2005 - Minneapolis, United States



20-21 JULY 2007


Organized together with the:

142nd AVMA Annual Convention and the 28th World Veterinary Congress

Sponsored by Blackwell Publishing, Elsevier, and Allen Press

Program Highlights and Proceedings

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Welcome and Introductions

Evidence-based Medicine and the Role of Journal Quality, Mark Holmes, Senior Lecturer in Preventive Medicine, Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge, UK. PowerPoint File [2.5 MB] | PDF

Panel Discussion on Peer Review: dealing with small reviewer pools, structure and use of editorial boards, getting timely and constructive reviews, getting constructive reviews, use of checklists, etc.

  • Eva Baranyiova, Editor-in-Chief, Acta Veterinaria Brno
  • Judith Bell, Associate Editor, J Swine Health and Production
  • Bruno Chomel, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Veterinary Research
  • William Jones, Editor-in-Chief, J Equine Veterinary Science
  • Jerry Saliki, Editor-in-Chief, J Vet Diagnostic Investigation

Break-out Group Discussions: Challenges and Solutions

  • Conflicts of interest for authors, reviewers, editors
  • Editorial review of statistics
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Pre-reviewing for language and content
  • Working with specialty boards and societies

Mentoring Authors , John Kastelic, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Theriogenology

The Role of Editorials in Shaping Journals and Disciplines, Dale Hammerschmidt, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine

Ways to Maximize Your Journal Income, Antonia Seymour, Publishing Director, Blackwell Publishing

One Profession, One Vision: Goals and Roles of an International Veterinary Editors Group, Mary Christopher, Editor-in-Chief, Veterinary Clinica Pathology