Guide for Authors
Animal Health, Production and Hygiene
Animal Health, Production and Hygiene (Animal Health, Prod and Hyg) is an international journal that publishes original researches and reviews on all aspects of veterinary science involving ruminants, equids, carnivores, poultry, laboratory, marine and exotic animals diseases, zoonoses and public health, basic and preclinical veterinary sciences, animal husbandry, genetics, animal nutrition and nutritional diseases, food hygiene, veterinary medical products and technology. The Editorial Board accepts the manuscripts on the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere and, if accepted, will not be reprinted in whole or in part without the Board's written approval. The manuscripts consist of original research article, short paper, case report, review article and letter to editor. Manuscripts submitted for publication should be written only in English. The manuscript, prepared according to "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts submitted to “Animal Health, Prod and Hyg ", is not returned to the corresponding author because of the incorrectness of the format.
This journal operates a single blind review process. All contributions will be initially assessed by the editor for suitability for the journal. Papers deemed suitable are then typically sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor's decision is final.
The corresponding author must give written assurance that the manuscript has solely to this journal and is not published, in press or is under consideration for publication elsewhere. If authors had an article previously related study, authors are required to declare this in their letter and to enclose copies of those publications for an editorial perusal.
Circumstances relating to animal experimentation must meet the International Guiding Principles for Biomedical Research Involving Animals as issued by the Council for the International Organizations of Medical Sciences. They are obtainable from: Executive Secretary C.I.O.M.S., c/o WHO, Via Appia, CH-1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland. Unnecessary suffering in animal experimentation is not acceptable to the Editors of the Animal Health, Production and Hygiene. Authors must indicate the nature of ethical approval with the serial number of institutes for a study in the appropriate section of the Materials and Methods of a manuscript. If necessary, editorial board may also request the official document of the ethical commission report.
All manuscripts received are submitted to iThenticate®, a sophisticated plagiarism checking system, which compares the content of the manuscript with a vast database of web pages and academic publications. Manuscripts judged to be plagiarized or self-plagiarized, based on the iThenticate® report or any other source of information, will not be considered for publication. The submissions exceeding 25% similarity index score are generally returned to authors.,
Format of Articles
It is important that the file be saved in the native format of the word processor used. The text should be in single-column format. Articles must be concise and unnecessary duplication of data in text, tables and graphs should be avoided. Allusions to published work must be brief and limited to what is necessary to evaluate the findings in the manuscript. Before submitting manuscripts, authors are recommended to consult recent issues of the Journal to see the form in which the articles appear.
The manuscripts submitted for publication should be prepared in the format of Times New Roman style, font at 12 pitch, full double spacing throughout and 2.5 cm margins of all edges. Each line should be numbered by using the continuing line numbering facility within the word processing package. The pages should be numbered from “Abstract” section and numbers should be placed on lower right corner of the pages. The legend or caption of all illustrations such as figure, table and graphic must clearly be written and their appropriate position should be indicated in the text. When preparing tables, if table grids are used, only one grid for each individual table should be initiated. If no grid is used, tabs should be processed instead of spaces, to align columns.
To avoid unnecessary errors, it is strongly advised to use the 'spell-check' and 'grammar check' functions of word processor. Manuscripts should have numbered lines, with wide margins and double spacing throughout, i.e. also for abstracts, footnotes and references. Every page of the manuscript, including the title page, references, tables, etc., should be numbered. However, in the text no reference should be made to page numbers; if necessary, one may refer to sections. It is recommended to avoid excessive usage of italics to emphasize part of the text.
The manuscript should normally comprise:
Increased discoverability of research and high-quality peer review are ensured by online links to the sources cited. In order to allow us to create links to abstracting and indexing services, such as Scopus, CrossRef and PubMed, please ensure that data provided in the references are correct. Please note that incorrect surnames, journal/book titles, publication year and pagination may prevent link creation. When copying references, please be careful as they may already contain errors. Use of the DOI is highly encouraged. A DOI is guaranteed never to change, so you can use it as a permanent link to any electronic article. Please note the format of such citations should be in the same style as all other references in the paper.
As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list. The web reference list must not contain more than 3 references for letters to the editor, case reports, short communications, review articles, and research articles.
The references should be formatted as indicated by American Psychological Association (APA) Style. (Please visit https://apastyle.apa.org/style-grammar-guidelines/references/examples)
Text: All citations in the text should refer to:
Citations may be made directly (or parenthetically). Groups of references can be listed either first alphabetically, then chronologically, or vice versa.
Examples: 'as demonstrated (Kirkan, 2000a, 2000b, 1999; Ulutas and Ozpinar, 2006)…. Or, as demonstrated (Ulutas, 1999; Tatli et al., 2019)… Karaarslan et al. (2018) have recently shown …'
List: References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters 'a', 'b', 'c', etc., placed after the year of publication.
