AUTHORS' GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION
Authors should submit their manuscripts electronically through the Journal website submission system to the Editorial Office. IJVS Website: www.vetmedmosul.com
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1: PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPTS
Manuscripts must be submitted only in English and should be written according to sound grammar and proper terminology. Manuscripts should be typed in Times New Roman of 12 pt. font and in MS-Word format in one column use letter paper size, the marginal space from up and the downside is 2.98 cm, from left side 2 cm, while from right side 1.61. No line number should be applied to the manuscript. Manuscript submission must be applied once in order to obtain only one submission ID number. More than one submission for a single manuscript can lose the chance of manuscript consideration.
1-1: English Language Writing
All publications in the IJVS are in the English language. Authors whose first language is not English should make sure their manuscript is written in idiomatic English before submission. Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these). No language and copy-editing services are provided by the IJVS; hence, authors who feel their manuscript may require editing to eliminate possible grammatical or spelling errors are encouraged to obtain such services prior to submission. Authors are responsible for all costs associated with such services.
1-2: New Submissions
Submission to the IJVS journal proceeds totally online and authors will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of the manuscript files. As part of the manuscript, authors may choose to submit the manuscript as a single file to be used in the refereeing process. This can be a Word document (*.docx), that can be used by referees to evaluate the manuscript. All figures and tables should be embedded and included in the main manuscript file in the result section, separating these items at the end of the manuscript will increase the chance of manuscript rejection.
References list must be provided according to the format of the IJVS references in a consistent style. Where applicable it should be formatted as followed,
Author(s) name(s). article title. journal abbreviation. year of publication;volume(issue number):pagination. DOI or URL:
Please note that don't print your references using Mendeley or Endnote software or any other references citation software, just use manual print using MS Word is the only method that is acceptable by IJVS, else a state of reject will be chosen. In addition, the DOI is obligatory to be embedded at the end of each reference, if this ID is not available the URL of the reference can be used, failure to conduct these minimal requirements for reference format and style will increase the chance of manuscript rejection.
1-4: Revised Submissions
Regardless of the file format of the original submission, at revision, the authors are instructed to submit their manuscript in IJVS format in a Word document with extension *.docx only. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible. To avoid unnecessary errors the authors are strongly advised to use the 'spell-check' and 'grammar-check for the submitted manuscript. At this stage, the author(s) name, affiliation, emails and ORCID should be inserted in the main manuscript file.
2: MANUSCRIPT STRUCTURE
Manuscript literature and tenses must be structured as Title; Abstract; Keywords; Article Highlights; Introduction; Materials and Methods; Results and Discussion; Conclusion; Acknowledgements and References submitted in a file with limited size.
2-1: Manuscript Title
The title of up to 17 words should not contain the name of locations, countries, or cities of the research as well as abbreviations. Avoid complicated and technical expressions and do not use vague expressions. The author whose Arabic language is their native language should submit an Arabic title.
An abstract of 150 to 250 words that sketches the purpose of the study; basic procedures; main findings novelty; discussions and the principal conclusions, should not contain any undefined abbreviations or references. The author whose Arabic language the native language should submit Arabic abstract.
Provide 3 to 5 keywords that can be used for indexing purposes. Keywords should not repeat the words of the manuscript title or contain abbreviations and shall be written in alphabetical order as separated by a semicolon. Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter throughout the text.
Highlights are mandatory for the IJVS journal. A highlight is a concise, short phrase, conveying the core findings of your research. The approximate length of a highlighted item will be between 3 to 5 points only.
Describes briefly the background of the investigation with updated information and states the aim of the study.
2-6: Materials and Methods
Provide sufficient details to enable the experiments to be reproduced. Support the techniques and methods used with references. Investigations on animals must comply with institutional and/or equivalent guides for the care and use of animals. Metric and standard international units should be used in this section and throughout the manuscript. Specify the computer software used for statistical analysis and define statistical terms, abbreviations, and symbols applied.
