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Update for Veterinary Pathology Journal

Update from the editors of Veterinary Pathology 


  1. Full-issue downloads.

It is now possible to download full issues of Veterinary Pathology. This has been a popular request over the years, particularly from those preparing for the certifying exam.

A full-issue pdf can be downloaded from the Table of Contents page for each issue since January 2018 (for example: http://journals.sagepub.com/toc/vetb/55/2). Simply click the button “This PDF Issue”. Be aware of the large size of the downloaded file. Happy reading to all.


  1. ORCID unique author identifier.

ORCID is now part of the submission process for Veterinary Pathology.  ORCID (https://orcid.org) is a non-profit organization providing a system for unique digital identification of authors. It is useful for distinguishing your publications from those of other authors with the same name, and can also be used to link publications, sources of funding, and other professional activities.


  1. Publons for validation of peer review activities.

Publons is now integrated into the Veterinary Pathology system of peer review. Publons (https://publons.com/home/) is a system by which you can record and validate your efforts as a peer reviewer. This may be useful, as an example, for academic pathologists in documenting these activities for tenure and promotion applications.


  1. Open access to Supplemental Materials.

On the horizon: Soon, information published as Supplemental Materials will be available on Figshare, an open repository of research data. Authors can cite this data by using the DOI. This initiative is expected to improve the discoverability of supplemental data, and support the visualization of this data online. Veterinary Pathology strongly encourages authors to make raw data available (such as large tables of individual-animal raw data, for example: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/suppl/10.1177/0300985817707005). This promotes full confidence in the findings, allows further consideration of relationships among the data, provides reference information that may be useful for future studies, and supports a move toward openness and transparency in communication of scientific data.


  1. Information for authors and reviewers.

As always, information for authors and reviewers is available on the Veterinary Pathology website:

  1. Instructions to Authors: http://journals.sagepub.com/pb-assets/cmscontent/VET/Veterinary%20Pathology-Instructions%20to%20Authors%202018-04-11.pdf
  2. Designing and publishing observational studies: http://journals.sagepub.com/pb-assets/cmscontent/VET/VET_Observational_Studies_2017.pdf
  3. Tips from the photo editors: http://journals.sagepub.com/pb-assets/cmscontent/VET/VETPhotoediting2016.pdf
  4. Advice for reviewers: http://journals.sagepub.com/pb-assets/cmscontent/VET/AdviceonhowtoreviewmanuscriptsforVET.pdf


Questions and comments? Jeff Caswell jcaswell@uoguelph.ca