|Alexandria Journal of Veterinary Sciences|
GUIDE FOR AUTHORS
Articles (in English, prepared in MS Word format) should be typed on one side of the paper in Arial font with wide margins and 1.5 line space. Electronic submission of manuscripts is strongly encouraged, provided that the text, tables, and figures are included in a single Microsoft Word file.
Please view the sample issue or more details about the final form of the paper (Sample issue download).
The manuscript should be submitted (no fees required) to journal office along with the completed copyright form by author(s) and a cover letter to the editor in chief via email attachments firstname.lastname@example.org (alternative email: email@example.com) or through online submission at journal website.
Language and style
All submitted manuscripts should be in English. Nonnative English speakers may be advised to seek professional help with the language. All materials should be typed double line spacing numbered page with Times New Roman font (size 12). Abbreviations should be standardized and used just in necessary cases, after complete explanations at the first usage.
Types of acceptable articles
- Original article
- Review article
- Short communication
- Case report
Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Each heading should appear on its own separate line.
should be a brief phrase describing the contents of the paper. The Title page should include the authors' full names and affiliations, the name of the corresponding author along with phone, fax and E-mail information. Present addresses of the corresponding author should appear as a footnote.
• Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that all contact details must be kept up to date by the corresponding author.
Each manuscript should begin with short abstract (250-300 words). The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions, do not cite references in the abstract.
This should be followed by a list of 4 - 6 keywords and a running title for abstracting and indexing purposes. Please minimize the use of abbreviations in the keywords, only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible.
Short running title: Minimize the article title into short title that will be use as a header for the published paper
State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.
2. MATERIAL AND METHODS
Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described. Capitalize trade names and include the manufacturer's name and address. Subheadings should be used. Methods in general use need not be described in detail.
Results should be clear and concise.
This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is also allowed. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.
The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusion section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.
Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.).
Citation in text
Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication.
The Harvard system whereby author’s names and date of publication appear in the text will be used. Where there are joint authors, only the name of the first should be given in the text followed by et al. References to several works by the same author published in one year should be distinguished as 2009a, 2009b, e.t.c. The list of references must be alphabetically arranged on a separate page.
1- Reference to a journal publication:
Atienzar, F.A., Jha, A.N. 2006. The random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) assay and related techniques applied to genotoxicity and carcinogenesis studies: a critical review. Mut. Res. 613: 76-102.
2- Reference to a book:
Strunk Jr W, White EB. The elements of style. 4th ed. New York: Longman; 2000.
3- Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
Mettam GR, Adams LB. How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In: Jones BS, Smith RZ, editors. Introduction to the electronic age, New York: E-Publishing Inc; 2009, p. 281–304.
4- Web references
Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.
Journal abbreviations source
Journal names should be abbreviated according to
Index Medicus journal abbreviations: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/tsd/serials/lji.html;
List of title word abbreviations: http://www.issn.org/2-22661-LTWA-online.php;
CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service): http://www.cas.org/content/references/corejournals.
Figures and Photographs:
• Make sure you use uniform lettering and sizing of your original artwork.
• Number the illustrations according to their sequence in the text.
• Figures should be referred to as Fig. 1, Fig. 2 e.t.c.
• Provide captions (legends) to illustrations separately
If your electronic artwork is created in a Microsoft Office application (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), when your electronic artwork is finalized, please 'Save as' or convert the images to one of the following formats TIFF (or JPEG): Color or grayscale photographs.
Figure captions (Legends)
Ensure that each illustration has a caption. Supply captions separately, not attached to the figure. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used.
Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Place footnotes to tables below the table body. Avoid vertical rules. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article. They should be referred to as Table 1, Table 2, and e.t.c.
- No submission fees.
- The article (10 pages) cost 450 EGP including online publishing and 10 offprints, an extra 10 EGP for each additional page, and 20 EGP for each colored page.
For Arab and Foreigners
- No submission fees.
- The article (10 pages) will cost 100 USD for the black-and-white pages; 120 USD for the colorful pages.
The cost of an annual subscription to the Journal:
For Egyptian institutions: 200 EGP.
for the Arab and foreign individuals: 150 USD.
- After contact with journal editor, he will tell you the cost that you can pay by swift to account number: Banque Misr: 237/1/358 - swift code (Bmisegcx140)
- By direct pay to the editorial office of the journal at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt.