Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Sciences (Iraqi J. Vet. Sci.)
ISSN 1607-3894 (Print), ISSN 2071-1255 (Online)
Instructions to Authors
Aims and scope
J. Vet. Sci. is a national, scientific and refereed journal published by the
Manuscript shall be considered for
publication only with the understanding that they are neither under concurrent
consideration by any journal nor have been published elsewhere. Manuscripts are
subjected to peer review for their scientific
merit. Accepted manuscripts will become the property of Iraqi J. Vet. Sci. The
journal is published two times a year, and it is indexed/abstracted by CABI
Manuscripts must be submitted by one
of the authors designated as the corresponding author who has the full approval
of the co-authors for handling the manuscript during submission, peer review and
corrections. Submit the original and two copies of each manuscript to: Editorial
Secretary, Iraqi J. Vet. Sci.,
Manuscript should be computer typed
in Microsoft Word using a 12-point Times New Roman font, single-spaced
throughout the text, including figure legends, tables and references. Use A4
paper for typing. The typed area should be
The first page of the manuscript includes the title (capitalize only the first letter) of the article, followed by one-line space and the names of all authors (no degrees) and their addresses for correspondence, including the e-mail address of the corresponding author. The first letter of each name and main word should be capitalized. The title, author's name and affiliation should be centered on the width of the typing area.
The second page contains the abstract which should be 150-200 words in single paragraph and presents the main findings. For indexing purposes, a list of 3–5 key words in English and not included in the title should be typed below the abstract. An Arabic abstract is required for papers written in English. It should follow the English abstract.
Describes briefly the background of the investigation with updated information and states the aim of the study.
Materials and Methods
Provide sufficient details to enable the experiments to be reproduced. Support the techniques and methods used with references. Investigations on animals must comply with institutional and/or equivalent guides for the care and use of animals. Metric and standard international units should be used in this section and throughout the manuscript. Specify the computer software used for statistical analysis and define statistical terms, abbreviations, and symbols applied.
Present the results and their significance clearly. Graphs and tables should be self explanatory. Do not repeat in figures or in the text the data presented in tables. Tables and figures should be numbered by Arabic numbers in the order of their mention in the text.
Deals with critical
review and interpretations of the results, and supported by relevant updated
references. Repetition of data should be avoided. It should end with brief
conclusions. In Short Communications, Results and Discussion may be
Include the sponsor, funding agency, provider of major facilities and the names of those who contributed substantially to the work but do not fulfill the requirements for the authorship.
References to literature should be numbered (in brackets) consecutively in the text in the order in which they are first mentioned, and listed at the end of the manuscript. Titles of journals should be abbreviated according to the List of Journals Indexed for MEDLINE (ftp://nlmpubs.nlm.nih.gov/online/journals/ljiweb.pdf). Personal communications or unpublished data should be mentioned in the text, but not included in the list of references.
article: Bingham CM, Wilson PR,
Wanamaker BP, Pettes CL. Applied pharmacology for the veterinary technician.
Chapter in a
book: Chabala JC, Miller MW. Chemistry of antiprotozoal agents.
Zhao C. Development of nanoelectrospray and application to protein
research and drug discovery [dissertation].
thesis: Roguskie JM. The role of
Pseudomonas aeruginosa 1244 pilin glycan in virulence [master's
Journal article on the Internet: Polgreen PM, Diekema DJ, Vandeberg J, et al. Risk factors for groin wound infection after femoral artery catheterization: a case-control study. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol [Internet]. 2006 Jan [cited 2007 Jan 5];27(1):34-7. Available from: http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/ICHE/journal/issues/v27n1/2004069/2004069.web.pdf
Webpage: AMA: helping doctors help patients
Manuscripts are only accepted after
payment of the publication cost by the author(s) whose name(s) appear in the
paper. The current publication cost of a regular research paper is 50000 I.D.
payable to the Iraqi J. Vet. Sci.,
However, the publication cost can be waived for those who cannot afford paying it, or for those unable to send it from other countries.
Papers published in the Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Sciences are available online as pdf files at http://www.vetmedmosul.org/ijvs
Publication Ethics of the Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Sciences
The Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Sciences follows ethical standards for publication, the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors set by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) (publicationethics.org). Special attention will be paid to as well as the detection and prevention of: plagiarism, data fabrication and falsification, redundant publications, ghost writing and improper author contribution, citation manipulation and duplicate submission.