Veterinary Nursing Journal

Cover image for Vol. 29 Issue 12

Edited By: Sue Badger

Online ISSN: 2045-0648

Author Guidelines

Articles should be emailed to as Word documents.

Word Count
- Features which include Profiles, Student Revision Papers and Case Studies should be between 800-1,200 words.
- In-depth Clinical Articles and Summary Research Papers can be up to 1,500 words.
Please note that articles over the upper word limit of 1,500 words may be considered by the Editor for publication over two consecutive issues only in exceptional circumstances.

VNJ articles will be available via Wiley Online Library. Please supply an abstract for your paper. If possible abstracts should be no more than 100 words.

Multiple Choice Questions
If you consider the article to be suitable for CPD please supply between 4 and 6 multiple choice questions with answers.

- Our preference is for high resolution jpegs - minimum 300 dpi 10 cms wide as anything less does not reproduce well enough for publication.
- Illustrations can be sent electronically or via email. Slides and photographs are acceptable but will incur scanning charges.

Excel Graphs
- Please supply the raw data for Excel graphs as we prefer to redraw these to retain clarity.
- All illustrations need to be captioned and annotated where appropriate.

If you are using any illustration taken from another publication then please ensure that you have obtained permission from the publisher for its use.

References/Further Reading Lists
Please reference your sources using the Harvard system and if possible provide a separate further reading list

Drug Referencing
Please ensure that all drugs referenced in the text are presented in the following format – generic, product name then manufacturer, e.g. butorphanol (Torbutrol, Fort Dodge).

- Please ensure your post-nominal qualifications and an address appear at the top of the paper
- Please provide a brief autobiography of no more than 50 words and a ‘headshot’ or suitable image of yourself.
- Agreed fees will be paid once the paper has been published.
- A copyright letter will be sent to you for signature prior to publication and you will be sent a complimentary copy of the issue of the journal in which your article appears.

A declaration of interest statement is required for all submissions which should appear after the author's details. This should declare sources of direct or indirect funding, and any connection that the author or authors may have with any commercial company or any body substantially funded by one of these organisations. Any contractual constraints on publishing imposed by the funder must also be disclosed. If this does not apply please state ‘no third party interest.’

The articles contained in the journal are subject to final proofing by the Editor and the Publisher reserves the right to make alterations in the form of minor changes to the text of articles provided that these do not significantly alter the meaning of the article.

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 Any authors wishing to send their paper OnlineOpen will be required to complete the payment form available from our website at: