About

Aims and scope

Veterinary Record (branded as Vet Record) is the official journal of the British Veterinary Association (BVA) and has been published weekly since 1888. It contains news, opinion, letters, scientific reviews and original research papers and communications on a wide range of veterinary topics, along with disease surveillance reports, obituaries, careers information, business and innovation news and summaries of research papers in other journals. It is published on behalf of the BVA by BMJ Group.

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

Veterinary Record welcomes:
Original research papers
Research comment (usually commissioned)
Research review articles (usually commissioned)
Debate articles
Letters to the Editor
Business and innovation news
Papers to summarise in Research Digest
Articles for My View column
What is your client thinking articles
Review of books and other media
Obituaries
Careers focus articles (usually commissioned)

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

Ownership

BMJ Group publishes Vet Record on behalf of the British Veterinary Association. The BVA grants editorial freedom to the Editor of Vet Record. The views expressed in the journal are those of the authors and may not necessarily comply with BVA policy.

Editorial Board

For information about Vet Record’s Editor in Chief Professor Alexander Trees and his editorial team, please refer to the Editorial Board page

Journal statistics

Acceptance Rate 27%
Rejection Rate 73%
Time to Submission to First Decision 70 days
Time to Acceptance to Publication 17 days
Frequency 50 times a year
Impact Factor 1.741
Indexed by Index Medicus (Medline), ISI Current Contents (Web of Science), Excerpta Medica (Embase), Sociedad Iberoamericana de Informacion Cientifica (SIIC)
Launch date 1988
Print Circulation 10,767
Not including online only or consortia customers
ISSN 0042-4900
ISSN (online) 2042-7670

Archived content

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

Contact information

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

For authors

Please refer to the Instructions for authors

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Affiliations

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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.

Equator

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.

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