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Scope

Iranian journal of Veterinary Science and Technology (IJVST) is a peer-reviewed and multi-disciplinary journal that supports important research advances in veterinary medicine and subject areas relevant to veterinary medicine including anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, bacteriology, biochemistry, biotechnology, food hygiene, public health, immunology, molecular biology, parasitology, pathology, virology, etc. Contributions related to clinical sciences including large and small animal medicine, poultry disease, diseases of equine species and aquaculture are welcomed. Articles can comprise research in basic sciences, as well as applied veterinary findings and experimental studies with impacts on diagnosis, treatment and prevention of animal diseases.

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General guidelines

1. Submitted manuscripts should not be previously published elsewhere and should not be under consideration by any other journal.
2. The submitted manuscript should be accompanied by a written statement signed by the corresponding author on behalf of all the authors that its publication has been approved by all coauthors, stating that the whole manuscript or a part of it has not and will not be published in or submitted to elsewhere.

3. The corresponding author should provide all co-authors with information regarding the manuscript, and obtain their approval before submitting any revisions.
4. Full-length articles, Short Communications, Case reports, Reviews and Commentaries that address scope of the journal will be considered for publication.

5. Ethics: Authors must state that the protocol for the research project has been approved by the Ethics Committee of the institution within which the work was undertaken. Authors are responsible for animal welfare and all statements made in their work.

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Manuscript types

Original Articles

should contain Title Page, Abstract, Keywords, List of Abbreviations, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgement, Author Contributions, Conflict of Interest Statements, References, and Figure Legends. Tables and figures should be appended as individual files.

Review Articles

should provide an update on recent advances in a particular field. Authors wishing to submit review articles should contact the Editor with an outline of the proposed paper prior to submission.

 

Case Reports

should include Title Page (including Acknowledgements, Author Contributions, and Conflict of Interest Statements), Abstract, Keywords, List of Abbreviations, Introduction, Case Presentation, Results and Discussion, , and References. Case reports should not exceed 2000 words (excluding the references) and sould include no more than two tables or figures.

 

Short Communications

should not exceed 2000 words (excluding the references) and include no more than two tables or figures. They should include Title Page (including Acknowledgements, Author Contributions, and Conflict of Interest Statements), Abstract, Keywords, List of Abbreviations, the text summarizing results with no other divisions, and References.

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Manuscript formatting

Manuscripts should be written in English, with Abstract in both English and Persian (where applicable), typewritten in MS Word program, double-spaced, in 12-point “Times New Roman” font on A4 paper size. Authors are requested to reserve margins of 2.5 cm all around the pages. Manuscript should also have line numbers. Original photos, tables and figures should be appended as individual files and should not be inserted in the manuscript file.All pages of the manuscripts should be enumerated. Templates can be downloaded from the following links.
Template MS Word file for original articles (link).
Template MS Word file for Title page (link).
Template MS Word file for Tables (link).

 

Title Page

Full Title Page should include title (concise and informative), author(s) (including the complete name, department affiliation, and institution), running head (condensed title) (≤ 50 characters, including spaces), name and address of the authors to whom correspondence and reprint requests should be addressed, Acknowledgements, Author Contributions, and Conflict of Interest Statements.

 

Abstract

Abstract (in English and Persian) no more than 250 words should contain the purpose of the study, findings and the conclusion made on the basis of the findings. Authors who are not native Persian speakers may submit their manuscript with an abstract in English only. Abbreviations and reference citations may not be used in the abstracts.

 

Keywords

For indexing purposes, each submitted manuscript should include three to seven keywords, following the abstract and preferably chosen from the Medical Subject Headings (MESH). Keywords should express the precise content of the manuscript.

 

Introduction

Introduction should be as concise as possible, and clearly explain the main objective and hypothesis of the investigation.

 

Results

Results indicate the results of an original research in a clear and logical sequence. Do not repeat data that are already covered in tables and illustrations. In manuscripts describing more than one animal, all animals should be assigned a case number.

 

Discussion

Discussion should include the answer to the question proposed in the introduction and emphasize the new and important aspects of the study and the conclusions that follow from them. It could include the implication, application, or speculation of the findings and their limitations, relate the observations to other relevant studies, and links the conclusions with the goals of the study. Recommendations, when appropriate, may be included.

 

Materials and Methods

Materials and Methods should be described in sufficient details to allow other workers to reproduce the results. Specify any statistical computer programs used .The methods of data collection and use of statistical analysis will be checked by the referees and if necessary, a statistician. Drugs and therapeutic agents, reagents, softwares and equipments should be given in the format: name (trade name, manufacturer name, city, country), e.g. Statview 5 (SAS Institute, Inc., Cary, NC, USA).

