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ALTEX (Alternatives to Animal Experiments) Journal

Project title:  

ALTEX (Alternatives to Animal Experiments) Journal  

Project leader:  

Animalfree Research  

Financial support:  

Ca. 1 million CHF  

Project background:

ALTEX started out as a twice-a-year periodical (in German with English abstracts) and, in 2008, developed into a full-fledged English-speaking journal, publishing original articles, short communications, reviews, as well as news and comments and meeting reports.  

The published topics include research on the development and promotion of alternatives to animal experiments and bioethics as well as critical reviews on the relevance of animal experimentation. 

In 2006, ALTEX became the Swiss Society ALTEX Edition and it is today the official journal of the American Society for Cellular and Computational Toxicology, the Centres for Alternatives to Animal Testing in the U.S. and in Europe, the Doerenkamp-Zbinden Chairs, the European Consensus Platform for Alternatives, the European Society for Alternatives to Animal Testing (formerly MEGAT) and the Transatlantic Think Tank for Toxicology.  


1984 – 2006  


Today, it is Open Access (“Gold”), appearing four times a year, with an impact factor of 5.824.