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Combatting veterinary antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

Call for Papers

Combatting veterinary antimicrobial resistance (AMR) pic 1BMC Veterinary Research is pleased to be launching this collection as the importance of combatting antimicrobial resistance grows daily. 

AMR is a rising pandemic and challenges the effective delivery of the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). AMRs can disrupt SDGs 1,2,3,8,10 and possibly others. Here is an interesting post that talks about the issue and here for the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

We are hoping to receive articles covering resistance in Anthelminthic, Antifungal, Antibacterial, Antiviral, and Anti-protozoan compounds.

Here are some of the main categories that we should like to see represented in the collection:

  • Development of new tools and substances
  • Development of new diagnostic tools
  • Development of alternative approaches for the treatment
  • Development of standardized techniques and determining cutoff values.
  • Biofilms formation and their importance in pathogenesis
  • Rapid disease detection/diagnostics/susceptibility testing
  • Knowledge and control of the use of existing antimicrobial compounds
  • Integrated management of disease to reduce reliance on single compounds
  • Control of prophylactic use of antimicrobial compounds
  • Antimicrobial resistance: a one health perspective
  • Combating AMR: challenges in developing countries
  • Combined therapies

Combatting veterinary antimicrobial resistance (AMR) - pic 2Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process overseen by our Guest Editors. Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for BMC Veterinary Research.

Data sets and descriptions relevant to the collection will be considered in BMC Research Notes as Data Notes. You can find out more about this article type here. This type of content will be published in BMC Research Notes and included in the final collection.

Please email Catherine Rice, the locum in-house editor for BMC Veterinary Research ( if you would like more information before you submit. 

The deadline for submissions is March 31st 2022.

To submit an article for consideration, please click here.

Meet the Guest Editors

Dr. Mahdi Askari

Mahdi AskariMahdi Askari is a lecturer and researcher on general, diagnostic and pathogenic bacteriology and public health in Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran. His main fields of interest include virulence, epidemiology, pathogenesis and resistance of pathogenic Escherichia coli in animals and its zoonotic risk for humans.

Dr. Simon Menanteau-Ledouble

Simon Menanteau-LedoubleSimon Menanteau-Ledouble is a microbiologist specialising in the relations between aquatic bacteria and their hosts. In recent year, the mounting issue of resistance to antibiotherapy has led him to take an interest in the prevalence of antibiotic resistance genes and alternatives to the use of antibiotics.

Prof. Patricia Poeta

Patricia PoetaPatrícia Alexandra Curado Quintas Dinis Poeta, Full Professor at the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD)., EBVS® European Specialist in Veterinary Microbiology. Member of LAVQ-REQUIMTE, Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science and Technology, University NOVA of Lisbon. PhD in Veterinary Medicine by UTAD and Coordinator of the Research Group MicroArt- Microbiology and Antibiotic resistance Team and Head of Medical Microbiology Laboratory. Her main research interest is the characterization of antibiotic resistance mechanisms in bacteria of different origins as humans, animals, food, water and the environment, as well as the performance of studies of molecular epidemiology to characterize the genetic lineages of antibiotic resistant bacteria. Director of several doctoral and masters’ theses. Also responsible for research projects funded by private companies and inter-university projects, teaches International courses and Master’s degree and keeps working activities with several national and international entities. With regard to scientific production has published more than 200 articles in journals from the SCI and book chapters. Has more than 500 communications at international scientific meetings, presentations at national or Iberian scientific meetings, posters at scientific meetings, publications in GenBank, publications in UniProt, records in MLST, technical and scientific journals and series or educational work. Received 37 awards. Operates in the areas of Veterinary Science. In professional activities interacted with 175 workers in authorship and co-authorship of scientific papers.

There are currently no articles in this collection.