 

 

Acknowledgements

Personal acknowledgement, sources of financial support, contributions and helps of other researchers and everything that does not justify authorship should be mentioned in this section, if required.

 

Author contributions statement

Authors are required to include a statement to specify the contributions of each author. The statement describes the tasks of individual authors referred to by their initials. Listed below is an example of author contributions statement. Conceived and designed the experiments: HD, SS. Performed the experiments: SS. Analyzed the data: HD, SS, MMM, ARB. Research space and equipment: HD, MMM, ARB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: HD. wrote the paper: SS, HD.

 

Conflict of interest statement

All authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work. Examples of potential conflicts of interest include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. If there are no conflicts of interest then please state this: ‘Conflicts of interest: none’. The corresponding author must be completed and signed by all authors. This form can be downloaded from IJVST website (link).

 

References

Must be up-to-dated and limited to those that are necessary. Lists of references should be given in numerical order in the text, and in the reference list. Please use Vancouver style. To download the Vancouver Style which could be used in the Endnote software click the following link (link).

 

Example piece of text and reference list

An unhealthy diet, obesity and physical inactivity play a role in the onset of Type 2 diabetes,1but it has been shown that increased physical activity substantially reduces the risk [1], and participation in regular physical activity is one of the major recommendation of the evidence based guidelines for the primary prevention of diseases [2]. According to the 2004-05 National Health Survey, more than half a million Australians (3.5% of the population) have diabetes mellitus which had been medically diagnosed and most of these people have the Type 2 condition [3]. Gestational diabetes is also on the increase, rising steadily between 2000-01 and 2005-06 [4]. Approximately two thirds of those with diabetes have been prescribed medication [3], but it is of concern that a recent review of the literature found that many people do not take their medication as prescribed [5].  Many patients also self monitor the disease by measuring their blood glucose levels with a glucose meter but Song and Lipman [6] have concerns about how well this is managed.

 

References

1.   Hull J, Forton J, Thompson A. Paediatric respiratory medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2015.
2.   Eckerman AK, Dowd T, Chong E, Nixon L, Gray R, Johnson S. Binan goonj: bridging cultures in Aboriginal health. 3rd ed. Chatswood, NSW: Elsevier Australia; 2010.
3.   Johnson C, Anderson SR, Dallimore J, Winser S, Warrell D, Imray C, et al. Oxford handbook of expedition and wilderness medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2015.
4.   McLatchie GR, Borley NR, Chikwe J, editors. Oxford handbook of clinical surgery. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2013.
5.   Petitti DB, Crooks VC, Buckwalter JG, Chiu V. Blood pressure levels before dementia. Arch Neurol. 2005 Jan;62(1):112-6.
6.   Liaw S, Hasan I, Wade, V, Canalese R, Kelaher M, Lau P, et al. Improving cultural respect to improve Aboriginal health in general practice: a multi-perspective pragmatic study. Aust Fam Physician. 2015;44(6):387-92.

 

Listed below, are sample references in the correct format.

 

Book [print], Single Author

Hull J, Forton J, Thompson A. Paediatric respiratory medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2015.

 

Book [print] 2-6 authors

Eckerman AK, Dowd T, Chong E, Nixon L, Gray R, Johnson S. Binan goonj: bridging cultures in Aboriginal health. 3rd ed. Chatswood, NSW: Elsevier Australia; 2010.

 

Book [print] More than 6 authors

Johnson C, Anderson SR, Dallimore J, Winser S, Warrell D, Imray C, et al. Oxford handbook of expedition and wilderness medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2015.

 

eBook Accessed From a Library-Subscribed Database or from the Internet

Fischer T, Langanke M, Marschall P, Michl S. Individualized medicine ethical, economical and historical perspectives [Internet]. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015 [cited 2015 Jul 14]. Available from: Ebook Library

Langford S. Transporting your patient: guidelines for organizing and preparing patients for transfer by air [Internet]. Jandakot (WA): Royal Flying Doctor Service; 2015 [cited 2015 Jun 23]. Available from:

http://healthprofessionals.flyingdoctor.org.au/DownloadDocument.ashx?DocumentID=132

 

Edited book

McLatchie GR, Borley NR, Chikwe J, editors. Oxford handbook of clinical surgery. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2013.

 

Chapter, section, part or contribution in an edited book - with named author(s)

Pagel JF, Pegram GV. The role for the primary care physician in sleep medicine. In: Pagel JF, Pandi-Perumal SR, editors. Primary care sleep medicine. 2nd ed. New York: Springer; 2014.

