Peer Review

Humanimalia is a refereed and selective online journal. All articles submitted to Humanimalia pass through a three-stage peer review and revision process:

  1. The article is initially reviewed by the editors of Humanimalia;
  2. If it is judged to be potentially publishable, then the article is sent out for double-anonymous peer review;
  3. If the outside reviews are positive, a Humanimalia editor is then assigned to work with the author to prepare the article for eventual publication.

Open Access

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. Humanimalia is 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.

 Repository Policy

This journal is registered with SHERPA/RoMEO to ensure that the license terms and self-archiving policy of the journal is clear.

Privacy statement

The privacy policy is detailed on our Privacy Policy page.

Copyright and licensing

The works in this journal are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. The copyright belongs to the author. Specific information regarding the copyright and licensing for specific articles can be found on the articles’ page.

Publication in Humanimalia is done with the understanding and under the author’s warranty that:

  1. It has not been previously published in English, and will not be published elsewhere until after it has been published in Humanimalia;
  2. the author will be financially responsible for any legal action taken against Humanimalia by cause of their contribution;
  3. Humanimalia retains the right to republish the contribution in any issue or reissue of Humanimalia in any form, including the Humanimalia website, and to reprint it in any anthology sponsored by Humanimalia;
  4. in any subsequent republication of the contribution by the author, the author will acknowledge its first publication in Humanimalia.

Publishing Integrity

Humanimalia is committed to upholding the highest standards of quality and integrity in all its publications. The editors will take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of contributions where research misconduct has occurred, including (self-)plagiarism, citation manipulation, data falsification/fabrication, etc. In the event the editors of Humanimalia are notified of any allegation of research misconduct relating to a published article in their journal, including plagiarism, they will follow COPE’s guidelines in dealing with such allegations.

Conflict of Interest

To ensure a reliable and open publication process, all authors, reviewers and editors are required to declare any interests that could appear to compromise, conflict or influence the validity of the publication.


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