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Aims and scope

Porcine Health Management (PHM) 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.

PHM also welcomes submissions on relevant clinical cases related with all areas mentioned above. In addition, the journal covers wildlife aspects considered to have an interrelation with domestic swine.

Open access

All articles published by Porcine Health Management are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found here.

As authors of articles published in Porcine Health Management you are the copyright holders of your article and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate your article, according to the BMC license agreement.

For those of you who are US government employees or are prevented from being copyright holders for similar reasons, BMC can accommodate non-standard copyright lines. Please contact us if further information is needed.

Article-processing charges

Open access publishing is not without costs. Porcine Health Management therefore levies an article-processing charge of £1390.00/$1870.00/€1570.00 for each article accepted for publication, plus VAT or local taxes where applicable.

If the corresponding author's institution participates in our open access membership program, some or all of the publication cost may be covered (more details available on the membership page). We routinely waive charges for authors from low-income countries. For other countries, article-processing charge waivers or discounts are granted on a case-by-case basis to authors with insufficient funds. Authors can request a waiver or discount during the submission process. For further details, see our article-processing charge page.

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Indexing services

All articles published in Porcine Health Management are included in:

  • BFI List
  • CAB Abstracts
  • CNKI
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
  • Current Contents/ Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences
  • DOAJ
  • Dimensions 
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • EMBASE
  • Gale
  • Google Scholar 
  • Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  • Naver 
  • OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service 
  • ProQuest Central 
  • ProQuest Health & Medical Collection 
  • ProQuest Health Research Premium Collection
  • ProQuest-ExLibris Primo 
  • ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  • PubMed Central 
  • SCImago
  • SCOPUS 
  • Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch)
  • Semantic Scholar 
  • TD Net Discovery Service 
  • UGC-CARE List (India)

The full text of all articles is deposited in digital archives around the world to guarantee long-term digital preservation. You can also access all articles published by BioMed Central on SpringerLink.

Peer-review policy

Peer-review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal. You can read more about the peer-review process here.

Porcine Health Management operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous. The benefit of single-blind peer review is that it is the traditional model of peer review that many reviewers are comfortable with, and it facilitates a dispassionate critique of a manuscript.

Manuscripts are initially screened by the Editors-in-Chief and suitable manuscripts are sent to at least two reviewers for consideration. Decisions will be made on the recommendations of the reviewers, but final decisions lie with the Editors-in-Chief. Authors will be able to check the progress of their manuscript at any point of the peer review process by logging into the submission system.

Editorial policies

All manuscripts submitted to Porcine Health Management should adhere to BioMed Central's editorial policies.

Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.

Citing articles in Porcine Health Management

Articles in Porcine Health Management  should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.

Article citations follow this format:

Authors: Title. Porc Health Manag  [year], [volume number]:[article number].

e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL: Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. Porc Health Manag 2009, 1:115.

refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.

Appeals and complaints

Authors who wish to appeal a rejection or make a complaint should follow the procedure outlined in the BMC Editorial Policies.

Benefits of publishing with BMC

High visibility

Porcine Health Management's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience. 

Speed of publication

Porcine Health Management offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF.

Flexibility

Online publication in Porcine Health Management gives you the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other articles).

Promotion and press coverage

Articles published in Porcine Health Management are included in article alerts and regular email updates. Some may be highlighted on Porcine Health Management’s pages and on the BMC homepage.

In addition, articles published in Porcine Health Management may be promoted by press releases to the general or scientific press. These activities increase the exposure and number of accesses for articles published in Porcine Health Management. A list of articles recently press-released by journals published by BMC is available here.

Copyright

As an author of an article published in Porcine Health Management you retain the copyright of your article and you are free to reproduce and disseminate your work (for further details, see the BMC license agreement).

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