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Announcing the launch of In Review

Canine Genetics and Epidemiology, 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.

Call for papers: Canine Myositis

Call for Papers: Canine Diabetes


Bill Ollier, University of Manchester

​​​​​​​Managing Editor

Lorna Kennedy, University of Manchester

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.

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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.

Society Information

Canine Genetics and Epidemiology is published with the support and backing of the Kennel Club, the UK’s largest organisation dedicated to the health and welfare of dogs.

The Kennel Club Educational Trust (KCET) supports the Canine Genetics and Epidemiology journal by covering the costs of open access publication for research or review articles in the area of domestic dog health. The KCET is pleased to be able to facilitate the open access publication of research that has been carried out independently of the Kennel Club and its Educational Trust. Neither the Kennel Club nor the KCET have any editorial role, and so the articles published in the journal, and the views expressed therein, are solely the decision of the journal editorial team and those of the author(s) respectively, and may not represent the views of the Kennel Club or the Kennel Club Charitable Trust.

Canine Genetics and Epidemiology 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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