Please refer to our Guidelines for authors before preparing your submission:
After submitting your paper it will be screened by the Editor-in-chief to ensure it fits within the Aims and scope of Veterinary Evidence. If so, your paper will then be assigned to an Associate Editor who will manage the peer-review process. Your paper will be sent to experts in the same field of research for their evaluation.
Once your paper has been peer-reviewed the Editor will then decide whether it should be revised, accepted or rejected. You will be sent the reviewer comments along with the editorial decision. Final decisions are made by the Editor-in-chief.
Where revisions are required, instructions will be emailed to you along with the Associate Editors' and reviewers’ comments. Once your revision has been uploaded it will undergo round 2 of the peer-review process, where the same reviewers will give their recommendation for your revised paper.
All accepted submissions are then copyedited by our in-house Editors. This stage is vital in the publication of papers in Veterinary Evidence as copyediting ensures that language is clear and precise and ensures the structure of the paper is logical and free of any ambiguities or anomalies. Along with other queries, authors may be required to provide further detail within their paper or rewrite sections of text for clarity. The paper is then proofread to ensure there are no grammatical or production errors.
This proof will then be sent to you to review the copyeditor’s queries. This is also your opportunity to make any edits you feel are necessary to your paper. The paper will not be published until this quality control step is completed.
For multi-author papers we recommend that all authors check and correct the proof, but request that a single set of corrections is coordinated by the corresponding author.
Your paper will then be typeset and finalised for publication. If you would like to see the final version before publication please request this at the copyediting stage.
For guidance throughout any stage of the publication process please contact the editorial office.