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Guest edited by Selwyn Arlington Headley and Jelena Prpić

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Guest edited by Izhar Hyder Qazi and Gemma Walmsley

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Aims and scope

BMC Veterinary Research is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of veterinary science and medicine, including the epidemiology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of medical conditions of domestic, companion, farm and wild animals, as well as the biomedical processes that underlie their health. 

Journal news

ARRIVE 2.0 guidelines

The ARRIVE guidelines for reporting in vivo animal research have recently been updated to support their use in practice. View the new ARRIVE 2.0 guidelines here. 

Join the Editorial Board

BMC Veterinary Research is recruiting new Editorial Board Members to join our team. Diversity in all forms will be a driving factor when selecting an individual to serve in this capacity. For more information, including how to apply, please click the link above.

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Author support and information


Over 500 institutions have partnered with us to help authors maximize their research funding. Researchers affiliated with these member institutions may receive a discount on article processing charges (APCs). Check to see if your institution is a member and learn how you could benefit from APC savings when publishing with us.

Reporting guidelines for authors

The Meridian Network is home to a collection of reporting guidelines and checklists for research that involve animals. The checklists are intended as an aid for authors to clearly, completely and transparently let reviewers and readers know what they did and found. We encourage our authors to adhere to these standards.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    2.792 - 2-year Impact Factor (2021)
    3.008 - 5-year Impact Factor (2021)
    1.153 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.650 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    56 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    70 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)

    2,906,713 downloads (2022)
    1,557 Altmetric mentions (2021)

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