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Animal Cognition

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Animal Cognition is an interdisciplinary journal offering current research on all aspects of animal (and human) cognition in an evolutionary framework.

  • Publishes original empirical and theoretical work, reviews, methods papers, short communications and correspondence.
  • Considers vital questions, including: How do animals categorize and recognize individuals patterns? How do animals form concepts? How do animals learn by observation, imitation and instruction?
  • Explores animal time perception and use; innate reaction patterns and innate bases of learning; numerical competence and more.

  • Editor-in-Chief
    • Debbie M. Kelly
    Impact factor
    1.9 (2023)
    5 year impact factor
    2.1 (2023)
    Submission to first decision (median)
    11 days
    652,375 (2023)

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