Psychology of Human-Animal Intergroup Relations (PHAIR) is the official academic journal of the PHAIR Society, published under the PsychOpen GOLD program of the Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information.

PHAIR is a new online-only, open-access journal for scientific inquiries into how humans interact with non-human animals. The Journal was launched in March 2022. Watch the presentation by Editor-in-Chief Chris Hopwood introducing the Journal:

The goal of the journal PHAIR is to publish scientific research on a wide range of topics related to how people perceive, treat, and interact with animals. The journal is open to studies from moral and social psychology, attitudes and persuasion, diet and health, human-animal relationships, personality/individual differences, sustainability and environmental psychology, and other related sub-fields.

Check out the official journal website (PHAIR) for more information. The journal website contains all information on the scope, standards, guidelines, and submission criteria of the journal.

For questions about journal policy, papers currently being considered, potential fit of a paper for the journal, or any other editorial question, please contact the Editor-in-Chief, Christopher J. Hopwood:


Christopher J. Hopwood

University of Zürich, Switzerland

Associate Editors

Suman Ambwani (DIS Study Abroad Scandinavia, Denmark)

Kristof Dhont (University of Kent, United Kingdom)

Catherine A. Forestell (William and Mary College, United States)

João Graça (University of Groningen, the Netherlands)

Steve Loughnan (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)

Cara C. MacInnis (University of Calgary, Canada)

Jared Piazza (Lancaster University, United Kingdom)

Photo credit: Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals Media