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Aims and scope

Laboratory Animal Research is the official journal of The Korean Association for Laboratory Animal Science (KALAS). Laboratory Animal Research is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of in vivo studies with model organisms including genetics, behaviour, disease models, bioinformatics, and omics (phenomics, genomics, and metabolomics). Articles include original research and review about basic and applied laboratory investigations, letters and case reports, as well as informed and thoughtful opinions relevant to the humane care and use of laboratory animals.

Open access

All articles published by Laboratory Animal Research are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found here.

As authors of articles published in Laboratory Animal Research you are the copyright holders of your article and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate your article, according to the BioMed Central license agreement.

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Article-processing charges

The publication charges for  Laboratory Animal Research are covered by the Korean Association for Laboratory Animal Science, so authors submitting do not have to pay an Article Processing Charge (APC).

Funding

This journal was supported by the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies Grant funded by the Korean Government.

Indexing Services

The full text of all articles is deposited in digital archives around the world to guarantee long-term digital preservation. You can also access all articles published by BioMed Central on SpringerLink.

We are working closely with relevant indexing services including PubMed Central and Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics) to ensure that articles published in Laboratory Animal Research will be available in their databases when appropriate.

Peer-review policy

Laboratory Animal Research operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous. Single-blind peer review is the traditional model of peer review that many reviewers are comfortable with, and it facilitates a dispassionate critique of a manuscript.

Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two or more experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.

Editorial policies

All manuscripts submitted to Laboratory Animal Research should adhere to BioMed Central's editorial policies.

Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.

Appeals and complaints

If you wish to appeal a rejection or make a complaint you should, in the first instance, contact the Editor who will provide details of the journal's complaints procedure. For complaints that cannot be resolved with the Editor, the authors should contact the Publisher.

Why publish your article in Laboratory Animal Research

High visibility

Laboratory Animal Research's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience. 

Speed of publication

Laboratory Animal Research offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF.

Flexibility

Online publication in Laboratory Animal Research gives you the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other articles).

Promotion and press coverage

Articles published in Laboratory Animal Research are included in article alerts and regular email updates. Some may be highlighted on Laboratory Animal Research’s pages and on the BioMed Central homepage.

In addition, articles published in Laboratory Animal Research may be promoted by press releases to the general or scientific press. These activities increase the exposure and number of accesses for articles published in Laboratory Animal Research. A list of articles recently press-released by journals published by BioMed Central is available here.

Copyright

As an author of an article published in Laboratory Animal Research you retain the copyright of your article and you are free to reproduce and disseminate your work (for further details, see the BioMed Central license agreement).

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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.

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