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New Section Launches

Call for Papers: New Section Launches

The Editors of BMC Veterinary Research are pleased to announce the launch of two new sections:

  • Animal ethics, policy and research integrity
  • Zoological and wildlife medicine 

Both sections are now welcoming submissions. 

Submit your manuscript here

Animal ethics, policy and research integrity

This section was created to examine the human-animal relationship with regards to how humans treat animals, and will consider research and opinion articles exploring ethical theories and policies that discuss moral decisions in animal and veterinary research. With animal welfare at the heart of the scope of this section, studies into research integrity practices, including editorial standards and policies that promote or raise awareness about best practice and ethical conduct in animal and veterinary research will also be considered.

We are currently recruiting Associate Editors for this section, so please do get in touch if you are interested - an application form can be found via the journal homepage.

Zoological and wildlife medicine 

This section considers submissions demonstrating advances in the broad field of zoological medicine that builds on the existing knowledge and understanding of health and disease in captive and free-ranging wildlife and non-domestic (exotic) companion animals. Basic and clinical research papers, in addition to case reports and opinion articles that present novel insights into wildlife health are welcome. Studies must be scientifically valid; for research articles this includes a scientifically sound research question, the use of suitable methods and analysis, and following community-agreed standards relevant to the research field.

We are currently recruiting Associate Editors for this section, so please do get in touch if you are interested - an application form can be found via the journal homepage.

COVID-19 Announcement

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time. Thank you.

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