CIVT Journal


The Journal of Integrative Veterinary Therapies (JIVT) is the first international veterinary publication addressing evidence based natural medicine for animals.
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This is a modern, clinically relevant and peer reviewed journal, and is issued quarterly. JIVT publishes material on all aspects of integrative veterinary therapies including case reports, research articles, research updates, book reviews, commentary  and  other relevant information. Copies are available to the entire Membership and Friends of CIVT, with limited sample copies available for those interested in finding out more and joining the College.

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The Journal of Integrative Veterinary Therapies welcomes contributions.

Categories include:

  • Case study – case studies from practitioners are welcome- published case histories receive a payment of a $100.00 CIVT voucher except for those submitted as part of a CIVT course assessment (these will be peer reviewed ).
  • Research, original or other article  these articles will be peer reviewed - published articles may receive payment a CIVT voucher (worth up to $250)
  • Global veterinary dispensary – articles on  medicine, folk or traditional aspects of animal health and wellbeing
  • Veterinary Student  veterinary students may submit articles - published articles receive a $50.00 CIVT voucher.
  • Commentary  issues of significant interest to practitioners
  • Book reviews  new books of interest
  • Pearls  pearls of wisdom from experienced practitioners

Editorial policy

  • Articles must relate integrative veterinary therapies
  • Articles must have an evidence base in natural medicine
  • Accepted articles remain the property of the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies 
  • Contributions will be subject to peer review and editing
  • Contributions must not be submitted elsewhere
  • Contributions may be rejected without reason .

Peer review

  • Feature articles  will be reviewed by two peers.
  • If required articles will be returned to the author for modification and resubmission

Contribution requirements

  • Articles should be less than 5000 words including references and any tables. The number of references should be limited to no more than 30.
  • An abstract of the article , no more than 200 words should be included.
  • A brief author's profile should be included.
  • Files must be saved as a word document and then emailed to the college office. The email address can be found on the instructions to contributors download.
  • All graphs, tables and pictures not in Word form must be included as .tif or .jpeg quality files.
  • All statements must be referenced according to the instructions for contributors, and a reference list must be included. If the statement is the author's opinion or observation this should be made clear.
  • All statements should be of a professional nature and exclude any inflammatory, derogatory, racist or other inappropriate style of writing.

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