Equine Veterinary Education

Cover image for Vol. 30 Issue 2

Edited By: Tim Mair

Impact Factor: 0.698

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 86/136 (Veterinary Sciences)

Online ISSN: 2042-3292

Associated Title(s): Equine Veterinary Journal

Author Guidelines

Content of Author Guidelines: 1.General, 2. Ethical Guidelines, 3. Submission of Manuscripts, 4. Manuscript Types Accepted, 5. Manuscript Format and Structure, 6. After Acceptance. 

Useful Websites: Submission Site, Articles published in Equine Veterinary Education, Author Services, Wiley's Ethical Guidelines, Guidelines for Figures, Kudos


Equine Veterinary Education (EVE) is the official education journal of both the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). As such, it is circulated to over 10,000 equine veterinarians around the world. It is published monthly and is a subscription based journal.

EVE is an educational journal and we aim to publish material of direct clinical relevance and interest to practising equine clinicians. The educational value of a submitted article is one of the most important criteria that we assess when deciding whether to accept it for publication. Articles do not necessarily need to contain original or novel information but we welcome submission of theis material. The educational value of an article may relate to articles published with it (e.g. a Case Report may not have direct educational value but an associated Clinical Commentary or Review Article published alongside it will supply the relevant educational material).

Currently, the journal publishes the following types of articles: Editorials, Case Reports, Clinical Commentaries, Review Articles, Original Articles, Hypothesis Articles, Image Articles, Critically Appraised Topics, and Correspondence.

Papers submitted are assessed by at least two peer reviewers and, if accepted for publication, the copyright becomes the property of EVJ Ltd.

If abstracts only have been published, in print or online, full papers will be considered but a copy of the abstract should be uploaded with the submitted paper.

If reference is made to papers of the authors cited as ‘in press’, a copy should be uploaded with the submitted paper. If material is used that has been published elsewhere or is given as a personal communication, it is the author’s responsibility to obtain permission from the publisher and author. The Editor’s decision is final.

Any direct or indirect commercial interest in any product under study held by any of the authors of a paper must be declared at the time of submission of the paper and will be brought to the attention of readers at the time of publication. This information should be included in the manuscript under the heading 'Authors' declaration of interests'.

Please read the instructions below carefully for details on the submission of manuscripts, the journal’s requirements and standards as well as for information concerning the procedure after a manuscript has been accepted for publication in Equine Veterinary Education. Authors are encouraged to visit Wiley Author Services for further information on the preparation and submission of articles and figures.


Equine Veterinary Education adheres to the below ethical guidelines for publication and research.

2.1. Authorship and Acknowledgements
Authorship: Authors submitting a paper do so on the understanding that the manuscript has been read and approved by all authors and that all authors agree to the submission of the manuscript to the Journal. ALL named authors must have made an active contribution to the conception and design and/or analysis and interpretation of the data and/or the drafting of the paper and ALL must have critically reviewed its content and have approved the final version submitted for publication. Participation solely in the acquisition of funding or the collection of data does not justify authorship and, except in the case of complex large-scale or multi-centre research, the number of authors should normally not exceed six.

Equine Veterinary Education adheres to the definition of authorship set up by The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). According to the ICMJE authorship criteria should be based on: 1) substantial contributions to conception and design of, or acquisition of data or analysis and interpretation of data; 2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content and 3) final approval of the version to be published. Authors should meet conditions 1, 2 and 3.

It is a requirement that all authors have been accredited as appropriate upon submission of the manuscript. Contributors who do not qualify as authors should be mentioned under Acknowledgements.

2.2. Ethical Approvals
Equine Veterinary Education will reject manuscripts if the editors are not satisfied with the standards of ethical use of animals or data from human in research. Editors reserve the right to reject papers if there is doubt as to whether appropriate procedures have been used and also to insist that information is provided in the text as to the measure taken to protect the welfare of subjects and the outcome of procedures undertaken in respect to any pain or suffering caused. We prioritise owner informed consent regardless of whether it is a national or institutional requirement or not.

