BVA journals

We have two journals which members receive as part of the membership package, Veterinary Record and In Practice

Veterinary Record

Veterinary Record is the British Veterinary Association's official journal and has been published weekly since 1888. It contains news, comment, letters and clinical research papers on a wide range of veterinary topics. Its classified advertisement section includes an extensive list of veterinary and veterinary-related jobs.

In Practice

In Practice, published in conjunction with Veterinary Record, provides continuing educational material for veterinary practitioners. Reviews by experts in their field cover all species, but principally farm and companion animals, providing a regular update on clinical developments. Published 10 times a year, In Practice also includes articles on veterinary practice management along with a calendar of educational meetings.

All general communications for the editorial department should be addressed to:

Veterinary Record/In Practice
BMJ Group, BMA House
Tavistock Square
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7387 4409
Fax: +44 (0)20 7383 6418

Vet Record Open

Veterinary Record Open is an online peer review journal dedicated to publishing specialist veterinary research across a range of topic areas including those of a more niche and specialist nature to that considered in the weekly Veterinary Record.

The journal will consider any research paper (including systematic reviews) for publication as well as study protocols. Articles in scope will be peer reviewed by at least 2 external experts and the decision to publish will be made by the Editor Vicki J Adams BSc DVM MSc PhD MRCVS.

We ask reviewers to help us to ensure that any studies published in Veterinary Record Open were conducted properly, are scientifically credible, ethical and reported according to the appropriate guidelines. They are not asked to judge importance or breadth of appeal.

Authors rejected from the Veterinary Record will be offered the opportunity to have their papers and any reviews transferred to Veterinary Record Open.

As an open access journal authors will be asked to pay an Article Processing Charge (APC) to cover the cost of publication – the fee is £1350 plus VAT (50% discount for protocols) and BVA members receive a 25% discount on all APCs. Please login to the BVA website to retrieve your discount code which will be shown below after you login.

Published content is freely available to all under a Creative Commons licence.  Further details on the journal including how to submit and FAQs is available on the Veterinary Record Open website

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Vet Record Case Reports

Veterinary Record Case Reports aims to publish a high volume of cases in all disciplines so that veterinary professionals, researchers and others can easily find important information on both common and rare conditions. Take advantage of the BVA member discount and subscribe today - become part of our community so you can read all the published cases and submit your own.

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