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For 2021, animal is moving to Elsevier. The journal will become Gold Open Access from 2021 onwards. Please note that submissions from 3rd of July 2020 will be for the 2021 Open Access volume. For further information, please refer to the animal FAQ.

For information about APCs, policies and instructions for authors, please visit the animal website at

Important notice

We have become aware that there are websites such as University Press Journals, Association of British University Presses and International Agency for Development of Culture, Education and Science (IADCES) which are claiming to offer publication in certain Cambridge University Press journals for a fee. We do not work with such companies. Submissions to Cambridge University Press journals can only be made via the online peer review systems linked to from this Cambridge Core website, or else directly to the editorial offices of those journals that do not operate online peer review systems. To submit a paper, click on the ‘Submit your article’ button at the top of this page and follow the instructions. For more information on predatory publishing, please visit the Think Check Submit website.