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Veterinary Record Open: extending the open access options
  1. V. J. Adams
  1. V. J. Adams, BSc, DVM, MSc, PhD, MRCVS, Editor of Veterinary Record Open, Veterinary Epidemiologist, PO Box 80, Mildenhall, Suffolk, UK, IP28 9BF
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Welcome to Veterinary Record Open, a new open access research journal we are pleased to launch as part of the BVA group of journals. These are exciting times for veterinary publishing with an opportunity to publish well-designed and well-reported research in a completely accessible manner. We accept all submissions relating to veterinary research from all disciplines and fields, including those that might otherwise be refused by journals with specific interests or readerships. We are dedicated to publishing veterinary research across a range of topics, including those of a more niche and specialist nature to that considered in the weekly Veterinary Record. We will consider original research articles and study protocols for publication.

Veterinary Record Open is being launched with innovative new features including the ability to publish articles as soon as they are ready rather than waiting for an issue date. Accepted articles will appear in an issue immediately upon publication, making issues that are not static but that gain content over time. Open access means that all articles published in Veterinary Record Open are freely available to a global audience on a number of databases, with the copyright being retained by the …

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