Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • Pink error box - upon submission you may encounter a pink error box. Our IT department are working to fix this issue. Please rest assured we have received your submission, and a member of the editorial team will be in contact with you to confirm receipt. If you have not heard from us within 2 days, please get in touch.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it with another journal for consideration.
  • The submission has been written using the appropriate template.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the relevant template.
  • The authors understand Veterinary Evidence is an open access and open peer reviewed journal.
  • Authors have read, understood and signed the declaration statement on the relevant template.

Author Guidelines

Submission Templates

To begin the writing process please download the appropriate submission template and then read the Guidelines for authors:


Guidelines for authors PDF

  1. Beginning the writing process

    1. Aims and scope

    2. Submission templates

    3. Reporting guidelines

  2. How to write a knowledge summary

    1. What is a knowledge summary?

    2. What if there is insufficient evidence to answer my clinical question?

    3. How can I get started with writing a Knowledge Summary?

    4. 6 steps to writing a knowledge summary

    5. Guidance for writing the clinical bottom line

    6. Knowledge summary handbook

    7. EBVM learning tutorial

    8. EBVM toolkit

  3. Preparing your submission

    1. Authorship criteria

    2. Adding, removing or changing the author order

    3. Images and copyright

    4. Ethical responsibilities of authors

    5. ORCID

    6. Conflict of interest

    7. Open access policy

    8. Copyright and author's rights

    9. Self-archiving policy 

    10. Publication fees

    11. Data sharing

    12. Editorial policies

  4. Submitting your paper

    1. Submission system

    2. Submission checklist

    3. Withdrawing a paper

  5. Editorial process

    1. Post submission 

    2. Revisions required 

    3. Acceptance 

    4. Rejection 

    5. Before publication 

  6. Peer review guidance for authors

    1. Peer review process

    2. Disagreeing with reviewer comments 

  7. After acceptance

    1. Acceptance 

    2. Before publication

    3. Frequency 

    4. Audio Summaries

  8. Promoting your paper

  9. Editorial policies