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New Journal of Animal Ethics: Call for Papers

3rd June 2009

The Centre is delighted to announce a partnership with the University of Illinois Press to launch the new Journal of Animal Ethics in 2010. The Journal will be the first named journal in the world, and will be dedicated to the exploration of progressive thought about animals. Specifically:

  • The Journal will be a focus of inquiry, argument, and exchange dedicated to exploring the moral dimension of our relations with animals.
  • Its aim will be to put animals on the intellectual agenda and to stimulate discussion within academic and professional institutions.
  • It will be multidisciplinary in nature and international in scope, and peer-reviewed.
  • It will cover theoretical and applied aspects of animal ethics – of interest to academics from the humanities and the sciences, as well as professionals working in the field of animal protection.
  • The Journal will comprise: full-length scholarly articles, “Argument” pieces in which authors will advance a particular perspective (usually related to current affairs) or respond to a previous article, review or research reports, as well as review articles and reviews.
  • The Editors will be Professors Andrew Linzey and Priscilla N. Cohn.

The Centre would like to invite submissions. The Editors are now collecting material for the first three issues. Specifically, we are looking for articles (3-5,000 words), “Argument” pieces (1-2,000 words), reviews and review articles, that have relevance to the ethics of our treatment of animals.

Guidelines for authors and further details of the Journal are available here.

Contributions should be sent via email to the co-editor, Professor Andrew Linzey, at, who would also be pleased to discuss potential contributions. Books for review should be sent to the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, 91 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1EG.