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Scientific and Technical Review

'There have been a considerable number of exellent reviews originating from the International Office of Epizootics'. British Veterinary Journal


The Scientific and Technical Review is a periodical publication containing scientific information that is updated constantly. The Review plays a significant role in fulfilling some of the priority functions of the OIE. This peer-reviewed journal contains in-depth studies devoted to current scientific and technical developments in animal health and veterinary public health worldwide, food safety and animal welfare. The Review benefits from the advice of an Advisory Editorial Board and a Scientific and Technical Committee composed of top scientists from across the globe.

The Review will be of interest to decision-makers in animal health services (for both terrestrial and aquatic animals), the heads and personnel of Veterinary Services, animal health and production scientists, financial donors, the staff of faculties of veterinary and related sciences (medicine, biology, agronomy, fisheries, food science…), non-governmental organisations dedicated to improving the health and welfare of animals, all veterinarians worldwide and all those working in animal production and the processing and distribution of animal-derived food products. Indeed, the particular distinction of this publication lies in relating specialised research to the practical problems encountered in safeguarding animal health and veterinary public health, which is essential for the improvement of animal production and the protection of public health.

Two of the three issues of the Review published each year are devoted to a specific theme, while the third issue is reserved for a selection of papers submitted spontaneously by authors from around the globe. Each thematic issue is co-ordinated by at least one internationally-renowned expert in the relevant field, and articles are written by a range of top world specialists who are able to give a privileged insight into the theme presented. Authors wishing to submit a paper for publication in the Review are invited to consult the Instructions to Authors.

Articles may be written in any of the three official languages of our Organisation, namely: English, French or Spanish. All articles submitted in French or in Spanish are translated into English, and both versions are published in the Review. All article summaries are always published in all three languages.

Summaries of Review articles are posted in the OIE Online Bookshop, which also gives free access (starting from volume 20 [2] of 2001) to full text articles in PDF format on average of three months after the hard copy has been published. To download the PDF version of an article, first click on its title (the summary and keywords will appear) and then on the PDF link at the bottom left-hand side of the box.
Articles from older issues of the Review will be posted online progressively. To consult those that are already freely available in PDF format, click on ‘List of issues of the Scientific and Technical Review.

The Review is indexed or abstracted in the following databases: Agris (FAO, Italy), Animal Science (CABI databases, United Kingdom), Biological Abstracts (BioSciences Information Service), BIOSIS Previews (United States of America), CAB Abstracts (Index Veterinarius; Veterinary Bulletin), Current Contents® / Agriculture, Biology and Environmental Sciences (ISI) (United States of America), Fish and Wildlife Worldwide, Focus On®: Veterinary Science & Medicine (United States of America), Index Medicus, MEDLINE and SciSearch® (United States of America), Journal Citation Reports (ISI) Pascal (INIST), Pubmed, Science Citation Index, Web of Science (ISI), Zoological Record (United Kingdom).


Managing Editor

Since 2016: Monique Éloit

Since July 2016: Michel Thibier

2001-2015: Bernard Vallat

December 2009 - June 2016: Daniel Chaisemartin

1991-2000: Jean Blancou

September 2006 - November 2009: Paul-Pierre Pastoret

1982-1991: Louis Blajan

October 2003 - June 2006: Raymond Dugas


1987 - September 2003: Gill Dilmitis


1986: Louis Blajan


1982-1985: Etienne Meissonnier



21 × 29 ,7 cm

Annual subscription: 260 euros

250-350 pages per issue

Unit price: 105 euros

ISSN: 0253-1933

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