Friday, June 25, 2010

Book Reviewers Wanted (for JAAWS)

I am looking for individuals who would be available to review books for the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science. JAAWS is a peered reviewed academic journal that publishes articles and reports discussing methods of experimentation, husbandry, and care that enhance the welfare of animals in laboratories, farms, homes, and the wild.

Reviewers should have a strong background in a scientific discipline or profession, and a sound understanding of animal welfare. Members who are not directly invited should apply to join the group and leave a note outlining their relevant experience and/or qualifications. Members of animal related professions (e.g. laboratory technician, zookeeping, agriculture) are encouraged to join, as well as animal scientists and graduate students in animal science disciplines.

Books would be made available for selection by the reviewers, and books within the remit of the journal can be requested and may be provided at the discretion of the publisher. Reviews should be approximately 500-800 words in length and state a strong, expert opinion or perspective on the material covered in the book. The tone should be more like an editorial or commentary than a "book report". Reviews are due within two months of the receipt of the book unless otherwise arranged. Reviews will be published in the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science provided that they meet the approval of the editorial staff.

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