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. The BVA grants editorial freedom to the Editor of Veterinary Record. The views expressed in the journal are those of the authors and may not necessarily comply with BVA policy.

Journal statistics

Acceptance Rate 27%
Rejection Rate 73%
Time to Submission to First Decision 14 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

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For authors

Please refer to the Instructions for authors


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