A recommender manages preprint evaluation. Their role is very similar to that of a journal editor (handling preprints, finding reviewers, collecting reviews, editorial decisions based on reviews), with the article eventually being recommended (or not) after several rounds of reviews. PCI Animal Science recommenders can recommend up to five articles per year. They are expected to comply with the code of conduct of PCI Animal Science, are eligible for selection as a member of the Managing Board for a period of two years, and can propose the nomination of new recommenders to the Managing Board. See the PCI Animal Science Guidelines for Recommenders for more information on the key roles and responsibilities.

Interested in becoming a recommender at PCI Animal Science?

Please contact a current recommender in your field and ask them to nominate you to the managing board or send us an email: We generally select people who are post PhD, conduct independent research, and have at least a handful of first author articles (to ensure people have some experience with the publishing process). PCI has signed the Joint Statement of Principles of the Coalition for Diversity and Inclusion in Scholarly Communication, and we at PCI Animal Science fully support this. We aim to have strong representation across fields of research, geographic regions, genders, and in other areas where some groups of people have been traditionally underrepresented in academia. 
There is no minimum time commitment. When submitting, authors suggest recommenders, who then receive automated invitations. Recommenders can choose to accept, decline, or ignore invitations to handle the evaluation of these preprints depending on their schedule.​



