Call for Papers: Animal welfare

Animal welfare

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Animal welfare is becoming an issue of vital importance, if not of grave concern. Every year we slaughter billions of animals around the world for food, clothing and scientific or other purposes. Prior to slaughter, many of these animals live in conditions that we would describe as cruel if applied to humans. The study of animal welfare has multiple dimensions and ramifications, both scientifically and socially. The new animal welfare law recently passed in Spain is a good example of the controversies and debates surrounding this issue. What impact does our way of life have on animal welfare? Is the way we treat animals ethically or morally acceptable? Are all the uses we make of animals equally legitimate? Is the differential treatment we give to certain species or groups justified? Can we improve the welfare of animals under our care, or is it something we should not even be concerned about? 

The aim of this monograph of Metode Science Studies Journal is to review the current status of these and other fundamental questions about our relationship with nonhuman animals, and their welfare, from a scientific, philosophical, sociological and legal point of view.

Special monograph on Animal welfare. Instructions for the submission of articles:

Deadline for submission: 4 June 2024.

Publication due date: volume 1, 2025.

Submission languages: Catalan, Spanish, or English.

Length: 16,000 – 20,000 characters (including spaces and bibliographical references). For more information, check the Author guidelines.

Mètode Science Studies Journal is indexed in Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index, ERIH Plus and Latindex, among other databases of peer-reviewed publications.

In order to submit a manuscript, the authors previously need to register here (authors from the University of Valencia must register with their UV mail username and password). Once they have a username and password, they can submit the file from here.