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Author Guidelines

GENERAL

The Philippine Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (PJVAS) is an open access journal dealing with both basic and applied researches as well as special topics in all species of animals, including companion, laboratory and farm animals and wildlife. It is a peer-reviewed journal which publishes full research works, short communications, case reports, research notes and review articles which advance the knowledge of animal and veterinary sciences and enhance the development of the livestock and poultry industry.

The PJVAS is the official publication of the Philippine Society of Animal Science (PSAS), Print ISSN 0115-2173 and Online ISSN 2619-7731. It is published two times a year, in June and December.

The PJVAS welcomes papers not only from members of the PSAS but from other contributors who are non-PSAS members. The PJVAS accepts contributions from different disciplines of veterinary science, animal science and animal biotechnology. News from the society (PSAS) and special topics will also be considered.

The papers contained in each issue of the journal have been prepared and written by the authors. Permission to reproduce, reprint, or use parts of published manuscripts (including information in figures and tables) should be obtained from the Editor-in-Chief.

The views and opinions expressed in the journal do not necessarily reflect those of the PSAS and PJVAS staff. The PSAS and PJVAS staff cannot be held responsible for any errors, inaccuracies or any consequences arising from the use of information contained in this journal.

SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS

Papers submitted to the PJVAS must be original, must not have been published elsewhere (except as an abstract or a brief report in proceedings) and must not be currently under consideration by another journal.

All manuscripts submitted should comply with current animal welfare and ethical guidelines. Failure to meet ethical concerns regarding animal welfare will result in manuscript rejection.

An electronic copy of the manuscript in compact disk (CD) should be submitted in Microsoft Word format (.doc). Figures should be saved as separate electronic files (.jpg). Online submission can also be done. There are no charges for both submission and publication.

Submission of manuscripts and all inquiries should be addressed to:

The Editor-in-Chief
The Philippine Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences
University of the Philippines Los Banos
College, Laguna 4031, Philippines
Email address: pjvas.eic@gmail.com

TYPES OF ARTICLES


Full research work is a full account of a complete original project. The paper should not be more than 15 journal pages (approximately 5000 words), including figures and tables. Abstract should not exceed 200 words.

Short communication is a brief report of a limited original study which is novel or timely to enable the rapid publication of highly significant findings. The paper should be no more than 4 journal pages (approximately 1500 words) in length and should contain no more than 2 figures or 2 tables.

Abstract should not exceed 100 words with no more than 20 references. The text should contain no headings. The paper should be marked “Short Communication” on the top left-hand corner of the title
page.

Case report deals with one or more cases concerning a new or rare condition or a unique combination of features. Abstract should be no more than 100 words and text should not exceed 6 journal pages (approximately 2000 words). Case description and discussion should be included, together with acknowledgements and references. The paper should be marked “Case Report” on the top left-
hand corner of the title page.

Research note is a concise paper of limited original observations or experimental results, or novel techniques or procedures which will not warrant a full paper. The paper should be marked “Research Note” on the top left-hand corner of the title page. It should occupy not more than six journal pages. Not more than 20 references should be provided.

Review article is a comprehensive and critical or analytical discussion of a particular subject which provides animal scientists and veterinarians with reliable facts and conclusions without their having to search the literature themselves. The text should not exceed 12 journal pages (approximately 4000 words).

REVIEW

Articles submitted for publication will be subjected to a multidisciplinary triple blind review system where the authors, reviewers from different disciplines of the Editorial Board and technical editors remain anonymous.

Papers needing revision will be returned to authors and should be revised and returned promptly. Authors of papers not suitable for publication will be informed of the reasons for rejection.

FORMAT

Manuscripts should be written in English on one side of white bond paper, A4 (21.6 x 27.9 cm) or letter size (8 1⁄2” x 11”) using 12-point Arial font. Typing must be double-spaced between lines with a margin of at least 3 cm on the left-hand side of each sheet and at least 2 cm along the other three sides.

Pages should be numbered on the upper right-hand corner. The manuscript should be organized in the
following order:

Title. This should all be capitalized and written in bold letters and followed by the name/s of the
author/s. The name/s of the author/s (bold and in lower case, except for the first letters) should be written in full, except for the middle name which is written using the initial only. Superscripts should be affixed to the names of the authors corresponding to their addresses. The address/es of the author/s should be put in the footnote on the first page.

Abstract. This is a summary of the main findings of the work which should not exceed 200 words. A maximum of five keywords should be provided.

Introduction. This should include a brief consideration of the problem and its importance, a short survey of the relevant literature and the aims of the work to be described in the paper.

Materials and Methods. Detailed descriptions of the techniques used should be included in this section together with a broad outline of the work that follows. Authors should use the System Internationale for the units. The common abbreviations are m (meter); l (liter); g (gram); ml (milliliters); mm (millimeters); mol (mole); d (day); h (hour); min (minutes); sec (seconds).

