About This Journal

Animal Sentience [ASent] is the first journal to focus on the capacity of nonhuman animals to feel. Feeling can be any sensation, such as seeing, hearing, touching, tasting, smelling, moving, wanting, pain, pleasure, emotion, mood, anticipation or intention. We distinguish sentience (the capacity to feel) from sapience (the capacity to think), but it also feels like something to think. Hence, we welcome submissions concerning animal consciousness and cognition.

ASent is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary and open-access journal. We encourage empirical studies, theoretical modeling, peer commentaries and integrative review/syntheses from any academic discipline within the sciences, humanities, or any other field that bears on animal sentience.

ASent is a publication of the Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy (HSISP). Based in Washington DC, HSISP’s mandate is to advance the application of scientific and technical analysis and expertise to animal welfare issues and policy questions worldwide. The HSISP is an affiliate of The Humane Society of the United States, the world’s largest animal protection organization.

The full text of all target articles, Commentaries and Responses in Animal Sentience is freely accessible to all users online immediately upon publication. There is no fee to author for publishing in the journal.

Authors' opinions do not necessarily reflect those of the publisher or editors.