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Please note that Canine Genetics and Epidemiology is changing title to Canine Medicine and Genetics, in order to reflect the expansion in scope to all aspects of canine health. Please direct any queries regarding this to

Announcing the launch of In Review

Canine Medicine and Genetics, in partnership with Research Square, is now offering In Review. Authors choosing this free optional service will be able to:

  • Share their work with fellow researchers to read, comment on, and cite even before publication
  • Showcase their work to funders and others with a citable DOI while it is still under review
  • Track their manuscript - including seeing when reviewers are invited, and when reports are received 


Featured blog: Flat-faced, French and fashionable

The UK’s fascination with the French Bulldog and what it means for their welfare.


Bill Ollier, University of Manchester
Frédéric Gaschen, Dipl. ACVIM and ECVIM-CA, Professor of Small Animal Medicine, Louisiana State University

Managing Editor

Lorna Kennedy, University of Manchester

Aims and scope

Canine Medicine and Genetics is an open access journal addressing all aspects of canine health. Formerly known as Canine Genetics and Epidemiology, the journal began with an emphasis on genetic and epidemiological research relating to breed diversity, but now welcomes clinical veterinary studies on canines.

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Our highest Altmetric score is one of the top 100 most-discussed journal articles of 2016, A genetic assessment of the English bulldog.

Canine Medicine and Genetics are pleased to be a collaborating partner to the International Partnership for Dogs (IFPD).


Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    44 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    44 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    88 days from submission to acceptance
    30 days from acceptance to publication

    237 Altmetric mentions

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