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Veterinary Pathology

2016 Impact Factor: 1.996
2016 Ranking: 13/136 in Veterinary Sciences | 37/79 in Pathology
Source: 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017); Indexed in PubMed: MEDLINE
Published in Association with Veterinary Pathology
Published in Association with Veterinary Pathology

Editor
Jeff L. Caswell University of Guelph, Canada


eISSN: 15442217 | ISSN: 03009858 | Current volume: 54 | Current issue: 5 Frequency: Bi-monthly

Veterinary Pathology is the premier international publication of basic and applied research involving domestic, laboratory, wildlife, marine and zoo animals, and poultry. Bridging the divide between natural and experimental diseases, the journal details the diagnostic investigations of natural and emerging diseases of animals; reports experimental studies enhancing understanding of the mechanisms of specific processes including cancer, infection, immunologic, metabolic and genetically mediated diseases; provides unique insights into animal models of human disease; and presents studies in identification and characterization of environmental (food, plant and chemical) and pharmaceutical hazards.

Written for veterinary pathologists, veterinary diagnostic laboratory staff, toxicologic pathologists, comparative pathologists, medical pathology researchers, environmental scientists, and others involved in veterinary diagnosis and animal research across all animal species, each issue features original articles, in-depth reviews, brief communications and unique case reports. Veterinary Pathology is at the forefront of important issues including emerging disease trends, biothreat, genetic modification of animals, food, chemical and drug safety, environmental monitoring, and diagnostic technologies.

The members of the distinguished editorial board are all internationally recognized in their specialty areas and have achieved awards and recognition attendant with their thought leader reputation.

Among the important topics covered are:

  • Cancer Diagnosis and Prognosis
  • Diseases Linked With the Environment
  • Etiology and Pathogenesis
  • Genetically modified animals
  • Genomic, Proteomic and Imaging Technology
  • Immunobiology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Mechanisms
  • Xenobiotic Injury
  • Zoonotics

Special Focus Issues

Special Focus: Phenotyping Genetically Engineered Mice (GEMs) (January 2012)
The January 2012 issue focuses on te use of genetically engineered mice in biomedical research forms a cornerstone for advancing our understanding of disease. The phenotyping of mutant mice creates a foundation for defining the normal biology associated with the manipulated gene. However, extensive variation in background lesions and responses to myriad endemic infectious agents, even between in-bred laboratory mouse strains, complexes interpretations of histopathologic findings. The challenges in the evaluation of the genetic manipulation of mice, as an independent variable, should not be underestimated. This special focus issue highlights some of these confounding factors, as well as includes GEM phenotyping information not previously gathered together and/or presented in journal format. This issue will emphasize some of the complexities in evaluating gene modifications in mice and will serve as a reference and a resource for pathologists and researchers alike, in their search to better understand genetic function and disease.

Special Focus: Diagnosis and Prognosis of Companion Animal Neoplastic Diseases (January 2011)
The January 2011 issue focuses on veterinary oncology. A lead manuscript, “Recommended Guidelines for the Conduct and Evaluation of Prognostic Studies in Veterinary Oncology,” represents the consensus of an international group of veterinary pathologists, oncologists, and epidemiologists, highlighting the importance of close collaboration among veterinary pathologists and oncologists to advance our abilities to diagnose, prognosticate, and successfully treat animal cancer. A series of manuscripts focus on the current state of prognostication and diagnosis of canine neoplastic diseases, including melanomas, mast cell tumors, mammary carcinomas, soft tissue sarcomas, myeloid leukemias, and lymphomas. Additional consensus manuscripts address the trimming, margin evaluation, and reporting of surgical biopsy samples, the classification of canine malignant lymphomas, and the grading of mast cell tumors. Additional review papers provide detailed insight into current techniques for the diagnosis of neoplastic disease, such as flow cytometry, and highlight the importance of integrating recently gained molecular understanding, such as loss of heterozygocity, into the evaluation of neoplastic diseases. With the emerging use of dogs and cats as models for human neoplastic diseases, well established and uniformly applied criteria to classify companion animal neoplastic disease will form a cornerstone in extrapolation of learnings across species.

Special Focus: Research Challenges and Animal Models in Biological Defense (September 2010)
The September 2010 issue focuses on research challenges and animal models in biological defense. Medical countermeasures against deadly biological select agents like anthrax, Ebola virus, smallpox and highly pathogenic influenza viruses are greatly needed to combat infections that may arise naturally or through acts of bioterrorism or biowarfare. Animal diseases involving such agents are important in their own right or as models of human infections necessary to develop vaccines, therapeutics or other countermeasures. The articles in this issue illustrate the many scientific, regulatory, safety and security challenges that research with biological select agents and toxins must overcome. They also provide a current knowledge base for animal models of several major select agents. A profound expansion of biomedical defense efforts in the United States and other countries in the last decade has provided numerous opportunities at established and recently minted facilities around the world. This issue seeks to engender, among pathologists and biologists of many disciplines, a better understanding of existing biological threats in order to show the way forward and promote the development of the medical countermeasures.

