About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Journal of the Hellenic Veterinary Medical Society (J Hellenic Vet Med Soc) is a quarterly peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles in all aspects of veterinary science and related disciplines. It is published in Thessaloniki-Greece and is indexed in the Web of Science and in Scopus.

There are no publication fees in the journal. Authors considering submitting manuscripts for evaluation and publication are requested to read carefully the instructions for authors and fully comply with them.

Non-complying manuscripts may be returned to the corresponding author for formatting.

Peer Review Process

All submitted manuscripts to the J Hellenic Vet Med Soc will be pre-reviewed to ensure they conform with the journal’s instructions for authors. They should be uploaded to the journal’s platform, along with any accompanying tables and figures for the evaluation procedure to follow. Submitted manuscripts will be sent to two reviewers. Manuscripts that fail to meet the above requirements will not be sent for review and the authors will be asked to resubmit them in the appropriate format.

Reviewers are obliged to finalize the manuscript evaluation in 30 days maximum and upload to the platform the corrected manuscript together with the completed evaluation form. In case one of the reviewers rejects the manuscript it will be sent to a third reviewer.

Manuscripts returned to authors for revision should be resubmitted with text changes highlighted or marked by track changes within 60 days. Otherwise the manuscripts will be considered as withdrawn and will be treated as new submissions.

Once a manuscript has been accepted for publication it should be sent in word-processing format (MS WORD or PDF file) with separate figure and table files.

Publication Frequency

1st issue by the end of April

2nd issue by the end of July

3rd issue by the end of October

4th issue by the end of January

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public contributes to global knowledge exchange. We encourage authors to deposit their articles, as well as data underlying the publications, in institutional and/or other appropriate subject repositories.

The Journal of the Hellenic Veterinary Medical Society permits and encourages authors to archive the submitted article and/or the final author version and/or the final publication pdf in institutional (e.g. the repository of the National Hellenic Research Foundation) or other appropriate subject repositories (e.g. SSOAR repository for social sciences),  in compliance with institutional and/or funder open access policies, both prior to and after publication in the Bulletin of Geological Society of Greece. Authors must provide bibliographic details that credit publication in the journal, as well as related funding details (when applicable).

Lists of institutional and other subject-based academic open access repositories can be found listed by country at the registry http://opendoar.org/countrylist.php  

If your institution does not possess a repository you may deposit a copy of your paper at no cost with www.zenodo.org , the repository supported for open access research in the EU by the European Commission, through the project Open AIRE (www.openaire.eu)


The National Documentation Centre (www.ekt.gr) is a national infrastructure. Since 1980, it actively engages in the collection, organization and dissemination of scientific and technological information in Greece and internationally. EKT’s strategic priority is the aggregation, organized online dissemination and preservation of quality-assured scholarly and educational content in a single research infrastructure.

EKT’s vision is “Access to Knowledge”. To this end it implements Open Access policies in research, supports the transfer and dissemination of scientific knowledge, collaborates with research, education and cultural institutions for the aggregation, organization and dissemination of digital content and provides innovative services in scientific information.

EKT provides reliable ePublishing services as part of its scholarly content aggregation and dissemination activities . Its integrated online ePublishing environment is developed with open-source interoperable technology. This affords the incorporation of EKT’s infrastructures into the continuously developing international infrastructure environment.

EKT’s ePublishing services (http://epublishing.ekt.gr/) are directed to public and extended public institution publishers of accredited scholarly journals. They include, most significantly, the organization, documentation and organized dissemination of metadata and content of scholarly journals, the training and consulting services on issues such as intellectual property, the standardization of editorial processes according to internationally accepted standards, the inclusion of content and metadata in international content indexers and harvesters via interoperable systems.

Journal History

The first issue was published in 1926 as “Bulletin of the Hellenic Veterinary Medical Society (BHVMS)” in Greek language and remained as such until 2001.

In 2002 the journal title changed to “Journal of the Hellenic Veterinary Medical Society (J Hellenic Vet Med Soc)” published in Greek and English language until 2007.

Due to the procedures followed towards getting the Impact Factor the Board of Directors decided to publish the journal only in English language getting the Impact Factor on 5.3.2011.

Since 2008 the J Hellenic Vet Med Soc is published in English.