Veterinary Surgery Journal Print Publication Suspended
April 8, 2020
The ACVS Board of Regents wants to share an important update from our publisher, Wiley, on decisions regarding publishing operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many Wiley employees and their vendor-partners are now working from home. In combination with government recommendations and restrictions, this work change is disrupting the publishing workflow. Right now, the most acute challenge to the publishing workflow is the distribution of print content. In many countries, the distribution of print materials is suspended, making it impossible to ensure copies reach intended destinations. Fewer passenger flights and the need to prioritize medical supplies have reduced the availability of air freight.
Given these obstacles and concerns, as well as the desire to reduce pressure on supply-chain vendors to send their employees to work and increase their risk of exposure to the virus, Wiley has decided to suspend all printing and distribution of journal issues until further notice.
All ACVS Diplomates have access to Veterinary Surgery via Wiley Online Library. If you need assistance to access the journal online, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to state that you are a current ACVS member.
At present, we do not anticipate disruptions in the manuscript submission process or publishing of articles and issues online.
Please do not hesitate to reach out with any immediate questions, and we will work with our team at Wiley to provide more information. The COVID-19 pandemic is causing rapid alteration of our regular routines. ACVS and Wiley are committed to ensuring the least disruption as possible to the assessment and dissemination of research in these challenging times.
Spencer A. Johnston, VMD
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Chair, ACVS Board of Regents