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Call for Papers Special Issue on Animal Enhancement
Mar 1, 2018   Between the Species  

Much philosophical discussion has been centered and devoted to the subject of human enhancement by means of technological interventions and artifacts. Many of these interventions, technologies and systems can, however, be applied to similar enhancement goals to nonhuman animals, yet little philosophical and ethical debate has considered such.

The goal of this special issue is to consider the concept of ‘animal enhancement’ as such. Papers that foster philosophical, ethical, theological and ecological reflection on animal enhancement – broadly construed – are welcome. We equally encourage reports from the field (e.g. case studies) as well as philosophical papers or legal analyses.

About the Topics of Interest

In particular, the topic of interest includes but is not limited to

• Normative and Meta-ethical approaches
• Definitions of animal enhancement per se
• Cultural and societal implications of enhancement
• ontological, linguistic, semantic concepts of animal enhancement
• Scientific and medical elements of animal-specific enhancement

Submission Format and Guideline

All submitted papers must be clearly written in excellent English and contain only original work, which has not been published by or is currently under review for any other journal or conference. Papers must not exceed 15 pages (one-column, 12pt font) including figures, tables, and references. A detailed formatting guideline is available as “Submission Guidelines”.

Between the Species is an open access journal. By submitting an article to BTS, authors agree that any user can download, print out, archive, and distribute their articles as long as appropriate credit is given along with initial place of publication.

All papers will be peer-reviewed by two independent reviewers. Requests for additional information should be addressed to the guest editor.

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit their papers by email to guest editor Steven Umbrello at Submissions should include authors’ information (names, affiliations, emails, and short bios). Note: There are NO submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this journal issue for publication. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this issue.

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