Frequently Asked Question
Veterinary World is a registered firm based in India. Veterinary World publishes high quality and novelty papers focusing on Veterinary and Animal Science. The fields of study are bacteriology, parasitology, pathology, virology, immunology, mycology, public health, biotechnology, meat science, nutrition, gynecology, surgery, genetics, prion diseases and epidemiology. Food animals, companion animals, equines, wild animals, laboratory animals and animal models of human infections are considered. Studies on zoonotic and emerging infections are highly appreciated. All articles are available online free of cost, and in addition the website offers many other services:
  • Quick search facility of articles with the help of words using Google custom search engine
  • Posting of each newly published article at Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, DOAJ, Blogger,, Mendeley etc.
  • Online submission of manuscripts
  • List of most cited articles
  • Tutorial for online submission
  • Visitors analytics
  • Veterinary World is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

    All articles published by Veterinary World are made freely and permanently accessible online. All articles to Veterinary World are posted online immediately as they are ready for publication. All articles will be assigned a DOI number (Digital Object Identifier) whereby they become searchable and citable without delay.

    The articles in Veterinary World are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License ( which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.

    Benefits of open access
  • Open access articles are freely available via the internet and are therefore more widely visible than articles published behind subscription barriers, with some studies suggesting that on average open access articles are twice as likely to be cited.
  • Retaining copyright means that author can reproduce and distribute their work as they choose, for example on their institution's website.
  • Open access publication benefits the scientific community by making results of research immediately and freely available to all.
  • Submit your research to Veterinary World to take advantage of:
  • Rapid peer review: Our insistence on fast and thorough peer review enables us to process manuscripts quickly; we aim to reach initial decisions within 6-8 weeks.
  • Publication immediately after corrections of galley proof: After acceptance, you will get the galley proof within 4 weeks. After corrections of galley proof, your article will be posted online immediately.
  • Open access: All articles published in Veterinary World are open access (freely available on the journal website, with the copyright retained by the author). To cover the cost of open access publishing we levy an article-processing charge.
  • High visibility within the field: Your work is freely accessible to a global audience. In addition, articles are available through Academic Journals Database, AGORA, AGRICOLA, AGRIS, CABI, CAS, DOAJ, EBSCO, ESCI - Thomson Reuters, Gale, Google Scholar, HINARI, Indian Animal Science Abstracts, Indian Science Abstracts, JournalSeek, Open J-gate, ProQuest, PubMed, PubMed Central, SCOPUS, TEEAL
  • Overview

    Submission of a manuscript to Veterinary World journal implies that all authors have read and agreed to its content and that the manuscript conforms to the journal's policies.


    To give appropriate credit to each author, the individual contributions of authors should be specified in the manuscript. An 'author' is generally considered to be someone who has made substantive intellectual contributions to a published study. According to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) guidelines, to qualify as an author one should have:

  • made substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data;
  • been involved in drafting the manuscript or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and
  • given final approval of the version to be published. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content. Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group, alone, does not usually justify authorship.
  • Acknowelegments

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an 'acknowledgements' section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support. Source of fund for the study must be clearly mention in this section. It is compulsory for each research article.

    Change in Authorship

    We do not allow any change in authorship after provisional acceptance. We cannot allow any addition, deletion or change in sequence of author name. We have this policy to prevent the fraud.

    Duplicate Publication

    Any manuscript submitted to Veterinary World must be original and the manuscript, or substantial parts of it, must not be under consideration by any other journal. In any case where there is the potential for overlap or duplication we require that authors are transparent. Authors should declare any potentially overlapping publications on submission and, where possible, upload these as additional files with the manuscript. Any overlapping publications should be cited. Any 'in press' or unpublished manuscript cited, or relevant to Editors' and reviewers' assessment of the manuscript, should be made available if requested by the Editors.

    In general, the manuscript should not already have been formally published in any journal or in any other citable form.

    Plagiarism Detection: Veterinary World uses iThenticate to check the plagiarism.

    Ethical Approvals

    Experimental Subjects: When experimental animals (All animals considered experimental when use for the study) are used the methods section must clearly indicate that adequate measures were taken to minimize pain or discomfort. Experiments should be carried out in accordance with the Guidelines laid down by the International Animal Ethics Committee or Institutional ethics committee and in accordance with local laws and regulations. All studies using human or animal subjects should include an explicit statement in the Material and Methods section identifying the review and ethics committee approval for each study, if applicable. Editors reserve the right to reject papers if there is doubt as to whether appropriate procedures have been used.

    Competing Interests

    Veterinary World requires authors to declare all competing interests in relation to their work. All submitted manuscripts must include a 'competing interests' section at the end of the manuscript listing all competing interests (financial and non-financial). Where authors have no competing interests, the statement should read "The author(s) declare(s) that they have no competing interests".

    Editors may ask for further information relating to competing interests.

    Editors and reviewers are also required to declare any competing interests and will be excluded from the peer review process if a competing interest exists.

    What constitutes a competing interest?: Competing interests may be financial or non-financial. A competing interest exists when the authors' interpretation of data or presentation of information may be influenced by their personal or financial relationship with other people or organizations. Authors should disclose any financial competing interests but also any non-financial competing interests that may cause them embarrassment if they were to become public after the publication of the article.

