Special issue

During these unprecedented and challenging times, IAHAIO is inviting researchers and practitioners to share their experiences and findings on the impact of COVID-19 on human-animal interactions on families, communities and organizations.

Topics may include (but not limited to):

  • Social isolation and the role of animals during COVID-19
  • Changing dynamics and needs of people and animals during COVID-19
  • COVID-19 and the effects on quality of life and the human-animal bond; animal welfare; animal behaviour
  • COVID-19 – cross-cultural outlooks and experiences

Types of articles

We welcome reports, case studies, evaluations, policy papers, research and practice articles of no more than 3,000 words including references, tables etc.

Who can submit

This invitation is extended to researchers and practitioners in HAI and AAI, including people working in organizations that deliver animal-related services and policy makers. Disciplines and areas of speciality may include education, psychology, mental health, social work, community outreach etc.


All articles are peer-reviewed and these independent reviews are ‘blind’ meaning the reviewers do not know the names of the submitting authors, nor the authors the names of the reviewers.


The call for papers has been extended until September 2021, but articles can be submitted at any time. Accepted articles will be published incrementally.

Any queries? Please email the PAIJ Editor and IAHAIO Director, Jo-Ann Fowler.