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INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS
August 2015: Author(s) who breach post/publish copyrighted materials full-text articles (ie full-text) by publishing on other publications/websites (ie ResearchGate, Academia, Postinform, Cab Abstracts, EBSCO, Questia, profdoc.um.ac.ir., ect) will have all of their publications removed from this journal. Submissions from any of the authors will no longer be evaluated by this journal. Legal proceedings may be instituted against copyright breaches even though the work is published under the title (Online Journal of Veterinary Research). The reason for this is that other publications/sites are charging fees for our copyrighted material thus affecting our ability to remunerate review processes and administration fees to run the journal efficiently.
New submission requirement: This journal now requires that any submission with data analysis must be accompanied by an original raw data file including date, column and row headings for independent statistical analysis by our assessors. Submissions which generate output files will require input data and software program files to be provided. For validation, authors must provide copies of laboratory result printouts such as HPLC curves, PCR photos, blood test results etc. There will be no exceptions and submissions without the files will be returned to authors. The submitted files will remain the property of authors. For case/submissions based on images/microscopy, ALL images must be submitted (12 animals per group requires 12 images, one from each animal).
The Online Journal of Veterinary Research, abbreviated as Onl J Vet Res (OJVR) was created in 1994 for the purpose of disseminating original veterinary research electronically and currently has 26 scientific board members specialized in different areas of Veterinary Science. The Journal is only available online, printed versions are the responsibility of authors and subscribers. Submissions are usually reviewed by 2 board members or persons commissioned from outside institutions. The site consists of links to condensed abstracts with full-text articles which may be purchased or are available to subscribers only. Published articles are permanently archived on the site. Articles are posted with relevant meta tags. The journal only publishes original research work in veterinary science as full abstracts with full-text articles or short communications. The Board may consider the publication of solicited or unsolicited reviews.
The main criteria for publication in the OJVR is scientific soundness, originality and a high standard of written English. The Work, when relevant, must be supported by Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) guidelines, conciseness, raw data, appropriate sampling and statistical analysis. Abstracts posted on OJVR should be able to be read by persons not specialized in the field. Submissions must comply with our Animal Ethics Statement (prepared by The Veterinary Editors Committee). A recent full-text article may be viewed here. Authors are usually notified by email of an outcome within four weeks. Accepted articles are usually published within four weeks of acceptance notification. Please note: Submissions that do not meet the basic requirements (see below), will not be reviewed. Submissions will be subjected to an automatic plagiarism and author (only if relevant), check before review. Work must be of middle to high significance to be considered for review. Currently (November 2009), 13% of submitted articles are published in OJVR. A list of specific areas for publication is shown below:As a guide, but NOT in any priority order, OJVR will consider publication of animal research in:
Pathology and Toxicology
Pharmacology, Pharmacokinetics and toxicokinetics
Parasitology and Bacteriology
Genetics and Molecular Biology
Surgery and Anaesthesia
(Updated January 2018)
How to submit: The Online Journal of Veterinary Research (OJVR) is an electronic journal. Basic requirements: Submissions must be emailed here and when received will be acknowledged by OJVR by a return email. Authors submitting on behalf of an institution must provide evidence (email or otherwise) of acceptance of submission by the institution. Authors must identify or nominate the organization where the work was done, acknowledge collaboration, and nominate their qualifications. To avoid confusion, file names should be distinctive and include date of submission. For example "Influenza virus: biochemical perspectives, mutational variants and bird flu" should be named "birdfluMay3rd08.doc", "influenzaMay3rd08.doc" or mutationalMay3rd08.pdf" ect. Please note: any attempt to influence publication with statements such as "we need the acceptance of my article", will automatically be rejected from any consideration and deleted. Submissions that do not meet basic requirements will not be considered.
