AJVR Instructions for Authors - Peer-Review Process

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Peer-review process

The AJVR reserves the right to reject any manuscript. Manuscripts are reviewed initially by an AVMA scientific editor. Manuscripts are classified by the editors on the basis of priority for publication, and those not judged to be of sufficient priority are rejected promptly. Manuscripts considered for publication are sent to a minimum of 2 experts for external peer review. Instructions provided to the external reviewers are available on the AVMA website for authors' perusal. Identity of peer reviewers is kept confidential; identity of authors is not.
Authors are expected to respond to reviewer comments and make appropriate revisions within 30 days. Revised manuscripts may be reviewed again. Manuscripts that pass peer review are accepted for publication provided that authors respond meaningfully to questions and concerns raised by an AVMA scientific editor. For manuscripts that are rejected, hard copies of the text and any accompanying materials will not be returned to the authors.  


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