Submission Preparation ChecklistAs part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
- If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
Letters to Editor
Letters to the editor may present short practical and unstructured observations from veterinary practice, or comment on material and issues published in the Journal. Letters to the Editor will be considered for publication (subject to editing and abridgment) provided they do not contain material that has been submitted or published elsewhere.
Original articles cover scientific reports from original basic or clinical research, and may include intervention studies, cohort studies, case-control studies, epidemiologic assessments, and other observational studies. Each manuscript should state clearly the objective or hypothesis, the study design and methods, the essential features of any interventions, the outcomes or results of the study, and a discussion section placing the results in context with the published literature.
Review Articles provide systematic, critical assessments of the literature and data sources pertaining to special scientific or clinical topics, and are designed to bring the reader up to date on the state of knowledge in the subject area under review. Clinical reviews should emphasize clinically germane factors such as cause, diagnosis, prognosis, therapy, or prevention. Review articles are usually solicited by the editors, but the Journal will consider unsolicited material.
Brief Reports (Case Report, Short Communications) are short reports of original studies or evaluations, and may include unique, first-time reports of clinical case series, but should not exceed 1200 words in length, including abstract, tables, figures and references.