ALTEX is issued by
ALTEX Edition, c/o Zürcher Tierschutz, Postfach, 8044 Zurich, Switzerland

ALTEX is published by
Springer Spektrum | Springer-Verlag GmbH
Tiergartenstraße 17,  69121 Heidelberg, Germany

ALTEX is the official organ of
CAAT - Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
CAAT-Europe - Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing - Europe, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
Doerenkamp-Zbinden Chairs in Germany (In-vitro Toxicology and Biomedicine/Alternatives to Animal Experimentation at the University of Konstanz), USA (Evidence-based Toxicology at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore) and Switzerland (Doerenkamp-Naef-Zbinden Chair for Alternative Methods at the University of Geneva),
t4 - transatlantic think tank for toxicology, Baltimore, USA, Konstanz, Germany


The journal Alternativen zu Tierexperimenten was first published in 1984 by the Fonds für versuchstierfreie Forschung, Zurich (FFVFF, now Animalfree Research, Berne) and ran under ISSN 1018-4562 from 1991-1993 and ISSN 0946-7785 from 1994-2008. ALTEX has been owned and issued by the society ALTEX Edition since 2006 along with the journals ALTEX Proceedings and TIERethik. The journal title was changed to ALTEX - Alternatives to Animal Experimentation in 2009 (online ISSN: 1868-8551; print ISSN: 1868-596X). The journal began open access publication of research articles in 2007 and of full content in 2013 and has been recognized as a gold open access journal by the Directory of Open Access Journals since 2013. ALTEX has endorsed the ARRIVE guidelines for reporting on animal experiments since 2011. ALTEX was awarded a Special Prize of the Fondation E. Naef pour la recherche in vitro in 2003 and was recognized by a commendation in the category “Public Awareness” by the LUSH Prize in 2016. The best article published in the preceding year in the journal is awarded the annual ALTEX Award. ALTEX currently publishes four issues per year.

Open access policy
ALTEX is an open access journal, which means that all content is freely available without charge. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.  Articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is appropriately cited (CC-BY). Copyright on any article in ALTEX is retained by the author(s).

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