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Animal Behaviour
Edited byL. Barrett, W.A. Searcy
Publication details
Former name(s)
The British Journal of Animal Behaviour
2.844 (2020)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Anim. Behav.
ISSN0003-3472 (print)
1095-8282 (web)
OCLC no.04699737

Animal Behaviour is a double-blind peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 1953 as The British Journal of Animal Behaviour, before obtaining its current title in 1958. It is published monthly by Elsevier for the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour in collaboration with the Animal Behavior Society. It covers all aspects of ethology, including behavioural ecology, evolution of behaviour, sociobiology, ethology, behavioural physiology, population biology, and navigation and migration.

Abstracting and indexing

The journal is abstracted and indexed in EMBiology, Scopus, and the Science Citation Index. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2020 impact factor of 2.844.[1]


  1. ^ "Animal Behaviour". 2020 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2021.