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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

IJVSBT publishes high quality and novelty papers focusing on Veterinary and Animal Sciences. The fields of study are bacteriology, parasitology, pathology, virology, immunology, mycology, public health, biotechnology, meat science, nutrition, gynecology, surgery, medicine, genetics, prion diseases and epidemiology. Food animals, companion animals, equines, wild animals, laboratory animals and animal models of human infections are considered. Studies on zoonotic and emerging infections are highly appreciated.

All articles published by IJVSBTare made freely and permanently accessible online. All articles to: IJVSBT are posted online immediately as they are ready for publication. All articles are assigned a DOI number (Digital Object Identifier) whereby they become searchable and citable without delay. The journal aims for a first decision to be made within 6-8 weeks (this time is the average time as review process depends on the spare time of the reviewers of receipt of the submission and the Editor-in-Chief make the final decision on publication.

 Online Submission of Manuscripts:

Manuscripts should be submitted online to The Indian journal of Veterinary Sciences and Biotechnology (IJVSBT) for possible publication through the Online Journal Management System:  http://my.ejmanager.com/ijvabt/ 

IJVSBT Manuscript Submission Form should be signed by all authors. The completed form should be scanned and uploaded during the Online Submission Process. 

IJVSBT editorial board, considering the feedback from the reviewers, makes an objective and quick decision on each manuscript and informs the corresponding author as soon as possible. If accepted, the article will be published online in the IJVSBT.  

Publication Fees:

IJVSBT charges an Article Processing Charge (APC), to authors, institutions or funders for each article published to cover the publication expenses – including the cost of peer review management, journal production, online hosting and archiving.

IJVSBT therefore levies an article-processing charge of USD 150 from overseas contributors and INR Rs. 2500 from Indian contributors for each article accepted for publication.

Submitted manuscripts are checked for plagiarism using: Plagscan or

Submission of a manuscript to IJVSBT implies that: 
It has not previously been published.

  1. It is not being submitted for publication elsewhere.
  2. All authors have seen and approved the manuscript.
  3. All authors have obtained permission from their employer or institution to publish.
  4. Ethical approval was obtained for work involving the use of animals. Papers describing experiments that demonstrate a lack of concern for current ethical and welfare standards will not be accepted. 

Typeof Papers:
The following types of papers are considered for publication:

  1. Original research articles.
  2. Review articles.
  3. Short communications.
  4. Case reports.

 Manuscript:

Title of the manuscript should be appropriate to the nature of the paper. All submitted manuscripts should include: Title page and Abstract. For original research papers and short communications, text should be organized as follows: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Resultsand Discussion, Acknowledgements and References. For case reports (there should not be any abstract), text should be organized as follows: Introduction, Case Details, Discussion, and References. Review articles should be organized as: Introduction and then the rest of the article may be appropriately subdivided according to the authors' choice.

 Review Process:
All manuscripts are reviewed by the editor and members of the Editorial Board and also by qualified reviewers. Decisions will generally be made as rapidly as possible, and the journal strives to return reviewers’ comments to authors as soon as possible. The editorial board will re-review the manuscripts that are accepted pending revisions. If accepted then will be published online immediately and will also be printed among other accepted articles in the next issue of the journal. The decision to accept or reject a paper for publication in the Journal vests fully with the Editorial Board.

Article Format:

- Manuscripts must be typed in font size 11 (Times New Roman).

- Double-spaced throughout, including the Reference section.

- All pages should be numbered (Page Numbers) starting from the title page

- Manuscript should only be submitted in English.

