Animal Sentience: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Animal Feeling


Editor-in-Chief: Stevan Harnad, PhD, University of Quebec at Montreal
Associate Editors: Andrew Rowan, DPhil, The Humane Society of the United States
  Jonathan Balcombe, PhD, Independent Scientist and Author
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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Volume 2 (2017)
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Volume 3 (2018)

Calvo, Paco (2018) Caterpillar/basil-plant tandems. Animal Sentience 11(16)
Commentary on Reber on Origins of Mind

Preti, Antonio (2018) Animal suicide: Evolutionary continuity or anthropomorphism?. Animal Sentience 20(10)
Commentary on Animal Suicide