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Readership

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, 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)
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Volume 4 (2019)

Bartsch, Karen (2019) Developmental aspects of capacities. Animal Sentience 23(16)
Commentary on Why do we want to think humans are different?

Monsó, Susana (2019) Humans are superior — by human standards. Animal Sentience 23(17)
Commentary on Why do we want to think humans are different?

Woodruff, Michael L. (2019) Sentience is the foundation of animal rights. Animal Sentience 23(18)
Commentary on Why do we want to think humans are different?

Rogers, Lesley J. (2019) More evidence of complex cognition in nonhuman species. Animal Sentience 23(20)
Commentary on Why do we want to think humans are different?

Vonk, Jennifer (2019) Unique in degree not kindness. Animal Sentience 23(21)
Commentary on Why do we want to think humans are different?

Pepperberg, Irene M. (2019) Animal sentience is not enough to motivate conservation. Animal Sentience 23(22)
Commentary on Why do we want to think humans are different?

Kaplan, Gisela (2019) Mirror neurons and humanity’s dark side. Animal Sentience 23(24)
Commentary on Why do we want to think humans are different?

Wallner, Bernard (2019) Of course, humans are not unique!. Animal Sentience 23(25)
Commentary on Why do we want to think humans are different?

Johannsen, Kyle (2019) Are some animals also moral agents?. Animal Sentience 23(27)
Commentary on Why do we want to think humans are different?

McGrew, William C. (2019) Humans have always been unique!. Animal Sentience 23(28)
Commentary on Why do we want to think humans are different?

Broude, Gwen J. (2019) Phooey on comparisons. Animal Sentience 23(29)
Commentary on Why do we want to think humans are different?

Kiley-Worthington, Marthe (2019) Anthropomorphism is the first step. Animal Sentience 23(30)
Commentary on Why do we want to think humans are different?

Bar-Hen-Schweiger, Moran and Henik, Avishai (2019) Intelligence as mental manipulation in humans and nonhuman animals. Animal Sentience 23(31)
Commentary on Why do we want to think humans are different?

Freeman, Carrie P. (2019) Taking exception to human exceptionalism. Animal Sentience 23(32)
Commentary on Why do we want to think humans are different?

Price, Catherine (2019) Human and nonhuman animals: Towards equality. Animal Sentience 23(34)
Commentary on Why do we want to think humans are different?

Hood, S. Brian and Giddens, Sophia (2019) Phenotypic similarity and moral consideration. Animal Sentience 23(35)
Commentary on Why do we want to think humans are different?

Kopnina, Helen (2019) Anthropocentrism: Practical remedies needed. Animal Sentience 23(37)
Commentary on Why do we want to think humans are different?

Criscione, Matthew J. and Keenan, Julian Paul (2019) Our brains make us out to be unique in ways we are not. Animal Sentience 23(38)
Commentary on Why do we want to think humans are different?

Hermanson, Sean (2019) Is human uniqueness fake news?. Animal Sentience 23(39)
Commentary on Why do we want to think humans are different?

Marino, Lori (2019) “I am not an animal”. Animal Sentience 23(40)
Commentary on Why do we want to think humans are different?

Merskin, Debra (2019) Across the great divide. Animal Sentience 23(41)
Commentary on Why do we want to think humans are different?

Schoof, Valérie A. M. and L'Allier, Simon (2019) Mobilizing heads and hearts for wildlife conservation. Animal Sentience 23(42)
Commentary on Why do we want to think humans are different?

Iotchev, Ivaylo Borislavov and Costa, Kauê Machado (2019) Animal cognition: Quantity has a quality of its own. Animal Sentience 23(44)
Commentary on Why do we want to think humans are different?

Nafcha, Orit and Gabay, Shai (2019) Corticocentric bias in cognitive neuroscience. Animal Sentience 23(45)
Commentary on Why do we want to think humans are different?

Ball, Derek and Sachs, Benjamin (2019) Scepticism about moral superiority. Animal Sentience 23(46)
Commentary on Why do we want to think humans are different?

Simon, Carsta (2019) Taking Darwinism seriously. Animal Sentience 23(47)
Commentary on Why do we want to think humans are different?

Chapman, Colin A. and Huffman, Michael A (2019) Refining thoughts about human/nonhuman differences. Animal Sentience 23(48)
Response to Why do we want to think humans are different?

Chapman, Colin A. and Huffman, Michael A. (2019) Diversity on human difference: Unanimity on human responsibility. Animal Sentience 23(51)
Response to Why do we want to think humans are different?

