Journal Metrics (2023)
Impact Factor: 0.900 (2023)
5 years Impact Factor: 1.000
JCR Quartile: Q3
JIF Rank: 95/143 (Veterinary Sciences)
SJR (2022): 0.27
SNIP (2021): 0.51
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.
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.
There is a publication charge that occurs upon article acceptance. Please visit Publication Fee for more details.
Frequency of publication
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.
For all contact information please refers to the Contact page.
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.
The following article types are published in AJVS:
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:
Before acceptance of a manuscript, to verify compliance with the above policies, the authors must:
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.
This journal is published by the Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, Universidad Austral de Chile