About the Journal

Aim & Scope

Austral Journal of Veterinary Sciences (AJVS) is a peer-reviewed, Open Access journal that publishes original scientific contributions in veterinary sciences. The journal covers worldwide topics of all veterinary fields, such as epidemiology, infectious diseases, pathology, physiology, genomics that may be relevant to wildlife, farm, or domestic animals.

General information and editorial policy

AJVS adheres to the highest standards concerning its editorial policies on publication ethics, scientific misconduct, consent, and peer review criteria.

Original articles, short communications, case reports, scientific reviews, and mini reviews are subject to peer review; other items are published at the discretion of the Editorial Committee. Submissions are accepted on the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere and that they are subject to editorial revision. Please visit Instructions for Authors for further information on writing and formatting your research.

 AJVS adheres to COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) principles, which provides guidelines for publishers and Editors of scientific journals to discuss issues relating to the integrity of the work submitted to or published in their journals.

Open Access

All articles published by AJVS are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers.

As authors of articles published in AJVS you are the copyright holders of your article and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use reproduce or disseminate your article (Copyright and license).

The above complies with the DOAJ's definition of Open Access that allows for immediate free access to the work and permits any user to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose.

The Creative Commons Attribution License formalizes these and other terms and conditions of publishing articles.

Creative Commons 4.0 (CC-BY)

Article-processing charges

There is a publication charge that occurs upon article acceptance. Please visit Publication Fee for more details.

Frequency of publication



  • Current Contents Agriculture, Biology and Environmental Sciences (CC/AB and ES)
  • Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux, International (C.A.B.I.)
  • ISI – Web of Science (WoS)
  • Chemical Abstracts
  • Current Citations [Computer File]
  • Dairy Science Abstracts
  • Helminthological Abstracts S.A.
  • Agrindex
  • Biological Abstracts
  • Periódica
  • Focus on: Veterinary Sciences and Medicine
  • Index Veterinarius
  • Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews, B: Livestock Feeds and Feeding
  • SciSearch
  • Ebsco

Appeals and complaints

In case that an Author wants to appeal any Editorial decision, please contact the Editor board expressing detailed reasons behind your issue to study your case. For further information please refer to Editorial Policies.

Contact information

For all contact information please refers to the Contact page

For authors

Please refer to Instructions for Authors

Rights and permissions


As an author of an article published in AJVS you retain the copyright of your article and you are free to reproduce and disseminate your work.


AJVS includes a wide range of article types. Here you will find general information during your writing and the instructions needed to submit your article.

If you have a research paper that is ready for submission, please click here to Submit your article

Submission guidelines

The following article types are published in AJVS:

  • Original scientific
  • Review
  • Mini review
  • Short Communications
  • Case Reports

Refer to Instructions for Authors section and get more information on article specifications, such as word counts and where to send your contribution.

Welfare and ethics

All material published in AJVS must adhere to high ethical standards concerning animal welfare. Manuscripts will be considered for publication only if the work described:

  • Follows international, national, and institutional guidelines for the humane treatment of animals and complies with relevant legislation.
  • For studies using client-owned animals, demonstrates a high standard (best practice) of veterinary care and involves informed client consent.

Before acceptance of a manuscript, to verify compliance with the above policies, the authors must:

  • Confirm that legal and ethical requirements have been met with regard to the humane treatment of animals described in the study.
  • Specify the ethical review committee approval process and the international, national, and/or institutional guidelines followed.

AJVS retains the right to reject manuscripts on the basis of ethical or animal welfare concerns. Papers may be rejected on ethical grounds if the study involves unnecessary pain, distress, suffering, or lasting harm to animals, or if the severity of the experimental procedure does not appear to be justified by the value of the work presented. For further information, please refer to Editorial Policies.