About the Journal

Humanimalia was founded in 2009 by Istvan Csicsery-Ronay and Sherryl Vint as an interdisciplinary, open-access, peer-reviewed journal. In 2021, the journal moved to Utrecht University in the Netherlands.

Humanimalia has three aims: to explore and advance the vast range of scholarship on human–animal relations, to encourage exchange among scholars working from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, and to promote dialogue between the academic community and those working closely with animals in non-academic fields.

We invite innovative works that situate these topics within contemporary culture via a variety of critical approaches, including but not limited to feminism, queer theory, critical race studies, political economy, ethnography, ethnozoology, literary criticism, science and technology studies, and media studies. Ideally, we seek papers that combine approaches, or at the very least draw upon research in other disciplines to contextualize their arguments. As much as possible, we seek papers that acknowledge and seek to advance a more-than-human conception of aesthetics, culture, and society.

We publish articles of 5,000–15,000 words and seek both broad, theoretical submissions that have a conceptual focus and intervene in the field of animal studies, and also more particularly focused works that situate their arguments within more specific field, debates and examples. All articles are double-blind peer reviewed.

We also invite proposals for special issues or special sections clustered around a particular topic or theme. If you would like to propose a special issue or section, please contact the managing editor, Kári Driscoll.

Humanimalia also publishes reviews of items of interest to the broader field of animal studies, including books, new journals, films, conferences, and exhibitions. Reviews should involve a description of the item’s content, an assessment of its likely audience, and an evaluation of its importance in a larger context. If you would like to write a review for Humanimalia, please contact the reviews editor, Dominic O’Key.

Humanimalia is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles. This policy is grounded on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Humanimaliais an APC-free open access journal, so there are there are no article processing charges for authors. 

To ensure permanency of all publications, this journal utilises Portico to create permanent archives for the purposes of preservation and restoration.

Humanimalia fully supports and encourages author self-archiving of all content. This journal is registered with SHERPA/RoMEO to ensure that the license terms and self-archiving policy of the journal is clear.