Animal Sentience: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Animal Feeling


Editor-in-Chief: Stevan Harnad, PhD, University of Quebec at Montreal
Associate Editors: Andrew Rowan, DPhil, Humane Society International
  Jonathan Balcombe, PhD, Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy
Managing/Copy Editor: Ann Casper, Animals and Society Institute

Photograph by George Grall


An interdisciplinary journal, Animal Sentience (ASent) publishes current empirical findings on what, when and how nonhuman animals feel, along with the practical, methodological, legal, ethical, sociological, theological and philosophical implications of the findings. All articles are followed by Open Peer Commentary from specialists in the fields covered by the article; the author then responds to the commentaries.

Publication Schedule

Articles are published online as soon as they have been peer-reviewed, accepted and edited. Commentaries and Responses are published immediately after editorial review. For citation purposes, the volume number is the year of publication and the issue number reflects the order in which papers appear in the journal. The submission process is automated through the Journal’s website.

Volume 1 (2016)
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Kramer, Leo Bernd (2017) What does it feel like to be an electroreceptive fish?. Animal Sentience 8(3)
Commentary on Balcombe on Fishes Know

Stauffer, Jay R., Jr. (2017) The potential for sentience in fishes. Animal Sentience 8(4)
Commentary on Balcombe on Fishes Know

Siebeck, Ulrike E. (2017) Fish are flexible learners who can discriminate human faces. Animal Sentience 8(5)
Commentary on Balcombe on Fishes Know

Levenda, Kelly (2017) Sensitizing humans to fish sentience. Animal Sentience 8(6)
Commentary on Balcombe on Fishes Know

Reber, Arthur S. (2017) To identify all the relevant factors is to explain feeling. Animal Sentience 11(14)
Response to Reber on Origins of Mind

Vonk, Jennifer (2017) What can research on nonhumans tell us about human dissonance?. Animal Sentience 12(2)
Commentary on Zentall on Cognitive Dissonance

Eisenreich, Benjamin R. and Hayden, Benjamin Y. (2017) Choice-induced preference: A challenge for contrast. Animal Sentience 12(3)
Commentary on Zentall on Cognitive Dissonance

Harmon-Jones, Cindy; Haslam, Nick; and Bastian, Brock (2017) Dissonance reduction in nonhuman animals: Implications for cognitive dissonance theory. Animal Sentience 12(4)
Commentary on Zentall on Cognitive Dissonance

Volume 2 (2017)