Present the results and their significance clearly. Graphs and tables should be self-explanatory. Do not repeat in figures or in the text the data presented in tables. Tables and figures should be numbered in the order of their mention in the text.
Deals with critical review and interpretations of the results, and is supported by relevant updated references. Repetition of data should be avoided. It should end with brief conclusions. In Short Communications, Results and Discussion may be combined.
This section should highlight the major, firm discoveries, and state what the added value of the main finding is, without literature references.
Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before the reference list. The names of funding organizations should be written in full. Financial support affiliation of the study, if exists, must be mentioned in this section. Thereby, the Grant number of financial support must be included.
2-11: Conflict of Interest
A conflict of interest statement must be placed in the manuscript as below: "The authors declare that there are no conflicts of interest regarding the publication and or funding of this manuscript".
Please note that don't print your references using Mendeley or Endnote software or any other references format software, using manual print only by using MS Word is the only method that is acceptable by IJVS. References to literature should be numbered (in brackets) consecutively in the text in the order in which they are first mentioned, and listed at the end of the manuscript. Titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the List of Journals Indexed for MEDLINE (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/). Personal communications or unpublished data should not be mentioned in the text, or list of references.
3: EXAMPLE of REFERENCES
Please note that don't print your references using Mendeley or Endnote software or any other references format software, using manual print using MS Word is the only method that is acceptable by IJVS.
1- Journal article: Bingham CM, Wilson PR, Davies AS. Real-time ultrasonography for pregnancy diagnosis and estimation of fetal age in farmed red deer. Vet Rec. 1990;126:102-106. Doi: 10.23.23455.6565.837363
2- Book: Wanamaker BP, Pettes CL. Applied pharmacology for the veterinary technician. 1st ed. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Company; 1996. 372 p.
3- Chapter in a book: Chabala JC, Miller MW. Chemistry of antiprotozoal agents. In: Campbell WC, Rew RS, editors. Chemotherapy of parasitic diseases. New York: Plenum Press; 1986. 25-85 p.
4- Ph.D. Dissertation: Zhao C. Development of nanoelectrospray and application to protein research and drug discovery [Ph.D. dissertation]. Buffalo: State University of New York at Buffalo; 2005. 276 p.
5- Master's thesis: Roguskie JM. The role of Pseudomonas aeruginosa 1244 pilin glycan in virulence [master's thesis]. Pittsburgh: Duquesne University; 2005. 111 p.
Do not submit tables as a photograph. Tables should be set within the text and should have a clear and rational structure along with consecutive numerical order. All tables should be numbered (1, 2, 3, etc.). Give enough information in subtitles so that each table is understandable without reference to the text. For each table, please supply a table caption (title) explaining the components of the table. Identify any previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference at the end of the table caption.
Figures/ illustrations should be in high-quality artwork, within 200-300 dpi. Ensure that figures are clear, labeled, and of a size that can be reproduced legibly in the journal. Figures should be set within the text. The following remarks should be applied to the figures:
1- Each figure should have a concise caption describing accurately what the figure depicts. Include the captions in the text of the manuscript.
2- Figure captions begin with the term Figures. Figures should be with the captions placed below the figure.
3- No punctuation is to be placed at the end of the caption.
4- Identify all elements found in the figure in the figure caption; and use boxes, circles, etc., as coordinate points in graphs.
5- Identify previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference citation at the end of the figure caption.
6: SUBMISSION OF FINAL CHECKLIST
To download the Submission Checklist, click this link.
- Read the Journal’s Guide for Authors and make sure that the manuscript (text, tables, and figures) meets Journal requirements.
- The manuscript contains the main sections outlined in Journal’s Guide for Authors.
- Spell-check the manuscript.
- All authors must read the Ethics in publishing, Plagiarism prevention, Violation of publication ethics, and Handling cases of misconduct before being submitted to the IJVS.
- The Manuscript has been read and approved by all listed authors.
- Not only the Corresponding Author but also the whole contributors of the manuscript are advised to be registered at the journal website in order to keep their names in the manuscript bio-sketches.