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Announcing the launch of In Review

BMC Veterinary Research, in partnership with Research Square, is now offering In Review. Authors choosing this free optional service will be able to:

  • Share their work with fellow researchers to read, comment on, and cite even before publication
  • Showcase their work to funders and others with a citable DOI while it is still under review
  • Track their manuscript - including seeing when reviewers are invited, and when reports are received 

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Our commitment to improving the reporting of animal studies

In our latest blog, Editor, Dr. Hayley Henderson discusses her participation in a round table discussion during the LAVA-ESLAV-ECLAM conference on Reproducibility of Animal Studies, and expands on BMC Veterinary Research's commitment to improving the quality of animal research reporting.

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LifeTIME (Long Term remission Mct Epilepsy) study

​​​​​​​BMC Veterinary Research Section Editor, Prof. Holger Volk talks about his team's work at the Royal Veterinary College and their future project which investigates whether nutrition plays a role in the management of canine epilepsy.  Please get in touch with us to learn more about this study and how pet owners can get involved.

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Cost COMBAR combats anthelmintic resistance

BMC Veterinary Research Section Editor, Dr. Johannes Charlier reports on the important work of the Cost Action COMBAR group following the latest working group meeting in Leon last year where researchers from 30 countries came together to discuss a coordinated approach towards solutions for anthelmintic resistance.


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Latest Collections and Guidelines

Autoimmune and Immune-mediated Skin Diseases of Animals

COHA: CTSA One Health Alliance

International Veterinary Epilepsy Task Force Consensus Reports

Critically Appraised Topics on Adverse Food Reactions

International Committee on Allergic Diseases of Animals (ICADA) Consenus and Guideline Papers

Aims and scope

BMC Veterinary Research is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of veterinary science and medicine, including the epidemiology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of medical conditions of domestic, companion, farm and wild animals, as well as the biomedical processes that underlie their health. 


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Journal sections

Epidemiology, welfare and policy

Animal behavior and psychology

Epidemiology, public health and modelling

Veterinary education and policy

Microbiology and infectious diseases





Surgery and internal medicine



Gastroenterology and nutrition

Musculoskeletal disorders and orthopaedics




Nephrology and urology

Neurology and neuroscience


Pathology, physiology and cell biology

Animal genetics

Cell biology and stem cell research

Clinical pathology, physiology and immunology

Pharmacology and toxicology

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Author support and information

Reporting guidelines for authors

The Meridian Network is home to a collection of reporting guidelines and checklists for research that involve animals. The checklists are intended as an aid for authors to clearly, completely and transparently let reviewers and readers know what they did and found. We encourage our authors to adhere to these standards.

Research Data Support for authors

Research Data Support is an optional Springer Nature service available to researchers who have datasets they want to make easier to cite, share and find. Learn more about this service and the many benefits of making your data publicly available. 

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BMC Veterinary Open Access Science

BMC Veterinary Research is part of a wider family of veterinary open access science journals. Here we showcase journal news, article collections, highlights and recent campaigns from across our veterinary portfolio of journals.

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