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Israel Journal of Veterinary Medicine

Instructions to Authors
The Israel Journal of Veterinary Medicine is the official publication of the Israel Veterinary
Medical Association. It is published quarterly and is devoted to all aspects of veterinary
medicine with emphasis on research and events in the Middle East and Mediterranean Basin.
All original articles pertaining to veterinary medicine and research will are welcome and will
be considered for publication after undergoing the peer review process.
Manuscripts will be accepted on the clear understanding that their contents have not been
published previously and that they have not been submitted for publication elsewhere.
Short communications documenting important new findings that warrant rapid publication
will also be considered.
Letters to the editor will be limited to comments on contributions already published in the
journal; if a letter is accepted, a response for simultaneous publication will be invited from the
author of the original contribution.
Adherence to principles outlined in the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals,
National Academy Press, Washington, D.C. 2011, is implicit in animal experimentation. The
journal requires written author verification of compliance with animal welfare and ethics
policies. All material published in the Israel Journal of Veterinary Medicine must adhere to
high ethical and animal welfare standards.
Prior to acceptance of a manuscript, to verify compliance with the above policies, the authors
1) Sign a covering letter certifying that legal and ethical requirements have been met with
regards to the humane treatment of animals described in the study;
2) Specify in the covering letter and in Materials and Methods the international, national,
and/or institutional guidelines followed;
3) Provide evidence, such as a signed animal use form or protocol number, of compliance
with ethical review at the institution or practice;
4) For studies using client-owned animals, demonstrates a high standard (best practice) of
veterinary care and involves informed client consent;
The Editor retains the right to reject manuscripts on the basis of animal ethical or welfare
All manuscripts are subject to editorial review by experts in the field appointed by the
editorial board of the journal. The reviewers will advise the editor as to the manuscript's
scientific quality. The Editor-in-Chief will make the final decision together with members of
the editorial board members regarding acceptability of the manuscript for publication.

Conflict of Interests
Authors are requested to disclose any conflict of interests (e.g. financial remuneration,
personal relationships and competing interests) which they might have with the company
whose product features prominently, or with a company making a competing product in order
to reduce any bias and/or influence of judgment of authors. If any conflict of interests is
suspected by the editor, further enquiries will be made. If the editor is dissatisfied or uncertain
that there may be some form of conflict of interests of any nature whatsoever the article will
be rejected.
Animal rights
The Journal places emphasis on the subject of animal rights. Adherence to principles outlined
in the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, is implicit. The journal requires
written author verification that the protocol was approved by an ethics review committee of
the institution where the study was conducted. This information must be stated in the
materials and methods section. The editor retains the right to reject manuscripts on the basis
of animal ethical or welfare concerns.
Informed consent
Owner consent is not required by the journal. Only in the case of animal experimentation
involving pets (dogs, cats, etc.) belonging to owners will the journal will require all the
requirements as set out under the animal rights section. The pets will not be identified by
Correspondence, exchange journals, books for review, etc. should be addressed to the
Editorial Board, P.O. Box 22, 43100 Raanana, Israel.
Manuscripts should be submitted by E-mail.
E-mail addresses: (Editor). Confirmation of arrival of the manuscript will
be sent to the author within one week.
We do not supply reprints. The author of each article will receive a copy of the issue in which
his article was published.
Manuscripts preparation: The entire manuscript should be double-spaced on standard A4 or
8 X 11 inch paper, typed on one side only, with 3 cm margins. The editor reserves the right
to change the style and grammar of the manuscript if necessary

Page numbers must be included in the upper right-hand corner of each page.
Manuscripts must be formatted with line numbers in the left hand margin.
Manuscripts must be submitted in English using English spelling and must be
grammatically correct. Authors whose native language is not English are advised
to seek assistance in manuscript preparation from someone fluent in written


Title page: The first page of each paper should contain the title, in capital letters (short,
specific and informative), followed by the name(s) with initials and affiliation(s) and
professional degrees of the author(s), including address(es). Further, the complete mailing
address of the person to whom correspondence should be sent (including

Phone and Fax numbers, as well as E-mail address).

A short running title of maximum 4 words.
A minimum of 4 keywords must be provided.
Abstract: the abstract should include a self-contained summary of the objectives, results and
significance of the study. Uninformative sentences such as the significance of the results is
discussed are not acceptable.
Introduction: A concise and clear statement of the background, purpose and significance of
the work.
Material and Methods: The work and methodology used should be described and
referenced, including the experimental design. Sufficiently informative protocols should be
given to permit repetition of experimental work. Technical descriptions
of methods should be detailed only when such methods are new. Sub-headings should be used
for clarity.
Common methods or procedures need not be described in detail, and where possible citation
should be made to techniques that have been reported elsewhere.
A statement of animal care must be made
A concise description of the statistical methods should be provided including analytical
software and citation of sources for unusual methods.
Results: The statements should be presented concisely, with the aid of tables or figures where
appropriate. Duplication of the text of this section and data presented in tables and figures
should be avoided.
Discussion: This section must relate to the significance of the work to existing knowledge in
the field and indicate the importance of the contribution of this study. Needless recapitulation
of the results must be avoided. A comparison with related published studies should be made
and conclusions drawn.
References: In the text, identify references by Arabic numbers (in brackets) in sequence of
their appearance. Number references in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text.
Material submitted for publication but not yet accepted
should be noted as unpublished data and not be included in the reference list. The list of
references should include only those publications, which are cited in the text.
Journal citations: Name(s) and initial(s), Title, Journal, Vol.,page(s), year.
Example: Goodchild, W. M. and Cooper, D. M.: Oviduct adenocarcinoma in laying hens.
Vet. Rec. 82:389-390, 1968.
Book references: Whole book: Author (or editor), Title, Publisher, City, Year.
Example: Clarke, E. G. J. and Clarke, M. L.: Veterinary Toxicology, Bailler Tindal, London,
Book chapter: Author: chapter title, Editor: book title, Publisher, City, pages, Year.

Example: Clarkson, T. B., Shively, C. A. and Weingand, K. W.: Animals models of dietinduced atherosclerosis. In: Beynen, A. C. and West, C. E. (Eds.): Use of animal models in
human nutrition. Karger, Basel, pp. 56-82, 1998.
These must be intelligible without reference to the text and should be planned to fit the page
size of the journal. Tables and figures should be numbered, in Arabic numerals, in the
sequence in which they are mentioned in the text. The same
data may not be reproduced in both table and figure format. Each table must have a title and
on each column there should be a heading that clearly identifies the data therein. Illustrations
and diagrams should be kept to a minimum; the figure number
must appear only on the reverse side, together with the authors name and an arrow marking
to the top.
Units must conform to the International System of Units and should be expressed in metric
Abbreviations: These should be used sparingly; they should be defined when first used in the
Drugs: When referring to a drug, use the generic name. The trade name, manufacturer's name,
city and state abbreviation should be provided
Equipment: When describing products or equipment, the generic name should be used in the
text and the details of the product (brand name, manufacturer, city and state) should be
The format of articles and references can be viewed at the website of the journal at

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