Instructions for Authors

Instructions for Authors:

Journal of Alternative Veterinary Medicine (JOAVM)

 Points to consider:

  • Papers are accepted for publication on the understanding that they have not been published and are not going to be considered for publication elsewhere. Authors should certify that neither the manuscript nor its main contents have already been published or submitted for publication in another journal.


  • To facilitate the review process, upon submission of a paper, the author/authors are invited to provide the editorial board with the names of four potential reviewers, expert in the field from different institutions complete with their institutional addresses and e-mail addresses. Suggesting two preferred reviewers is required for submission.


  • Upon the submission of any article, only one file is to be attached as the main manuscript; no need to send illustrations, tables, and figures in separate files. Please ensure that the authors’ names and designations do not appear anywhere in the manuscript or in the filename.


  • Authors’ names and designations should be in a separate file, sent as attached file.


  • The technical Journal of Alternative Veterinary Medicine is published quarterly to improve and expand knowledge and original research covering different areas of veterinary research and its relevant branches. Original Articles, Review Articles, Case Report, and Letters to the Editor in the field of journal are welcome.


  • Review articles would be written by experts in the field and with references to at least three of their own published works on the same subject in scientific journals. With respect to Review Articles, the scientific editor of journal may send invitations to notable reviewers in the field.


Points to authors:

  1. The journal is free to accept or reject, and to edit the articles. The editorial board also holds the right to make necessary revisions (approved by correspondence author) scientifically and literally. The manuscripts or related attachments will not be sent back to authors.
  2. Manuscripts describing any experimental research on animals should include a statement of approval by the Ethical Committee of the institute where the work was done, mentioning that the study was carried out according to the ethical and legal requirements.
  3. The corresponding author together with other co-authors must give written assurance that the submitted manuscript has not been published previously in full form or partially, and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Moreover, authors are required to give written assurance indicating that as long as the submitted manuscript has not received the final decision by JOAVM (at most four months after being received by the journal) it would not be submitted to other journals. In the first page, please download the Cover Letter file; fill it out and send it back to the journal, together with the file with the authors’ names, and the file without authors’ name.
  4. All manuscripts are to be submitted online at: http://www. Notifications with respect to papers acceptance or rejection will also be possible online.
  5. The use of someone else’s ideas or words in their original form or slightly changed without a proper citation is considered plagiarism and will not be tolerated.


Manuscript Preparation:

Manuscripts should be prepared as described below. Manuscripts that do not follow the specified format will be returned for correction before being sent out for review.

The manuscript including tables, footnotes and figure legends must be typed in double space on A4 size (21 × 29.7 cm) white paper, with left and right margins of 2.5 cm and a Times New Roman font size of 12 (Microsoft Word), submitted  through JOAVM online system. Contributors who are not native or fluent English speakers are strongly advised to ensure that a colleague fluent in the English language or a professional language editor has reviewed their manuscript. Concise English without jargon should be used. Repetitive use of long sentences and passive voice should be avoided. It is strongly recommended that the text be run through computer spelling and grammar programs. Either British or American spelling is acceptable but must be consistent throughout.

  1. The title page

The title page should include the full title, the authors’ full names and correspondence author’s name, highest academic degrees, and affiliations of all authors, their faculty, university, and city, together with e-mail and postal addresses. For a clearly identified corresponding Author,    phone and fax number should also be included.  This page should also include the names of funding institution or organization, proposal registration number, and running title. The title page is to be signed by all the authors.

  1. Abstract

Abstract should be between 250 to 300 words presented in a separate page. It should appear in a structured format as: Background and aims, Methods, Results,Disscusion and Conclusions. The abstract should be informative and completely self-explanatory, briefly present the topic, state the scope of the experiments, indicate significant data, and point out major findings and conclusions. A list of three to five keywords for indexing should be included at the foot of the abstract chosen from the Medical Subject Headings (MESH) in index medicus.

