Animal Welfare transitioned to Gold Open Access in January 2023. All accepted articles from this date are published Gold Open Access with any of the six Creative Commons Licenses and are subject to an Article Processing Charge. Most Corresponding authors will have their APC covered by a transformative agreement (check here to see if your institution is covered), but any author without funding or not covered by a transformative agreement can apply for a waiver.
Please see the journal's Open Access Options page for information on how to apply for an APC waiver.
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