laboratory animal species and wildlife species where applicable. We particularly encourage inter-disciplinary studies and studies on the development or application of novel indicators of animal welfare. Our ultimate goal is to accelerate the progress in this research area at a critical time, as the concept and science of animal welfare continues to grow globally and we increasingly seek to use valid and reliable methods of welfare assessment in practice."