  1. Title Page:Title page should have the following: (a) the title of the paper, (b) names of authors, (c) their affiliations, institutions and postal addresses, (d) telephone numbers, and e-mail address of the corresponding author. Superscript numbers should be used to link authors with institutions, and an asterisk (*) should be used to refer to the corresponding author.
  2. Abstract:The abstract should be written in a way that readers can easily understand the objective of the investigation and the results achieved. The abstract should not exceed 250 words.Following the abstract, you should provide a maximum of 5 key words in alphabetical order. 
  3. Introduction:The introduction should provide a clear statement of the problem and the reason for investigation. Statements should be fully supported by recent and proper references. There should be no statements pertaining to the results at the end of the Introduction.
  4. Materials and Methods: Procedures described in the paper should have sufficient details to enable other experimenters to be able to replicate the findings. However, only new procedures should be described in detail and all the methods that follow earlier publications should be cited. Any important modifications of published procedures should be mentioned clearly. Capitalize trade names and include the manufacturer's full name and address. Subheadings should be used.
  5. Ethical Approval:Must be provided (if there) at the end of the Materials and Methods section.
  6. Results and Discussion:It should be combined and presented with clarity and precision. The results should describe findings in the authors' experiments. The section may include subheadings.Discussion should mainly focus on interpreting the findings of the results that are obtained in the current study. Also comparisons to the past studies on that particular topic should me made wherever appropriate. Statements made should be adequately referenced. State the main conclusions and/or summary in a few sentences at the end of the paper. 
  7. Acknowledgments:Any acknowledgments to people, grants, funds, etc., if required, should be in brief and should be included in a separate headed section at the end of the manuscript but before the reference section.
  8. Conflict of Interest: At the end and under a subheading "Conflict of interest", all authors are required to certify if there are any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could influence or bias their work. If no conflicts of interest exist, this should be stated as "The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest".
  9. Tables: Number all the Table(s) in the order of their citation in the manuscript. Include a title for each Table. All Table(s) should be included at the end of the manuscript following the References, and each Table in a separate page. If a Table must be continued, repeat the title on a second sheet, followed by “(Contd.)”.
  10. Figures: Figures and graphics should be prepared using applications that generate high resolution images. Figures should be uploaded separately during the Submission Process. The Figure's legend should be written at the end of the manuscript and should include sufficient description so that the Figure can be understood without having to read the text of the manuscript. Number all the Figures (graphs, charts, photographs, and illustrations) in the order of their citation in the text.
  11. Abbreviations, Units, etc.: Authors should follow internationally agreed conventions while abbreviating various terms. Abbreviations, Units, etc.: Units should conform to the International System of Units (refer Baron, D.N., 1994) and for the symbols and abbreviations, A Guide for Biological and Medical Authors. 4th London. Royal Society of Medicine should be referred. Abbreviations should not be used in the title, section heading or at the beginning of sentences. As a rule, author-coined abbreviations should be in all capital letters. These should be spelled out in full with the abbreviation following in parentheses the first time they are mentioned.
  12. References: In the text, a reference should be identified by an author‘s name followed by the year of publication. When there are more than two authors; only the first author’s name should be mentioned, followed by ‘et al’. In the event that an author cited has had two or more works published during the same year, the reference, both in the text and in the reference list, should be identified by lower case superscript letters like ’a‘ and ’b‘ after the date to distinguish various works from the same author. Examples: Ahmed (2000), Wang et al. (2003), (Sparrow, 2010), (Skinner and Laidlaw, 2004), (Chege, 1998; Chukwura, 1987a,b; Tijani, 1993, 1995), (Kaiser et al., 2001). There is no limit to the number of references but only the most pertinent and recent references should be used avoidingvery old references. The entire list of references should be given at the end of text in this order: (a) author or authors (b) year of publication in parenthesis (c) title of article (d) full name of the Journal according to APA (e) volume (issue No.) (f) page range. References should be numbered in alphabetical order. Authors are fully responsible for the accuracy of the references. See below for examples:

 Journal Articles: Chin, J.C., Dai, Y., and Watts, J.E. (1995). Antibody response against Pseudomonas aeruginosa membrane proteins in experimentally infected sheep. Veterinary Microbiology, 43, 21-32.

A Book: Durbin, R., Eddy, S.R., Krogh, A., andMitchison, G. (1999). Biological Sequence Analysis: Probabilistic Models of Proteins and Nucleic Acids. Cambridge University Press, Edn 2nd, pp: 310-312

A Chapter in a Book: Leach, J. (1993). Impacts of the zebra mussel (Dreissenapolymorpha) on water quality and fish spawning reefs of Western Lake Erie. In Zebra mussels: biology, impacts and control, Eds., Nalepa, T. and D. Schloesser. Ann Arbor, MI: Lewis Publishers, pp: 381-397. 

Conference Proceedings: Stock, A.( 2004). Signal Transduction in Bacteria. In the Proceedings of the 2004 Markey Scholars Conference, pp: 80-89.  

A Thesis: Strunk, J.L. (1991). The extraction of mercury from sediment and the geochemical partitioning of mercury in sediments from Lake Superior, M. S. thesis, Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI.

Work accepted for publication but not yet published should be referred to as "in press".

References concerning unpublished data and "personal communications" should not be cited in the reference list but may be mentioned in the text.

 Reprints:

IJVSBT is an open access journal, and all readers and authors will have free electronic access to the full text (PDF) of the articles. Authors can freely download the PDF file from which they can print unlimited copies of their articles.

