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Call for papers: Veterinary antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial use

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BMC Veterinary Research and BMC Microbiology invite you to submit to our new thematic series: ‘Veterinary Antimicrobial Resistance and Antimicrobial Use’.

The thematic series on ‘Veterinary Antimicrobial Resistance and Antimicrobial Use’ will review and feature robust veterinary microbiology research and will consider studies with a broad scope of antimicrobials, ranging from antiparasitics, antiviral, antibacterial, fungicides and phytobiotics and from diverse, domesticated vertebrate animal sources, including livestock, poultry and companion animals. We welcome submissions on the drivers and mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and its emergence and on the incentives/disincentives of antimicrobial use (AMU) and knowledge in different production systems, and especially in food production. We will investigate the role of regulation and policies, the role of the farm environment and the animal attendants and the consequences of all of the above on public health. Technical advances including molecular tools towards the construction of early warning systems and any other form of prevention, early diagnosis and treatment will be also considered.

This topic is of importance to veterinary and medical practitioners, microbiologists and policy makers, and the published articles aspire to examine the current use of antimicrobials and their implications in animals and the environment. The articles will also endeavour upon the level of resistance to antimicrobials and their prominence in terms of animal and human health.

We are seeking submissions of original research articles (including systematic reviews and meta-analyses), but also methodology, software and database articles. Debate articles will also be considered.  This cross-journal collection in BMC Veterinary Research and BMC Microbiology will also include invited reviews.

We would welcome direct submission of any original research you would like to be considered. Please indicate in your covering letter that you would like the article to be considered for the '‘Veterinary Antimicrobial Resistance and Antimicrobial Use' collection' special issue.  If you would like to inquire about the suitability of a study for consideration, please email a presubmission inquiry to bmcvetres@biomedcentral.com or bmcmicrobiol@biomedcentral.com

Thank you for your consideration, and we look forward to hearing from you.

Hayley Henderson (Editor of BMC Veterinary Research
Cecilia Devoto (Editor of BMC Microbiology)

The deadline for submission of manuscripts is 15th December 2018