Updated Animal Ethics Policy 

Animal Ecology in Focus

We’ve recently updated our policy on animal research ethics for all the BES journals (Ecological Solutions and Evidence, Functional Ecology, Journal of Animal Ecology, Journal of Applied Ecology, Methods in Ecology and EvolutionandPeople and Nature).We’ve made this update to ensure we’re in line with the most up to date thinking on animal ethics, and to ensure all our published articles are consistent in the reporting of how they adhered to ethical research practices.

We understand that legislation and best practice differs from region to region, and,in order tohelp us make decisions on how to proceed in difficult cases, some of our Associate Editors from across the journals, who have expertise in various aspects of animal research ethics have agreed to advise as required. Those AEs making up our animal ethics advisory board will be listed on our journal editorial board pages shortly.

The full policy is…

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