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Online Journal of Veterinary Research©
(Cited as Onl J Vet Res)
New submission requirement: This journal now requires that any submission with data analysis must be accompanied by an original raw data file including date, column and row headings for independent statistical analysis by our assessors. There will be no exceptions and submissions without the file will be returned to authors. The submitted raw data files will remain the property of authors.
The Online Journal of Veterinary Research, abbreviated as Online J Vet Res (OJVR) was created in 1994 for the purpose of disseminating original veterinary research electronically and currently has 26 scientific board members specialized in different areas of Veterinary Science. The Journal is only available online, printed versions are the responsibility of authors and subscribers. Submissions are usually reviewed by 2 board members or persons commissioned from outside institutions. The site consists of links to abstracts with full-text articles which may be purchased or are available to subscribers only. Published articles are permanently archived on the site. Articles are posted with relevant meta tags. The journal only publishes original research work in veterinary science as full-text articles or short communications. The Board may consider the publication of solicited or unsolicited reviews. As of the 16th of August, 2007 each article will be linked to the review report.
The main criteria for publication in the OJVR is scientific soundness, originality and a high standard of written English. The Work, when relevant, must be supported by Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) guidelines, conciseness, raw data, appropriate sampling and statistical analysis. Abstracts posted on OJVR should be able to be read by persons not specialized in the field. Submissions must comply with our Animal Ethics Statement (prepared by The Veterinary Editors Committee). A recent full-text article may be viewed here. Authors are usually notified by email of an outcome within four weeks. Accepted articles are usually published within four weeks of acceptance notification. Please note: Submissions that do not meet the basic requirements (see below), will not be reviewed. Submissions will be subjected to an automatic plagiarism and author (only if relevant), check before review. Work must be of middle to high significance to be considered for review. Currently (November 2009), 13% of submitted articles are published in OJVR. A list of specific areas for publication is shown below:As a guide, but NOT in any priority order, OJVR will consider publication of animal research in:
(Updated March 1, 2013)
How to submit: The Online Journal of Veterinary Research (OJVR) is an electronic journal. Basic requirements: Submissions must be emailed here and when received will be acknowledged by OJVR by a return email. Authors submitting on behalf of an institution must provide evidence (email or otherwise) of acceptance of submission by the institution. Authors must identify or nominate the organization where the work was done, acknowledge collaboration, and nominate their qualifications. To avoid confusion, file names should be distinctive and include date of submission. For example "Influenza virus: biochemical perspectives, mutational variants and bird flu" should be named "birdfluMay3rd08.doc", "influenzaMay3rd08.doc" or mutationalMay3rd08.pdf" ect. Please note: any attempt to influence publication with statements such as "we need the acceptance of my article", will automatically be rejected from any consideration and deleted. Submission that do not meet basic requirements of submission are not considered.
Review and publication: Submissions are reviewed by two or more editors, or persons commissioned from another institution. The criteria for publication are outlined in the Referee Form. If accepted with or without modifications, reports are usually emailed to authors within 30 working days. After author notification by email, submissions not published by OJVR are erased and copyright is returned to authors. If the work is deemed to be not an original contribution and requires major changes, the manuscript will not be considered for publication (but a report will be issued to the author(s)). From 2008, review reports of submissions will be posted. Reports are not provided to authors for submissions found to be not suitable for publication in OJVR and no further correspondence concerning the submission will be entered into. Once authors have signed and returned the copyright form, and have been notified by the OJVR that a submission has been accepted, the board may at its own discretion not allow the work to be withdrawn from publication. Submissions that are withdrawn for whatever reason will not be considered further. This journal now requires that ALL submissions be accompanied by ALL ORIGINAL RAW DATA for our own statistical analysis. There will be no exceptions and submissions without this requirement will not be viewed or considered for review under any circumstances. Emails or attachments with viruses are deleted. Upon acceptance of a submission, the TITLE and KEYWORDS will be posted on the internet and usually, published within 48 days. Submissions remain posted indefinitely and archived.
