The Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine

The Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine (JVIM) is the official publication of the ACVIM, the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine - Companion Animals, the European College of Veterinary Neurology, and the European College of Equine Internal Medicine.

The mission of the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine is to advance veterinary medical knowledge and improve the lives of animals by publication of authoritative scientific articles of animal diseases. JVIM provides an international forum for communication and discussion of the latest developments in large and small animal internal medicine, cardiology, neurology, and oncology.


In January 2015, the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine moved to an online, open access format. Articles submitted to the Journal that are accepted for publication will benefit from this open access model, taking readership to a global audience. In addition, Journal articles from 1997 through 2014 are now available for free.

In 2019, a holistic review of the Journal’s operations was conducted by a task force chaired by Dr. Joerg Steiner. The task force made several recommendations and as a result, several changes to Journal operations and publishing policies will be implemented beginning January 1, 2021. As part of the changes, the Journal is implementing an article publication charge (APC) when a manuscript is accepted for publication. More information can be found in the JVIM section of the FAQs page.

As an author publishing in JVIM, you benefit from:

    Download the JVIM App!

    Download the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine app for Apple devices or for Android devices. Enjoy an entirely new browsing and reading experience, as the app keeps you up-to-date with the most important developments in veterinary internal medicine, wherever you are, whenever you want.

     JVIM Continues to Grow

    • Over 3.3 million downloads of articles in 2019, an increase of 26% over 2018.
    • SCOPUS (Scimago) ranks the Journal as #14 of all veterinary journals based on the SJR (SCImago Journal Ranking), which is a more sophisticated ranking than the impact factor.
    • Increased number of articles published – an 18% increase in 2019 over 2018.
    • Worldwide readership with 36% of readers from the USA, with United Kingdom, France and Australia being the next major users.
    • Worldwide authorship – manuscripts submitted from 31 countries in 2019.
    • 1- year impact factor of 2.286 for 2018 (up from 2.185 in 2017), 5-year impact factor of 2.491 in 2018, ranking the Journal as 12/141 among veterinary journals.
    • Official journal of the ACVIM, ECVIM-CA, ECVN, and ECEIM.
    • Double-blind review of all manuscripts submitted to the Journal.
    • Free, online open access to all readers.


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