 

If there is no author omit the author statement- eBook example

Lacteal crises: debate over milk purity in Victorian Britain. In: Penner L, Sparks T, editors. Victorian medicine and popular culture [Internet]. London: Pickering & Chatto Publishers; 2015 [cited 2015 Jul 14]. Available from: Ebook Library

 

Conference Proceedings

Castillo RR, Abarquez RF, Aquino AV, Sy RG, Gomez LA, Divinagracia RA, et al. editors. 10th Asia Pacific congress of hypertension – APCH 2014; 2014 Feb 12-15; Cebu City (Philippines). Florence (Italy): Monduzzi Editore, International Proceedings Division; c2014.

 

Conference Paper

Jennings GLR. Approaches to the management of resistant hypertension. In: Castillo RR, Abarquez RF, Aquino AV, Sy RG, Gomez LA, Divinagracia RA, et al. editors. 10th Asia Pacific congress of hypertension – APCH 2014; 2014 Feb 12-15; Cebu City (Philippines). Florence (Italy): Monduzzi Editore, International Proceedings Division; c2014. p. 21-4.

 

Dictionary

Oxford concise medical dictionary. 9th rev ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2015. Hebephrenia; p. 241.

 

Dictionary_ from a Library-subscribed database

Mosby’s dental dictionary [Internet]. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier Health Sciences; 2014. Hebephrenia. [cited 2015 Jul 14]. Available from: Credo Reference

 

Thesis

Ho SH. Preventative risk modelling and mapping of Murray Valley encephalitis virus and dengue virus in Western Australia [master’s thesis]. [Perth (AU)]: University of Western Australia; 2015.

 

Thesis_ Accessed from Library-subscribed database

McIntosh N. Intra- and interprofessional coordination in inpatient medicine. [dissertation on the Internet]. [Boston]: Boston University. [cited 2015 Jun 29]. Available from: Proquest Dissertations and Theses

 

Thesis_Accessed on the web

Seale AC. The clinical and molecular epidemiology of streptococcus agalactiae in Kenya: maternal colonization and perinatal outcomes [dissertation on the Internet]. [Oxford (England)]: University Oxford; 2015 [cited 2015 Jul 28]. Available from: http://ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:6e7d952a-dc5b-4af0-b0bb-f2ae2184eed0

 

Journal article [print]

Petitti DB, Crooks VC, Buckwalter JG, Chiu V. Blood pressure levels before dementia. Arch Neurol. 2005 Jan;62(1):112-6.

 

Journal article_More than 6 authors [print]

Liaw S, Hasan I, Wade, V, Canalese R, Kelaher M, Lau P, et al. Improving cultural respect to improve Aboriginal health in general practice: a multi-perspective pragmatic study. Aust Fam Physician. 2015;44(6):387-92.

 

Journal article_No author [print]

Perkins reduces the brain drain. Perkins. 2015 Spring;1:10.

 

Journal article_Organisation as a author [print]

The ORIGIN Trial Investigators. Predictors of nonsevere and severe hypoglycemia during glucose-lowering treatment with insulin glarine or standard drugs in the ORIGIN trial. Diabetes Care. 2015 Jan;38(1):22-8.

 

Issue with a supplement [print]

Bonda C, Sharma P, LaFaver K. Clinical reasoning: a 28 year old woman with lower extremity spasticity and microcytic anemia. Neurology. 2015;85(2) Suppl:e11-4.

 

Journal article_Volume with a supplement [print]

Geraud G, Spierings EL, Keywood C. Tolerability and safety of frovatriptan with short- and long-term use for treatment of migraine and in comparison with sumatriptan. Headache. 2002;42 Suppl 2:S93-9.

 

Journal article_In Press or Forthcoming article

Rudoler D, Deber R, Barnsley J, Glazier RH, Rohit Dass A, Laporte A. Paying for primary care: factors associated with physician self selection into payment models. Health Econ. Forthcoming 2015.

