Journal of Small Animal Practice • Vol 59 • April 2018 • © 2018 British Small Animal Veterinary Association
Journal of Small Animal Practice Editorial Board
The Editor and Associate Editors listed at the front of this issue are suppor ted by an editorial board:
Joe Hauptman (Michigan State University, USA)
Sorrell Langley-Hobbs (University of Bristol, UK)
Fintan McEvoy (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Gabrielle Musk (Murdoch University, Australia)
Tim Parkin (University of Glasgow, UK)
Harry Scott (Southern Counties Veterinary Specialists, UK)
Who reads JSAP?
JSAP is aimed at veterinarians in first opinion practice, referral practice and
academia. It is the journal of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association
(BSAVA) and is available to all its members. It is also the official scientific
journal of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA). In
addition, the journal is widely available in libraries and other institutions
around the world.
Who writes for JSAP?
JSAP welcomes contributions from veterinary professionals around the
world. We would particularly like to encourage those working in clinical
practice to consider carrying out research projects.
What types of article does JSAP publish?
The journal publishes ar ticles on all aspects of small animal medicine and
surgery, with a special emphasis on papers that are likely to have an impact
on clinical practice. JSAP will consider original research, reviews, some of
which are commissioned, perspectives, and other short reports. For more
detailed information, please see the author guidelines which are available
via www.wileyonlinelibrar y.com/journal/JSAP.
What about case reports?
There is limited space available for inclusion of traditional case repor ts
in JSAP, and the large majority of cases are not accepted for publication.
Reports of single or small numbers of cases will be considered for
publication if they are exceptionally unusual or the repor t contributes
materially to the literature. Some case repor ts may best be presented as
annotated images that will fit onto a single printed page of the journal –
examples of this ‘images in small animal practice’ feature can be found in a
number of 2017 issues of JSAP.
How should I prepare my paper?
Comprehensive guidelines on how to format your manuscript are provided
in the author guidelines, available via www.wileyonlinelibrar y.com/journal/
JSAP. Authors are advised to review these guidelines carefully when
Can I get help with my study design?
The protocol for proposed studies can be submitted for peer review by
JSAP’s Clinical research assessment and guidance panel (CRAG). This
panel may offer suggestions for changes in study design and analysis. If the
study design and analysis plan is approved, and if the study is carried out
according to the approved protocol, the finished article will be accepted for
publication following an accelerated peer-review process.
Where should I submit my paper?
All manuscripts should be submitted online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.
com/jsap. Full instructions and support are available on the site. If
you cannot submit online, please contact the editorial office at
Thinking of submitting an article to JSAP?
What happens after that?
All articles submitted to the journal may be pre-reviewed to ensure they
conform to the journal scope and author guidelines. Manuscripts that fail
to meet the requirements may be rejected without being sent for review, or
authors may be asked to resubmit in an appropriate format. JSAP reser ves
the right to reject any manuscript.
Manuscripts that enter the peer review process will be examined by at least
two expert reviewers. The process is double-blinded, so the reviewers do
not know who the authors are, and vice versa. Papers that are approved
by the reviewers are accepted for publication subject to the authors
addressing all editorial and production concerns. Authors should allow up
to three months for initial scientific and editorial assessment of submitted
manuscripts; manuscript progress can be tracked online.
If my paper is accepted, what will happen next?
Once you have been notified that your paper is accepted, it will go into
editing and production stages. Once the paper has been laid out in the
journal format, the corresponding author will receive an e-mail directing
them to download a PDF proof. This should be checked carefully and any
corrections added to the PDF – full instructions are provided with the proof.
The paper is then finalised and published, usually initially on the EarlyView
online service and then in an issue of the journal.
Who will hold copyright in my contribution?
It is a condition of publication that authors grant the British Small Animal
Veterinar y Association (BSAVA) the right to publish all articles, including
abstracts. If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal
corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to
complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.
OnlineOpen is available to authors of primary research articles who wish
to make their article available to non-subscribers on publication, or whose
funding agency requires grantees to archive the final version of their article.
With OnlineOpen, the author, the author’s funding agency, or the author’s
institution pays a fee to ensure that the article is made available to non-
subscribers upon publication via Wiley Online Library, as well as deposited in
the funding agency’s preferred archive.
Full details are available in the author guidelines. If your paper is not
accepted, copyright in the contribution reverts to the authors.
I’d be interested in reviewing for JSAP, how do I go about that?
The best way to get started is to register with the journal’s submission and
peer-review system (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jsap), providing
as much detail as possible including your subject areas of interest, or by
contacting the editor (firstname.lastname@example.org). You can now opt to have your
reviewing activities recorded by Publons (prw.publons.com), a service that
aims to provide greater recognition for this important work, while retaining
the anonymity of the reviewing process.
Sophie Adamantos (University of Bristol, UK)
Sebastien Behr (Willows Referral Service, UK)
Brigitte Brisson (University of Guelph, Canada)
Peter Chapman (VSEC, Philadelphia, USA)
Simon Dennis (Hope Veterinary Specialists, USA)
David Gould (Davies Veterinary Specialists, UK)
Iain Grant (Liverpool Veterinary School, UK)
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