Aims and scope

In Practice is published 10 times a year and provides continuing educational material for veterinary practitioners. It includes clinical articles, written by experts in their field and covering all species, providing a regular update on clinical developments, and articles on veterinary practice management. All articles are peer-reviewed. First published in 1979, it now provides an extensive archive of clinical review articles.

In Practice is produced in conjunction with Vet Record, the official journal of the British Veterinary Association (BVA). It is published on behalf of the BVA by BMJ Group.

Contributing to In Practice

Clinical and business/management articles published in In Practice are commissioned by the In Practice Editorial Board. However, the Board is happy to consider suggestions for articles. Please email ideas for articles (and an accompanying 200-word synopsis) to vet.inpractice@bmj.com.

In Practice CPD Calendar

In Practice hosts a CPD calendar of events for veterinary professionals and CPD providers are welcome to submit upcoming events for inclusion in the calendar. All listings are subject to review by the In Practice editorial team before publication. Please contact Laura Honey (lhoney@bmj.com) if you have any queries.


BMJ Group publishes In Practice on behalf of the British Veterinary Association.

Editorial Board

For information about In Practice’s Clinical Editor Dr Stephen Baines and his editorial team, please refer to the Editorial Board page

Journal information

Publication Model Subscription
Frequency 10 times a year
Indexed by Web of Science Core Collection: Science Citation Index Extended, Scopus, Embase (Excerpta Medica), Google Scholar
Digital Archive LOCKSS
Launch date 1979
Print Circulation 17,043
Peer Review Model Single blind; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
ISSN 0263/841 X
ISSN (online) 2042-7689

Contact information

For all contact information please refer to the contact us page.

For authors

Please refer to the Instructions for authors.


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