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
BMJ Group publishes Veterinary Record on behalf of the British Veterinary Association.
Time from submission to first decision: average 14 days
Time from acceptance to publication: average 17 days
Rejection rate: 73%
50 times a year
Not including online only or consortia customers
Index Medicus (Medline), ISI Current Contents (Web of Science), Excerpta Medica (Embase), Sociedad Iberoamericana de Informacion Cientifica (SIIC)
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Rights and permissions
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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.
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.