Results and Discussion – The arrangement of this section depends upon the nature of the experiment and, therefore, rests with the author. The breaking up of the section into subheadings often makes for easier reading and avoids confusion. In discussing the results, clarity of argument and brevity must be observed. This section may be divided into two parts: Results and Discussion. Conclusions and recommendations are also stated in this section.

Acknowledgement – This should be brief, to the point and should include only those directly involved in the research.

References. References should be confined to papers with direct bearing on the author’s work. References in the text should be by last name of first author or authors (for 1 or 2 authors) followed by the year. If there are three or more authors, then the last name of the first author should be cited, followed by et al. and year: i.e. Castillo (2006); Castillo and Eusebio (2006); or Castillo et al. (2006). All citations in the text should have corresponding entries in the section on References.

The entries in the References section should be listed in alphabetical order. Each reference should contain the last name followed by the initials of the first name and middle name (where available) of the author/s, year, title of reference, name of journal/book in italics and abbreviated, volume: first page-number (for journals) or inclusive pages, place of publication and publisher (for books). Abbreviate the titles of periodicals mentioned in the list of references in accordance with BIOSIS

Serial Sources. The author is wholly responsible for the accuracy of the references. Examples are as follows:

a. Journal
Baguio SS and Capitan SS. 2008. Motility, livability and fertility of cock spermatozoa as influenced by day of collection, dilution and cryopreservation. Philipp J Vet Anim Sci 21: 29-38.

b. Edited Proceedings
Iannuzzi L. 2004. Developments on gene mapping and its potential impact on genetic improvement in water buffaloes. Proceedings of the Seventh World Buffalo Congress, Makati, Philippines, pp. 181-184.

c. Book
Fauber TL. 2009. Radiographic Imaging and Exposure. 3rd ed. Missouri: Mosby Elsevier.

d. Article in a book or similar publication
Holz P. 2006. Renal Anatomy and Physiology. In: Mader DR, ed. 2nd ed. Reptile Medicine and Surgery, Missouri: Saunders Elsevier, pp. 135-144.

e. Electronic reference
Stedman NL, Brown TP, Brooks RL and Bounous DI. 2001. Heterophil function and resistance to Staphylococcal challenge in broiler chickens naturally infected with avian leucosis virus subgroup. Accessed 15 March 2007. http://www.vetpathology.org/cgi/content/abstract/38/5/519.

Tables. Tables must be typed on separate sheets of paper, one table to a sheet, and each table should carry a brief descriptive title and number above each table and a legend or any footnotes appearing below the table. Tables should be self-explanatory and must replace lengthy explanations in the text that may not suffice without a table. In the body of the table, references to footnotes should be written in numerals. Each footnote should begin on a new line. To indicate significant differences among means within a row or column, superscript lowercase letters should be used. Tables must be strictly limited in numbers and should contain only the essential data. Long and complicated tables should be
avoided. Use vertical and horizontal lines in both inside and outside borders of the Table. The size of the Table must not exceed 7 in (18 cm) long and 5 in (12.5 cm) wide with font size not smaller than Arial 11.

Figures. Figures and illustrations should be simple, few and labelled completely. Figures should be prepared at final size for reproduction with a minimum type size of 10 points, Arial. The figures, including titles and legends should be prepared in separate sheets. All symbols, arrows, numbers, or
letters used to identify parts of the illustrations should be explained in the legends. Where necessary, magnification should be shown by a scale marker drawn on the photograph. Color plates would be accepted only if the author agrees to pay for the color reproduction. Figures should be saved as separate
electronic files (.jpg) and submitted in .jpg format. The PJVAS reserves the right to refuse publication of any illustrations deemed unacceptable.

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. Papers submitted to the PJVAS must be original, must not have been published elsewhere (except as an abstract or a brief report in proceedings) and must not be currently under  considerationby another journal.

  2. All manuscripts submitted should comply with current animal welfare and ethical guidelines. Failure to meet ethical concerns regarding animal welfare will result in manuscript rejection.

  3. An electronic copy of the manuscript in compact disk (CD) should be submitted in Microsoft Word format (.doc). Figures should be saved as separate electronic files (.jpg). Online submission  can also be done. There are no charges for both submission and publication.

  4. Submission of manuscripts and all inquiries should be addressed to:

    The Editor-in-Chief

    The Philippine Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences

    University of the Philippines Los Banos College, Laguna 4031, Philippines
    Email address: pjvas.eic@gmail.com

 

Copyright Notice

The papers contained in each issue of the journal have been prepared and written by the authors. Permission to reproduce, reprint, or use parts of published manuscripts (including information in figures and tables) should be obtained from the Editor-in-Chief.

 

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