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Revised on 31 January 2019
Manuscript Format

All materials must be written in proper and clear English. The manuscript including tables and their footnotes, and figure legends, must be typed out double-spaced, standard 12 point font (Times New Roman style) with 2.5 cm margins all sides on A4 size (21 cm × 29.7 cm). The manuscript should be in the following sequence: abstract and keywords, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, acknowledgments, conflict of interest, references, tables, and figure legends. The copyright assignment form and cover letter should be uploaded as separate files. The abstract, references, each table and figure legend should start with a new page. All pages should be numbered consecutively. All tables and figures are to be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals in order cited. Their positions should be indicated in the end of appropriate typescript. The average size of original articles should not exceed 3,500 words excluding table(s), figure(s) and references. Short communications and case reports should not exceed 1,500 words excluding the figure(s) and table(s), and there is no size limitation for review articles.

Cover letter
  • The corresponding author should highlight the key points and originality of the article in few sentences and provide written assurance that neither the submitted materials nor portions therefore have been published previously or are under consideration for publication elsewhere. When more than one related manuscript has been published or is under consideration for publication by this or other journals, authors are required to declare this in their letter and to enclose copies of those publications for an editorial perusal. Failure to do so may lead to editorial rejection of the submitted manuscript.
    The cover letter should also state the contributions of each authors to the article submitted and that all authors have seen and approved the final manuscript.

Title page
  • This should be contain the title of an article, full names of author(s) and institutional affiliation(s). If several authors, and institutions are listed, they should be clearly indicated with which department and institution each author is affiliated. In separate paragraph, address for correspondence, including the name of corresponding author, telephone and fax number, and e-mail address, should be given. Information concerning sources of financial support should be placed as an acknowledgment.

  • Title: Title should be brief but informative. It is important for literature retrieval to include the key words in the title which are necessary to identify the nature of the subject matter, including the species of the animal on which the work is done.
    Use of expressions such as "Studies on .........." "Observation of ........." or "Effects of ......." should be avoided, since they are not sufficiently informative. Chemical formulas or abbreviations should not be used. Titles in the form of declarative or interrogative sentences are not encouraged. Also, do not use Roman or Arabic numerals to designate that the paper is one in a series.

  • Authors and Affiliation: Authors are urged to include their full names (e.g. Michael Johns, David N. Fisher, Ana M. Fernádez Cabrera etc.). Authors' academic degrees should not be included. If authors have an Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier (ORCID), they should involve it at the title page. The full name of institutions and subsidiary departments should be given, together with a useful address including postal code. If several authors and institutions are listed on a paper, it should be clearly indicated with which department and institution each author is affiliated. The affiliation address in each case should be indicated by superscript.

  • Running title: A brief running title should be provided, not to exceed ten words. If running title is declarative or interrogative sentences, it is not acceptable.

Body text
  • Title: Title should be provided once again at the top of the first page of the body.

  • Abstracts: Abstract should be concise less than 250 words for original article (100 words in case of short communication and case report) and describe in one paragraph, concisely purpose, methods, important results and describe conclusion of the study, but not repeat information already presented in the title. It should be suitable for direct inclusion in Index Medicus/Medline and CAB/Index Veterinarius.

  • Keywords: This is a list important terms relevant to the content of paper. Up to 5 keywords should be listed at the bottom of abstract to be used as index terms. For the selection of keywords, please refer Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) in Index Medicus/Medline, or in website, www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html.

  • Introduction: This is a brief background. It is not necessary to include all of the background literature. Brief reference to the most pertinent generally is enough to inform readers with findings of others in the field. The specific questions to be addressed the study should also described. It should not contain either authors’ result and conclusion.

  • Materials and Methods: Experimentation of the experimental methods should be concise but sufficient for repetition by other qualified investigators. Procedures that have been published previously should not be described in detail, but merely cited with appropriate references. However, new or significant modifications of previously published procedures need full descriptions. The sources of special chemical(s), equipment(s) or preparation(s) should be given along with their company name and country. All chemicals and reagents should be used a generic name but not brand name. For animal experimentation reported in this Journal, it is expected that the "Guide for the care and use of laboratory animals" approved by the National Research Council (ILAR) in USA will have been observed. The procedures used and the care of animals should be approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee in one of author's institution(s), and the approval number should be provided (for example, Approval No.12345). Research on humans must be approved by IRB. Please refer the Declaration of Helsinki (www.wma.net).
    The selection of observational or experimental participants (healthy animals or patients, including controls) should be described, including eligibility and exclusion criteria and a description of the source population. Because the relevance of such variables as age, sex, or breed is not always known at the time of study design, researchers should aim for inclusion of representative populations into all study types and at a minimum provide descriptive data for these and other relevant demographic variables. Ensure correct use of the term sex (when reporting biological factors), unless inappropriate, report the sex of animals or cells, and describe the methods used to determine sex. If the study was done involving an exclusive population, for example in only one sex, authors should justify why, except in obvious cases (e.g., prostate cancer). Authors should define how they determined breed and justify their relevance.

