Aims and scope

Veterinary Record Open is a journal dedicated to publishing specialist veterinary research across a range of topic areas including those of a more niche and specialist nature to that considered in the weekly Vet Record. Research from all disciplines of veterinary interest will be considered. It is an Open Access journal of the British Veterinary Association.

Publishing procedures are built around rapid peer review and continuous publication, with research being published online as soon as the article is ready. Authors are asked to pay article publishing charges on acceptance; the ability to pay does not influence editorial decisions.


For information about Veterinary Record Open Editor Dr Vicki J Adams and her editorial team, please refer to the Editorial Board page


Veterinary Record Open is owned by the British Veterinary Association.

Journal Information

Publication Model Open access
Frequency Continuous online publication
Launch date  2014
Digital Archive LOCKSS
Indexed by PubMed Central, DOAJ, Google Scholar, Scopus
Peer Review Model Single blind; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
ISSN 2399-2050

Journal statistics (2019)

Acceptance Rate 64%
Time from Submission to First Decision 48 days (mean)
40 (median)
Time from Acceptance to Publication 23 days (mean)

Contact information

For all contact information please refer to the contact us page.

For authors

Please refer to the Instructions for authors

Rights and permissions

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Digital Archiving

Veterinary Record Open follows the digital archiving policy for LOCKSS and PMC.


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The BMJ Publishing Group is a founding member of COPE (the Committee on Publication Ethics), which provides a forum for publishers and Editors of scientific journals to discuss issues relating to the integrity of the work submitted to or published in their journals.


The EQUATOR Network is an international initiative that seeks to improve the value of medical research literature by promoting accurate, transparent reporting of research studies. The BMJ Group is a sponsor of its activities.


The mission of OASPA is to support and represent the interests of open access journal publishers globally in all scientific, technical, and scholarly disciplines. The BMJ Publishing Group has been a member since 2009.

All Vet Record Open articles are licensed using either Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) or Attribution Non-Commercial (CC BY-NC) licence. These licenses let others distribute, remix, tweak and build upon your work.

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BMJ is a founding organisation of the AllTrials initiative, which calls for all past and present clinical trials to be registered and their results reported.

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