We are pleased to announce that Veterinary Evidence – our new digital resource for promoting and publishing peer-reviewed research to aid the veterinary practitioner – opened for submissions at Skills Day, on 30 October 2015.
Veterinary Evidence represents our wider mission statement of providing the veterinary community with easily accessible, evidence-based, practice-relevant information resources; ranging from randomised controlled trials to case studies.
Veterinary Evidence is supported by a growing global network of veterinarians, veterinary nurses and allied professionals which make up Knowledge Groups – such as canine orthopaedics, zoology and wildlife. Authors will write Knowledge Summaries in their speciality area and on topics and themes suggested by Veterinary Evidence, based on surveys of practitioners already underway.
As Veterinary Evidence is online-only, we’re in the fortunate position of being able to pick and chose from the best online publishing techniques, and have learned from within and outside the veterinary world, to bring you a world-class resource.
We’ve committed ourselves to ensuring that both authors and readers have a positive experience of the new journal, for example we want to ensure that those submitting work for publication receive fast turnaround times, personal service, and a respectful peer review process. All backed up by lively and informed opinion and discussion – whether in our methodological pieces, or in online comment and chat.
Veterinary Evidence is funded by a generous donation from the RCVS and Dr Richard Evans is heading the project as Editor-In-Chief. The first edition of Veterinary Evidence is expected to be available early in the New Year.