Aims and scope
Canine Genetics and Epidemiology is a peer-reviewed, open access journal addressing genetic, genomic and epidemiological research in both domestic and wild canids, relating to breed and species diversity, and canine evolution.
This international journal aims to disseminate research not only between scientists, but also to inform veterinarians, dog breeders and owners. To encourage the public understanding of science, each published article will include an extended lay summary plus key “take home messages” for non-specialists and an educated lay readership.
Canine Genetics and Epidemiology focuses on the following areas:
- Canine monogenic and complex disease genetics, genomics and epidemiology
- Canine- human comparative disease genetics/genomics
- Domestic dog breed genetics and breed diversity
- Canine evolutionary genetics
- Canine wildlife conservation genetics and biology
- Dog/canine immunogenetics and MHC diversity
- Canine genetics and physiology
- Morphological and behavioral genetics
- Epidemiological studies of canine health and disease
- Canine gene-phenotype relationship
- Gene-gene and gene-environment interactions in canids
The journal will not publish articles describing research generated through experimental procedures that inflict pain and suffering to animals.
All articles published by Canine Genetics and Epidemiology are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found here.
As authors of articles published in Canine Genetics and Epidemiology 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, according to the BioMed Central license agreement.
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Open access publishing is not without costs. Canine Genetics and Epidemiology therefore levies an article-processing charge of £1370/$2145/€1745 for each article accepted for publication. If the corresponding author's institution participates in our open access membership program, some or all of the publication cost may be covered (more details available on the membership page). We routinely waive charges for authors from low-income countries. For other countries, article-processing charge waivers or discounts are granted on a case-by-case basis to authors with insufficient funds. Authors can request a waiver or discount during the submission process. For further details, see our article-processing charge page.
BioMed Central provides a free open access funding support service to help authors discover and apply for article processing charge funding. Visit our OA funding and policy support page to view our list of research funders and institutions that provide funding for APCs, and to learn more about our email support service.
The Kennel Club Educational Trust will cover the article-processing charge for submissions in the area of domestic dog health. To apply for this waiver, please contact email@example.com for more information.
All articles published in Canine Genetics and Epidemiology are included in:
- PubMed Central
The full text of all articles is deposited in digital archives around the world to guarantee long-term digital preservation. You can also access all articles published by BioMed Central on SpringerLink.
We are working closely with relevant indexing services including Web of Science (Thomson Reuters) to ensure that articles published in Canine Genetics and Epidemiology will be available in their databases when appropriate.
Canine Genetics and Epidemiology operates a single-blind peer review system, where the reviews are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous. The benefit of single-blind peer review is that it is the traditional model of peer review that many reviewers are comfortable with, and it facilitates a dispassionate critique of a manuscript.
Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two or more experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. Reviews will be rapid and the suitability of a manuscript for publication will be assessed solely on criteria of scientific excellence. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.
All manuscripts submitted to Canine Genetics and Epidemiology should adhere to BioMed Central's editorial policies.
Appeals and complaints
If you wish to appeal a rejection or make a complaint you should, in the first instance, contact the Editor who will provide details of the journal's complaints procedure. For complaints that cannot be resolved with the Editor, the authors should contact the Publisher.
Citing articles in Canine Genetics and Epidemiology
Articles in Canine Genetics and Epidemiology should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.
Article citations follow this format:
Authors: Title. Canine Genet Epidemiol [year], [volume number]:[article number].
e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL: Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. Canine Genet Epidemiol 2009, 1:115.
refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.
Why publish your article in Canine Genetics and Epidemiology
Canine Genetics and Epidemiology's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience.
Speed of publication
Canine Genetics and Epidemiology offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF.
Online publication in Canine Genetics and Epidemiology gives you the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other articles).
Promotion and press coverage
Articles published in Canine Genetics and Epidemiology are included in article alerts and regular email updates. Some may be highlighted on Canine Genetics and Epidemiology’s pages and on the BioMed Central homepage.
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