Principles and standards for reporting animal experiments in The Journal of Physiology and Experimental Physiology

Exp Physiol. 2015 Jul 1;100(7):755-8. doi: 10.1113/EP085299. Epub 2015 Jun 16.


The Journal of Physiology and Experimental Physiology have always used UK legislation as the basis of their policy on ethical standards in experiments on non-human animals. However, for international journals with authors, editors and referees from outside the UK the policy can lack transparency and is sometimes cumbersome, requiring the intervention of a Senior Ethics Reviewer or advice from external experts familiar with UK legislation. The journals have therefore decided to set out detailed guidelines for how authors should report experimental procedures that involve animals. As well as helping authors, this new clarity will facilitate the review process and decision making where there are questions regarding animal ethics.

Publication types

  • Editorial

MeSH terms

  • Animal Experimentation* / ethics
  • Animal Experimentation* / standards
  • Animals
  • Humans
  • Periodicals as Topic
  • Publications*
  • Research*
  • United Kingdom