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Peer-review policy

Peer-review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal. You can read more about the peer-review process here.

Canine Medicine and Genetics 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.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    41 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    37 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)

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    208,832 downloads (2021)
    343 Altmetric mentions (2021)

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