All research involving either experimental or clinical research on animals described in manuscripts submitted to Equine Veterinary Education must follow international, national, and/or institutional guidelines for humane animal treatment and comply with relevant legislation in the country in which the study was conducted. This normally involves review and oversight of the use and care of experimental animals by an institutional ethics committee. In some countries, review and oversight by an institutional or hospital ethics committee is also mandatory for clinical research. Where such a regulation is not in place, Equine Veterinary Education strongly encourages researchers to seek informal appraisal of their study protocols prior to undertaking any research on client-owned animals, as we believe that this will improve the quality of the research, increase the likelihood that the planned outcomes will be achieved and help in the identification and management of adverse effects for the animals involved. The Equine Veterinary Education editors reserve the right to examine copies of signed owner informed consent forms on request and may approach institutional ethical committees where we wish to seek further information on local policies, procedures and regulations. Irrespective of whether the study has institutional ethical committee approval or not, authors are expected to satisfy the editors that they have conducted their research in an ethical manner.

When experimental animals are used, the methods section must clearly indicate that adequate measures were taken to address the welfare of the horses involved. Experiments should be carried out in accordance with, and adequate monitoring by, a recognised ethical committee of the institute or university of origin and be within the legal framework of the country in which the work was performed.

2.2.i Experimental animals
Equine Veterinary Education endorses the ARRIVE guidelines (www.nc3rs.org.uk/arrive-guidelines). Manuscripts describing studies involving experimental animals will be considered for publication only if the work:

• Demonstrates sufficient justification and merit for the in vivo approach employed.

• Provides details that adequate measures were taken to monitor and address the welfare of the animals involved, to provide pain control, and to manage any adverse effects.

• The outcomes for the experimental subjects must be described explicitly.

2.2.ii Client-owned animals

Manuscripts describing research using client-owned animals are considered for publication only if the work:

• Involves informed client consent for inclusion in the study for all prospective research and informed client consent may be required for some retrospective studies.

Equine Veterinary Education accepts that informed client consent may be given by the horses’ caretakers providing these individuals have the owners’ authority to act as agents for the owner in relation to veterinary matters.

• Demonstrates a high standard of veterinary care.

• Client confidentiality must be maintained and authors should select photographs and video material with care to ensure that humans cannot be identified specifically.

2.2.iii Materials derived from veterinary or post-mortem examinations

Research using tissues, fluids or cells that are collected during clinical procedures and are not specific to a patient group (i.e. any other horse could have been substituted) may be used for research provided that the owner has been made aware that these tissues may be retained for research purposes as part of the general consent for the clinical procedure and has been given the opportunity to opt out of research in general. Where archived material from specific groups of patients (whether defined by age, breed, gender, disease status or any other specific feature) is being studied, owner informed consent is required.

This requirement is waived for research on archived samples archived as a result of clinical activities prior to 1 January 2017. After that date, authors will be expected to provide evidence that owner informed consent has been obtained. The Equine Veterinary Education editors also recognise that some studies include samples from unusual individuals that have been stored for many years and are prepared to discuss exemptions to the requirements for owner informed consent where historical samples are used. Authors should write to the editor setting out their specific concerns.

2.2.iv Materials derived from abattoir material and veterinary or post-mortem examinations

Equine Veterinary Education endorses the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) statement: www.consort-statement.org and the Reporting Guidelines for Randomized Controlled Trials for Livestock and Food Safety (REFLECT) Statement: http://www.reflect-statement.org/statement/

Equine Veterinary Education endorses the Animal Research: Reporting of In Vivo Experiments (ARRIVE) guidelines (www.nc3rs.org.uk.arrive-guidelines)

2.3 Antimicrobial Stewardship policy

Authors should consider WHO’s risk management strategies for the containment of antimicrobial resistance in humans due to non-human use of antimicrobials. In particular, where quinolones, extended spectrum beta-lactam antimicrobials (such as 3rd/4th generation cephalosporins) or macrolides not labelled for use in horses in the country from which the report originates have been used as part of the treatment regimen, or are being evaluated for potential use in equine patients, the reasons underlying these choices must be robustly defended. Information on Critically Important Antimicrobials for Human Medicine can be found at http://www.who.int/foodborne_disease/resistance/antimicrobials_human.pdf.

