August 23, 2023 Internal Medicine Vet Life

Happy Birthday to the ACVIM and the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Veterinarians conducting research

Happy Birthday to the ACVIM and the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine

The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) is celebrating its 50th anniversary. ACVIM encompasses the veterinary specialties of oncology, neurology, internal medicine, cardiology and nutrition. As part of the celebration, the ACVIM is highlighting their official journal, the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine (JVIM), which just celebrated its 35th birthday. The JVIM provides an international forum for communication and discussion of the latest developments in large and small animal internal medicine, cardiology, neurology and oncology, making JVIM a journal AMC veterinarians read frequently and with great interest.

AMC Veterinarians Published in JVIM, Now and Then

In addition to reading JVIM, AMC veterinarians publish their scientific research in JVIM. In 2022, AMC veterinarians were co-authors of four articles published in JVIM. The topics included complications of ureteral bypass devices, stenting of the aorta to relieve a blood clot obstruction, liver tumor chemotherapy and chemotherapy drug overdoses. We also maintain a full list of publications with AMC authors or co-authors for 2022.

Since this blogpost celebrates an important milestone for JVIM, I dug into the JVIM archives and found two AMC veterinarians published in JVIM’s inaugural issue, 35 years ago. One publication looked at feline thyroid disease and the other looked at measurement of blood sugar using cageside analyzers.

How Do You Publish Research in a Publication Like JVIM?

JVIM publishes papers describing scientific research in veterinary medicine. The first step to getting a paper published in JVIM is to scientifically collect data on a topic in veterinary oncology, neurology, internal medicine, or cardiology. Next, the data is analyzed, and the writing begins. Think about 7th grade when you wrote science reports after laboratory exercises. A scientific paper is a much longer version of one of those reports. Once the paper is complete, it is electronically transmitted to JVIM, and the editors assign peer reviewers who essentially “grade” the paper and send the author comments about how to improve the paper. Once the reviewers determine the paper is scientifically sound, they accept the paper for publication. This part of the process can take months. Today, JVIM is 100% open access and electronic. This means it is no longer available in print, BUT anyone with internet access can read the papers published in JVIM. The open access format also speeds publication.

Celebrating JVIM’s Impact

JVIM is one of the top veterinary journals. It has an impact factor of 3.75 which, ranks it number 16 of 144 veterinary journals. An impact factor is a metric that reflects the yearly mean number of citations of the articles published in a journal over the past two years. In short, how impactful the journal is to the wider field. JVIM’s high ranking means AMC veterinarians are proud to have their work published by such a respected journal.

If you want to hear about JVIM from the co-Editors in Chief, Dr. Stephen DiBartola and Dr. Kenneth Hinchcliff, the ACVIM has made a nice video showcasing JVIM’s impact on the profession. Happy 50th anniversary to ACVIM and 35th anniversary to JVIM from your friends and colleagues at AMC!

Tags: ACVIM, Cardiology, internal medicine, JVIM, Neurology, Oncology, research, The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, The Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, veterinary publications, veterinary research,

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