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DisciplineAlternatives to animal testing
Edited bySonja von Aulock
Publication details
Former name(s)
Alternativen zu Tierexperimenten
LicenseCreative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
6.043 (2020)
Standard abbreviations
ISSN1868-596X (print)
1868-8551 (web)
OCLC no.690935010
ALTEX: Alternativen zu Tierexperimenten:

ALTEX: Alternatives to Animal Experimentation is a quarterly peer-reviewed scientific journal covering alternatives to animal experimentation and related issues of bioethics, seeking to promote the replacement, reduction, and refinement of animal use in research (the "3Rs").[1][2] It was originally published in German and established in 1984 as ALTEX: Alternativen zu Tierexperimenten and is published by Springer Spektrum on behalf of the Swiss Society ALTEX Edition.[1][3]

It is the official journal of Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing, the American Society for Cellular and Computational Toxicology, the European consensus platform for alternatives, the European Society for Alternatives to Animal Testing, and the transatlantic think tank for toxicology.[1] It has been an open access journal since 2011 under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.[1]

The journal has two companion publications: ALTEX Proceedings (ISSN 2194-0479), which publishes proceedings of scientific conferences relating to the 3Rs, and TIERethik, a biannual German-language periodical on bioethics and human-animal studies.[4]

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

The journal is abstracted and indexed in Index Medicus/MEDLINE/PubMed,[5] Science Citation Index Expanded,[6] Scopus,[7] and Embase.[8] According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2020 impact factor of 6.043.[9]


  1. ^ a b c d "About ALTEX". Homepage. Altex. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  2. ^ von Aulock, S. (2014). "Editorial: 30th anniversary of ALTEX" (PDF). ALTEX. 31 (4): U2. PMID 25538978. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  3. ^ "ALTEX". Springer Spektrum. 2010. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Altex". Altex. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  5. ^ "ALTEX". NLM Catalog. National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Master Journal List". Intellectual Property & Science. Thomson Reuters. Archived from the original on 26 September 2017. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Content overview". Scopus. Elsevier. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Embase Coverage". Embase. Elsevier. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  9. ^ "ALTEX". 2020 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2021.

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