AJVR Instructions for Authors

Mission

The mission of the American Journal of Veterinary Research is to publish, in a timely manner, peer-reviewed reports of the highest quality research that has the clear potential to enhance the health, welfare, and performance of animals and humans. The journal will maintain the highest ethical standards of scientific journalism and promote such standards among its contributors. In addition, the journal will foster global interdisciplinary cooperation in veterinary medical research.

Scope

The American Journal of Veterinary Research supports the collaborative exchange of information between researchers and clinicians by publishing novel research findings that bridge the gulf between basic research and clinical practice or that help to translate laboratory research and preclinical studies to the development of clinical trials and clinical practice. The journal welcomes submission of high-quality original studies and review articles in a wide range of scientific fields, including anatomy, anesthesiology, animal welfare, behavior, epidemiology, genetics, heredity, infectious disease, molecular biology, oncology, pharmacology, pathogenic mechanisms, physiology, surgery, theriogenology, toxicology, and vaccinology. Species of interest include production animals, companion animals, equids, exotic animals, birds, reptiles, and wild and marine animals. Reports of laboratory animal studies and studies involving the use of animals as experimental models of human diseases are considered only when the study results are of demonstrable benefit to the species used in the research or to another species of veterinary interest. Other fields of interest or animals species are not necessarily excluded from consideration, but such reports must focus on novel research findings. Submitted papers must make an original and substantial contribution to the veterinary medicine knowledge base; preliminary studies are not appropriate.
 
 

Editorial policies

  • Mission
  • Scope
  • Authorship
  • Prior publication
  • Copyright
  • Humane animal care and use
  • Letters to the editor
  • Dual-use research of concern

Manuscript preparation

  • Format
  • Organization and contents
  • Title page
  • Acknowledgments
  • Structured abstract
  • Text

Manuscript style

  • Manuscript style
  • Abbreviations
  • Products, equipment, drugs, and other materials
  • Metric conversions
  • Footnotes
  • References
  • Figures
  • Tables

Manuscript submission

  • Electronic file specifications
  • Figures
  • Images
  • Supplementary materials
  • Keywords
  • Online submission
  • Conventional postal mail submission

Peer-review process 

Sequence of publication