FAQs

Should I submit to Veterinary Record, Veterinary Record Open, Veterinary Record Case Reports or In Practice?
If you are unsure which of our journals to submit your manuscript to, use our decision tree to help you find the right one.

What type of papers can I submit?
Veterinary Record contains news, comment, letters, scientific reviews and original research papers and communications on a wide range of veterinary topics, along with disease surveillance reports, careers information, product news and summaries of research papers in other journals. Further information regarding article types and specifications can be found here.

Where can I submit my paper?
Papers, short communications and scientific reviews are subject to peer review and should be submitted via our ScholarOne submissions system here.
Article types which are not subject to peer review should be submitted via the appropriate email address found on the journal’s website here.

What is the APC for Veterinary Record? When is it due?
Authors can choose to have their article published Open Access. This costs £2300 (plus applicable VAT). This fee is due upon acceptance of the article.

Do you have a style guide?
Yes, please visit our style guide here.

I am having problems using the ScholarOne submission system; what do I do?
There is a get help now link  on the submission home page in the top right hand corner, which should answer your questions. If not, contact the editorial office.

Can I extend my deadline to resubmit my revised paper?
Please email the Editorial Office via email or the manuscript submission system quoting your manuscript ID and how long you require.  Please note, you can extend the deadline to resubmit after the original deadline has expired.

How do I format my paper?
For all writing and formatting guidelines, please visit the Authors page for article type specifications, and consult the Author Hub where you can also refer to our formatting checklist to make sure you have covered everything upon submission.

How can I track my submitted paper?
You can find the status of your manuscript on your Author Dashboard on the manuscript submission system.  If you are confused by the terms, please find explanations on the status terms here as well as an explanation of the publishing process at BMJ.

I don’t understand the editorial or reviewer’s comments
If you are unsure about the editorial comments or the reviewer’s comments, please email the Editorial Office asking for clarification.  Whilst reviewer comments are specific to your paper, general editorial queries can be solved by consulting the Authors page or Author Hub.

My paper has been accepted, what happens next?
Your paper will be checked by our Editorial Office and if you are publishing your paper Open Access a payment email will be sent out to you regarding the article processing charge (APC), if you have not received this email within a week please email the Editorial Office.  Your paper will be typeset (pending payment of the APC if you are publishing Open Access) and you will be sent proofs of your paper.  If you have a query relating to a paper in Production or are having issues with your proof, please email the Production Editor.

What content do you hold in your archive?
Our full online archive starts in March 2005 (this includes all of our published material from March 2005 onward), and research articles are available in full text PDF format from 1996. Research article abstracts are also available from 1975 – 1995.

How can I get in touch with the team?
All of our contact details can be found here on the website.

How do I get the journal?
Information for subscribers can be found here. If you are interested in an institutional subscription please contact your regional sales representative, or our sales office by email or by phone on +44 (0)20 7383 6693

I am no longer receiving the journal, how do I renew my subscription?
Our subscriptions are annual and last for 365 days from date of purchase – but you will receive a renewal notice before it ends to allow your subscription to continue without interruption.If you have any further queries about your subscription, please contact our customer services team on +44 (0) 207111 1105 or via email at support@bmj.com.

Where is Veterinary Record indexed?
Veterinary Record is indexed by Index Medicus (Medline), ISI Current Contents (Web of Science), Excerpta Medica (Embase), Sociedad Iberoamericana de Informacion Cientifica (SIIC).

I want a copy of a paper from VR in 1972, where do I find it?
Research from 1996 onwards is available online. Anything published before that is available either by asking the BVA to photocopy the page(s) if you are a BVA member, or from university or other scholarly libraries, such as the RCVS library (https://knowledge.rcvs.org.uk/library-and-information-services).

If your question hasn’t been answered, please contact the relevant editorial office, with your query, as follows:

Vet Record research content: manuscripts@bva-edit.co.uk
Vet Record non-research content: vet.editorial@bmj.com
Vet Record Open: info.vetrecopen@bmj.com
Vet Record Case Reports: info.vetreccasereports@bmj.com
In Practice: ipmanuscripts@bva-edit.co.uk