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GUIDELINES TO AUTHORS

The Philippine Journal of Veterinary Medicine publishes Full papers, Review articles, and Research notes on all aspects of veterinary medicine. Case reports, special reports and editorials are also welcome.

Papers submitted for publication should not be published elsewhere or may not be republished without permission in writing from the publisher. A paper cannot be withdrawn once it has been accepted for publication. The editor is not responsible for any damage to manuscripts or illustrations, and decision on all editorial matters is final. The author should submit three copies and file copy in floppy diskette (Microsoft Word for Windows ’95, ’98, 2000, Me, XP, or Vista format) of the manuscript.

Manuscripts are accepted subject to critical review by the editorial staff and qualified reviewers. Receipt of manuscripts will be acknowledged immediately. The editor reserves the right to return the papers to the authors for rewriting or to reject them. Rejected manuscripts will not be returned to the authors.

 ORIGINAL ARTICLES/AUTHORSHIP

Only those who have contributed substantially to the paper should be listed as authors. These include those who participated in the conception, design or analysis and interpretation of data, drafting of article, and those who critically reviewed the article or who contributed to the final approval of the manuscript to be published.

 FORM OF MANUSCRIPT

In preparing the manuscripts, authors must conform to the style of the Journal. Failure to do so may lead to rejection, or delay in publication.

All parts of manuscripts (including title page, tables, figure, legends and footnotes) should be typed double-space on A4 typewriting paper with at least one-inch margins (top, bottom, and sides) and each page should be numbered consecutively, beginning with the title page. The page number should be typed on the upper right hand corner of each page.

The first page should carry the full title, the complete name/s and academic degree/s of each author, followed by the name and address of the institution where the work was carried out.

The second page should contain an Abstract of not more than 200 words and key words (five or less) in alphabetical order. The abstract should contain the main objectives, basic procedures, sig-nificance of the work, main findings and principal conclusions. Below the abstract, indicate key words or short phrases that will assist indexers in cross-indexing. Key words should be listed in the Index Veterinarius.

The text follows uninterrupted on consecutive pages. Numbers from one to ten and all numbers at the beginning of the sentence should be written in full. Numbers over ten within the sentence should be written in Arabic numerals. Normally, articles should be divided into the following sections:

Introduction gives a brief description of the problem, a short survey of the relevant literature and the aim of the work.

Materials and Methods (including methods of statistical analysis) should describe in detail all procedures and materials to allow other investigators to reproduce the results, but should exclude detailed descriptions of methods that are available in published form and can be cited as references. This section may be broken down into subheadings.

Results should include a logical presentation of data. In the Discussion, the results should be evaluated or interpreted and compared/contrasted with those from available literature. Recom-mendations, when appropriate may be included. In short papers, the Results and Discussion section may be combined.

Acknowledgments should be limited to per-sons who have contributed substantially to the technical content.

References in the text should be limited to what are relevant and necessary. In the text, the name of the author and the year of publication should be in parenthesis, e.g. (Eduardo, 2009). For more than two authors, et al. should be used after the name of the senior author, e.g. (Vizmanos et al.,1990) should be used. Where several references are quoted together, they should be placed in chronological order. Listed references at the end of the article should be arranged in alphabetical order of the first author’s name and written as follows: Author’s name(s) and initials, year of publication, full title of the paper, full title of journal (italicized), volume number, and first and last pages.

Example: 

Maala CP and Bueno R. 1997. Clear cells in the pancreatic acinus of the Philippine carabao (Bubalus bubalis L.). Philippine Journal of Veterinary Medicine 34: 76-79.

Reference to books should be as follows: author’s name(s) and initials, date of publication, name of chapter or section where appropriate, full title of book (italicized), edition, place of publication and publisher.

Example:

England G. 2005. Fertility and Obstetrics in the Horse, 3rd ed. India: Blackwell Science, Ltd. 

Products and equipment should be identified by chemical or generic names or descriptions. Where the product or equipment was essential to the outcome of experiment, the proprietary or brand name and name and addresses of manufacturer should be enclosed in parentheses.

Abbreviation and measurements. Use only standard abbreviations. Authors are asked to explain each scientific abbreviation at its first occurrence in their paper, e.g. tick-borne fever (TBF). Measurements are given in metric system only. Temperatures should be given in degrees Celsius.

Tables should be as few as possible and should contain only essential data. They should be presented in Word Table format and typewritten on separate pages after the References section; a note on the margin should indicate their ap-proximate position in the text. They should be numbered in Arabic numerals.

Illustrations and diagrams referred to as “Figs.” should be submitted in separate sheets. Each should bear the name of the author and figure number in pencil on the back. Legends should be typed on a separate sheet of paper and numbered. Only glossy black and white photographs and photomicrographs (120 × 180 but no longer than 200 × 250 cm) as well as prints of x-ray films will be accepted. Photo-micrographs must have internal scale markers. Authors should indicate what area can be cropped. Submit graphs, diagrams and other line drawings as photomicrographs made from finished drawings not requiring additional artwork or typesetting. The printing cost of colored materials shall be shouldered by the author/authors.

  ANIMAL CARE AND USE STATEMENT

 By submitting a manuscript to The Philippine Journal of Veterinary Medicine, the author indicates that animal care and use in experimentation were carried out in accordance with all applicable institutional, local and national guidelines. In particular, there is approval by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) of the agency where the research was conducted.

RESEARCH NOTES

The text should not exceed two printed pages excluding tables, figures and references. The manuscript should have an abstract of not more than 100 words but no other divisions.

 REPRINTS

Reprints are provided to the author or main author, in case of multiple authorship. Five (5) reprints of each article are supplied free of charge to foreign authors. Fifteen (15) reprints are provided free of charge to local authors. Authors may avail of the journal upon payment of additional cost.