Copyright
: Authors own the copyright but while submitting the manuscript, they agree to license their accepted publications under the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) to the publishers/promoters of the IJVSBT.

 Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice

 IJVSBT is printed and electronic peer reviewed international journal committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics. In order to provide our readers with a journal of highest quality we state the following principles of Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement. All articles not in accordance with these standards will be removed from the publication if malpractice is discovered at any time even after the publication. IJVSBT  is checking all papers in a single-blind peer review process; Submitted manuscripts for publication are double-blind peer-reviewed: reviewers are aware of the identity of the authors, but author(s) are unaware of the identity of the reviewers.

We also check for plagiarism and research fabrication (using PlagScan/iThenthicate) as IJVSBT  reserves the right to use plagiarism detecting software to screen submitted papers at all times; falsification (manipulation of existing research data, tables, or images) and improper use of animals in research. In accordance with the code of conduct we will report any cases of suspected plagiarism or duplicate publishing. 

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, and the publisher.

IJVSBT is committed to the highest standards of publication ethics and takes all measures against any publication malpractices.

 Authors Responsibilities:

Authors must ensure that they have written original works. In addition they must ensure that the manuscript has not been published elsewhere. Any work or words of other authors, contributors, or sources should be appropriately credited and referenced. Authors are also responsible for submitting articles in English. Authors submitting their works to the journal for publication as original articles confirm that the submitted works represent their authors’ contributions and have not been copied or plagiarized in whole or in part from other works without clearly citing. Any work or words of other authors, contributors, or sources (including online sites) should be appropriately credited and referenced. All authors should disclose financial or other conflict of interest that might influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript (financial support for the project should be disclosed). When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. An author agrees to the license agreement before submitting the article. All articles must be submitted using online submission procedure or by sending your article as an email attachment. Submitting a paper simultaneously to more than one publication at a time is a breach of publications ethics.

 Editors Responsibilities:

Editors must ensure a fair double-blind peer-review of the submitted articles for publication. They will strive to prevent any potential conflict of interests between the author and editorial and review personnel. Editors will also ensure that all the information related to submitted manuscripts is kept as confidential before publishing. Editor-in-Chief will coordinate the work of the editors. 

Reviewers Responsibilities:

Reviewers evaluate manuscripts based on their contents. They must ensure that all the information related to submitted manuscripts is kept as confidential. They must evaluate the submitted works objectively as well as present clearly their opinions on the works in a clear way in the review form. Reviewers must bring to the attention of the Editor-in-Chief any information that may be reason to reject publication of a manuscript. A reviewer who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the Editor-in-Chief and excuse himself from the review process.

 Ethical Approvals

Experimental Subjects: When experimental animals (All live animals considered experimental when using for the study) are used, the methods section must clearly indicate that adequate measures were taken to minimize pain or discomfort. Experiments should be carried out in accordance with the Guidelines laid down by the International Animal Ethics Committee or Institutional ethics committee and in accordance with local laws and regulations. All studies using human or animal subjects should include an explicit statement in the Materials and Methods section identifying the review and ethics committee approval for each study, if applicable. Editors reserve the right to reject papers if there is doubt as to whether appropriate procedures have been used.

 Permission

If all or parts of previously published illustrations are used, permission must be obtained from the copyright holder concerned. It is the author's responsibility to obtain these in writing and provide copies to the Publishers.

 Author Declaration Certificate

Authors submitting a paper do so on the understanding that the work and its essential substance have not been published before and is not being considered for publication elsewhere. Certificate also includes permission from other copyright holders if any copyrighted materials used in manuscript (Download Author Declaration Certificate).

 Competing Interests Disclosure Certificate

  • Authors submitting a paper to IJVSBT have to disclose competing interests if any by submission of Competing Interests Disclosure Certificate.
  • MANUSCRIPT REVISION
  • Sender/Corresponding author will receive an email once reviewers submit the comments to IJVSBT. Editor will check the comments and forward it to the sender author with or without further comments. Sender author has to submit the revised manuscript as per editorial and reviewers comments within 3-If sender author needs more time then he/she must have to get the approval from the editor. Editor-in-Chief will make the final decision for each manuscript.

 After Provisional Acceptance

Upon provisional acceptance of a paper for publication, corresponding author will receive the email regarding payment of Article processing charge(APC). Charges must be paid within 10 days as per instructions given in the email. Signed acceptance letter will be provided to all authors after payment. Acceptance will be final after the payment of publicationcharge.

 

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