Guidelines and Instructions to Authors
The following types of papers are considered for publication:
- Original research articles
- Review articles
- Short communications
- Case reports
Manuscripts should be submitted to the journal online through the Online Journal Management System. Submission of a manuscript to IJVSBT implies that:
- Neither it has previously been published nor It is being submitted for publication elsewhere.
- All authors have seen and approved the manuscript and agrees to license the manuscript under Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) to the IJVSBT publishers/promoters upon acceptance/publication.
- All authors have obtained necessary permissions from their employers or institutions to publish if any.
- 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.
- The corresponding author on behalf of all the authors agrees to plagiarism dectection and grants JVSBT right to use plagiarism detecting software to screen the submitted manuscript.
Preparation of the Manuscript:
Title of the manuscript should be appropriate to the nature of the paper. All submitted manuscripts should include the title and abstract. For original research papers, text should be organized as, Abstract , Key words , Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, and References. Only out standing case reports providing new information will be accepted and should have introduction of the case report without caption, case history and clinical observations followed by treatment /result and discussion if necessary. Review articles should have introduction to the topic and organized as appropriately with sub-headings according to the authors' choice. Full length papers normally should not exceed 3000 words in length including tables and illistrations i.e. approximately five journal pages.
- Manuscripts must be typed in font size 12 (Times New Roman).
- Double-spaced throughout, including the Reference section.
- All pages should be numbered (Page Numbers) starting from the title page.
- Continual line numbering (Line Numbers) should be used throughout the manuscript.
- Manuscripts should be written in English and the spelling should follow the oxford English Dictionary.
- Title Page: Title page should have, (a) the title of the paper, (b) names of authors, (c) author affiliations/institutions and their postal addresses, (d) telephone/mobile number 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.
- 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 be limited to 150 -200 words . Abstract should be on a separate page immediately after the title page. Following the abstract, you should provide a maximum of 5 key words.
- Introduction: The introduction should provide a clear statement of the problem and the reason for investigation. Statements should be fully supported by proper references. Although the Introduction should be concise, it should be useful not only to those who are very familiar with the topic of the paper but also to non-experts. There should be no statements pertaining to the results at the end of the Introduction.
- 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.
- Results and discussion should be combined to avoid repetition and duplication , including mean data and their standard errors , where ever applicable . Tables should be used to avoid lengthy descriptions of results in the text and must be referred to in the text. Illustrations Photographs , radiographs and photomicrographs should be presented in duplicate as high quality prints or as originals giving details of the article.
- Abbreviations, Units, etc.: Authors should follow internationally agreed conventions while abbreviating various terms. 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 ed. 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.
- 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 letters like ’a‘ and ’b‘ after the date to distinguish various works from the same author. Examples: ( Evans , 1961: Smith and Jones , 1990) or Evans ( 1961), Jones et al. ( 1989). Chukwura, 1987a,b; Tijani, 1993, 1995). There is a limit to the number of references , only the most pertinent and recent references ( not more old than 10-15 years) should be used. The entire list of references should be given at the end of text in this order: (a) author or authors (b) year of publication (c) title of article (d) abbreviated name of the Journal (e) volume (f) page/s. References should be numbered in alphabetical order. Authors are fully responsible for the accuracy of the references. The authors are requested to refer the latest issue of the Journal while preparing the MS for the journal.
- See below for examples:
Journal articles Chaudhari, D.V., Dhami, A.J. and Patel, A.C. (2014). Norms and interrelationships of quality attributes of fresh, refrigerated and cryopreserved buffalo semen Indian J. Field Vets., 10(2): 93-99.
- A book :Snedecor, G.W. and Cochran, W.G. (1994). Statistical Methods. 8th edn. Iowa State University Press, Ames, Iowa, USA.,PP 124-130
- A chapter in a book :Mohanthy ,C. (1991). Diseases of dogs .In : Animal Diseases , 2nd end., Ed: J. Gopal , Academa Publishers, New Delhi . Pp 13-127.
- 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.
- Copyright: Authors own the copyright but while submitting the manucript, they agree to lincense their accepted publications under the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) to the publishers/promoters of the IJVSBT.
- 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".
- 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.