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Volume 1 (2016)
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Volume 2 (2017)
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Volume 3 (2018)
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Volume 4 (2019)
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Volume 5 (2020)
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Volume 6 (2021)
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Volume 7 (2022)

Schrynemakers, Sabina (2022) Free will and animal suicide. Animal Sentience 20(21)
Commentary on Animal Suicide

Gough, Joe (2022) Defending human difference by raising the bar. Animal Sentience 23(54)
Commentary on Human Difference

Bekoff, Marc (2022) Time to stop pretending we don’t know other animals are sentient beings. Animal Sentience 31(2)
Commentary on Sentience Politics

Reber, Arthur S; Baluska, Frantisek; and Miller, William B, Jr. (2022) All living organisms are sentient. Animal Sentience 31(3)
Commentary on Sentience Politics

Brown, Culum (2022) Sentience politics : a fishy perspective. Animal Sentience 31(4)
Commentary on Sentience Politics

Webster, John Anthony (2022) Sentience and sentient minds. Animal Sentience 31(6)
Commentary on Sentience Politics

Kotzmann, Jane (2022) Legal recognition of animal sentience: the case for cautious optimism. Animal Sentience 31(7)
Commentary on Sentience Politics

Birch, Jonathan (2022) Sentience and the science-policy interface. Animal Sentience 31(10)
Commentary on Sentience Politics

Ristau, Carolyn A. (2022) Revisiting Donald Griffin, founder of cognitive ethology. Animal Sentience 31(11)
Commentary on Sentience Politics

Jones, Mark (2022) Why the recognition of sentience is so important for animal welfare. Animal Sentience 31(12)
Commentary on Sentience Politics

Hughes, Barry O. (2022) Defining and assessing sentience. Animal Sentience 31(13)
Commentary on Sentience Politics

Palmer, Clare and Sandøe, Peter (2022) Wild animal welfare. Animal Sentience 31(14)
Commentary on Sentience Politics

Crump, Andrew (2022) Animal sentience science and policy. Animal Sentience 31(15)
Commentary on Sentience Politics

Krishna, Nanditha (2022) Animal sentience in Indian culture: Colonial and post-colonial changes. Animal Sentience 31(16)
Commentary on Sentience Politics

Damasio, Antonio (2022) The reality and prevalence of animal sentience. Animal Sentience 31(17)
Commentary on Sentience Politics

van Kleef, Gerben A. (2022) Animals may be more reliably emotional than humans. Animal Sentience 31(18)
Commentary on Sentience Politics

Lifshin, Uri (2022) Motivated science: What humans gain from denying animal sentience. Animal Sentience 31(19)
Commentary on Sentience Politics

Bender, Yana and Bräuer, Juliane (2022) The dissonance between knowing animals are sentient beings yet eating them. Animal Sentience 31(20)
Commentary on Sentience Politics

Crump, Andrew; Browning, Heather; Schnell, Alex; Burn, Charlotte; and Birch, Jonathan (2022) Sentience in decapod crustaceans: A general framework and review of the evidence. Animal Sentience 32(1)

Solms, Mark (2022) Truly minimal criteria for animal sentience. Animal Sentience 32(2)
Commentary on Decapod Sentience

Reber, Arthur S; Baluska, Frantisek; and Miller, William B, Jr. (2022) Of course crustaceans are sentient: But there's more to the story. Animal Sentience 32(3)
Commentary on Decapod Sentience

Jablonka, Eva and Ginsburg, Simona (2022) Pain sentience criteria and their grading. Animal Sentience 32(4)
Commentary on Decapod Sentience

Tye, Michael (2022) Crustacean Pain. Animal Sentience 32(5)
Commentary on Decapod Sentience

Ng, Yew Kwang (2022) No need for certainty in animal sentience. Animal Sentience 32(6)
Commentary on Decapod Sentience

Brown, Culum (2022) Fine-tuning the criteria for inferring sentience. Animal Sentience 32(7)
Commentary on Decapod Sentience

Souza Valente, Cecilia de (2022) Decapod sentience: broadening the framework. Animal Sentience 32(8)
Commentary on Decapod Sentience

Gorman, Richard (2022) What might decapod sentience mean for policy, practice, and public?. Animal Sentience 32(9)
Commentary on Decapod Sentience

Irvine, Elizabeth (2022) Independence, weight and priority of evidence for sentience. Animal Sentience 32(10)
Commentary on Decapod Sentience

Woodruff, Michael L (2022) Sentience in decapods: Difficulties to surmount. Animal Sentience 32(11)
Commentary on Decapod Sentience

Burrell, Brian D (2022) Emotional component of pain perception in the medicinal leech?. Animal Sentience 32(12)
Commentary on Decapod Sentience

Comstock, Gary (2022) Pain in Pleocyemata, but not in Dendrobranchiata?. Animal Sentience 32(13)
Commentary on Decapod Sentience

Walters, Edgar T (2022) Strong inferences about pain in invertebrates require stronger evidence. Animal Sentience 32(14)
Commentary on Decapod Sentience

Levin, Michael (2022) Generalizing frameworks for sentience beyond natural species. Animal Sentience 32(15)
Commentary on Decapod Sentience

Montemayor, Carlos (2022) Distinguishing epistemic and moral grounds for legal protection. Animal Sentience 32(16)
Commentary on Decapod Sentience

Andrews, Kristin (2022) Does the sentience framework imply all animals are sentient?. Animal Sentience 32(17)
Commentary on Decapod Sentience

Abramson, Charles I and Calvo, Paco (2022) Unresolved issues of behavioral analysis in invertebrates. Animal Sentience 32(18)
Commentary on Decapod Sentience

Briffa, Mark (2022) Sentience in decapods: an open question. Animal Sentience 32(19)
Commentary on Decapod Sentience

Butlin, Patrick (2022) Sentience criteria to persuade the reasonable sceptic. Animal Sentience 32(21)
Commentary on Decapod Sentience

de Waal, Frans B. M. (2022) Sentience as part of emotional lives. Animal Sentience 32(22)
Commentary on Decapod Sentience

Brown, Simon A. B. (2022) How much of a pain would a crustacean “common currency” really be?. Animal Sentience 32(23)
Commentary on Decapod Sentience

Mallatt, Jon and Feinberg, Todd E, MD (2022) Decapod sentience: Promising framework and evidence. Animal Sentience 32(24)
Commentary on Decapod Sentience

Kakrada, Eva and Colombo, Michael (2022) Extending the null hypothesis to invertebrate pain sentience. Animal Sentience 32(25)
Commentary on Decapod Sentience

Key, Brian and Brown, Deborah (2022) Lack of imagination can bias our view of animal sentience. Animal Sentience 32(26)
Commentary on Decapod Sentience

Cooper, Jonathan J.; Tinarwo, Ambrose; and Ventura, Beth A (2022) Decapods as food, companions and research animals: Legal impact of ascribing sentience. Animal Sentience 32(27)
Commentary on Decapod Sentience