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Aims and Scope

Veterinary Research is an open access journal that publishes high quality and novel research and review articles focusing on all aspects of infectious diseases and host-pathogen interaction in animals. Food animals, companion animals, equines, wild animals (if the infections are of zoonotic interest and/or in relation with domestic animals), laboratory animals and animal models of human infections are considered. Studies on zoonotic and emerging infections are highly appreciated.

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Iberian Prion Congress 2024

Veterinary Research supports the Iberian Prion meeting in May 2024

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  1. Authors: Pedro J. Sánchez-Cordón, Fabian Z. X. Lean, Carrie Batten, Falko Steinbach, Aleksija Neimanis, Marie-Frédérique Le Potier, Emil Wikström-Lassa, Felicity Wynne, Rebecca Strong, Stephen McCleary, Helen Crooke, Dolores Gavier-Widén and Alejandro Núñez


Thematic series
Modelling in animal health: mechanisms and data from the genome to the environment and control-related behaviour 
Edited by Dr Pauline Ezanno, Dr Carolyn Gates, Dr Elisabeta Vergu and Dr Stefan Widgren


Thematic series
Organoids in Domestic Animals
Edited by: Dr Bertrand Pain


Thematic series
Edited by: Prof Marcelo Gottschalk


Retrospective collection
How our research is shaping policy

Cross journal collection
Contribution of climate change to the spread of infectious diseases


Thematic series
2nd International Symposium on Alternatives to Antibiotics
Edited by: Dr Cyril G. Gay, Prof Marcelo Gottschalk, Prof Freddy Haesebrouck and Dr Jayne Hope


Thematic series
Viruses infecting fish
Edited by: Prof Alexandra Adams, Dr Carlos P. Dopazo


Thematic series
Modeling Johne's disease: from the inside out
Edited by: Dr Ad Koets, Prof Yrjo Grohn

Cross journal collection
From farm to plate - make food safe


Cross journal collection
Reviewer acknowledgements 2013


Review series
Circulation of zoonosis and parasitosis in the Indian Ocean
Edited by: Dr Ronan Jambou


Cross journal collection
Open Access Africa: Showcasing African research


Review series
Pathogens and Immune Responses of Fish and Reptiles
Edited by: Prof Gael Kurath, Prof Alexandra Adams

Reviewer acknowledgements

A peer-reviewed journal would not survive without the generous time and insightful comments of the reviewers, whose efforts often go unrecognized. Although final decisions are always editorial, they are greatly facilitated by the deeper technical knowledge, scientific insights, understanding of social consequences, and passion that reviewers bring to our deliberations. For these reasons, the Editors and staff of Veterinary Research would like to publicly acknowledge our peer reviewers.

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Featured Collection

Featured Collection: Co-infections

This collection discusses what is really known about co-infections, with sub-collections on particular topics.

Call for Papers

Featured Collection: Organoids in Domestic Animals

This collection explores the emerging field of organoids in livestock species and outlines the future directions of this state-of-the-art research.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 3.7
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 3.8
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.737
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.907

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 8
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 111

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 988,732
    Altmetric mentions: 522