Leader of veterinary publishing: BioMed Central launches Irish Veterinary Journal
26 Apr 2011
Official journal of Veterinary Ireland increases BioMed Central’s veterinary portfolio to five open access titles
BioMed Central, the largest open access publisher, has confirmed its position as the leading publisher of veterinary research with the launch of Irish Veterinary Journal, the official publication of Veterinary Ireland. Alongside Veterinary Research - which has an Impact Factor of 3.58 and is ranked first of 142 veterinary journals by Thomson Reuters, Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica, Parasites & Vectors and BMC Veterinary Research, BioMed Central now has five high-quality open access veterinary journals in its portfolio.
Irish Veterinary Journal focuses on all aspects of veterinary research, involving both domestic and wild species of animals, as well as clinical case studies, veterinary education, veterinary ethics, veterinary public health, and participatory research. The Editor-in-Chief is Michael Doherty, Professor of Veterinary Clinical Studies in the School of Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary Medicine at University College Dublin (UCD).
Like all of BioMed Central's journals, Irish Veterinary Journal makes research immediately available online without any charge to the reader. Articles accepted for publication by the journal will be included in PubMed and other major indexing services, and will be permanently archived in PubMed Central.
Matthew Cockerill, Managing Director of BioMed Central, said of the launch: “With the launch of Irish Veterinary Journal on the BioMed Central platform, we now offer an unparalleled range of peer-reviewed open access veterinary journals. Open access offers huge benefits for veterinary researchers, ensuring that the results of their work can be read not only by their peers, but also by veterinary practitioners, biomedical researchers and agricultural specialists. The rapid growth of open access publishing in veterinary research is helping to break down such artificial barriers between disciplines.”
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Notes to Editors
1. BioMed Central’s veterinary science journals include:
Irish Veterinary Journal is an open access journal that publishes articles on all aspects of veterinary research involving both domestic and wild species of animals. Clinical case studies of relevance to the Irish veterinary profession, articles relating to veterinary education, veterinary ethics, veterinary public health, or relevant articles in the area of participatory research are also within the scope of Irish Veterinary Journal.
Veterinary Research is an open access journal that publishes high quality and novel research and review articles focusing on animal infection. Fields of study covered by the journal are bacteriology, parasitology, virology, immunology, prion diseases, and epidemiology.
Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica is an open access journal encompassing all aspects of veterinary research and medicine of domestic and wild animals. It is the official journal of the Veterinary Associations of the Nordic Countries but welcomes submissions from veterinary colleagues worldwide. Founded in 1959, Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica became an online, open access publication in 2006.
Parasites & Vectors is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal dealing with the biology of parasites, parasitic diseases, intermediate hosts, vectors and vector-borne pathogens. The journal publishes many articles throughout the year on animal parasites and publishes a thematic series on canine Vector-Borne Diseases annually.
BMC Veterinary Research is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in all aspects of veterinary science and medicine, including the epidemiology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of medical conditions of domestic, companion, farm and wild animals, as well as the biomedical processes that underlie their health.