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Animal Sentience [ASent] is the first academic journal to focus on the capacity of nonhuman animals to experience feelings—publishing empirical findings and addressing their practical, methodological, legal, ethical, sociological, theological and philosophical implications. ASent is open-access and peer-reviewed, with articles followed by open peer commentaries from specialists in relevant fields.

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)
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Volume 5 (2020)

Holmes, Tim Q. (2020) Impact of UK sport fishing on fish welfare and conservation. Animal Sentience 3(47)
Commentary on Key on Fish Pain

Dulany, Donelson E. (2020) Human-controlled survival of nonhumans. Animal Sentience 27(14)
Commentary on Just preservation

Sevillano, Verónica (2020) Group stereotypes: Human and nonhuman. Animal Sentience 27(15)
Commentary on Just preservation

Correia Caeiro, Catia (2020) Comparative cognition and nonhuman individuality. Animal Sentience 27(16)
Commentary on Just preservation

Franks, Becca; Webb, Christine; Gagliano, Monica; and Smuts, Barbara (2020) Conventional science will not do justice to nonhuman interests: A fresh approach is required. Animal Sentience 27(17)
Commentary on Just preservation

Paez, Eze (2020) Preserving nature for the benefit of all sentient individuals. Animal Sentience 27(18)
Commentary on Just preservation

Kiley-Worthington, Marthe (2020) The wholeness of nature. Animal Sentience 27(19)
Commentary on Just preservation

Batavia, Chelsea (2020) Is anthropocentrism really the problem?. Animal Sentience 27(20)
Commentary on Just preservation

Wienhues, Anna (2020) Disentangling different forms of justice. Animal Sentience 27(21)
Commentary on Just preservation

Dowe, David L. and Chmait, Nader (2020) Game theory and Artificial Intelligence in just preservation. Animal Sentience 27(22)
Commentary on Just preservation

Gradidge, Sarah and Zawisza, Magdalena (2020) Toward a non-anthropocentric view on the environment and animal welfare: Possible psychological interventions. Animal Sentience 27(23)
Commentary on Just preservation

Lynch, Kate E. and Blumstein, Daniel T. (2020) Conflicts and triage. Animal Sentience 27(24)
Commentary on Just preservation

Howard, Scarlett R. and Dyer, Adrian G. (2020) How to engage public support to protect overlooked species. Animal Sentience 27(25)
Commentary on Just preservation

Danielson, Scott W. and Vonasch, Andrew J. (2020) Selling just preservation. Animal Sentience 27(26)
Commentary on Just preservation

Baker, Liv and Winkler, Rebecca (2020) Asian elephant rescue, rehabilitation and rewilding. Animal Sentience 28(1)

Kopnina, Helen (2020) Of elephants and men. Animal Sentience 28(2)
Commentary on Elephant Rewilding

Pauketat, Janet VT (2020) A psychological perspective on elephant rewilding. Animal Sentience 28(4)
Commentary on Elephant Rewilding

Lainé, Nicolas (2020) Anthropology and conservation. Animal Sentience 28(5)
Commentary on Elephant Rewilding

Snijders, Lysanne (2020) Ecological and evolutionary dynamics of elephant rewilding. Animal Sentience 28(6)
Commentary on Elephant Rewilding

Lorimer, Jamie and Rahmat, Khatijah (2020) Elephants at work. Animal Sentience 28(7)
Commentary on Elephant Rewilding

Blumstein, Daniel T. and Lynch, Kate E. (2020) Innovative, yes: But is it rewilding?. Animal Sentience 28(8)
Commentary on Elephant Rewilding

McGrew, William C. (2020) Practicalities of re-wilding. Animal Sentience 28(9)
Commentary on Elephant Rewilding

Mehrkam, Lindsay R. and Fad, Otto (2020) Animal welfare science and “a life worth living” for wild and captive elephants. Animal Sentience 28(10)
Commentary on Elephant Rewilding

Humphreys, Rebekah (2020) Philosophy, ecology and elephant equality. Animal Sentience 28(11)
Commentary on Elephant Rewilding

Celermajer, Danielle (2020) Rethinking rewilding through multispecies justice. Animal Sentience 28(12)
Commentary on Elephant Rewilding

Crist, Eileen (2020) Protecting nature, freeing beings. Animal Sentience 28(13)
Commentary on Elephant Rewilding

Lee, Phyllis C. and Lindsay, W. Keith (2020) A “halfway house” for improving captive welfare. Animal Sentience 28(14)
Commentary on Elephant Rewilding

Phalke, Sagarika (2020) Rewilding elephants: A solution or a potential problem?. Animal Sentience 28(15)
Commentary on Elephant Rewilding

Wallach, Arian D.; Jasinghe, Sujeewa; Fernando, Sudarshani; and Rizzolo, Jessica Bell (2020) Compassionate conservation and elephant personhood. Animal Sentience 28(16)
Commentary on Elephant Rewilding

Correia-Caeiro, Catia (2020) Rewilding and domestication: Clarifying terminology. Animal Sentience 28(17)
Commentary on Elephant Rewilding

van de Water, Antoinette; Henley, Michelle; Bates, Lucy; and Slotow, Rob (2020) Future of Thailand's captive elephants. Animal Sentience 28(18)
Commentary on Elephant Rewilding

