What is a Knowledge Summary?


Staying up-to-date with the latest evidence can be a challenge when juggling the needs of patients, clients, clinics, and colleagues. To address this issue, RCVS Knowledge launched Veterinary Evidence, an online, open access, peer-reviewed journal designed to support the international veterinary community in making informed, evidence-based decisions.

Veterinary Evidence focuses on evidence-based veterinary medicine (EBVM) and its application in veterinary practice to enhance the quality of care provided to patients. It provides free access to peer-reviewed critical summaries of the best available evidence, called Knowledge Summaries.

Knowledge Summaries are similar to critically appraised topics, they aim to answer a specific and focused clinical question by appraising the best available evidence. By presenting the evidence in a structured and easily digestible format, Knowledge Summaries enable busy veterinary professionals to stay informed and apply the best available evidence to their decision-making.

Writing a Knowledge Summary counts towards your annual CPD requirements. See more about what counts as CPD and how to log your activities here.

The Veterinary Evidence team provides support to all authors throughout the entire process from forming a PICO question; searching the literature; to writing and submitting their manuscript.

Read our Five steps to writing a Knowledge Summary.

For more information visit our Author Hub or contact the Editorial Office.