Reference to a journal publication:
Ulutas, P.A., Bayazit, M., Kiral, F., & Bildik, A. (2010). Acute phase protein levels in pregnancy and oestrus cycle in bitches. Research in Veterinary Science, 86(3), 373-376. 10.1016/j.rvsc.2008.09.001
Reference to a journal publication with an article number:
Jerrentrup, A., Mueller, T., Glowalla, U., Herder, M., Henrichs, N., Neubauer, A., & Schaefer, J.R. (2018). Teaching medicine with the help of “Dr. House.” PLoS ONE, 13(3), Article e0193972. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0193972
Reference to a journal available online, but not in an issue:
VanDecar J.C., Russo R.M., James D.E., Ambeh W.B., & Franke M. (2003). Aseismic continuation of the Lesser Antilles slab beneath northeastern Venezuela. Journal of Geophysical Research, https://doi.org/10.1029/2001JB000884
Reference to a whole authored book:
Strunk Jr., W., & White, E.B. (2000). The Elements of Style (4th ed.). Longman Publications.
Reference to a whole edited book:
Torino, G.C., Rivera, D.P., Capodilupo, C.M., Nadal, K.L., & Sue, D.W. (Eds.). (2019). Microaggression theory: Influence and implications. John Wiley & Sons. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119466642
Reference to several volumes of a multivolume work:
Harris, K.R., Graham, S., & Urdan T. (Eds.). (2012). APA educational psychology handbook (Vols. 1–3). American Psychological Association.
Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
Parin, U., Kirkan, S., & Erbas, G. (2018). Emerging bacterial zoonoses in migratory birds. In J. Kideghesho, & A. Rija (Eds.), Wildlife Management - Failures, Successes and Prospects (pp. 23-41). Intech Open. http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.72244
Reference to a conference presentation:
Evans, A.C., Jr., Garbarino, J., Bocanegra, E., Kinscherff, R.T., & Márquez-Greene, N. (2019, August 8–11). Gun violence: An event on the power of community [Conference presentation]. APA 2019 Convention, Chicago, IL, United States. https://convention.apa.org/2019-video
Reference to a dissertation or thesis:
Zambrano-Vazquez, L. (2016). The interaction of state and trait worry on response monitoring in those with worry and obsessive-compulsive symptoms [Doctoral dissertation, University of Arizona]. UA Campus Repository. https://repository.arizona.edu/handle/10150/620615
Reference to a website:
Cancer Research UK (1975). Cancer statistics reports for the UK. http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/aboutcancer/statistics/cancerstatsreport/ (accessed 13 March 2018).
Reference to a dataset:
Oguro, M., Imahiro, S., Saito, S., & Nakashizuka, T. (2015). Mortality data for Japanese oak wilt disease and surrounding forest compositions. [dataset]. Mendeley Data, v1. https://doi.org/10.17632/xwj98nb39r.1
Tables and Figures
Tables (Word format) and figures (TIFF format) should be presented separately from the text. The heading or title of the table should be complete so that the reader is able to understand the table without reference to the text. All parts of a table must be double-spaced and set in full-size type. Omit all vertical lines from the table format. Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and place any table notes below the table body. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in them, do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article. Please do not use vertical rules and shading in table cells. The table lines should consist of 3 main horizontal lines: 2 on the top and 1 at the bottom. Figures designed to span one or both columns on a page should be 8.2 cm or 16.9 cm wide, respectively. The Submitted figures must be TIFF in format (minimum resolution of 300 dpi for colour and halftones. If several illustrations are grouped into a composite plate, the figure numbers should be appeared directly at the lower left corner. Legends to all illustrations submitted should be shown separately and, where appropriate, should state the stain and magnification.
If your electronic artwork is created in a Microsoft Office application (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) then please supply 'as is' in the native document format. Regardless of the application used other than Microsoft Office, when your electronic artwork is finalized, please 'Save as' or convert the images to one of the following formats (note the resolution requirements for line drawings, halftones, and line/halftone combinations given below):
Nomenclatures, Symbols, Unit, and Abbreviations
Authors and editors are, by general agreement, obliged to accept the rules governing biological
nomenclature, as laid down in the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature, the International Code of Nomenclature of Bacteria, and the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. All biotica (crops, plants, insects, birds, mammals, etc.) should be identified by their scientific names when the English term is first used, with the exception of common domestic animals. All biocides and other organic compounds must be identified by their Geneva names when first used in the text. Active ingredients of all formulations should be likewise identified. Nomenclatures and abbreviations should follow the guidelines in the instructions to authors of journals SI units (System International Unites) and IUPA-IUB Commission.
Submission of Manuscripts
Manuscript (main text, figures and tables) in separate files should be sent to the below link
Page Proof Corrections
After the manuscript is accepted, page proofs will be sent to the author via e-mail from the date that the article was submitted to the publisher. Proofs should be checked for typographical errors in 7-15 days. Please ensure that all tables and figures (including their headers, content, and alignment) are correct. Proofreading solely relies upon the authors’ responsibility.
Upon the submission of the manuscript in the journal, corresponding author must send dully signed “copyright assignment form” to the editor via e mail.