About Laboratory Animals

The international journal of laboratory animal science and welfare


Dr Colin Dunn

Publication details

2010, Volume 44, 4 issues (quarterly)

Online archive: From volume 35, 2001

Print ISSN 0023-6772

Online ISSN 1758-1117

Aims and scope

Providing a unique perspective, this international journal of laboratory animal science and welfare publishes peer-reviewed original papers and reviews on all aspects of the use of animals in biomedical research.
Particular emphasis is given to research that reduces the number of animals used or which replaces animal models with in vitro alternatives, leading to improvements in the welfare or well-being of the animals used.

Associations and Societies

Laboratory Animals is published published by RSM Press on behalf of Laboratory Animals Limited.

Laboratory Animals is also the official journal of:

  • AFSTAL (Association Française des Sciences et Techniques de l’Animal de Laboratoire)
  • ESLAV (European Society of Laboratory Animal Veterinarians)
  • FELASA (Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations)
  • GV-SOLAS (Gesellschaft für Versuchstierkunde)
  • ILAF (Israeli Laboratory Animal Forum)
  • LASA (Laboratory Animal Science Association)
  • LAVA (Laboratory Animals Veterinary Association)
  • NVP (Nederlandse Vereniging voor Proefdierkunde)
  • SECAL (Sociedad Española para las Ciencias del Animal de Laboratorio)
  • SGV (Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Versuchstierkunde)
    • SPCAL (Sociedade Portuguese de Cièncias em Animas de Laboratório)

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      Indexing and abstracting

      Laboratory Animals is abstracted or indexed by Medline/PubMed, Thomson ISI, EMBASE and CABI.

      The 2009 Impact Factor for the journal is 1.17, rank 47/140 in the category Veterinary Sciences.


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