The Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine (JVIM)

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, nutrition and oncology.

Open access for all

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. More information can be found in the JVIM section of the FAQs page.

As an author publishing in JVIM, you benefit from:

Learn more about the past, present and future of The Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine.


The JVIM Impact

  • Impact factor of 2.6 for 2022
  • Impact factor rank of 21/143 for 2022
  • CiteScore of 5.2 for 2022
  • Journal Citation Indicator of 1.34 for 2022   
  • Journal Citation Indicator rank of 15/170 for 2022
  • Total citations of 12,777 for 2022
  • 4,599,292 downloads of articles by 1,068,410 readers in 2022
  • 1,068,410 unique accesses (i.e., readers) in 2022
  • Top ranked veterinary clinical journal
  • Low APC for ACVIM, ECEIM, ECVN and ECVIM-CA Diplomates and Candidate
  • Prompt review and high quality editorial standards
  • 38 days mean time from submission to first decision in 2022
  • Highly respected by authors - 491 unique submissions in 2022 vs 448 unique submissions in 2021
  • 261 articles published in 2022 across all internal medicine specialties and species
  • High profile Editorial Board
  • World-wide readership

Defined terms

Downloads – number of times an article file is downloaded as a pdf from the website. This metric is a very clear indicator of the interest in a particular article by our readers. It is a direct indicator of the usage of the article and the Journal.
Impact Factor – The average number of times an article in JVIM is cited (referred to) in another scientific article. This is a “journal level” metric and is used as an indicator of the relative importance or influence of the journal. It is hotly contested and much argued about as it relies on citations in other scientific literature, which is not a good measure of the usefulness of the article to most readers. JVIM reports impact factor, but it is not our main indicator of success or influence. The 2020 IF is based on citations in 2020 to articles published in 2018 and 2019.  The JCI uses a three year time line.
The Journal Citation Indicator (JCI) is the average Category Normalized Citation Impact (CNCI) of citable items (articles & reviews) published by a journal over a recent three year period. The average JCI in a category is 1. Journals with a JCI of 1.5 have 50% more citation impact than the average in that category. It may be used alongside other metrics to help you evaluate journals.
Journals ranked more highly than JVIM. Based on the IF, in the “veterinary sciences” category include:
Lab Animal (1,000 citations)
Ann Rev Anim Biosci (1,470)
Animal Nutrition (1,889)
Transboundary and Emerging Dis (7,104)
Fish and Shellfish Immunology (29,735)
Medical Mycology (6,503)
Vet Res (6,873)
Devel Comp Immunol (11,385)
Frontiers in Vet Sci (5,002)
Avian Pathol (5,073)
Vet Clin Nth Am-Food Anim (2,839)
JVIM (11,618)

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