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 £1,950 (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.

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 prior to that is available either by asking the BVA to photocopy the page(s) or from the RCVS library.

If your query is regarding submissions and any other manuscript queries, please contact the relevant editorial office as follows: