Instructions to authors
Veterinary World publishes high quality
and novelty papers focusing on Veterinary and Animal Science. The fields of
study are bacteriology, parasitology, pathology, virology, immunology, mycology,
public health, biotechnology, meat science, nutrition,
gynecology, surgery, 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
All articles published by Veterinary World are made freely and permanently
accessible online. All articles to Veterinary World are posted online
immediately as they are ready for publication. All articles will be 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 of receipt of
the submission and the Editors-in-Chief make the final decision on publication.
Online submission of manuscript: http://my.ejmanager.com/vetworld/
Veterinary World uses double-blind review, which
means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the
reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. Before being sent to reviewers, manuscripts
are pre-screened by the editorial office to check that they agree with the
criteria for publishing in Veterinary World: accordance with the aims and scope
of the journal, nature of the study, originality of the results, quantity and
quality of data, general conclusions, and presentation of the work with a good
quality of English language. If the paper does not fulfill these criteria, it
may be rejected at this stage without review.
Please read the instructions below carefully for details on the submission of
manuscripts, the journal's requirements and standards as well as information
concerning the procedure after a manuscript has been accepted for publication in
Veterinary World adheres to the below ethical guidelines for publication and
Authorship and Acknowledgements:
Authorship: All the
authors in a manuscript are responsible for the technical information
communicated. For this reason it is necessary that all authors must read and
approve the final version of the manuscript before signing the consent and
declaration form. All named authors must
have made an active contribution to the conception and design and/or analysis
and interpretation of the data and/or the drafting of the paper and All must
have critically reviewed its content and have approved the final version
submitted for publication. Participation solely in the acquisition of funding or
the collection of data does not justify authorship.
Veterinary World adheres to the definition of authorship set up by The
International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). According to the
ICMJE authorship criteria should be based on 1) substantial contributions to
conception and design of, or acquisition of data or analysis and interpretation
of data, 2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important
intellectual content and 3) final approval of the version to be published.
Authors should meet conditions 1, 2 and 3.
It is a requirement that all authors have been accredited as appropriate upon
submission of the manuscript. Contributors who do not qualify as authors should
be mentioned under Acknowledgements.
Change in authorship:
We do not
allow any change in authorship after provisional acceptance. We cannot allow
any addition, deletion or change in sequence of author name. We have this
policy to prevent the fraud.
Acknowledgements: Under Acknowledgements please specify contributors to
the article other than the authors accredited. Please also include
specifications of the source of funding for the study and any potential conflict
of interests if appropriate. Suppliers of materials should be named and their
location (town, state/county, country) included.
Similarity index: We check the plagiarism with the use of iThenticate. To
reduce the similarity, please give proper citations and use the words/sentences
Experimental Subjects: When experimental animals (All live animals considered
experimental when use 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 Material 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.
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).
ONLINE SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS
Manuscripts should be submitted Online via the online submission site
www.ejmanager.com or click the submit your manuscript link from
www.veterinaryworld.org. The use of an online submission and peer review site
speeds up the decision-making process, enables immediate distribution, and
allows authors to track the status of their own manuscripts. If assistance is
Office can be contacted and will readily provide any help users need to upload
their manuscripts. But please refer tutorial for online submission from
www.veterinaryworld.org before contacting the editorial office.
Editorial Office contact person: Dr. Anjum Sherasiya, e-mail:
To submit a manuscript, please follow the instructions below.
Launch your web browser and go to
www.ejmanager.com or click on the link submit your manuscript at
www.veterinaryworld.org and choose author login from upper right corner. Select
Veterinary World from the list. If you are not registered as an author then
register yourself as an author. The system will generate username and password
for you after registration. You have to use this username and password to login
as an author.
After login with your username and password, click
on the tutorial link from upper menu. The tutorial will guide you procedure
regarding submission of manuscript step by step.
Please be patience during the final step of
conversion to PDF. Sometime conversion takes long time (upto 2-3 min according
to system speed and your network speed)
Please do not forget to send the submission after
conversion to PDF.
After successful confirmation, you will receive
the system generated acknowledgment by an email for your submission.
Your manuscript with title page under the file
designation 'main document’ (compulsory).
Figure files under the file designation 'figures'.
You must have to upload 'author declaration
MANUSCRIPT TYPES ACCEPTED
Original Research articles
There is no page limit but unnecessary text, illustrations and tables must not
We do not accepts the submission of Case reports.
MANUSCRIPT FORMAT AND STRUCTURE
Refer the latest articles and manuscript template
from www.veterinaryworld.org for format of each section.
There is no page limit for manuscripts. The manuscript must be typed with 11
point Times New Roman font (Double space line) in MS Word 2010.
Give line no. to whole word document.
Title (should be clear, descriptive and not too
PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE AUTHOR NAME AND AFFILIATION
IN WORD FILE as we follow double blind peer review process.
Keywords (indexing terms), normally 3-6 items.
Introduction (should include recent references)
Materials studied, area descriptions, methods,
techniques (Include permission of Animal Ethics Committee if needed)
Discussion (Discuss the result with support of
PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE ACKNOWLEDGMENT IN WORD FILE
BUT INCLUDE IT IN AUTHOR DECLARATION CERTIFICATE as we follow double blind peer
Competing interest statement
Authors’ Contributions (include in revised
manuscript only) as we follow double blind peer review process.
References; Research article: 40%
references must be of research/review papers published during past five years.
Review article: 40-50% references must from papers published during past five
years. References in the text should be given by placing in bracket ,
[1,2,3]. Reference no. should start from no. 1 onwards from Introduction section
(e.g.: ,...[1,2]). Reference list must be prepared accordingly.
Figures (separate file(s)).
Language: The language of publication is English.
Authors for whom English is a second language must have their manuscript
professionally edited by an English speaking person before submission to make
sure the English is of high quality.
Abbreviations, Symbols and Nomenclature: All
specifications must be stated according to the S.I. system. Concentrations of
chemical solutions are to be given in mol/l. All other concentrations should be
given in % (volume or weight). Any abbreviations of chemical, biological,
medical or other terms should only be employed when it is certain that they are
internationally known. The full name must be stated in brackets when the
abbreviation is first used.
All biological, medical, chemical or other terms should be used according to the
most recent recommendations of the respective international nomenclature.
Enzymes should be given in I.U. (International Units), according to Enzyme
Nomenclature (Elsevier Publishing Co., 1965). In the case of commercially
obtained substances or reagents, when they are first mentioned in the text, the
name and address of the manufacturer or supplier should be given as a footnote.
Products (preparations etc.) with a registered trademark should be marked with
Bacterial names should be in accordance with the latest edition of Bergey's
Manual of Determinative Bacteriology (The Williams and Wilkins Co., Baltimore).
Viruses are to be given the classification and names recommended by the
International Committee on the Nomenclature of Viruses.
Names of micro-organisms and zoological names should be in italics in the
Figures/Graphs: The manuscript comprises the text
and a list of all figures and tables with their captions and titles in a
separate file. We ask that you convey the essential information within the first
60 characters of the captions to accommodate the online edition. Each figure,
table, and bibliographic entry must have a reference in the text. All
figures/graphs etc. must be in JPG format.
References: Each paper should include
bibliographical references. The name of the journal in which the paper cited
appears should be listed in the form of the abbreviated title from the cover of
the journal concerned, otherwise use the abbreviations contained in a
Bibliographic Guide for Editors & Authors from Chemical Abstracts, which is
available in all major libraries, or the World List of Scientific Periodicals,
4th ed., London 1963-65, or www.journalseek.net, or from other authenticated
list. Name of the journal must be in Italic letter.
Please ensure that references in the text exactly match those in the
manuscript's reference list. If editing sections of text please ensure that any
references that are affected are amended accordingly in the reference list.
Reference to personal communications and unpublished result should be in the
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Hernandez-Sandoval, F., Erler, K. and Luckas, B. (2006) Paralytic shellfish
toxin profiles in netphyto- plankton samples from bahia. concepcion, gulf of
California, Mexico. Mar. Pollut. Bull., 52: 800- 806.
Gholami, P., Lew, S.Q. and Klontz K.C. (1998) Raw shellfish consumption among
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In case of web references, write the date of accession.
AFTER PROVISIONAL ACCEPTANCE
Upon provisional acceptance of a paper for publication, corresponding author
will receive the email regarding payment of Article processing charge (Please
refer homepage for latest charge). Charges must be paid within 10 days as
per instructions given in the email.
Signed acceptance letter will be provided to all author after payment.
Acceptance will be final after the payment of publication charge.
English language editing: Final English language editing will be done by
experts after receipt of article processing charge. The English language
editing will be done free of cost.
Proof Corrections: The corresponding author will receive an e-mail
containing PDF. A working e-mail address must therefore be provided for the
corresponding author. The proof can be downloaded as a PDF (portable document
Proofs must be returned to the Editor within five days of receipt with
corrections if any. If there is no correction then corresponding author must
have to reply accordingly.
We ask that you only correct typesetting errors and grammatical errors if any.
Please note that the author is responsible
for all statements made in their work, including changes made.
Online publication: Considering the environment, Veterinary World is
online only since January 2013 (no print issue to author or subscription of
print version, online only monthly issues) and we will not provide author copy
to any author. Author can download the PDF as reprint from the site.
If any author have special need of hard copy of article/issue then please
contact the Editor-in-Chief by an email.
Online articles are complete and final. They have been fully reviewed, revised
and edited for publication, and the authors' final corrections have been
incorporated. We do assign DOI to each newly published article.
Publication certificate: We will provide publication certificate to
all author with the detail of published article by an email after online
Last updated: 26-12-2015