 

Journal article_From an online source, no page numbers

Abrams EM, Becker AB, Gerstner TV. Anaphylaxis related to avocado ingestion: a case and review. Allergy Asthma Clin Immunol [Internet]. 2011 [cited 2011 Sept 23];7:12 [about 2 p.]. Available from: BioMed Central

 

Journal article_From a Library-subscribed database

Zylka MJ, Simon JM, Philpot BD. Gene length matters in neurons. Neuron [Internet]. 2015 [cited 2015 Jul 22];86(2):353-5. Available from: Medline

 

Journal article_From the Internet

Montagner AF, Carvalho MPM, Susin AH. Microshear bonding effectiveness of different regions. Indian J Dent Res [Internet]. 2015 [cited 2015 Jun 29];26(2):131-5. Available from: http://www.ijdr.in/article.asp?issn=0970-9290;year=2015;volume=26;issue=2;spage=131;epage=135;aulast=Montagner

 

In-text citations

The reference is written with an arabic number put in parentheses. You need to give a reference even when the author’s name is stated in the sentence. If you refer to a source more than once, you should use the same number you used the first time you referred to that particular source. If you refer to several sources in one sentence, you may give them this way: (2-4) that is, 2 through 4, and (2-4,8) that is, 2 through 4 and 8. The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Reference list should be enumerated. The reference list as Endnote file should be sent to IJVST office when is required at the time of typesetting. The information on how to write in-text references and reference lists in the Vancouver style is retrieved from the NLM’s style guide Citing medicine (1) and References/Bibliography Vancouver Style (2,3).
1. Patrias K. Citing medicine: the NLM style guide for authors, editors, and publishers [Internet]. 2nd ed. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US); 2007 [updated 2009 Oct 21; cited 2011 Jul 2]. Available from: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/citingmedicine
2. References/Bibliography Vancouver Style [Internet]. Queensland: University of Queensland; [cited 2011 Jan 10]. Available from: http://www.library.uq.edu.au/training/citation
3. References/Bibliography Vancouver Style [Internet]. Perth: University of Western Australia; [cited 2017 Mar 6]. Available from: http://guides.library.uwa.edu.au

 

Tables

Please submit tables as individual files and editable text and not as images. Place all table notes below the table body. Each table should have a title which is followed by explanation of results shown in the table. Use of vertical rules must be avoided. Tables should be self-explanatory, and clearly arranged. Tables should provide easier understanding and not duplicate information already included in the text or figures. Each table should be typewritten with double spacing on a separate file and numbered in order of citation in the text with Arabic numerals. Each table should have a concise heading that makes it comprehensible without reference to the text of the article. Explain any nonstandard abbreviations in a footnote to the table.

 

Figures

Figures must be submitted in individual files (format: TIFF, Dimensions: Width: 789 – 2250 pixels at 300 dpi Height maximum: 2625 pixels at 300 dpi, Resolution: 300 – 600 dpi, file size: less than 10 MB, Text within figures: Arial or Symbol font only in 8-12 point). The text and other labels should be placed in the figure as un-compressed layers. Each figure should have a title which is followed by explanation of results shown in the figure. Figures should be numbered in order of citation in the text with Arabic numerals.

The bar diagrams should be provided with shading of black, white, gray, cross-hatching, vertical stripes, and horizontal stripes. Please do not use different shades of gray. The axes of diagrams should have titles and units. Also, the source file of the image (Excel etc.) should be provided for typesetting.

Illustrations should be numbered as cited in the sequential order in the text, with a legend at the end of the manuscript. Color photographs are accepted at no extra charge. The editors and publisher reserve the right to reject illustrations or figures based upon poor quality of submitted materials. If a published figure is used, the publisher’s permission needs to be presented to the office, and the figure should be referenced in its legend.

 

Use of Italics

Gene symbols, Latin terms (i.e. in vivo, in vitro, ex vivo, in utero, in situ, and etc.) and species scientific names (using the binomial nomenclature), should be typed in italics, while the first letter of the genus name must be capitalized (i.e. Homo sapiens).

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Copyright

Accepted manuscripts become the permanent property of the IJVST and may not be reproduced, in whole or in part, without the written permission of the Editor. The Copyright assignment form must be completed and sent to Iranian Journal of Veterinary Science and Technology (IJVST) editorial office. The form can be downloaded from the following link (link).

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Submission

Authors should submit their manuscript in electronic format directly through IJVST website (ijvst.um.ac.ir) along with a letter to editor signed by the author to whom correspondence should be addressed. Please ensure that Email addresses are university/governmental addresses and full postal addresses are included on the title page of the manuscript. List of files and forms which should be completed and submitted:

Manuscript (template file)
Title page (template file)
Tables (template file)
Figures
Endnote manuscript library file (Vancouver style)
Copyright assignment form (form)
Conflict of Interest declarartion and author aggreemnt form (form)

 

For further information, please contact the Editorial Office:
Iranian Journal of Veterinary Science and Technology
Email: ijvst@um.ac.ir; Tel: +98 51 3880-3742