International Journal for the Study of Animal Problems

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Reader Survey


Andrew N. Rowan


A survey of 600 journal subscribers produced 156 responses (26%). Responses were sorted into four groups – institutions and three groups of individuals (veterinarians, research scientists, animal welfare advocates, and others). The readers were mainly satisfied with the material's quality – 82% rated the journal as excellent or good. Fifty-eight percent (58%) responded that the journal needed more objectivity, and 38% responded that objectivity should stay the same. The responses were helpful and would be considered as the journal moved forward.