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Join the Editorial Board

BMC Veterinary Research is recruiting new Editorial Board Members. With the increasing visibility of the journal, we are expanding our Editorial Board to ensure the journal is able to cope with an increasing number of submissions whilst maintaining high editorial standards.

We welcome applications from researchers with expertise in all areas of veterinary research, including:

  • Animal ethics, policy and research integrity
  • Epidemiology and modelling
  • Anesthesiology and pain management
  • Animal behavior and psychology
  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Gastroenterology, nutrition and metabolism
  • (ENT) Head and neck disorders
  • Musculoskeletal disorders and orthopaedics
  • Nephrology and urology
  • Neurology and neuroscience
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pharmacology, toxicology and therapeutics
  • Pulmonology and respiratory disorders 
  • Soft tissue surgery
  • Theriogenology
  • Veterinary education
  • Animal genetics
  • Cell biology and stem cell research
  • Clinical pathology, physiology and immunology
  • Bacteriology and mycology
  • Parasitology
  • Virology
  • Zoological and wildlife medicine

BMC Veterinary Research scope and ethos

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. 

The journal and our editors do not make editorial decisions on the basis of the interest of a study or its likely impact. Studies must be scientifically valid; for research articles, this includes a scientifically sound research question, the use of suitable methods and analysis, and following the veterinary community-agreed standards. 


We are interested in candidates who are committed to open access, data sharing, and innovation in scientific publishing.

Suitable candidates should:

  • have a minimum of fifteen (15) research papers published in reputableEnglish languagepeer-reviewed journals;
  • be frequently listed as corresponding author (first or last author) during the last five years;
  • have demonstrable expertise that fits within the scope and the need of the journal.

Suitable Editorial Board Members for BMC Veterinary Research must also:

  • adhere to our strong values of improving transparency, integrity, and reproducibility of animal and veterinary research;
  • be supportive of the journal’s ethos, scope, editorial standards, and policies, and be committed to representing BMC Veterinary Research within the scientific community.
  • provide a professional and supportive service to our authors and ensure that manuscripts fulfil the requirements of the Journal and are handled efficiently and appropriately through peer-review.

What does being an Editorial Board Member (EBM) involve? 

EBMs are primarily responsible for assessing manuscripts for their suitability for peer review, selecting suitable reviewers who meet the journal’s requirements, and recommending decisions on the basis of peer reviewers’ reports and their own assessment while adhering to the journal’s editorial policies.

EBMs for BMC Veterinary Research should be willing to handle a minimum of twelve (12) manuscripts per year through peer review across a range of disciplines within their broader subject area.

We also encourage all of our Editorial Board Members to take an active interest in journal development and promotional projects to help increase the visibility of our published research

Our EBMs will be provided with access to training materials, and our in-house editorial team will also provide administrative support. The EBM will report to the Editor of the journal

More details about the responsibilities of our editorial board members and FAQs can be found here. 

Interested in applying?

If you are interested in becoming an Editorial Board Member for BMC Veterinary Research and you meet the criteria above, please click on the button below to submit your application. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 2.3
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 2.6
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 0.925
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.658

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 27
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 224

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 2,869,703
    Altmetric mentions: 1,231

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