Hervé ACLOQUEAnimal Genetics and Integrative Biology (GABI), INRAE, Jouy en Josas, France
Ines ADRIAENSORCID_LOGOData analysis and mathematical modelling, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
Alberto ATZORIDepartment of Agriculture, University of Sassari , Sassari, Italy
Karol Bibiana BARRAGÁN-FONSECAAnimal Sciences , Universidad Nacional de Colombia , Bogota, Colombia
Donagh BERRYTeagasc, Teagasc, Fermoy, Ireland
Harry BLOKHUISAnimal environment and health, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden
Amélie BONNET-GARNIERUMR 1198 BREED Biology of Reproduction, Epigenetic, Environment and Development, INRAE, Jouy-en-Josas, France
Luiz BRITODepartment of Animal Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, United States of America
Victor E CABRERAAnimal and Dairy Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, United States of America
Amélia CAMARINHA SILVALivestock Microbial Ecology, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany
Antonello CANNASORCID_LOGODepartment of Agricultural Sciences, Unit of Animal Science, University of Sassari , Sassari, Italy
Gonzalo CANTALAPIEDRA-HIJARUMR Herbivores, INRAE, Saine-Genes-Champanelle, France
Pascale CHAVATTE-PALMERBiologie du Développement et Reproduction (BDR), INRA, Jouy en Josas, France
Matteo CHINCARINIORCID_LOGOVeterinary Medicine, Università degli Studi di Teramo, Teramo, Italy
Janne Winther CHRISTENSENAnimal Science, Aarhus University , Viborg, Denmark
Giuseppe CONTEDepartment of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
Giulio COZZIDepartment of Animal Medicine, Production and Health, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
Paulo César DE FACCIO CARVALHOGrazing Ecology Research Group, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Jordi ESTELLÉUMR 1313 GABI (Equipe GéMS), INRA, Jouy-en-Josas, France
Pauline EZANNOBIOEPAR, INRA, Nantes, France
Antonio FACIOLADepartment of Animal Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, United States of America
Nicolas C. FRIGGENSUMR 0791 Modélisation Systémique Appliquée aux Ruminants (MoSAR), INRA, Paris, France
Mohammed GAGAOUA ORCID_LOGOPHASE: Physiologie animale et systèmes d’élevage, INRAE - PEGASE, St-Gilles, France
Antonio GALLODepartment of Animal Science, Food and Nutrition (DIANA), Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Piacenza, Italy
Rachel GERVAISAnimal Sciences, Laval, Quebec, Canada
Florence GONDRETPEGASE, INRA, Saint Gilles, France
Jean-luc GOURDINEORCID_LOGOAnimal Genetics, INRAe, Petit-Bourg, France
Matthias HESSSystems Microbiology & Natural Products Laboratory, University of California Davis, Davis, United States of America
Nathalie HOSTIOUUMR Territoires, INRAE, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Sharon Ann HUWSHuws Lab, Queen's University Belfast - (Institute for Global Food Security), Belfast, United Kingdom
Rowland Raymond KAORoslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Ilias KYRIAZAKISInstitute for Global Food Security , Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom
Caroline LEROUXUMR754 Viral Infection and Comparative Pathology, INRA, Lyon, France
Marie-pierre LETOURNEAU MONTMINYAnimal Science, Laval University, Québec, Canada
Pol LLONCHORCID_LOGOAnimal and Food Science, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain
Xavier MANTECA VILANOVASchool of Veterinary Science, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra (Barcelona), Spain
Hilario MANTOVANIAnaerobic Microbiology, Universidade Federal de Vicosa, Vicosa, Brazil
Marcos MARCONDESAnimal Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, United States of America
François MEURENSORCID_LOGOPathologie et Microbiologie, Université de Montréal, Saint-Hyacinthe, Canada
Diego MORGAVIHerbivores, INRA, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Liza R. MOSCOVICEBehavioral Physiology, Research Institute for Farm Animal Biology, Dummerstorf, Germany
Rafael MUÑOZ-TAMAYOORCID_LOGOMoSAR - Systemic modeling applied to ruminants, INRAE, Paris, France
Christian NAWROTHORCID_LOGOInstitute of Behavioural Physiology, Research Institute for Farm Animal Biology, Dummerstorf, Germany
Birte L NIELSENORCID_LOGOUniversities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW), Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW), Wheathampstead, United Kingdom
Elise NORBERGDept. of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway
Anna OLSSONORCID_LOGOLaboratory Animal Science, i3S - Institute for Research and Innovation in Health, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
David PACHECOAnimal Nutrition & Physiology, AgResearch, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Matti PASTELLAgricultural Technologies, Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), Helsinki, Finland
Phil POPEThe Pope Lab, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Aas, Norway
Milka POPOVAUMRH, INRAE, Saint Genès Champanelle, France
Marcin PSZCZOŁAGenetics and Animal Breeding, Poznan University of Life Sciences, Poznan, Poland
Laurence PUILLETUMR MoSAR, INRAE, Paris, France
Seyed Abbas RAFATORCID_LOGOFaculty of Agriculture, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Yuliaxis RAMAYO-CALDASAnimal Production, Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology (IRTA), Barcelona, Spain
Luca RAPETTIDepartment of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences - Production, Landscape, Agroenergy, Università degli Sudi di Milano, Milan, Italy
Kristan REEDAnimal Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, United States of America
Christele ROBERT-GRANIEUMR1388 GenPhySE, INRA, Toulouse, France
Claire ROGEL-GAILLARDAnimal Genetics and Integrative Biology (GABI), INRA, AgroParisTech, Université Pzris-Saclay, Jouy-en-Josas, France
Angela SCHWARMSchwarm Lab, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Aas, Norway
Hauke SMIDTLaboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands
Sokratis STERGIADISSchool of Agriculture, Policy and Development; Department of Animal Sciences, University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom
Ilma TAPIOAnimal genetics, Natural Resources Institute Finland, Jokioinen, Finland
Luis TEDESCHIRuminant Nutrition, Texas A&M University , College Station, United States of America
Katerina THEODORIDOUSchool of Biological Science, Institute for Global Food Security, QUEENS UNIVERSITY BELFAST, belfast, United Kingdom
Paolo TREVISIDepartment of Agricultural and Food Science, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Emilio Mauricio UNGERFELDORCID_LOGORumen fermentation, Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias INIA, Temuco, Chile
Luis VARGAS-VILLAMILProcess modeling in Applied Animal Science, Colegio de Postgraduados, Cardenas, Mexico
Muriel VAYSSIERAnimal Health Division, INRA, Tours, France
Isabelle VEISSIERUMR Herbivores, INRAE, Saine-Genes-Champanelle, France
Arda YILDIRIMORCID_LOGOAnimal Science, Tokat Gaziosmanpasa University, Tokat, Turkey
Jianzhong ZHUCollege of Veterinary Medicine, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou, China