Special Focus: Emerging Diseases and Global Surveillance (January 2010)
The January 2010 issue focuses on emerging and expanding diseases that have caused significant disruptions in recent years. Bird ‘flu, foot-and-mouth disease, bluetongue, and melamine - all emerged in new places or new hosts to cause economic or public health panics. The articles chronicle the underlying reasons and highlight the global disparities in recognition and response capacities, which will ensure continuing emergence. Opportunities abound for recognizing emerging diseases, creating sound public policies, and promoting programs that protect agricultural and public health. This issue encourages animal health communities, in cooperation with local, state, federal, and international agencies, to develop proactive cooperative programs designed to detect and limit these outbreaks.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

Veterinary Pathology, an international journal of natural and experimental disease, publishes manuscripts, reviews, brief communicatons, case reports, editorials, letters, and advertisements for employment opportunities and new products. 

Editor-in-Chief
Jeff Caswell University of Guelph, Canada
Editor
Andrea Gröne Utrecht University, Netherlands
Jyoji Yamate Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
Managing Editor
ONCOLOGY (Research)
Matti Kiupel Michigan State University, USA
INFECTIOUS DISEASE (Research)
Patricia Pesavento University of California - Davis, USA
Jens P. Teifke Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Germany
ENVIRONMENTAL PATHOBIOLOGY
Raoul Kuiper Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Robert Sills NIEHS, USA
Degenerative and Immune-mediated Disease
Makoto Shibutani Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan
DOMESTIC ANIMALS
Howard B. Gelberg Oregon State University, USA
WILDLIFE, MARINE, AND ZOO ANIMALS
Dalen Agnew Michigan State University, USA
LABORATORY ANIMALS
Jerrold M. Ward Global Vet Pathology, USA
ANIMAL MODELS OF HUMAN DISEASE
David Meyerholz The University of Iowa, USA
PHARMACEUTICAL PATHOBIOLOGY
Eric Blomme AbbVie Laboratories, USA
BOOK REVIEW
Piper Treuting University of Washington, USA
IMAGES
Santiago Diab University of California, Davis, USA
Silvia Ferro University of Padova, Italy
Deborah M. Gillette  
Covers
Diane Gunson Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Switzerland
Past Editors
Podcast Editor
Leah Schutt Genentech, USA
Editorial Board
Aníbal G. Armién University of Minnesota, USA
Wolfgang Baumgärtner University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Germany
Ingrid L. Bergin University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, USA
Denise Bounous Bristol Myers Squibb Company, Princeton, NJ, USA
Molly H. Boyle Envigo, UK
Eric R. Burrough Iowa State University, USA
Joseph Cassidy University College Dublin, Ireland
Rachel E. Cianciolo The Ohio State University, USA
Timothy K. Cooper Penn State College of Medicine, USA
Linden Craig University of Tennessee, USA
Lorna Deeth Dept of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Guelph, Canada
Stina Ekman Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
Joy Gary Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA
Katherine Gibson-Corley University of Iowa, USA
Kevin Keel University of California-Davis, USA
Takashi Kimura Hokkaido University, Japan
Thijs Kuiken Erasmus Medical Center
Ingeborg Langohr Louisiana State University, USA
Renee Laufer Amorim University of São Paulo State, Brazil
Keith E. Linder North Carolina State University, USA
Christiane Löhr Oregon State University, USA
Eric Lombardini US Army Veterinary Corps, USA
Elizabeth Mauldin University of Pennsylvania, USA
Takehito Morita Tottori University, Japan
Aisuke Nii Seikagaku Corporation, Japan
Francesco C. Origgi University of Bern, Switzerland
Chiara Palmieri The University of Queensland, Australia
Alessandra Piersigilli Weill Cornell Medicine, USA
Enrico Radaelli VIB-KU Leuven, Belgium
Lorenzo Ressel University of Liverpool, UK
Hiroki Sakai Gifu University, Japan
Giuseppe Sarli University of Bologna, Italy
Vito Sasseville Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Switzerland
Rebecca Smedley Michigan State University, USA
Nancy Twenhafel US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, USA
Kazuyuki Uchida The University of Tokyo, Japan
Enric Vidal Barba IRTA-CReSA, Spain
Peter Vogel St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, USA
Joshua Webster Genentech, USA
Kurt Williams Michigan State University, USA
Valentina Zappulli University of Padua, Italy
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  • IMPORTANT CHANGES IN MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION, REVIEW, AND PUBLICATION!

    For complete manuscript submission guidelines, please click HERE for a downloadable PDF.

    SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS

    SAGEtrack is the online manuscript tracking system provided by SAGE Publications. Using this system, all aspects of the review process are carried out online. To submit an article online, please go to the journal’s SAGEtrack website at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/vetpath.

    Average time from submission to first decision: 27 days. 

    If you do not have access to the necessary resources for online submission, please send one copy of your manuscript, a cover letter giving the corresponding author’s address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address; a diskette or CD containing the text of your article in Word format; and one copy of your tables and figures to the Editorial Office of Veterinary Pathology at the following address:

    Jill Findlay

    Managing Editor, Veterinary Pathology
    Phone/Fax: 919-793-4777
    Email: vetpathjournal@outlook.com

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