Massiot, Elodie (2020) Challenging our conception of wildness. Animal Sentience 28(19)
Commentary on Elephant Rewilding

Treves, Adrian (2020) Elephants and pandemics. Animal Sentience 28(20)
Commentary on Elephant Rewilding

Mikhalevich, Irina and Powell, Russell (2020) Minds without spines: Evolutionarily inclusive animal ethics. Animal Sentience 29(1)

Levy, Neil (2020) It might not matter very much whether insects are conscious. Animal Sentience 29(2)
Commentary on Invertebrate Minds

Figdor, Carrie (2020) Relationship between cognition and moral status needs overhaul. Animal Sentience 29(3)
Commentary on Invertebrate Minds

Browning, Heather and Veit, Walter (2020) Improving invertebrate welfare. Animal Sentience 29(4)
Commentary on Invertebrate Minds

Vonk, Jennifer (2020) No room for speciesism in welfare considerations. Animal Sentience 29(5)
Commentary on Invertebrate Minds

Cammaerts, Marie-Claire (2020) Invertebrates should be given ethical consideration. Animal Sentience 29(6)
Commentary on Invertebrate Minds

Soryl, Asher (2020) Invertebrate welfare in the wild. Animal Sentience 29(7)
Commentary on Invertebrate Minds

Monsó, Susana and Osuna-Mascaró, Antonio J. (2020) Problems with basing insect ethics on individuals’ welfare. Animal Sentience 29(8)
Commentary on Invertebrate Minds

Balcombe, Jonathan (2020) Intuition and the invertebrate dogma. Animal Sentience 29(9)
Commentary on Invertebrate Minds

Elwood, Robert W. (2020) Do arthropods respond to noxious stimuli purely by reflex?. Animal Sentience 29(10)
Commentary on Invertebrate Minds

Zentall, Thomas R. (2020) Cognition, movement and morality. Animal Sentience 29(11)
Commentary on Invertebrate Minds

Lockwood, Jeffrey A. (2020) Virtue ethics and the likelihood of invertebrate suffering. Animal Sentience 29(12)
Commentary on Invertebrate Minds

Veit, Walter and Huebner, Bryce (2020) Drawing the boundaries of animal sentience. Animal Sentience 29(13)
Commentary on Invertebrate Minds

Mallatt, Jon and Feinberg, Todd E. (2020) Sentience in evolutionary context. Animal Sentience 29(14)
Commentary on Invertebrate Minds

DeGrazia, David (2020) On the possibility of invertebrate sentience. Animal Sentience 29(15)
Commentary on Invertebrate Minds

Woodruff, Michael L. (2020) Whether invertebrates are sentient matters to bioethics and science policy. Animal Sentience 29(16)
Commentary on Invertebrate Minds

Baracchi, David and Baciadonna, Luigi (2020) Insect sentience and the rise of a new inclusive ethics. Animal Sentience 29(18)
Commentary on Invertebrate Minds

Marino, Lori (2020) Sentience in all organisms with centralized nervous systems. Animal Sentience 29(19)
Commentary on Invertebrate Minds

Lee, Andrew Y. (2020) Does sentience come in degrees?. Animal Sentience 29(20)
Commentary on Invertebrate Minds

Howard, Scarlett R. and Symonds, Matthew R.E. (2020) Ethical considerations for invertebrates. Animal Sentience 29(21)
Commentary on Invertebrate Minds

Marzluff, John M. (2020) Bridging the empathy gap for invertebrates. Animal Sentience 29(22)
Commentary on Invertebrate Minds

Dietrich, Eric and Fox Hall, Tara (2020) Moral treatment for all. Animal Sentience 29(23)
Commentary on Invertebrate Minds

Key, Brian and Brown, Deborah (2020) Minds, morality and midgies. Animal Sentience 29(24)
Commentary on Invertebrate Minds

Brown, Culum, Prof. (2020) Convergent evolution of sentience?. Animal Sentience 29(25)
Commentary on Invertebrate Minds

Chapouthier, Georges (2020) Invertebrate cognition, sentience and biology. Animal Sentience 29(26)
Commentary on Invertebrate Minds

Broom, Donald M (2020) Brain complexity, sentience and welfare. Animal Sentience 29(27)
Commentary on Invertebrate Minds

Birch, Jonathan (2020) Zones of precaution. Animal Sentience 29(28)
Commentary on Invertebrate Minds

Fitzpatrick, Simon (2020) Avoiding anthropocentrism in evolutionarily inclusive ethics. Animal Sentience 29(29)
Commentary on Invertebrate Minds

Forber, Patrick and Jones, Robert C (2020) Spineless and sentient: a challenge for moral comparison. Animal Sentience 29(30)
Commentary on Invertebrate Minds

Cartmill, Matt (2020) Do beetles have experiences? How can we tell?. Animal Sentience 29(31)
Commentary on Invertebrate Minds

Delon, Nicolas; Cook, Peter; Bauer, Gordon; and Harley, Heidi (2020) Consider the agent in the arthropod. Animal Sentience 29(32)
Commentary on Invertebrate Minds

Clarke, Steve (2020) When some animals are more equal than others. Animal Sentience 29(33)
Commentary on Invertebrate Minds