Animal Health, Production and Hygiene

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 ruminant, domestic, poultry, laboratory, marine and exotic animals, zoonozes and public health. 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 in Turkish or 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.
  • Original research articles consist of the title in Turkish, summary and keywords both in Turkish and English, introduction, material and methods, results, discussion and references and it should not exceed 15 pages (including text, tables and illustrations). Manuscripts written in a English should follow the title, summary and keywords (including title, summary and keywords in Turkish) and the remaining sections described above for the manuscripts written in Turkish.
  • Short papers and case reports should have the same structure as original research article  but in much shorter form; however, they are should not done sections of introduction, material and method, results and discussion and exceed 10 pages including text, tables and illustrations.
  • Review article; the editorial board accepts review articles on topics of broad interest from invited authors with acknowledged expertise in their field. For unsolicited Review Articles, it will be ask that the authors  have noteworthy studies in their field. The articles should include the title, summary and keywords both in Turkish and English, introduction, text and references and it should not exceed 20 pages (including text, tables and illustrations).
  • Letters to editor are often critics or contributions of some aspect of the original article in the previous publication of the journal. The authors of the original paper sometimes respond to these with a letter of their own. On the other hand, the observation or developments of the animal fields is evaluated in the letters.
  • What is your diagnosis?: Rare and interesting cases or outbreaks are questioned via clinicopathological findings and biochemical parameters about what may the diagnosis be in sick or death animals. Certain diagnosis of the described case will be given in coming issue of the journal or this case will be publicated as short paper or case report.    

Cover letter

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.

Animal Experimentation

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 institute 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.

Format of Articles

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 3 cm margins of all edges. Each line should be numbered by using the line numbering facility within the word processing package. The legend or caption of all illustrations such as figure, table and graphic must clearly be written in both Turkish and English and their appropriate position should be indicated in the text.


The manuscript should normally comprise:

1.  Summary section consist of  subtitles “background, aim, result and conclusion”. Summary should include 400 words. Keywords should be taken in alphebatic order both in English and Turkish.
2.  Introduction section should be brief and comprise literature knowledge  stating the purpose of the paper.
3. A concise account of the Materials and Methods used. Authors should describe the detailed knowledges about all experimental techniques and the nature of these controls (including both positive and negative controls). Rutin or 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 chemicals or preparations should be given along with their location(company name and country).If authors give subheadings in the section, these should be in italic.
4. Results should be included a concise textual description of the data obtained in study. Repetition of the same data presented in tables and figures should be avoided.
5. In Discussion section, the data should be interpreted concisely without repeating material already presented in the results section. Also, this interpretation should give an new evaluations and new information to the knowledge in that field.
6. Acknowledgement section, all person who provided purely technical help, writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support. Also, the acknowledgments section should include a declaration concerning Funding and any Role of the Funding Source.
7. In acknowledgement section, all person who provided purely technical help, writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support. Also, the acknowledgments section should include a declaration concerning Funding and any Role of the Funding Source.
8. References to published works must be cited in the text, in alphabetical order and publication’s year. If reference is made in the text to a publication written by more than two authors the name of the first author should be used followed by "et al." (Example 1).  References cited together in the text should be arranged chronologically. The list of references should be arranged alphabetically on author's names, and chronologically per author. References should have the order of surnames and initial letters of the authors, title of the article, the year of publication, title of the journal (original abbreviated title), volume and issue numbers, page numbers. If the reference is a book, it should follow surnames and initial letters of the authors, title of the book, edition number, page numbers, name and location of publisher and year of publication (Example 2). If a chapter in book with an editor and several authors is used, names of chapter authors, name of chapter, editors, name of book, edition number, page numbers, name and location of publisher and year of publication and the formatting should be performed (Example 3).

Example 1:  Border disease has been dsecribed in lambs (Elmore,  1998; Vilcek and Paton, 2000; Poon et al., 2010).

Example 2:  Toplu N, OÄŸuzoÄŸlu TC, Epikmen ET and AydoÄŸan A (2010). Neuropathologic study of Border disease virus in naturally infected fetal and neonatal small ruminants and its association with apoptosis. Veterinary Pathology, 48, 576-583.

Example 3: Barker IK, Dreumel AAV and Palmer N (1993). The alimentary system. In: Pathology of Domestic Animals, Vol. 2, 4th Edit., KVF Jubb, PC Kennedy and N Palmer (Eds.), Academic Press, London, pp. 162-163.

Tables and Figures

Tables (Word, Excel) and figures (TIFF)  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.  Figures designed to span one or both columns on a page should be 8.2 cm or 16.9cm 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.


Nomenclatures, Symbols, Unit, and Abbreviations

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

Submission (main text, figures and tables) to the Journal now proceeds online via e-mail (Prof.Dr. Nihat Toplu, animalhealth@adu.edu.tr)

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. Please ensure that all tables and figures (including their headers,content, and alignment) are correct.

Copyright Assignment

When the submitted manuscript is accepted in the journal, corresponding author must send “copy right assignment form” to the editor.