Peer Review Process

The Journal of Veterinary Technology Educators (JAVTE) is peer reviewed. The peer review process is an integral part of assuring the integrity of the content published in the journal. The peer review feedback also provides comments and suggestions, to improve and enhance the quality of published manuscripts, and to facilitate the sharing of accurate and valid knowledge. This is a rigorous process and often manuscripts are not accepted ‘as-is.’

JAVTE requires manuscripts submitted for publication to be the original work of the author(s). The manuscript should not have been previously published elsewhere or concurrently submitted to another peer review publication (see Ethical Duties of Authors). This does not include manuscripts presented at workshops/conferences without formally reviewed proceedings.

To assure fairness, JAVTE uses a ‘double blind’ review process. Authors will submit manuscripts to the JAVTE editor. The editor will distribute manuscripts to the reviewers, excluding identifying information such as names, affiliations, and geographic location to assure anonymity. Detailed reviewer comments and acceptance-revision-rejection recommendations will be returned to the editor. The editor will assemble the results and inform the author of the publication’s decision. This ‘double blind’ process assures the anonymity of the author and the reviewer.

As part of the peer review process, manuscripts will be submitted to a plagiarism checker to assure the integrity of JAVTE.