Marino, Lori and Merskin, Debra (2019) Intelligence, complexity, and individuality in sheep. Animal Sentience 25(1)

Phillips, Clive (2019) Sacrificial lambs. Animal Sentience 25(2)
Commentary on Sheep Complexity

Vonk, Jennifer (2019) Pulling the wool from our eyes. Animal Sentience 25(3)
Commentary on Sheep Complexity

Baker, Liv (2019) Is knowing enough to change human attitudes and actions?. Animal Sentience 25(4)
Commentary on Sheep Complexity

D'Silva, Joyce (2019) Reflections on sheep rearing. Animal Sentience 25(5)
Commentary on Sheep Complexity

Peña-Guzmán, David M. (2019) Casting a sheep’s eye on science. Animal Sentience 25(6)
Commentary on Sheep Complexity

Rollin, Bernard (2019) Far more to sheep than meets the casual eye. Animal Sentience 25(7)
Commentary on Sheep Complexity

Porcher, Ila France (2019) On the sentience of sheep and other useful objects. Animal Sentience 25(8)
Commentary on Sheep Complexity

Woodruff, Michael L. (2019) Smart sheep need more protection. Animal Sentience 25(9)
Commentary on Sheep Complexity

Webster, John (2019) Sentient animals do not just live in the present. Animal Sentience 25(10)
Commentary on Sheep Complexity

Brooks Pribac, Teya (2019) Positive sentience is underrated. Animal Sentience 25(11)
Commentary on Sheep Complexity

Colombo, Michael and Scarf, Damian (2019) Sheeple? The need for more research on sheep cognition. Animal Sentience 25(12)
Commentary on Sheep Complexity

Colombo, Matteo and Raucea, Chiara (2019) Sheep in Aesop’s and Phaedrus’s fables. Animal Sentience 25(13)
Commentary on Sheep Complexity

Adolphs, Ralph (2019) Using sheep psychology to guide sheep policy. Animal Sentience 25(14)
Commentary on Sheep Complexity

Franklin, Robert G., Jr. (2019) Why are sheep sheepish? How perception affects animal stereotyping. Animal Sentience 25(15)
Commentary on Sheep Complexity

Figdor, Carrie (2019) The mental lives of sheep and the quest for a psychological taxonomy. Animal Sentience 25(16)
Commentary on Sheep Complexity

Li, Peter J (2019) Debunking human prejudice and blindness. Animal Sentience 25(17)
Commentary on Sheep Complexity

Horback, Kristina (2019) Applied cognition research to improve sheep welfare. Animal Sentience 25(18)
Commentary on Sheep Complexity

Pellis, Sergio M. (2019) Guilty as charged. Animal Sentience 25(19)
Commentary on Sheep Complexity

Abbate, Cheryl (2019) Sheep complexity outside the laboratory. Animal Sentience 25(21)
Commentary on Sheep Complexity

Browning, Heather (2019) What should we do about sheep? The role of intelligence in welfare considerations. Animal Sentience 25(23)
Commentary on Sheep Complexity

Palmer, Clare and Sandøe, Peter (2019) Yes, sheep are smart but the moral question is still “can they suffer?”. Animal Sentience 25(24)
Commentary on Sheep Complexity

Gygax, Lorenz and Nawroth, Christian (2019) Farm animals are not humans in sheep clothing. Animal Sentience 25(25)
Commentary on Sheep Complexity

Kiley-Worthington, Marthe (2019) What every shepherd knows. Animal Sentience 25(26)
Commentary on Sheep Complexity

Gamez, David (2019) The intelligence of sheep. Animal Sentience 25(27)
Commentary on Sheep Complexity

Mallatt, Jon (2019) Time to vary the formula. Animal Sentience 25(28)
Commentary on Sheep Complexity

Hermanson, Sean (2019) The problem is not discourses of production; it is production itself. Animal Sentience 25(29)
Commentary on Sheep Complexity

Paez, Eze (2019) Becoming the good shepherds. Animal Sentience 25(30)
Commentary on Sheep Complexity

McLennan, Krista (2019) The importance of research applicability. Animal Sentience 25(31)
Commentary on Sheep Complexity

Brodbeck, David R.; Brodbeck, Madeleine I. R.; and Rosso, Keeghan (2019) Domestication and cognitive complexity. Animal Sentience 25(32)
Commentary on Sheep Complexity

King, James (2019) Adding sheep to the spectrum of comparative psychology. Animal Sentience 25(33)
Commentary on Animal Sentience

Woodford, Peter and Carter, Alecia (2019) Science, social critique, and the need for ethics. Animal Sentience 25(34)
Commentary on Sheep Complexity

Sevillano, Veronica (2019) Our ambivalent stereotypes of sheep. Animal Sentience 25(35)
Commentary on Sheep Complexity

Willett, Cynthia (2019) Can a mirror capture the self?. Animal Sentience 25(36)
Commentary on Sheep Complexity

