Aims and scope

Veterinary Record is the official journal of the British Veterinary Association (BVA) and has been published weekly since 1888. It contains news, comment, letters and clinical research papers on a wide range of veterinary topics. Its classified advertisement section includes an extensive list of veterinary and veterinary-related jobs. It is published on behalf of the BVA by BMJ Group.

All papers must be submitted through ScholarOne, our online submission and review system.

Veterinary Record welcomes:
Original papers
Editorials (usually commissioned)
Review articles (usually commissioned)
Viewpoint articles
Letters to the Editor
Product news
Papers to summarise in Research Digest

Veterinary Record will consider rapid review and publication for articles of outstanding interest. Further information is available in the Instructions for Authors


BMJ Group publishes Veterinary Record on behalf of the British Veterinary Association.

Journal statistics

Acceptance rate


Lead times

Time from submission to first decision: average 14 days
Time from acceptance to publication: average 17 days
Rejection rate: 73%


50 times a year

Print circulation

Not including online only or consortia customers

Impact factor


Indexed by

Index Medicus (Medline), ISI Current Contents (Web of Science), Excerpta Medica (Embase), Sociedad Iberoamericana de Informacion Cientifica (SIIC)

Launch date




ISSN Online


Contact information

For all contact information please refer to the contact us page.

For authors

Please refer to the Instructions for authors


Information on rates and how to subscribe

Rights and permissions

Copyright and Permissions Guidelines


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The BMJ Publishing Group is a founding member of COPE (the Committee on Publication Ethics), which provides a forum for publishers and Editors of scientific journals to discuss issues relating to the integrity of the work submitted to or published in their journals.


The EQUATOR Network is an international initiative that seeks to improve the value of medical research literature by promoting accurate, transparent reporting of research studies. BMJ is a sponsor of its activities.

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BMJ is a founding organisation of the AllTrials initiative, which calls for all past and present clinical trials to be registered and their results reported.


BMJ sites

In Practice
Veterinary Record Case Reports
Veterinary Record Open