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The AFLAS Congress 2023 Successfully Wraps Up with Global Participation

The 9th Asian Federation of Laboratory Animal Science Associations Congress 2023 (AFLAS Congress 2023), themed 'One Health and One Welfare,' concluded on September 13-15 in Jeju Island, Korea. Please find more details about the conference here.

Welcome to Laboratory Animal Research

Laboratory Animal Research encourages submissions of innovative methods and techniques that improve and expand the use of model organisms in the lab, and research that deepens our basic understanding of model organisms and the opportunities/challenges for modelling human health and disease. 

In addition, Laboratory Animal Research aims to provide expert opinions on a range of topics through reviews and perspectives, as well as important news in industry, policy and regulatory matters impacting basic and preclinical research.

Featured article

Comparison of cisplatin-induced anti-tumor response in CT26 syngeneic tumors of three BALB/c substrains

To determine whether the background of BALB/c substrains affects the response to anti-tumor drugs, authors measured for alterations in tumor growth, histopathological structure of the tumor, and expressions of tumor-related proteins in three BALB/c substrains derived from different sources, after exposure to varying concentrations of cisplatin.

Jeong Eun Gong, You Jung Jin, Ji Eun Kim, Yun Ju Choi, Su Jin Lee, Kil Soo Kim, Young Suk Jung, Joon Yong Cho, Yong Lim, Hyun Gu Kang & Dae Youn Hwang 

Volume 37, Article number: 33 (2021)

Featured article

Sensitivity to tumor development by TALEN-mediated Trp53 mutant genes in the susceptible FVB/N mice and the resistance C57BL/6 mice

This study was undertaken to compare the sensitivities of mice strains during tumor induction by transcription activator-like effector nucleases (TALEN)-mediated Trp53 mutant gene. Alterations of their tumorigenic phenotypes including survival rate, tumor formation and tumor spectrum, were assessed in FVB/N-Trp53em2Hwl/Korl and C57BL/6-Trp53em1Hwl/Korl knockout (KO) mice over 16 weeks.

Woo Bin Yun, Ji Eun Kim, Mi Lim Lee, Jun Young Choi, Jin Ju Park, Bo Ram Song, Byeong Cheol Kang, Ki Taek Nam, Han-Woong Lee & Dae Youn Hwang

Vol. 37, Article number: 32 (2021)

Highly cited article

Experimental animal models for diabetes and its related complications-a review

Diabetes mellitus, a very common and multifaceted metabolic disorder is considered as one of the fastest growing public health problems in the world. It is characterized by hyperglycemia, a condition with high glucose level in the blood plasma resulting from defects in insulin secretion or its action and in some cases both the impairment in secretion and also action of insulin coexist.

Kottaisamy, Chidhambara Priya Dharshini; Raj, Divya S.; Kumar, V. Prasanth; Sankaran, Umamaheswari

Volume 37, Article number: 23 (2021)

Total citations: 44 (on 19 October, 2023)
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Highly cited article

Role of animal models in biomedical research: a review

The animal model deals with the species other than the human, as it can imitate the disease progression, its’ diagnosis as well as a treatment similar to human. Discovery of a drug and/or component, equipment, their toxicological studies, dose, side effects are in vivo studied for future use in humans considering its’ ethical issues.

Mukherjee, P.; Roy, S.; Ghosh, D.; Nandi, S. K.

Volume 38, Article number: 18 (2022)

Total citations: 24 (on 19 October, 2023)
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Society affiliation and support of APC

Laboratory Animal Research (LAR) is the official journal of KALAS.
KALAS sponsors full amount of APC for all the articles accepted for publication so that the authors do not need to pay.


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Laboratory Animal Research Editorial board is led by Je Kyung Seong, DVM, Ph.D, a professor of Lab of Developmental Biology and Genomics at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the Seoul National University. He also serves as the Director of Korea Mouse Phenotyping Center (KMPC), funded by Ministry of Science and ICT in Korea.

Legacy Contents

Laboratory Animal Research (LAR) was founded in 1985 as the official journal of The Korean Association for Laboratory Animal Science (KALAS). In 2019 it started publishing contents in fully open access format.
This website now hosts the articles published after 2015. The legacy contents published in 2010-2014 are available at KoreaMed Synapse. 

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  • Laboratory Animal Research is the official journal of the Korean Association for Laboratory Animal Science. KALAS was established in 1985 in order to discuss the knowledge of the experiment, and promote the science and technology in laboratory animal sciences.

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    2.9 - 2-year Impact Factor

    2023 Speed
    15 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    108 days submission to accept (Median)

    2023 Usage 
    478 Altmetric mentions