AVMA Copyright Agreements

AVMA Copyright Agreements


       


The AVMA requires that a Copyright Agreement be completed for all manuscripts published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association or American Journal of Veterinary Research. The corresponding author is responsible for completing the form on behalf of all authors. Manuscripts will not proceed to production until a completed form has been received.

For JAVMA:

Publication platforms and associated fees

  • There is no fee for authors to publish their manuscripts in the JAVMA.

  • Articles published in the JAVMA are posted to the journals website at no charge to the authors. However, access to the full text of these articles is restricted to subscribers or available on a pay-per-view basis.

  • Authors can choose to have their manuscript made freely available in Open Access format for all to read, download, and share. The open access fee is $1,200 if the first author or corresponding author is a voting or affiliate member of the AVMA and is $1,600 otherwise. For information on joining the AVMA or renewing your AVMA membership, please click here. Open Access articles will be licensed under the Creative Commons CC BY-NC license.

For AJVR:

Publication platforms and associated fees

  • Effective June, 2022, all manuscripts are published Open Access in the AJVR. Open Access articles will be licensed under the Creative Commons CC BY-NC license.

  • Effective June 1, 2022, all newly submitted manuscripts will be subject to Open Access Article Processing Charges (APC). Until that time, the standard AVMA $1000 Publication Fee will remain in place. The APC or standard publication fee will only be invoiced upon acceptance of a manuscript. The Open Access charges are $1200 USD if the first author or corresponding author is a voting or affiliate member of the AVMA and $1600 otherwise. For information on joining the AVMA or renewing your AVMA membership, please click here

Authors will be prompted to complete the related forms when their manuscripts are accepted.

View an example of our JAVMA Copyright Assignment Agreement and Authorship Form (not for Open Access)

View an example of our JAVMA Open Access Copyright License

View an example of our AJVR Open Access Copyright License

If you have questions or concerns, please email the journals at javma@avma.org or ajvr@avma.org.