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The mission of ISAZ is to serve the growing community of scholars and scientists working in the field of Anthrozoology (the study of human–animal interactions and relationships) by supporting research, publishing and disseminating new insights and discoveries, and promoting the exchange of knowledge and expertise within the field.

ISAZ serves over 300 members representing nearly 30 countries. ISAZ membership includes organizations, researchers, students, and affiliates (individuals interested in the field who are not conducting research) and occurs by accepted applications.

Officers and Board members are elected annually and nominated to represent a wide range, not just of academic backgrounds, but also of countries.

ISAZ holds an annual conference to encourage the exchange and dissemination of information related to research in the field of anthrozoology. Annual conferences have been held in many different international locations.

ISAZ publishes Anthrozoös, a multidisciplinary journal of the interactions of people and other animals, through Routledge which provides current and back issues online in addition to the traditional printed version of the journal. Anthrozoös enjoys a high “impact factor,” one measure of the quality of what it publishes.

ISAZ is a 501.c.3. non-profit organization incorporated in the state of Pennsylvania.

ISAZ's Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

The International Society for Anthrozoology (ISAZ) as a professional organization of researchers embraces and celebrates diversity in all its forms and is committed to creating and promoting a climate of equity and inclusion at our conference. We welcome and value the participation of all people regardless of racial/ethnic minority identification, nationality, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, religious affiliation, political beliefs, or disability/other special needs. At our conference we are committed to ensuring an inclusive, safe and welcoming environment to enable the full participation, socialization, and engagement of all our attendees.