Mehrkam, Lindsay R. (2019) A behaviorist approach to sheep cognition, intelligence, and welfare. Animal Sentience 25(37)
Commentary on Sheep Complexity

Brennan, Ozy (2019) Complexity of wild ruminants. Animal Sentience 25(38)
Commentary on Sheep Complexity

Correia Caeiro, Catia (2019) Cognitive dissonance about sheep cognition and consumption. Animal Sentience 25(39)
Commentary on Sheep Complexity

Kendrick, Keith M. (2019) Social cognition in sheep: Welfare implications. Animal Sentience 25(40)
Commentary on Sheep Complexity

Hanlon, Alison (2019) Sheep are sentient, but not identical. Animal Sentience 25(41)
Commentary on Sheep Complexity

Gradidge, Sarah and Zawisza, Magdalena (2019) Why factual appeals about the abilities of sheep may fail. Animal Sentience 25(42)
Commentary on Sheep Complexity

Marino, Lori and Merskin, Debra (2019) Deepening our understanding of sheep. Animal Sentience 25(43)
Response to Sheep Complexity

Mather, Jennifer (2019) What is in an octopus's mind?. Animal Sentience 26(1)

Favela, Luis H. (2019) Octopus Umwelt or Umwelten?. Animal Sentience 26(2)
Commentary on Octopus Mind

Gutfreund, Yoram (2019) Who needs a mind when you have thousands of fingers?. Animal Sentience 26(3)
Commentary on Octopus Mind

Schwartz, Bennett L. (2019) A community of minds. Animal Sentience 26(4)
Commentary on Octopus Mind

Guerra, Angel (2019) The ingenuity of cephalopods. Animal Sentience 26(5)
Commentary on Octopus Mind

Vonk, Jennifer (2019) Octopi-ing a unique niche in comparative psychology. Animal Sentience 26(6)
Commentary on Octopus Mind

Browning, Heather (2019) What is good for an octopus?. Animal Sentience 26(7)
Commentary on Octopus Mind

Mallatt, Jon (2019) The octopus: A beautiful (but disorganized) “mind”. Animal Sentience 26(8)
Commentary on Octopus Mind

Pellis, Sergio M. (2019) The ‘Thing’ from this world. Animal Sentience 26(9)
Commentary on Octopus Mind

Lee, Phyllis C. (2019) Are octopuses special? Mind, sociality and life history. Animal Sentience 26(10)
Commentary on Octopus Mind

Aitken, Kenneth J. (2019) Are our ideas about octopus life too anthropomorphic to help?. Animal Sentience 26(11)
Commentary on Octopus Mind

Mehrkam, Lindsay R. (2019) A behavior-analytic approach to understanding octopus “mind”. Animal Sentience 26(12)
Commentary on Octopus Mind

Corcoran, Andrew W. (2019) Cephalopod molluscs, causal models, and curious minds. Animal Sentience 26(13)
Commentary on Octopus Mind

King, Barbara J. and Marino, Lori (2019) Octopus minds must lead to octopus ethics. Animal Sentience 26(14)
Commentary on Octopus Mind

Porcher, Ila France (2019) The perfecting of the octopus. Animal Sentience 26(15)
Commentary on Octopus Mind

Schnell, Alexandra and Vallortigara, Giorgio (2019) ‘Mind’ is an ill-defined concept: Considerations for future cephalopod research. Animal Sentience 26(16)
Commentary on Octopus Mind

Carls-Diamante, Sidney (2019) The octopus mind: Implications for cognitive science. Animal Sentience 26(17)
Commentary on Octopus Mind

Godfrey-Smith, Peter (2019) Octopus experience. Animal Sentience 26(18)
Commentary on Octopus Mind

Jacquet, Jennifer; Franks, Becca; and Godfrey-Smith, Peter (2019) The octopus mind and the argument against farming it. Animal Sentience 26(19)
Commentary on Octopus Mind

Amodio, Piero (2019) Octopus intelligence: The importance of being agnostic. Animal Sentience 26(20)
Commentary on Octopus Mind

Packard, Andrew (2019) Keeping hold of Nurse. Animal Sentience 26(21)
Commentary on Octopus Mind

Correia Caeiro, Catia (2019) What we don't know about cephalopods and how to define it. Animal Sentience 26(22)
Commentary on Octopus Mind

Adamo, Shelley A. (2019) Octopus: Multiple minds or just a slow thinker?. Animal Sentience 26(23)
Commentary on Octopus Mind

Noël-Guéry, Alix (2019) Octopus sentience: Three criteria. Animal Sentience 26(24)
Commentary on Octopus Mind

Treves, Adrian; Santiago-Ávila, Francisco J.; and Lynn, William S. (2019) Just preservation. Animal Sentience 27(1)