  • Results: This part should be included a concise textual description of the data presented in tables and figures. Repetition of the same data in different forms should be avoided. The results should not included materials appropriate to the discussion.

  • Discussion: In this section, the data should be interpreted concisely without repeating material already presented in the results section. It should be considered the results in relation to any hypotheses advanced in the introduction. This may include an evaluation of the methodology and of the relationship of new information to the knowledge in that field.

  • Acknowledgments: All person who have made a genuine contribution and who endorse the data and conclusions may be included. Statements regarding sources of direct financial support (e.g., grants, fellowships, and scholarships, etc.) should appear in the Acknowledgments. Funding agencies may have specific wording requirements, and compliance with such requirements is the responsibility of the author. Authors are responsible for obtaining written permission to use any copyrighted text and/or illustration.

  • Conflict of Interest: Conflict of interest exists when an author (or the author's institution), reviewer, or editor has financial or personal relationship that inappropriately influence his/her actions (such relationships are also known as dual commitments, competing interests, or competing loyalties). All authors should disclose their conflict of interest, i.e., (1) financial relationships such as employment, consultancy, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, (2) personal relationship, (3) academic competition, and (4) intellectual passion. Authors should explain why each interest may represent a conflict. If no conflicts exist, the authors should state this. Submitting authors are responsible for coauthors declaring their interests. These conflicts of interests must be included in the end of manuscript.
    In particular, all sources of funding for a study should be explicitly stated. Disclosure form shall be same with ICMJE Uniform Disclosure Form for Potential Conflicts of Interest (http://www.icmje.org/coi_disclosure.pdf).
    The Editor decides whether the information on the conflict should be included in the published paper. Before publishing such information, the Editor consults with the corresponding author. If the sufficient agreement with the author cannot be reached, the J Vet Sci follows the COPE flow chart (http://publicationethics.org/) for settlement of these issues.

  • References: The references section must include all relevant published works, and all listed references must be cited in the text.
    Arrange the references in alphabetical order by the first author's surname, and number the entries consecutively. And the cited references in the text should be cited by their list number. Cite each listed reference in the text by number in square brackets. Journal name should be abbreviated in accordance with the style of Index Medicus/Medline (www.nlm.nih.gov/tsd/serials/lji.html). The number of references should be less than forty (40) for original article and fifteen (15) for short communication and case report.
    Follow the styles shown in the example below:

    1. Berghoff N, Suchodolski JS, Steiner JM. Association between serum cobalamin and methylmalonic acid concentrations in dogs. Vet J 2012, 191, 306-311.
    2. Alberghina D, Amorini AM, Lazzarino G. Modulation of peripheral markers of the serotoninergic system in healthy horses. Res Vet Sci 2010. Epub ahead of print. doi: 10.1016/j.rvsc.2010.06.023.
    3. Guimarães DA, Moreira D, Vale WG. [Determination of agouti (Dasyprocta prymnolopha) reproductive cycle by colpocytologyc diagnostic]. Acta Amaz 1997, 27, 55-64. Portuguese.
    4. Brock TD, Madigan MT. Biology of Microorganism. 5th ed. pp. 42-59, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, 1988.
    5. Rogers PL, Lee KJ, Skotnicki ML, Fiecher DE (eds.). Advances in Biochemical Engineering. Vol. 23. pp. 15-25, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1999.
    6. Palmer N, Jensen ML, Raine H. Tumors of joint. In: Jubb KVF, Kennedy PC, Burke E (eds.). Pathology of Domestic Animals. 2nd ed. pp. 140-144, Academic Press, San Diego, 1993.
    7. Kraft W. [Introduction]. In: [Geriatrics in Dogs and Cats]. 2nd ed. pp. 23-31, Parey Verlag, Stuttgart, 2003. German.
    The following types of references are not valid for listing: unpublished data, personal communication, manuscripts in preparation or submitted, pamphlets, thesis for a degree, proceedings, abstracts, patents, newsletters, website, in press and material that has not been subjected to peer review. However, article(s) that can be available in Medline/PubMed and SCOPUS can be used as reference(s).