    Financial competing interests: Financial competing interests include (but are not limited to):

  • Receiving reimbursements, fees, funding, or salary from an organization that may in any way gain or lose financially from the publication of the article, either now or in the future.
  • Holding stocks or shares in an organization that may in any way gain or lose financially from the publication of the article, either now or in the future.
  • Holding, or currently applying for, patents relating to the content of the manuscript.
  • Receiving reimbursements, fees, funding, or salary from an organization that holds or has applied for patents relating to the content of the manuscript.
  • Non-financial competing interests: Non-financial competing interests include (but are not limited to) political, personal, religious, ideological, academic, and intellectual competing interests. If, after reading these guidelines, you are unsure whether you have a competing interest, please contact the Editor-in-Chief.
    Veterinary World adopts the World Association of Medical Editors' definition of editorial freedom. According to this definition, editorial freedom, or independence, is the concept that editors-in-chief have full authority over the editorial content of their journal and the timing of publication of that content. Journal owners should not interfere in the evaluation, selection, or editing of individual articles either directly or by creating an environment that strongly influences decisions.

    Veterinary World is indexed by Academic Journals Database, AGORA, AGRICOLA, AGRIS, CABI, CAS, DOAJ, EBSCO, ESCI - Thomson Reuters, Gale, Google Scholar, HINARI, Indian Animal Science Abstracts, Indian Science Abstracts, JournalSeek, Open J-gate, ProQuest, PubMed, PubMed Central, SCOPUS, TEEAL


    National Academy of Agricultural Sciences - 5.71

  • Citescore - 0.49
  • SJR - SCimago Journal Rank - 0.265
  • SNIP - Source Normalized Impact per Paper - 0.600
  • All articles published in Veterinary World are open access, which means the articles are universally and freely available online. In addition, the authors retain copyright of their article, and grant any third party the right to use reproduce and disseminate the article. Allowing the authors to retain copyright of their work permits wider distribution of their work on the condition it is correctly attributed to the authors. All newly published articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License ( which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
    All articles published in Veterinary World are open access, readers are free to download and/or print copies from the website, according to the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License. If you wish to print out a copy of an article, we recommend you select the PDF version of the article online. PDF of all articles have been formatted in a way that is ideal for printing, so, if you prefer, articles don't have to be read on screen. We will provide the soft copy of combined PDF of articles of whole month along with title by an email from which author can get the hard copy from any commercial printer.

    Criteria for publication

    Veterinary World considers the following types of articles:

    Research: reports of data from original research and clinical trial outcomes.

    Reviews: comprehensive, authoritative descriptions of any subject within the scope of the journal.

    Peer-review policies

    Veterinary World uses double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. Before being sent to reviewers, manuscripts are pre-screened by the editorial office to check that they agree with the criteria for publishing in Veterinary World: accordance with the aims and scope of the journal, nature of the study, originality of the results, quantity and quality of data, general conclusions, and presentation of the work with a good quality of English language. If the paper does not fulfill these criteria, it may be rejected at this stage without review.

    Manuscripts deemed suitable for review will be sent to a minimum of two experts chosen by the Editors in Chief, and possibly a statistical reviewer if necessary, to determine originality, scientific merit, and significance to the field. Reviewers are asked to declare any competing interests they may have in reviewing a manuscript. Only papers of high quality and novelty and of general significance are accepted and published. If minor revisions are recommended by the reviewers, authors are expected to make the appropriate revisions within 10 days. For manuscripts requiring major revisions, the revised version must be uploaded within 20 days. Revised manuscripts may be reviewed a second time. Revised manuscripts that are received after the deadline will not be considered.

    The journal aims for a first decision to be made within 6-8 weeks of receipt of the submission and the Editors-in-Chief make the final decision on publication. Reviewer guidelines can be accessible from

    English language editing

    English language editing will be done by expert/editors after receipt of article processing charge. However manuscript must be of good quality English at the time of submission, otherwise it will be rejected at the initial stage. The English language editing will be done free of cost. We have taken this step to help the authors who do not bear the cost of English language editing.

    Authors will be able to check the progress of their manuscript through the submission system at any time by logging into author account at

    As the cost of peer reviewing, editing, publishing, maintaining and archiving articles is not recouped through subscription charges, a standard article-processing charge (APC) is levied on all articles that are accepted for publication. The APC is a flat charge, and no additional costs are incurred, for example, by the inclusion of color figures. For current APC, please refer home page (

    1. What do the article-processing charges pay for?:

    Article-processing charges pay for: - Immediate, worldwide open access to the full article text - Developing and maintaining electronic tools for peer review and publication - Preparation in various formats for online publication. Posting in Social media site. - Securing inclusion in CrossRef, enabling electronic citation in other journals that are available electronically

    2. Does Veterinary World offer discounts on article-processing charges?

    The APC is very lower so, we cannot give any discount.

    3. Are any taxes included in this charge?


    4. Who is responsible for making the payment?

    Whoever submits the manuscript is responsible for making or arranging the payment

    5. How do I pay?

    The submitting author needs to arrange payment of the article-processing charge.

    Following peer review, once a manuscript has received editorial acceptance in principle, the article-processing charge becomes payable and formatting checks on the manuscript will commence. Once formatting checks are completed, and payment of the article-processing charge has been received, the article will be published.

    Payment can be made by any of the following methods:

    Indian authors: Direct deposit of payment in to our Bank account by cheque, NEFT (Detail of Bank will be send by an email on provisional acceptance).

    For abroad authors: Transfer using Swift code for foreign author (Detail of Bank will be send by an email on provisional acceptance). Credit card/debit card payment can be made online using a secure payment. (Sender author will receive the link in his/her author account on provisional acceptance).

    Prompt payment is advised as the article will not be published until payment is received.

    Print receipts upon payment are available on request. However, email receipt will be send for each payment.
    For any other questions not listed here, please contact editor at Page last updated on 11-03-2017