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Springer Spektrum


Alternatives to Animal Experimentation

Editor-in-Chief: Sonja von Aulock

ISSN: 1868-596X (print version)

Journal no. 12270


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  • Aims and Scope

    Aims and Scope


    Aims and Scope:

    ALTEX, edited by the Swiss Society ALTEX Edition is the official journal of CAAT (Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA), EUSAAT (European Society for Alternatives to Animal testing) and T4 (transatlantic think tank of toxicology, Baltimore, Konstanz, Utrecht).

    ALTEX, issued by the Swiss society ALTEX Edition, is the official journal of

    ASCCT, the American Society for Cellular and Computational Toxicology, CAAT,

    the Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing at the Johns Hopkins

    University Baltimore, USA, CAAT-Europe the Center for Alternatives to Animal

    Testing Europe at the University of Konstanz, Germany, EUSAAT, the European

    Society for Alternatives to Animal Testing, t4, the transatlantic think tank

    of toxicology (Baltimore, Utrecht, Konstanz) and the Doerenkamp chairs in

    Germany, India, The Netherlands, Switzerland and USA.

    ALTEX publishes original articles, short communications, reviews, as well as

    news and comments, meeting reports and book reviews.

    ALTEX is devoted to the publication of research on the development and

    promotion of alternatives to animal experiments according to the 3R concept

    of Russell and Burch: Replace, Reduce, and Refine. Animal experiments are

    defined as all experimental procedures involving the use of animals in

    testing, research and education or to obtain tissues, organs, and other

    animal-derived products which may cause pain or distress to animals. ALTEX

    further publishes manuscripts on the bioethics of the complex relationship

    between humans and animals.

    Articles published in ALTEX must express a basic concern for the dignity of

    living creatures and the recognition of animals as our partners. All

    articles are judged according to stringent scientific standards. Manuscripts

    submitted to ALTEX are evaluated by two reviewers. The evaluation takes into

    account the scientific merit of a manuscript and its contribution to animal

    welfare and the 3R principle.

    Please visit www.altex-edition.org for further information.

    Copyright: Society ALTEX Edition, Kuesnacht, Zurich

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