Mission and scope

Vet Record Case Reports is an online resource that publishes articles in all fields of veterinary medicine and surgery so that veterinary professionals, researchers and others can easily find important information on both common and rare conditions. Articles may be about a single animal, herd, flock or other group of animals managed together. Common cases that present a diagnostic, ethical or management challenge, or that highlight aspects of mechanisms of injury, pharmacology or histopathology are deemed of particular educational value. All articles are peer reviewed and copy edited before publication.


For information about Vet Record Case Reports Editor Dr Alastair MacMillan and his editorial team, please refer to the Editorial Board page

How do I submit?

You can submit here. Please read our Instructions to Authors prior to submission here.

Vet Record Case Reports subscribers

Vet Record Case Reports has a special business model whereby authors and readers (or their practice/institution) must be a subscriber. Subscribers are entitled to:

  • submit as many cases as they like
  • access all the published material
  • re-use any published material for personal use and teaching without further permission

During the submission process you will be asked to enter your (or your institution’s) subscriber ID – you can subscribe during the submission process and use your transaction ID that will be sent immediately by email.

BVA members have free access to all content and until the end of 2019 they can submit articles for free – log in to the BVA website to access your subscription code.

For rates and more information visit this page about subscriptions.


Vet Record Case Reports is owned by the British Veterinary Association.

Journal information

Publication Model Subscription
Frequency Continuous
Launch Date 2013
Digital Archive LOCKSS
Indexed by Scopus, Embase (Excerpta Medica), Google Scholar
Peer Review Model Single blind; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
ISSN  2052-6121

Journal statistics (2018)

Acceptance Rate 85%
Rejection Rate 15%
Time from Submission to First Decision 62 days
Time from Acceptance to Publication 18 days

For authors

Please refer to the Instructions for Authors.

Rights and permissions


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The BMJ Publishing Group is a founding member of COPE (the Committee on Publication Ethics), which provides a forum for publishers and Editors of scientific journals to discuss issues relating to the integrity of the work submitted to or published in their journals.


The EQUATOR Network is an international initiative that seeks to improve the value of medical research literature by promoting accurate, transparent reporting of research studies. BMJ is a sponsor of its activities.

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BMJ is a founding organisation of the AllTrials initiative, which calls for all past and present clinical trials to be registered and their results reported.


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