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Lab Animal is a Nature Research journal covering in vivo science & technology using model organisms of human health and disease. 

About the Journal

  • Lab Animal’s focus is on innovative in vivo methods, research and technology covering a wide range of model organisms. Our broad scope ensures that the work we publish reaches the widest possible audience. Lab Animal provides a rigorous and fair peer review of manuscripts, high standards for copyediting and production, and efficient publication.
  • Lab Animal publishes a range of content types including reviews and perspectives, research articles, methods-based columns, as well as news and technology features.
  • All editorial decisions at Lab Animal are made by a dedicated team of full-time professional editors. In addition, Lab Animal has an Editorial Advisory Panel in all areas of in vivo science, technology and policy.

For Authors & Referees

  • Please read this section before submitting anything to Lab Animal. This section explains our editorial criteria, and how manuscripts are handled by our editors between submission and acceptance for publication.
  • Explanation of the submission, peer-review, decision and revision processes.
  • This section contains guidelines for refereeing for Lab Animal.


  • Our increasing knowledge of the factors influencing disease model outcomes will help improve the reproducibility and translation of in vivo data. But, implementing changes will require better integration of efforts between the lab and the vivarium.