B – Journal editorial policies on animal welfare

Osborne NJ, Payne D, Newman ML. Journal editorial policies, animal welfare, and the 3Rs. Amerian Journal of Bioethics 2009;9(12):55-59.

A randomized sample of editorial policies of English language peer-reviewed journals that publish original research involving the use of animals. Do policies promote animal welfare and dissemination of information on the 3Rs (reduction, refinement, replacement) within the scientific community? Many journals do not have a policy on the use of animals, and those that do are often limited to requiring that standard regulatory requirements are adhered to. Information is provided for editors and publishers to help them review their editorial policies.