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Why publish in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine?
Certification Manual Update
ACVIM is on the Move!
2016-2017 ACVIM Annual Report and Additional Documents

Why publish in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine?

With exceptional editorial and high publication standards, the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine (JVIM) is one of the most highly regarded veterinary journals. It is the official journal of the ACVIM, ECVIM-CA, ECEIM and ECVN.

Open Access
Articles in JVIM are immediately and permanently free to access to anyone in the world. There are no fees to submit an article and accepted articles receive an ACVIM subsidy bringing the article publication charge to $309 for active Diplomates and candidates of the ACVIM. Similar benefits apply for Diplomates of the ECVIM-CA, ECEIM and ECVN.

Exceptional Readership
In 2016, there were more than 1.3 million downloads of articles in the Journal by more than 400,000 readers throughout the world. Articles published in JVIM average more than 1,000 downloads per article compared to the average of 270 downloads for other Wiley veterinary medicine journals.

JVIM publishes high-quality, cutting-edge articles that change veterinary practice, such as the recent EPIC Study, making it one of the most prestigious journals for veterinary science articles. 

Respected Editorial Board
Articles submitted to JVIM go through a rapid review process by highly qualified, internationally known editors

Here’s what the contributors to the EPIC Study article had say about their experience publishing in JVIM:
“The Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine was our first choice of journals in which we wanted to publish the results of the EPIC study. As an online open access journal the full text of the article was able to be immediately accessed by readers with internet access anywhere in the world. We were therefore able to quickly reach a very broad audience. This was demonstrated by the large number of full text downloads of the article that occurred in the last three months of 2016. Although our article was only published in late September, the full text article had been downloaded over twelve thousand times by the end of 2016.
JVIM is the official journal of both the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) and the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ECVIM); organisations of which many of the authors of the study are members. Through ACVIM the Journal is able to access a network of contacts at media outlets and help raise awareness of published studies. A coordinated campaign of publicity, contributed to by ACVIM, allowed the profile of our study to be raised, generating considerable media attention on both sides of the Atlantic. The ultimate purpose of clinical research is to improve the health and welfare of animals cared for by veterinarians. This can only be done if news of significant breakthroughs in the treatment of disease is disseminated to the veterinarians responsible for delivery of health care and the owners of animals that may be affected. The combination of media coverage and immediate access to the full text article ensures the message rapidly reaches the relevant audiences and the findings of our study can be acted upon bringing about a genuine change in clinical practice.”

Adrian Boswood, MA, VetMB, MRCVS, DVC
Professor of Veterinary Cardiology at the Royal Veterinary College

Jens Haggstrom, DECVIM
Department of Clinical Sciences, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 

Sonya Gordon, DVM, DVSc, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Small Animal Clinical Science, Texas A&M University

Certification Manual Update

As discussed in past communications, the General Information Guide (GIG) is in the process of a much needed update. We recognize that the GIG had become outdated over the years and is increasingly difficult to navigate when searching for needed information. In an effort to make a document that is more user-friendly, a number of committees (Credentials, RTCs, IOCARTs) have been working diligently to create a new and improved document, and we are excited to present the Certification Manual to the membership for review and feedback in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for additional information!

ACVIM is on the Move!

In March 2017, the ACVIM moved into its newly purchased office space within a four-story office building located in Greenwood Village, also known as the Denver Tech Center. The new office space is more conducive to staff collaboration, provides for enhanced safety of staff and visitors and is in a location more attractive to job seekers. In addition, the property includes access to a large space that can be used for Board meetings and educational events.

8301 E. Prentice Avenue, Suite 300 | Greenwood Village, CO 80111


2016-2017 Annual Report and Additional Documents