Equine Veterinary Education follows the same Antimicrobial Stewardship policy as its sister journal, Equine Veterinary Journal. Antimicrobial Stewardship policy is, in part, a self-certifying process. In many clinical studies, for example those describing large retrospective series relating to surgical procedures, it may not be necessary or appropriate to list extensive details of antimicrobials given to the horses in the study. At the time of submission, authors will be to asked if Critically Important Antimicrobials have been used and, if Critically Important Antimicrobials have been used, authors are expected to give specific details and to discuss and justify their use explicitly, including proposing alternative options in future if appropriate. Where Critically Important Antimicrobials have not been used, it is often appropriate to include statements such as ‘horses were given perioperative antimicrobials’ without expanding further. Discussion of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Policy can be found in Bowen, Equine Veterinary Journal, Volume 45, Issue 2 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/evj.12041/full.

2.4 Conflict of Interest and Source of Funding
Conflict of Interest: Authors are required to disclose any possible conflict of interest. These include financial (for example patent, ownership, stock ownership, consultancies, speaker’s fee). Author’s conflict of interest (or information specifying the absence of conflicts of interest) will be published under a separate heading entitled: Authors’ declaration of interests.

Equine Veterinary Education requires that sources of institutional, private and corporate financial support for the work within the manuscript must be fully acknowledged and any potential conflicts of interest noted. This information will be a requirement for all manuscripts submitted to the Journal. Please include this information under the separate headings of "Source of Funding" and "Authors’ declaration of interests" at the end of your manuscript.

If the author does not include a conflict of interest statement in the manuscript then the following statement will be included by default: “No conflicts of interest have been declared”.

Source of Funding: Authors are required to specify the source of funding for their research when submitting a paper. Suppliers of materials should be named and their location (town, state/county, country) included. The information will be disclosed in the published article.

2.5 Appeal of Decision

Authors who wish to appeal the decision on their submitted paper may do so by e-mailing the editor/editorial office with a detailed explanation of their reasons for appealing the decision.

2.6 Permissions

If all or parts of previously published illustrations are used, permission must be obtained from the copyright holder concerned. It is the author’s responsibility to obtain these in writing and provide copies to the Publishers.

2.6 Copyright Assignment

Authors submitting a paper do so on the understanding that the work and its essential substance have not been published before and is not being considered for publication elsewhere. The submission of the manuscript by the authors means that the authors automatically agree to sign a Copyright Transfer Agreement form when the manuscript is accepted for publication. The work shall not be published elsewhere in any language without the written consent of the publisher. The articles published in this journal are protected by copyright, which covers translation rights and the exclusive right to reproduce and distribute all of the articles printed in the journal. No material published in the journal may be stored on microfilm or videocassettes, in electronic databases and the like, or reproduced photographically without the prior written permission of the publisher.

If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement: If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs below:

CTA Terms and Conditions http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/faqs_copyright.asp

For authors choosing OnlineOpen: If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):

Creative Commons Attribution License OAA

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/faqs_copyright.asp and visit http://www.wileyopenaccess.com/details/content/12f25db4c87/Copyright--License.html

If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit: http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement


Equine Veterinary Education uses ScholarOne Manuscripts for online manuscript submission and peer review. All submissions to the journal must be submitted online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/eve. Full instructions and support are available on the site and a user ID and password can be obtained on the first visit. If you require assistance then click the Get Help Now link which appears at the top right of every ScholarOne Manuscripts page. If you cannot submit online, please contact the Editorial Office.

3.1. Manuscript Files Accepted

Manuscripts should be uploaded as Word or Rich Text Format (.rft) files (not write-protected) plus separate figure files. GIF, JPEG, PICT or Bitmap files are acceptable for submission, but only high-resolution TIF or EPS files are suitable for printing. The files will be automatically converted to HTML and PDF on upload and will be used for the review process. The text file must contain the entire manuscript including title page, abstract, text, references, tables, and figure legends, but no embedded figures if possible. Figure tags should be included in the file. Manuscripts should be formatted as described in the Author Guidelines below.

3.2. Blinded Review

Manuscripts submitted to Equine Veterinary Education will be reviewed by two experts in the field; however, if the content of any manuscript is considered to be inappropriate for publication in the journal, then the editor may decide to reject the manuscript without further review. Equine Veterinary Education uses single-blinded review. The names of the reviewers will thus not be disclosed to the author submitting a paper.

3.3. Suggest a Reviewer

Equine Veterinary Education attempts to keep the review process as short as possible to enable rapid publication of new scientific data. In order to facilitate this process, EVE is prepared to receive suggestions from authors of appropriate peer reviewers (with email addresses) but these will be followed at the editor’s discretion.

3.4. Suspension of Submission

Mid-way in the Submission Process you may suspend a submission at any phase before clicking the ‘Submit’ button and save it to submit later. The manuscript can then be located under ‘Unsubmitted Manuscripts’ and you can click on ‘Continue Submission’ to continue your submission when you choose to.

3.5. E-mail Confirmation of Submission

After submission you will receive an e-mail to confirm receipt of your manuscript. If you do not receive the confirmation e-mail after 24 hours, please check your e-mail address carefully in the system. If the e-mail address is correct, please contact your IT department. The error may be caused by spam filtering software on your e-mail server. Also, the e-mails should be received if the IT department adds our e-mail server (uranus.scholarone.com) to their whitelist.

3.6. Manuscript Status

You can access ScholarOne any time to check your ‘Author Centre’ for the status of your manuscript. You will be informed by e-mail once a decision has been made.

3.7. Submission of Revised Manuscripts

Revised manuscripts must be uploaded within 12 weeks of authors being notified of conditional acceptance pending satisfactory revision. Locate your manuscript under ‘Revised Manuscripts in Draft’ and click on ‘Continue Submission’ to submit your revised manuscript. Please remember to delete any old files uploaded when you upload your revised manuscript. If you wish to submit a revised manuscript after the deadline has expired, please contact the Editorial Office.



Editorials are often written by the Editors or members of the Editorial Board. However, guest editorials are always welcome. They can relate to the content of the issue, providing a useful means of introducing and generating interest in specific subjects. They may also be independent of other content and they give an opportunity to express opinions on any matters of interest to the veterinary profession. Editorials should be approximately 1000 words and may include a limited number of references. All EVE editorials are signed.

Case Reports

Case Reports are published when they are considered to be of educational value. Single or multiple cases are acceptable. They should be presented clearly, with events recorded in chronological order or under headings where appropriate: Introduction, Case history, Clinical findings, Diagnosis, Treatment, Outcome, Post mortem findings (where applicable) and Discussion. The use of sub-headings to separate areas of information is encouraged. A brief summary should be included at the beginning of the article before the introduction. Figures and tables should be used, if necessary, to complement rather than duplicate the text. The recommended length is 2000 words, although this is dependent upon the nature of the report.

Clinical Commentaries

The purpose of Clinical Commentaries is to expand on particular aspects of specific Case Reports. Clinical Commentaries provide expert opinion written by a colleague with a special interest and knowledge of the subject. Freedom of expression on any aspect of the Case Report is encouraged. The commentaries are 500–2000 words in length and may contain figures and illustrations where appropriate.

Original Articles

Original Articles have a high scientific content and contain original work. They may include, for example analyses of data from case series or results of clinical research studies. Articles should be no more than 4000 words in length including references and tables and should include illustrations. A brief summary should be included at the beginning of the article.

Papers submitted and accepted for publication in this category are eligible for the Richard Hartley Clinical Prize, previously only awarded to papers submitted to Equine Veterinary Journal (EVJ).

Review Articles

Review Articles provide a comprehensive review of a subject, incorporating aetiology, pathology, diagnosis, clinical aids, therapy and/or prognosis as appropriate. These articles summarise the current knowledge relating to the subject and, in some cases, discuss means of improving understanding. Occasionally, a series of articles relating to a single topic will appear in the same or consecutive issues. Individual articles can be up to 4000 words long and a full reference list should be supplied. A brief summary should be included at the beginning of the article.

