Frequently Asked Questions


How can I submit a paper?

Register and login to the Veterinary Evidence site. Then follow the submission instructions and upload the manuscript in a word document. We’ll take it from there.

What is the cost to publish in Veterinary Evidence? 

It is free to publish in Veterinary Evidence.

What kind of articles are published in Veterinary Evidence?

Veterinary Evidence will consider for publication: knowledge summaries, research articles, commentaries, clinical audit, multimedia, systematic reviews, case studies, post-primary research, primary research, short communications, methodology, editorials and teaching articles.

What is the peer-review process?

Veterinary Evidence uses a form of open peer review. Reviewers will see the authors’ names, and at publication the authors will learn the reviewers’ names.

How long does the editorial process take?

Veterinary Evidence aims for a 30-day turnaround time, but that depends on the number of revisions and how long the revisions take to complete.

Open Access

What is an Open Access journal?

Open access journals are free scholarly journals that are available online to the reader   at no cost.      

Is Veterinary Evidence an Open Access journal?

Yes, Veterinary Evidence is an open access journal. Accepted articles are made open access immediately upon publication. This means that all content published within Veterinary Evidence can be read by anyone, anywhere for free. 

Who keeps the copyright?

Authors retain the copyright to their article. They are asked to give Veterinary Evidence permission to publish their paper upon submission.  

Editorial Process

How is content in Veterinary Evidence published?

All content within Veterinary Evidence is published online only using a continuous publication model.

What is continuous publication?

This means that papers are published as soon as they are ready, rather than the traditional way of waiting for an issue to be filled. A new online issue will become available every quarter (March, June, September, December) and articles will publish directly into the current issue.

Will content be citable upon publication?

Yes, instead of page numbers, each paper has an article ID that is related to its digital object identifier (DOI) number – making everything citable upon publication.

When will Veterinary Evidence get an impact factor?

Every journal has to wait at least 2 years before applying for an impact factor. In the mean time, we are using Google analytics and altmetrics to measure our impact among researchers and pracitioners

Is Veterinary Evidence listed on PubMed?

Veterinary Evidence can apply for a PubMed listing after publishing 50 articles

Is Veterinary Evidence just a journal?

No. Veterinary Evidence keeps a library of Knowledge Summaries, runs a biennial conference, run an Twitter journal club (starting January 2016) and generally supports EBVM


Who is the Managing Editor?

Bridget Sheppard 

What is the best way to contact Veterinary Evidence?

Email Bridget Sheppard 

How are articles promoted?

Primarily through social media. Veterinary Evidence uses Crossref ( a services that provides DOI numbers, which make it easier to find and links articles

Made possible through a project grant from the RCVS Council.