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Peer Review Process

If a submission is deemed reflective of the journal’s Focus and Scope, it is passed on to the editorial collective for review. All articles submitted to Politics and Animals are handled from within Open Journal Systems, and are subjected to an anonymous peer review. The identities of authors and reviewers are not revealed to each other. In addition, suggestions may be provided to the author directly from the editorial collective. Currently, there are no fees associated with publishing with Politics and Animals.

 Publication Frequency

Politics and Animals publishes articles on a rolling basis.  Each issue consists of at least five articles per issue. After the review process has been completed, and an article has been accepted for publication, it will be instantaneously published and made accessible from within the current issue. Thus articles are added continuously to an issue, until the issue closes.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


In the burgeoning field of critical animal studies, Queen’s Philosophy is establishing a home for scholars focused on the ethical, legal and political dimensions of human-animal relationships. We live in an unprecedented era of animal exploitation, habitat destruction, and species loss, prompting many to reconsider the ethics and sustainability of our treatment of non-human animals.  Our goal is to help bring ‘the animal question’ into the mainstream of academic research and public debate in Canada, focusing in particular on the moral, legal and political dimensions of how human-animal relations are governed.