Copyright and Conflict of Interest: OJVR is unable to process accepted submissions further until the OJVR Copyright Form is received. The form must be sent here by email. Receipt of the completed form constitutes transfer of copyright (please read the form for further information). OJVR encourages the dissemination of scientific work and supports the SPARC initiative which allows authors to disseminate their work without financial gain. Authors are encouraged to complete the SPARC form here when submitting work to the OJVR. OJVR subscribes to the conflict of interest charter as described by the Council of Science Editors and authors must complete this form. While every effort is made to assure due diligence, submissions that are subsequently found to have been plegariased, copied, repeated or published elsewhere whole or in part will be deleted from OJVR pages. Any attempt to re-submit published work in any form, will incur withdrawal of all previously published work by same authors
Formatting: Submissions should be submitted in text or formatted HTML, MSWORD, Latex, PDF or other suitable word processing program. Additional formatting, if required, will be done by the OJVR. Submissions should include all original data. Additional data will not be accepted after submission and the work will not be further considered. Submissions must be written in a high standard of English (Basic requirement). As a guide, authors should view a recent OJVR article (full-text).
ARTICLE FORMAT (Headings centered, Basic requirements))
TITLE: Short and concise
AUTHOR(S) NAMES: with qualifications (DVM, PhD), affiliations, address for correspondence and email address.
ABSTRACT must be a concise compilation of the work done, results and conclusions. In the abstract only, statements of difference are assumed to be p < 0.05 or less. If required, only values lower (ie P < 0.01) need be stated. However, significance must be stated in the material and methods and/or results (see below). In the abstract, abbreviations may be used if repeated in the abstract.
MATERIALS and METHODS,
REFERENCES: References in text should be set out as Jones GH (1996) or Jones and Smith JK (2000) or for more than two authors, Jones et al (2001) or (Jones and others) with, title of work, journal name in full, volume, page(s) and year and/or numbered (1,2) and listed in order of appearance (ie:"blood values1 ).
Wording: Statements should be made in the third person. For example "I/we found that.. is not acceptable", whereas "It was found that using the proposed method", is acceptable. Submissions should be concise; for example, lengthy descriptions of a disease are not appropriate for a serological report. Authors are encouraged not to write unsupported statements such as "this is the first reported", and avoid use of verbs such a "very important" etc.
Experimental methods and statistical significance: Once a submission is reviewed, further data will not be requested and the work will not be considered any further. Submissions without accompanying RAW data to validate the findings will not be considered (basic requirement). Experimental methods and results, when relevant, must be supported by approved laboratory methods and standards (GLP) with valid statistical or programming tests. For pharmacokinetic, physio-pathological or similar studies with animals, six subjects/samples or more per group, are advisable to validate significance. With large animal studies (ie: laminitis in horses) or case studies, if variance is small or not relevant, less subjects may suffice (basic requirements).
Housing and care of animal should comply with the Code of Practice for the
Housing and Care of Animals used in Scientific Procedures (
Short communications: Contributors may report novel and significant research results as a short abstract with supporting condensed data. Short reports should not exceed 1000 words and 25 references.
Review articles: Authors may submit a compendium of their own research work or a review of the current and future status of areas of interest (see list above). Reviews should include an abstract, an introduction and brief headings. The article should not exceed 3000 words and 60 references.
Reprints: Please note, OJVR is an electronic journal only. Authors will be emailed a copy of the full-text published article for their own printing. Parts may have to be reformatted (ie: large images may be linked to a separate web page).
Correspondence Policy: Only correspondence dealing with submission and publication of your work will be answered.
Submission/Publication Ratio (updated March 2013)
Dates Submitted Published Percent
01/12/2006-01/12/2006 17 4 23
01/01/2007-30/01/2007 23 4 17
01/02/2007-31/03/2007 36 3 8
01/04/2007-31/05/2007 43 8 18
01/06/2007-31/07/2007 44 2 5
01/08/2007-31/09/2007 28 3 10
01/10/2007-31/11/2007 12 1 8
01/12/2007-01/03/2008 17 3 11
02/03/2008-15/01/2009 213 23 10
16/01/2009-18/04/2009 157 12 8
19/04/2009-02/11/2009 121 21 17
03/11/2009-03/10/2010 367 35 9
04/11/2010-04/03/2011 116 36 31
05/03/2011-31/12/2011 158 55 34
01/01/2012-31/12/2012 150 41 27
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