Copyright, author’s rights, and self-archiving policy


Copyright and author’s rights

All content published in the Veterinary Evidence journal is done so under a CC-BY licence. Authors (or in some cases, their employers) retain copyright of their work.

Upon submitting their article, authors are asked to sign a declaration agreement and a non-exclusive licence to publish. Authors retain the copyright of their article and retain publishing rights.

By signing the non-exclusive licence to publish, the author gives RCVS Knowledge permission to edit, adapt, translate, publish, reproduce, distribute and display the article in printed, electronic or any other medium and format whether now known or yet to be developed.

Self-archiving policy

Authors are free to deposit the pre-print, post-print and publisher’s version/PDF to their institution's repositories or personal websites.

Authors can archive pre-print (ie pre-refereeing)

Authors can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing)

Authors can archive publisher's version/PDF

Attribution must be made. Doing so protects the integrity and authenticity of the scientific record.

Veterinary Evidence is registered with the deposit directory SHERPA/RoMEO.


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