Veterinary Research began its life in 1993. Previous to this date, it was published under the title of Annales de Recherches Vétérinaires which was created in 1970 (see archives of Annales de Recherches Vétérinaires). Until 1972, all articles appeared exclusively in French with only the abstracts in English. Articles published in English appear from 1973 on and their number (and percentage) gradually increased to reach 100% in 2003.

The journal was edited by INRA Editions until 1989. In 1989, it started being published by Elsevier and from 2000 to 2010, the journal has been published by EDP Sciences. Since January 2011, Veterinary Research is an open access journal published by BioMed Central www.veterinaryresearch.org.

Veterinary Research is now an open access journal that publishes high quality and novel research and review articles focusing on animal infection. Fields of study covered by the journal are bacteriology, parasitology, virology, immunology, prion diseases, and epidemiology. Studies on animals used in food production, companion animals, equines, wild animals (if the infections are of zoonotic interest and/or in relation to domestic animals), laboratory animals, and animal models of human infections are also considered. Research on zoonotic and emerging infections is highly appreciated.

2014 Impact Factor: 2.82

Rank 3/133 in JCR subject category (Veterinary Sciences)

Editor-in-Chief:
Michel Brémont

Associate Editors:

Dr Marcelo Gottschalk
Professor Freddy Haesebrouck 
Dr Jayne Hope
Dr Frank Katzer
Dr Don Klinkenberg
Dr Jan P.M Langeveld 

Veterinary Research is supported by the Animal Health Division of the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA).