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COVID-19 and impact on peer review

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.



Thematic series
Porcine Virology
Porcine Health Management

Announcing the launch of In Review

Porcine Health Management, in partnership with Research Square, is now offering In Review. Authors choosing this free optional service will be able to:

  • Share their work with fellow researchers to read, comment on, and cite even before publication
  • Showcase their work to funders and others with a citable DOI while it is still under review
  • Track their manuscript - including seeing when reviewers are invited, and when reports are received 

Journal News - we've updated our statistical guidance

We would like to emphasise the importance of the experimental unit being clearly specified in the manuscript, given that there are a variety of situations in animal studies where the experimental unit is not a single animal but a group of animals (e.g. a pen, room, pasture or litter).

We also wish to encourage the reporting of any checklists used for manuscripts (for example CONSORT, REFLECT and SAMPL) by the inclusion of this information in the ‘Availability of data and materials’ statement in the Declarations section of your manuscript.

For more information please see our Submission Guidelines here.


Prof Paolo Martelli, Università di Parma, Italy
Prof Joaquim Segalés, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona & Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal, Spain

Aims and Scope

Porcine Health Management is an open access peer-reviewed journal that aims to publish relevant, novel and revised information regarding all aspects of swine health medicine and production. The journal provides a venue for global research on swine health and production, including infectious and non-infectious diseases, reproduction, epidemiology, management, economics, genetics, housing, nutrition, animal welfare and ethics, legislation, food safety, drugs and surgery.

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Paolo Martelli, DVM, EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Porcine Health Management

Paolo Martelli is a Full Professor of Veterinary Clinical Medicine at the Department of Veterinary Science of the University of Parma (Italy). He is founding Father of the European College of Porcine Health Management and he has served the College as Chair of the Education Committee (2011-2013) and President (2016-2019). He was also President of the Italian Pig Veterinary Society.

His research interests include porcine herd health, clinical immunology, infectious and non infectious pig diseases.

Joaquim Segalés, DVM, PhD

Joaquim (Quim) Segalés is a Professor at the Veterinary School of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, in Spain, teaching animal pathology and swine clinics to veterinary students. He is also a researcher of the Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA), a research center belonging to IRTA (Research Institute for Technology, Food and Agriculture); he was the director of CReSA between 2012 and 2017. He is a founding diplomate of the European College of Porcine Health Management and served as president of the College during the period 2013-16.

Quim has spent his research career on pathogenesis, immunity, control and other aspects of several diseases of swine, including PRRSV, PCV2, Aujeszky’s disease virus, Torque teno viruses, Hepatitis E virus, H. parasuis and M. hyopneumoniae.

Affiliated with

  • The European College of Porcine Health Management is a non-profit organisation to advance health-orientated porcine production management in the herd context in Europe, and increase the competency of those who practice in this field.

  • The European Association of Porcine Health Management is a unique institution representing pig veterinarians in Europe, providing the latest news to pig practioners, and fostering standardised continuous professional development for pig veterinarians in the EU.

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