Hypothesis Articles

These articles should aim to challenge "established" concepts and postulate novel ways of thinking about problems in the hopes of changing veterinary tradition when appropriate. Articles can be up to 4000 words long and a full reference list should be supplied. A brief summary should be included at the beginning of the article.

Image Articles

These articles should be well-illustrated with images and are limited to a maximum of 3000 words with up to 5 references. These may describe an individual case or case series where images are particularly valuable in establishing the diagnosis or provide educational value. A brief summary should be included at the beginning of the article.

Critically Appraised Topics (CATs)

These are short reviews that critically appraise the published literature and evidence to answer specific clinical questions. The clinical question being answered should be narrow and may be formulated in the PICO format (ie patient/population, intervention, comparison or control, and outcome). The search strategies, sources, and quality and quantity of evidence should be described as well as conclusions. All sources of evidence should be listed in the reference list. CATs are generally 1000-1500 words in length.


The Editors welcome correspondence on any subject. If a letter relates to an article published in a previous issue, it is usual for a copy to be sent to the author(s) of that article who will be given a chance to respond.


Format: Please save your document in Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx). Manuscripts should be in double spacing on A4 page size with margins of at least 2 cm. The first page should include the title, author(s) names, place of work, full postal address and contact details: telephone number, fax number and email address - plus about 5 relevant keywords. The document should have continuous line numbering throughout.

Language: The language of publication is English. Authors for whom English is a second language must have their manuscript professionally edited by an English speaking person before submission to make sure the English is of high quality. It is preferred that manuscripts are professionally edited. A list of independent suppliers of editing services can be found at http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/english_language.asp. All services are paid for and arranged by the author and use of one of these services does not guarantee acceptance or preference for publication.

Abbreviations, Symbols and Nomenclature: Doses and measurements should be given in metric (SI) units with /kg bwt added where appropriate. Specialised abbreviations must be explained. Spelling should conform to the Oxford English Dictionary, medical terminology to Dorlands Medical Dictionary and units, symbols and abbrevations should conform to the International System of Units defined by Baron, D.N. (Ed) (1994) 'Units, Symbols, and Abbrevations: A Guide for Medical and Scientific Editors and Authors, 5th edn.' Royal Society of Medicine Press, London. All quantitative results should be analysed by appropriate statistical methods.

Manufacturers’ addresses: The generic name should be given in the text with product name in parentheses, followed by a superscript number, e.g. phenylbutazone (Equipalazone)1. The manufacturer’s details (company name, town/city, state/county and country where manufacturer is based) should then be listed under the heading ‘Manufacturers’ addresses’ at the end of the article before the Reference section.

Optimising Your Abstract for Search Engines: Many students and researchers looking for information online will use search engines such as Google, Yahoo or similar. By optimising your article for search engines, you will increase the chance of someone finding it. This in turn will make it more likely to be viewed and/or cited in another work. We have compiled these guidelines to enable you to maximize the web-friendliness of the most public part of your article.

5.1. References

References in the text are given as the author(s) and year, i.e. (Evans 1961; Smith and Jones 1990) or Evans (1961). Papers with more than 2 authors are cited as et al. i.e Jones et al. (1989). References in the text within the same parentheses are given in chronological order. The final list of references should be alphabetical. References by the same first author and published in the same year should be labelled a, b, c etc within the text (e.g. Smith 1992a) and listed sequentially in the reference list. The format in the reference list is as follows: author(s) name(s) and initials, year of publication in parentheses, full title of article, journal title as abbreviated in the World List of Scientific Periodicals, volume number and page numbers: e.g. Foster, B.W., Codd, J. and Smith, R. (1992) Effect of stress on ulcers in foals. Equine Vet. J. 35, 43-52.

