The Journal of Shelter Medicine and Community Animal Health (JSMCAH) is an independent online journal published by the Association of Shelter Veterinarians. JSMCAH publishes original research, case studies, professional guidelines, and review articles relevant to shelter and community animal health, behavior, and welfare. This includes a variety of topics such as companion animal epidemiology, shelter population management, spay-neuter programs, access to care programs, spectrum of care, community services, public health, disaster response, and veterinary forensics. Learn more >>
Ethical standards for publication exist to ensure high-quality scientific publications, public trust in scientific findings, and that people receive credit for their ideas. The Journal of Shelter Medicine and Community Animal Health (JSMCAH) complies with the guidelines and best practices set forth by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
Papers submitted to JSMCAH are subject to rigorous peer review so as to ensure that the research published is 'good science'. Learn more about the JSMCAH editorial process
JSMCAH uses Crossref Similarity Check (powered by iThenticate) to screen all submissions for plagiarism before publication.