  • Tables and Figures: Tables should be typewritten separately from the text, double spaced, and each table should include a title. Arrange the data so that columns of like material read down, not across. Figures should be included separately from the text, and ordinarily be original drawings. However, glossy photographs of line- drawing are usually satisfactory. In each original line-drawing, letters or numbers should be left blank because they will be typed in during printing. Letters or numbers should be included in the figures contained in a submitted manuscript along with caption for figures. Figures should be submitted in final size (printed 1:1). They may be printed in either single column (75 mm width) or double column (160 mm width) format. The size of text in figures should be 8–10 points, except for single letter markers which may be 12 points. Numbers, letters, and symbols used in multi-paneled figures must be consistent. Authors should place explanatory matter in footnotes, not in the heading. Explain in footnotes all nonstandard abbreviations that are used in each table. For footnotes use the following symbols, in sequence: *, †, ‡, §,∥, ¶, **, ††, ‡‡ ⋯.
    Draw each curve with a different kind of line (solid, dashed, dotted) or with a different symbol for the plotted points dot, triangle and square in order of ○, ●, △, ▲, □, ■, ◑ ⋯. All figures should be created with applications that are capable of preparing high resolution TIFF, JPEG or PPT files acceptable for publication. Diagrams and photographs submitted in electronic format must be of the following minimum resolutions:
    *600 dpi for photographs or halftones with B/W, color or line art work as insets or lettering
    *1200 dpi for line art work and artwork with greyscale
    All kinds of figures may be reduced, enlarged or trimmed for publication by the Editor. The figure numbers should be appeared directly at the lower left corner. And then symbols, arrows, or letters used in photographs could be possible to rearrange for the Journal format.

  • Nomenclatures, Unit, and Abbreviations: Nomenclatures for chemicals and biochemicals, microorganism, and genes should follow the guidelines in the instructions to authors of journals published by American Society for Microbiology. SI units (System International Unites) should be used whenever possible.
    Abbreviations should be used for those recommended by IUPA-IUB Commission on Biochemical Nomenclature and Related Documents. In addition to abbreviation to SI unit, other common abbreviations may be used without definition. (the same abbreviations are used for plural forms): hour(s) = h, minute(s) = min, second(s) = sec, liter(s) = L, mililiter(s) = mL, meter(s) = m, centimeter(s) = cm, gram(s) = g, miligram(s) = mg, microliter(s) = mL, micrometer(s) = mm, micron(s) = mm, standard deviation = SD, standard error = SE, molar = M, mole = mol.

Alteration in proof

The J Vet Sci provides corresponding author with galley proofs for their correction. Corrections should be kept to minimum. The Editor retains the prerogative to question minor stylistic alterations and major alteration that might affect the scientific content of the paper. Fault found after publication is a responsibility of the authors. We urge our contributors to proofread and their accepted manuscript very carefully. The corresponding author may be contacted by Editorial Office, depending on the nature of correction in proof. If the proof is not returned to Editorial Office within 48 hours, it may be necessary to reschedule the paper for a subsequent issue. Extensive alteration in proof cause delays in publication.
Publication is usually in order of acceptance after review. For publication, authors should be charged the following fees.

Publication charge

The J Vet Sci will charge the publication cost at the following rates to the manuscript submitted from March 01, 2018.

  • Page charges
    Basic charges (3 pages):
        $ 360 for international authors, and domestic authors with KSVS membership*
        $ 410 for domestic authors without KSVS membership
    Additional page surcharges
        $ 60 per page
    Color figure surcharges in print version
        $ 100 per page
    English editing charges at proofreading stage
        Charged according to the invoice amount of editing service on an article

  • Reprints charges with shipping (if requested at publishing period)
        $ 50 for 50 copies
        $ 80 for 100 copies

  • * KSVS membership: Both the first and corresponding authors should hold the active membership at the time of manuscript submission. The annual membership can be activated by paying the membership fees prior to the submission of an article to the Journal of Veterinary Science.

Reprints are normally shipped four (4) weeks after publication of the J Vet Sci.

Submission of manuscript

Authors should submit manuscripts with one set of original figure(s) or table(s) via the online submission system for J Vet Sci (http://www.vetsci.org). The submission should be completed by corresponding author. If there is any query concerning manuscript submission, contact:

Professor Pan Dong Ryu
Tel: +82-2-880-1229, Fax: +82-2-878-9762
E-mail: pdryu@snu.ac.kr
Mailing address: Department of Veterinary Pharmacology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University, 1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 08826, Korea