References to book articles should be set out as follows: author(s) name(s) and initials, date of publication in parentheses, title of chapter or article, full title of book, edition, name(s) of editor(s) if relevant, publisher, place of publication and pages referred to: e.g. Robin, C. (1991) Calcium in plants eaten by horses. In: Dietary Calcium, 2nd edn., Ed: J. Chalk, Blackwell Scientific, London. pp 195-201. It is the responsibility of the authors to ensure that all reference details are accurate.

The editor and publisher recommend that citation of online published papers and other material should be done via a DOI (digital object identifier), which all reputable online published material should have - see www.doi.org/ for more information. If an author cites anything that does not have a DOI, they run the risk of the cited material not being traceable.

5.2. Tables, Figures and Figure Legends

Tables: Tables should be used to avoid lengthy descriptions of results and should be referenced in the appropriate place in the text, on separate pages and accompanied by adequate headings and legends. Duplication of data in tables, figures and text should be avoided. Tables should be limited to no more than 3.

Figures: All figures must be uploaded individually. Colour illustrations are welcome. Photomicrographs must state magnification, preferably with a scale bar, and staining technique. Line drawings should be original diagrams on a white background. Symbols and lines should be standard and not drawn by hand. Any tables or illustrations which have been published previously should include a suitable acknowledgement to the original source. It is the author’s responsibility to obtain permission for their reproduction.

Illustrations should be provided when necessary to clarify the text. The legends should be intelligible without reference to the text. Figures should also be referred to in the text.

Preparation of Electronic Figures for Publication Although low quality images are adequate for review purposes, print publication requires high quality images to prevent the final product being blurred or fuzzy. Submit EPS (line art) or TIFF (halftone/photographs) files only. MS PowerPoint and Word Graphics are unsuitable for printed pictures. Do not use pixel-oriented programmes. Scans (TIFF only) should have a resolution of at least 300 dpi (halftone) or 600 to 1200 dpi (line drawings) in relation to the reproduction size (see below). EPS files should be saved with fonts embedded (and with a TIFF preview if possible).

For scanned images, the scanning resolution (at final image size) should be as follows to ensure good reproduction: line art: >600 dpi; halftones (including gel photographs): >300 dpi; figures containing both halftone and line images: >600 dpi.

Further information can be obtained at Wiley Blackwell’s guidelines for figures: http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/illustration.asp

Check your electronic artwork before submitting it: http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/eachecklist.asp

Permissions: If all or parts of previously published illustrations are used, permission must be obtained from the copyright holder concerned. It is the author’s responsibility to obtain these in writing and provide copies to the Publisher.

Figure Legends: Legends should be short as appropriate and avoid repetition of text in Materials and Methods or Results. It should also cite the reference used if appropriate.

5.3. Supplementary Information

Publication in electronic formats has created opportunities for adding details or whole sections in the electronic version only. Authors need to work closely with the editors in developing or using such new publication formats.

Supplementary information can contain data sets, additional figures or tables or video clips which are published alongside the online version of the article.

Supplementary Information is material that is not essential to the article but provides greater depth and background. It is subjected to peer review but is not copyedited. Reference to Supplementary Information in the main body of the text of the article is allowed; however, it should be noted that excessive reference to a piece of Supplementary Information may indicate that it would be better being integrated into the article.

Supplementary Information should be uploaded as ‘Files for Online Publication Only’. The size limit for individual video clips is 50Mb. If the size or format of the Supporting Information is such that it cannot be accommodated on the Journal’s website, the author agrees to make the Supplementary Information available free of charge on a permanent website, to which links will be set up from the Journal’s website. The author must advise Wiley Blackwell if the URL of the website where the Supplementary Information is located changes. The content of the Supplementary Information must not be altered after the paper has been accepted for publication.

The availability of Supplementary Information should be indicated in the main manuscript by a paragraph, to appear after the References, headed ‘Supplementary Information’ and providing titles of figures, tables, etc. In order to protect reviewer anonymity, material posted on the author’s website cannot be reviewed.


Upon acceptance of a paper for publication, the manuscript will be forwarded to the Production Editor who is responsible for the production of the journal.

