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British Poultry Science is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England. It is also a Registered Charity.

The Journal


J. B. Kjaer –  Friedrich-Loeffler Institute, Germany

S. P. Rose - Harper-Adams University, U.K.

Scientific copy editor - L. Waldron, Animal Nutrition, New Zealand

British Poultry Science is an international, peer-reviewed journal which publishes high quality, original research contributions to scientific knowledge. All manuscript submissions are subject to initial appraisal by the Editors, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees. All peer review is at least single blind and submission is online via ScholarOne Manuscripts.

From its first volume in 1960, British Poultry Science has been a leading international journal for poultry scientists and advisers to the poultry industry throughout the world. Over 60% of the independently refereed papers published originate outside the UK. Most typically they report the results of biological studies with an experimental approach which either make an original contribution to fundamental science or are of obvious application to the industry. Subjects which are covered include: anatomy, embryology, biochemistry, biophysics, physiology, reproduction and genetics, behaviour, microbiology, endocrinology, nutrition, environmental science, food science, feeding stuffs and feeding, management and housing welfare, breeding, hatching, poultry meat and egg yields and quality. Papers that adopt a modelling approach or describe the scientific background to new equipment or apparatus directly relevant to the industry are also published. The journal also features rapid publication of Short Communications. Summaries of papers presented at the Spring Meeting of the UK Branch ofthe WPSA are published in British Poultry Abstracts . British Poultry Science is published by Taylor & Francis. The journal homepage is found at

2022 Impact Factor 2.000

2021 Impact factor 1.897

2020 Impact factor 2.095

2019 Impact Factor 1.537 Five year impact factor 1.676

2018 Impact Factor 1.421 Five year impact factor 1.587
2017 Impact Factor 1.096 Five Year Impact Factor 1.349
2016 Impact Factor 0.884 Five Year Impact Factor 1.226;
2015 Impact Factor 0.933 Five Year Impact Factor 1.244;
2014 Impact Factor: 0.936; Five Year Impact Factor 1.203;

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