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)
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
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
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.
|Publication Model||Subscription; with hybrid open access option|
|Frequency||50 times a year|
|Indexed by||Web of Science Core Collection: Science Citation Index, Science Citation Expanded; Current Contents: Agriculture, Biology and Environmental Sciences, MEDLINE (Index Medicus), PubMed Central, Scopus, Embase (Excerpta Medica), Google Scholar|
|Peer Review Model||Single blind; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author|
Not including online only or consortia customers
Journal statistics (2018)
|Time from Submission to First Decision||64 days (mean)
36 days (median)
|Time from Submission to Acceptance||84 days (mean)
248 days (median)
|Time from Acceptance to Publication||20 days (median)|
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
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.