6.1 Proof Corrections

The corresponding author will receive an e-mail alert containing a link to a website. A working e-mail address must therefore be provided for the corresponding author. The proof can be downloaded as a PDF (portable document format) file from this site. Acrobat Reader will be required in order to read this file. This software can be downloaded (free of charge) from the following website: www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html . This will enable the file to be opened, read on screen and printed out in order for any corrections to be added. Further instructions will be sent with the proof. Hard copy proofs will be posted if no e-mail address is available; in your absence, please arrange for a colleague to access your e-mail to retrieve the proofs.

Proofs must be returned to the Production Editor within three days of receipt.

As changes to proofs are costly, we ask that you only correct typesetting errors. Excessive changes made by the author in the proofs, excluding typesetting errors, will be charged separately. Please note that the author is responsible for all statements made in their work, including changes made by the copy editor.

6.2 EarlyView (Publication Prior to Print)

Equine Veterinary Education is covered by Wiley EarlyView service. EarlyView articles are complete full-text articles published online in advance of their publication in a printed issue. EarlyView articles are complete and final. They have been fully reviewed, revised and edited for publication, and the authors’ final corrections have been incorporated. Because they are in final form, no changes can be made after online publication. The nature of EarlyView articles means that they do not yet have volume, issue or page numbers, so EarlyView articles cannot be cited in the traditional way. They are therefore given a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows the article to be cited and tracked before it is allocated to an issue. After print publication, the DOI remains valid and can continue to be used to cite and access the article.

6.3 Online Open

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 (currently $3000) 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. For the full list of terms and conditions, see http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-406241.html.

Any authors wishing to send their paper OnlineOpen will be required to complete the payment form available from our website at: https://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/onlineopen_order.asp.

6.4 Author Services

Online production tracking is available for your article through Wiley Author Services. Author Services enables authors to track their article - once it has been accepted - through the production process to publication online and in print. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated e-mails at key stages of production. The author will receive an e-mail with a unique link that enables them to register and have their article automatically added to the system. Please ensure that a complete e-mail address is provided when submitting the manuscript. Visit http://www.authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/eachecklist.asp for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.

For more substantial information on the services provided for authors, please see Wiley Author Services

6.5 Author Material Archive Policy

Wiley will archive all electronic material submitted 2 months after publication.

6.6 Offprints and Extra Copies

A PDF offprint of the online published article will be provided free of charge to the corresponding author and may be distributed subject to the Publisher's terms and conditions. Additional paper offprints may be ordered online. Please click on the following link, fill in the necessary details and ensure that you type information in all of the required fields: offprint.cosprinters.com/cos/bw/main.jsp?SITE_ID=bw&FID=USER_HOME_PG If you have queries about offprints please e-mail offprint@cosprinters.com

6.7 Kudos: New Author Benefit to Increase Readership and Impact

Kudos is a web-based service that helps authors explain, enrich, and share their published work for greater readership and impact. It also provides direct access to a publication dashboard so authors can measure the effect of their actions across a wide range of metrics.

Wiley’s partnership with Kudos makes the service free for all Wiley authors. However, those who have registered with Wiley Author Services and opted into the mailing list will receive the most streamlined experience. The notification emails sent to those who are registered with Wiley Author Services contain a direct link to claim their article in Kudos. Authors who are unregistered or published prior to 2014 can claim authorship in Kudos by searching for articles by DOI, article title, or author name.

Once authors have claimed their articles, they are led through the following steps:

  • Explain articles by adding lay summaries and highlighting what makes the work important.
  • Enrich articles by adding links to related resources that put the research into context.
  • Share via email and social media, while Kudos links across search engines and subject indexes.
  • Access the dashboard area to view usage, citations, and altmetrics for the publications.

What are the benefits for authors?

  • Discoverability and Impact - Increases the likelihood of their articles being found, read, and cited.
  • Publication Metrics – Provides direct access to usage, citations, and altmetrics for their articles.  
  • Networking – Encourages interactions that build relationships and visibility within their communities.

Please also see this introductory video and blog post on Wiley Exchanges for more information.