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:
Editorials (usually commissioned)
Review articles (usually commissioned)
Letters to the Editor
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
|Time to Submission to First Decision||14 days|
|Time to Acceptance to Publication||17 days|
|Frequency||50 times a year|
|Indexed by||Index Medicus (Medline), ISI Current Contents (Web of Science), Excerpta Medica (Embase), Sociedad Iberoamericana de Informacion Cientifica (SIIC)|
Not including online only or consortia customers
Full Text and Abstracts: February 2005 – Present
Full Text (PDF Format Only) and Abstracts of Research Content: January 1996 – February 2005
Abstracts Only: January 1975 – December 1995
Tables of Contents Only: April 1950 – December 1974
Rights and permissions
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