  1. The body text

The body text should contain Introduction, Materials & Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion, Acknowledgements (including name of all sources of financial and material support and assistance) and References sections, with the maximum length of 10 pages, 18 lines.


This should argue the case for your study, outlining only essential background, and should not include the findings the conclusions, It should not be a review of the subject area, but should finish with a clear statement of the question being addressed.


Materials and methods          

Please provide concise but complete information about the materials and the analytical and statistical procedures used. This part should be as clear as possible to enable other scientists to repeat the research presented. Brand names and company locations should be as supplied for all mentioned equipment, instruments, chemicals, etc. A subsection detailing statistical methods used to summarise the data and test hypotheses and the level of significance used for testing the hypothesis should also be provided. Where techniques that have already been described in an indexed journal are used, this section should be concise and provide the relevant references.



The same data or information given in aTable must not be repeated in a figure and vice versa. It is not acceptable to repeat extensively the numbers from Tables in the text or to give lengthy explanations of Tables or figures. The Results section should not include discussion or references to citations.



Statements from the Introduction and Results sections should not be repeated here. The final paragraph should highlight the main conclusions of the study.



Citations in the text should be identified by name and year in parentheses. Some examples:

  • However, influence of season was not observed on SOD activity in semen of Bos taurus bulls(Nichi et al., 2006).
  • Kumar et al.(1984) and Khawaskar et al. (2012) also reported association of TP with these semen parameters in Murrah and Surati buffaloes, respectively simulates the findings of present study.
  • A simple schematic representation of major bioactive functional compounds derived from milk is presented in Figure 1 (Korhonen & Pihlanto-Leppälä, 2004).
  • H5N1 was the main virus that caused outbreak in poultry and reported human fatality in Hong Kong in 1997 (Olsen et al., 2006; Treanor et al., 2006).

The references section must include all relevant published works cited in the text in alphabetical order. All authors should be included in reference lists unless there are 6 or more, in which case only the first 6 should be given, followed by ʽet al.ʼ. Do not include personal communications, unpublished data, websites, or other unpublished materials as references, although such material may be inserted (in parentheses) in the text. If the publication was not published with an English title, provide the original title only; do not provide a self- translation. References should be formatted as follows (please note the punctuation and capitalization):


Journal article

Mokhtarifar A., Asady zeydabadi F., Asili J ., Kooshyar MM. and Sahebkar A. The effect of portvlaca oleracea (purslane) seeds on hemoglobin levels in adolescent girl with iron deficiency anemia: arandomized gmparative trail. Comparative Clinical pathology, 2017;26 (1): 11-16


Chapters of books

Adkinson  NF., Bochner  B., Burks  A., Busse  W., Holgate  S., Lemanske  R., et al. Middleton's Allergy. 8th ed., Philadelphia: Saunders, 2014; PP: 739-753.


Stockham SL. and Scott MA. Fundamentals of Veterinary Clinical Pathology. 2nd ed.,USA: Iowa,2013.

 Article by Dol

 Slifka MK. and Whitton JL . Clinical implications of dysregulated cytokine production. Molecular Medicine, 2000;doi:10.1007/s001090000086


  1. Tables and figures

All tables and figures must have a caption and/or legend and be numbered consecutively as they are referred to in the text (e.g., Table 1, Figure 2)  and given  in separate pages not in the running text. Ensure that the data presented in the tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article. Tables should contain full title, and are to be typed double-spaced (Microsoft Word). The legends should be placed below figures with a full title and include sufficient description so that the figure is understandable without reading the text of the manuscript. Information given in legends should not be repeated in the text.

  1. Graphics

Graphics and images should be prepared in high resolution and submitted in GIF, TIFF, or JPEG format and sent through electronic submission section. Their print size should not exceed 8×12 cm. The article full title, corresponding author’s name and the graphic number should be mentioned on back of the original graphics. Graphics and images should be appropriately numbered sequentially (based on order in text). If the subject is human, cover the parts which can identify the subject. Include informed consent forms for identifiable patients.