Aims and scope
Journal of Comparative Psychology and Animal Behavior is an international refereed journal quarterly online open access by KMF that publishes original empirical and theoretical research from a comparative perspective on the behavior, cognition, perception, development of animal behavior and social relationships of diverse species. Articles based on experimental or descriptive research procedures, carried out in laboratory, semi-natural, or natural settings, and involving mechanistic, developmental, functional-adaptive, or evolutionary theoretical approaches are welcome. Some of the relevant areas include but not limited to animal communication, animal learning and memory, behavior analysis, behavior genetics, behavioral ecology, comparative behavioral neuroscience, comparative cognition, comparative neurology and behavior, developmental psychobiology, evolutionary psychology, migratory behavior, models of animal behavior, motivation, neuroethology, sensory-perceptual processes, simple model systems, and social behavior.
KMF Publication Ethics Statement
Journal of Comparative Psychology and Animal Behavior is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics. KMF takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. KMF takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use latest software to check submissions against previous publications.
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Copyright / Open Access
Articles published in Journal of Comparative Psychology and Animal Behavior will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution Law. The copyright is retained by the author(s). KMF will insert the following note at the end of the published text:
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