Journal of Animal Genetics, Transgenesis and Zoonoses (JAGTZ) is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal that publishes novel studies, opinions and reviews to advance the science of animal genetics, transgenesis, zoonoses and aquaculture, using a multidisciplinary approach and methods involving genetics, genomics, microbiology, virology, bacteriology, parasitology, immunology, epidemiology, transgenic and genome edited animals, etc. Research and discussions that promote the "One Health" concept are greatly welcome. JAGTZ covers studies on all species including domestic animals, wildlife and aquatic animals. 

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Animal Genetics: molecular genetics; immunogenetics; molecular biology; functional genomics; mapping of genes, traits and QTLs; genetic diversity of economically important and/or domesticated animals. 
  • Transgenesis: transgenic and genome editing of economically important and domesticated animals; cloning; breeding of domestic and aquatic animals; physiology, biochemistry, development genomics, genetics behavior, and exploitation of transgenic animals.
  • Zoonoses: pathogenesis, etiology, diagnosis, immunology, epidemiology and control of bacterial, viral, parasitic, mycotic diseases; veterinary and public health; comparative medicine; modeling; monitor and regulatory systems and policies; One Health. 

JAGTZ will provide a valuable forum for cross-fertilization of ideas and techniques in the areas of animal genetics, transgenic technology and zoonotic diseases. JAGTZ publishes research articles, reviews, communications, case reports, opinion articles, comments, short notes, book reviews, etc. Authors should present their results as outlined in the section Instructions for Authors. Manuscripts should advance the scientific knowledge and be authored by scientists with expertise in the areas described above.

Free Publication in 2019


Juergen A. Richt, DVM, PhD (Biography)

The Regents Distinguished Professor at Kansas State University (KSU) and Director of the Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA

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Research Interests: Emerging, Transboundary and Zoonotic Diseases; One Health; Veterinary Microbiology: prion diseases; animal influenza viruses; Rift Valley Fever virus; African Swine Fever virus

Editorial Board

Fakhri Al-Bagdadi, PhD

Associate Professor of Veterinary Anatomy and Cell Biology, School of Veterinary Medicine, Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Louisiana State University, USA.

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Research Interests: Ultrastructure Morphology of pathology changes in stem cells in different passages, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, mast cell tumor, Hemal lymph nodes; Ultrastructure morphology in research using animals or cell culture in control and experimented.

Raúl A. Almeida, DVM, PhD

Research Associate Professor, Department of Animal Science, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA

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Research Interests: bacterial pathogenesis; host cell-pathogen interaction; bovine mastitis; control mechanism

Giovanni Benelli, PhD

1. University of Pisa, Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment, via del Borghetto 80, 56124 Pisa, Italy
2. The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Viale Rinaldo Piaggio 34, 56025 Pontedera, Pisa, Italy

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Research Interests: insect behavior; arthropod vectors; mosquito-borne disease; tick control

Garth D. Ehrlich, PhD

1. Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, and Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
2. Executive Director, Center for Advanced Microbial Processing (CAMP); and Executive Director, Center for Genomic Sciences CGS; Institute of Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
3. Executive Director, Genomics Core Facility, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
4. Director, Meta-omics Core; Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center; Thomas Jefferson University/Drexel University Consortium, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA

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Research Interests: Molecular pathogenesis of chronic infectious diseases

Cyril G. Gay, DVM, PhD

Senior National Program Leader, Office of National Programs, Animal Production and Protection, Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Research, Education, and Economics, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Beltsville, MD 20705, USA

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Research Interests: Molecular pathogenesis of emerging animal diseases and zoonoses; molecular vaccines

Luisa Giari, PhD

Department of Life Sciences & Biotechnology, University of Ferrara, L. Borsari St., 44121 Ferrara, Italy

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Research Interests: fish histology and parasitology; fish cell-parasite interaction; innate immune mechanisms; fish ecotoxicology.

Jae Yon Han

Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Seoul National University, South Korea

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Research Interests: avian genome editing and transgenesis; germ cell biology, development of disease resistance line and ovarian cancer model; etc

Annamaria Pratelli

Professor, Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, Piazza Umberto I, 1, 70121 Bari BA, Italy

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Research Interests: veterinary infectious diseases; veterinary microbiology

Diana G. Scorpio, DVM, MPH, DACLAM

1. Chief of Translational Research Program, Vaccine Research Center, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
2. Adjunct Professor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, Island Main Road, Basseterre, St. Kitts, West Indies


Research Interests: innate immune responses due to rickettsial infections; mouse models of host-pathogen interactions; non-human primate models of infectious disease

Jiuzhou Song

Professor, Department of Animal and Avian Sciences, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Maryland, College Park, Bldg 142, College Park, MD 20742, United States

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Research Interests: epigenetics; statistical genomics and genetics; host-pathogens interaction; animal disease resistance and livestock performance improvement

David G. White, MS, PhD

Associate Dean for Research, Associate Director of the Tennessee Agriculture Experiment Station, Professor of Food Science, The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture,103 Morgan Hall, 2621 Morgan Circle, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA

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Research Interests: veterinary microbiology; food safety; antimicrobial resistance; one health