Iniziative editoriali di soci

Stress Biomarkers in Aquatic Organisms

The assessment of stress in animals is essential in both farmed and wild environments due to chronic stress conditions being able to undermine the health of animals, reduce their welfare and their ability to reproduce.
Aquatic organisms are not exempt from this and, indeed, studies indicate that there are many factors and conditions that can induce a state of stress in these animals. It is, therefore, essential to identify biomarkers capable of recording this altered state, the use of even non-invasive biological matrices and alternative simple methods applicable in the field would also be preferable. With this collection, we would, therefore, like to collect articles presenting innovative and ready-to-use acute and chronic stress biomarkers to be used in fish, crustaceans and mollusks for the evaluation of animals in natural and farmed conditions.

Daniela Bertotto (

Animals Topic Collection - Human-wildlife conflict and interaction

For more information about the Topical Collection, please see:
Topical Collection "Human-Wildlife Conflict and Interaction"

Agriculture Special Issue "Sustainable Feeding and Management of Ruminants for High Reproduction Efficiency"

This message comes from Dr. Giovanni Molle and Dr. Fiammetta Berlinguer, the Guest Editors of the Special Issue“Sustainable Feeding and Management of Ruminants for High Reproduction Efficiency’ in our journal, Agriculture (IF = 2.925, The Special Issue is open to receive submissions for peer-review and possible publication. The current Submissions deadline is 30 March 2022, but it is negotiable if you need more time to prepare the manuscript.

This special edition is dedicated to the latest developments in the field of sustainable feeding and management aimed at increasing reproductive efficiency in ruminants.

Contributed papers should entail the environmental and/or economic implications of the feeding/management under study. All papers should report animal reproductive performance measured with sound scientific methodologies.

The following are some of the topics proposed for this Special Issue (but not limited to):

  • Effects of feeding based on local resources (including forage and non-forage plants)
  • Effects of feeding based on agro-industrial by-products;
  • Sustainable planning and monitoring of reproduction efficiency;
  • Bio-markers of reproduction efficiency;
  • Environmental/economic impact of practices aimed at improving reproduction efficiency;
  • Cost and benefit of focus feeding at mating and during pregnancy.

If you are actively doing research in one of these topics, I kindly invite you to submit a paper for our SI (special issue). If it's published, we will also disseminate the paper through several media. Would you be interested in contributing to our SI?

More detailed information about this issue (type of contributions, topics, scope, deadline, etc.,) can be found in the following link:

New Insights on Seminal Factors Signaling Female Reproduction in Mammals

Dear Professors,
Frontiers in Veterinary Science has launched a new Research Topic, New Insights on Seminal Factors Signaling Female Reproduction in Mammals. This is a great opportunity to have your research published in Frontiers in Veterinary Science, a leading journal indexed in Web of Science, PubMed and Scopus with a CiteScore of 2.6 and Impact Factor of 2.245.

Visit the homepage for a full description of the project:

The submission deadline for this Research Topic is 19 November 2021.
We look forward to your response.
Kind Regards,

Topic Editors
Dr.ssa Margherita Maranesi
Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Perugia
Prof. Mauricio Silva
Temuco Catholic University, Temuco, Chile
Prof. Massimo Zerani
Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Perugia 

Nutraceuticals, Phytonutrients, and Phytotherapy for Improvement of Animal Health and Welfare - Ed. Francesca Ciani

Dear colleagues,

I recently accepted an invitation to serve as the Guest Editor for a Special Issue of the journal Animals on the subject of “Nutraceuticals, Phytonutrients, and Phytotherapy for Improvement of Animal Health and Welfare”. It is my pleasure to invite you to submit an invited feature article on this topic. The article may be either a full paper or a communication based on your own research in this area, or may be a focused review article on some aspect of the subject.

Animals is an open access journal with an impact factor of 2.323. The Article Processing Charges (APC) for accepted papers are CHF 1800.

All submissions, including featured articles will be subject to peer review. If you plan to submit a review article please provide me with a title and brief description at your earliest convenience, in order to avoid multiple reviews covering the same material.

For more information about the Special Issue, please see:

For information on manuscript preparation and related matters, please see the instructions for authors:

Although the deadline for submission of manuscripts to the Special Issue is 31 December 2021, I would appreciate hearing from you in the next few weeks whether you would be willing to submit a contribution.

Please ask if you have any questions or ideas you'd like to discuss.

With best wishes,

Francesca Ciani

Dipartimento di Medicina Veterinaria
e Produzioni Animali
Università degli Studi di Napoli

Cat behaviour, physiology and welfare

La dott.ssa Chiara Mariti, insieme al Dr. Jon Bowen del Royal Veterinary College, è guest editor di uno special issue della rivista Animals dal titolo "Cat behaviour, physiology and welfare".

Maggiori informazioni sono disponibili alla pagina:


Deadline 9 maggio 2021

Immunohistochemical and Physiological Research on Farm Animals

DEADLINE: 30 Settembre 2020

Il Prof. Malfatti è guest editor insieme ad altri due colleghi di uno special issue di Animals intitolato:

"Immunohistochemical and Physiological Research on Farm Animals"


Natural Compounds for Treatment and Prevention of Diabetes, Inflammation, Oxidative Stress and Reproduction

DEADLINE: 31 Agosto 2020

La dott.ssa Maranesi è guest editor insieme ad altri tre colleghi di uno special issue dal titolo intitolato:

"Natural Compounds for Treatment and Prevention of Diabetes, Inflammation, Oxidative Stress and Reproduction"

Il link qui sotto riportato collega alla pagina di presentazione del numero speciale:




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