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Precision Livestock Farming in Pigs
Edited by: Carmen Winters and Wim Gorssen


Thematic series
Porcine Virology
Porcine Health Management

Announcing the launch of In Review

Porcine Health Management, in partnership with Research Square, is now offering In Review. Authors choosing this free optional service will be able to:

  • Share their work with fellow researchers to read, comment on, and cite even before publication
  • Showcase their work to funders and others with a citable DOI while it is still under review
  • Track their manuscript - including seeing when reviewers are invited, and when reports are received 


Prof Paolo Martelli, Università di Parma, Italy
Prof Heiko Nathues, University of Bern, Switzerland

Aims and Scope

Porcine Health Management 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.

Featured Collection: Precision Livestock Farming in Pigs

A new family of companion journals

At BMC, we are very excited to introduce a new family of companion journals in Agriculture and Livestock. This new family builds on, and better connects, existing leader BMC journals in the field, and expands the portfolio with new high-quality gold open access journals, aiming to support the same community of scientists.


Paolo Martelli, DVM, EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Porcine Health Management

Paolo Martelli is a Full Professor of Veterinary Clinical Medicine at the Department of Veterinary Science of the University of Parma (Italy). He is founding Father of the European College of Porcine Health Management and he has served the College as Chair of the Education Committee (2011-2013) and President (2016-2019). He was also President of the Italian Pig Veterinary Society.

His research interests include porcine herd health, clinical immunology, infectious and non infectious pig diseases.

Heiko Nathues

Heiko Nathues is a Professor at the Vetsuisse Faculty of the University of Bern, Switzerland, where he is heading the clinic for swine. His primary areas of interest are diagnosis, epidemiology and control of porcine virus- and mycoplasmal-diseases.

Heiko is a Diplomate of the European College of Porcine Health Management (ECPHM), certified as EBVS™ European Veterinary Specialist of Porcine Health Management and was the President of the ECPHM from 2019 until 2022. Since April 2017 he is representing the PHM college in the European Board of Veterinary Specialisation (EBVS), and since April 2021 he is the Vice-President of the EBVS and member of the Executive Committee.

Affiliated with

  • The European College of Porcine Health Management is a non-profit organisation to advance health-orientated porcine production management in the herd context in Europe, and increase the competency of those who practice in this field.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    3.4 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.6 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.228 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.763 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2023 Speed
    4 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    93 days submission to accept (Median)

    2023 Usage 
    82 Altmetric mentions