Open Journal of Animal Sciences

Open Journal of Animal Sciences

ISSN Print: 2161-7597
ISSN Online: 2161-7627

Call For Papers

Special Issue on Animal Behavior and Cognition

The academic topic of "Animal Behavior and Cognition" focuses on understanding the behavior and cognitive processes of animals across various species. This interdisciplinary field combines principles from biology, psychology, neuroscience, and ethology to explore how animals perceive, learn, communicate, and interact with their environment. Studies in animal behavior and cognition employ diverse research methods such as experimental observations, field studies, and comparative analyses across different species. Researchers may use techniques like cognitive testing, neuroimaging, and behavior modeling to investigate animal intelligence, problem-solving abilities, and the cognitive processes involved in their behavior. This field has important implications for various areas, including conservation biology, animal welfare, and human-animal interactions. By studying animal behavior and cognition, researchers gain insights into the complex cognitive abilities and social dynamics of animals, leading to a better understanding of their welfare needs and informing conservation strategies.

In this special issue, we intend to invite front-line researchers and authors to submit original research and review articles on Animal Behavior and Cognition. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Comparative analysis
  • Cognitive testing
  • Behavior modeling
  • Genetics of animal health and disease
  • Comparative cognition
  • Cognitive processes and abilities
  • Animal intelligence and behavior
  • Animal learning and memory
  • Social behavior and interactions
  • Behavioral ecology
  • Animal communication
  • Animal personality
  • Animal welfare and enrichment
  • Applied ethology
  • Neuroethology
  • Evolutionary psychology
  • Human-animal interactions

Authors should read over the journal’s For Authors carefully before submission. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal’s Paper Submission System.

Please kindly notice that the “Special Issue” under your manuscript title is supposed to be specified and the research field “Special Issue – Animal Behavior and Cognition should be chosen during your submission.

According to the following timetable:

Submission Deadline

October 30th, 2023

Publication Date

December 2023

For publishing inquiries, please feel free to contact the Editorial Assistant at

OJAS Editorial Office

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