Review and publication: After payment of processing fee, submissions are reviewed by two or more editors, or persons commissioned from another institution. The criteria for publication are outlined in the Referee Form. If accepted with or without modifications, reports are usually emailed to authors within 30 working days. After author notification by email, submissions not published by OJB are erased and copyright is returned to authors. If the work is deemed to be not an original contribution and requires major changes, the manuscript will not be considered for publication (but a report will be issued to the author(s)). From 2008, review reports of submissions will be posted. Reports are not provided to authors for submissions found to be not suitable for publication in OJB and no further correspondence concerning the submission will be entered into. Once authors have signed and returned the copyright form, and have been notified by the OJVR that a submission has been accepted, the board may at its own discretion not allow the work to be withdrawn from publication. Submissions that are withdrawn for whatever reason will not be considered further. This journal now requires that ALL submissions be accompanied by ALL ORIGINAL RAW DATA for our own statistical analysis. There will be no exceptions and submissions without this requirement will not be viewed or considered for review under any circumstances. Emails or attachments with viruses are deleted. Upon acceptance of a submission, the TITLE and KEYWORDS will be posted on the internet and usually, published within 48 days. Submissions remain posted indefinitely and archived.
Copyright and Conflict of Interest: OJVR is unable to process accepted submissions further until the OJVR Copyright Form is received. The form must be sent here by email. Receipt of the completed form constitutes transfer of copyright (please read the form for further information). OJVR encourages the dissemination of scientific work and supports the SPARC initiative which allows authors to disseminate their work without financial gain. Authors are encouraged to complete the SPARC form here when submitting work to the OJVR. OJVR subscribes to the conflict of interest charter as described by the Council of Science Editors and authors must complete this form. While every effort is made to assure due diligence, submissions that are subsequently found to have been plegariased, copied, repeated or published elsewhere whole or in part will be deleted from OJVR pages.
Formatting: Submissions must be checked for spelling and grammar by a program such as Microsoft Word. Submissions should be submitted in text or formatted HTML, MSWORD, Latex, PDF or other suitable word processing program. Additional formatting, if required, will be done by the OJVR. Submissions should include all original data. Additional data will not be accepted after submission and the work will not be further considered. Submissions must be written in a high standard of English (Basic requirement). As a guide, authors should view a recent OJVR article (full-text).
ARTICLE FORMAT (Headings centered, Basic requirements))
TITLE: Short and concise
AUTHOR(S) NAMES: with qualifications (DVM, PhD), affiliations, address for correspondence and email address.
Must be a concise compilation of the work done, results and conclusions. In the abstract only, statements of difference are assumed to be p < 0.05 or less. If required, only values lower (ie P < 0.01) need be stated. However, significance must be stated in the material and methods and/or results (see below). In the abstract, abbreviations may be used if repeated in the abstract.
MATERIALS and METHODS,
References in text should be set out as Jones GH (1996) or Jones and Smith JK (2000) or for more than two authors, Jones et al (2001) or (Jones and others) with, title of work, journal name in full, volume, page(s) and year and/or numbered (1,2) and listed in order of appearance (ie:"blood values1 ).
Wording: Submissions should be concise; for example, lengthy descriptions of a disease are not appropriate for a serological report. Authors are encouraged not to write unsupported statements such as "this is the first reported", and avoid use of verbs such a "very important" etc.
Experimental methods and statistical significance: Once a submission is reviewed, further data will not be requested and the work will not be considered any further. Submissions without accompanying RAW data to validate the findings will not be considered (basic requirement). Experimental methods and results, when relevant, must be supported by approved laboratory methods and standards (GLP) with valid statistical or programming tests. For pharmacokinetic, physio-pathological or similar studies with animals, six subjects/samples or more per group, are advisable to validate significance. With large animal studies (ie: laminitis in horses) or case studies, if variance is small or not relevant, less subjects may suffice (basic requirements).
Housing and care of animal should comply with the Code of Practice for the
Housing and Care of Animals used in Scientific Procedures (
Short communications: Contributors may report novel and significant research results as a short abstract with supporting condensed data. Short reports should not exceed 1000 words and 25 references.
Review articles: Authors may submit a compendium of their own research work or a review of the current and future status of areas of interest (see list above). Reviews should include an abstract, an introduction and brief headings. The article should not exceed 3000 words and 60 references.
Reprints: Please note, OJVR is an electronic journal only. Authors will be emailed a copy of the full-text published article for their own printing. Parts may have to be reformatted (ie: large images may be linked to a separate web page).
Correspondence Policy: Only correspondence dealing with submission and publication of your work will be answered. Request for status of papers after submission will not be answered.
AUTHORS PLEASE NOTE:
December 2017: Papers that have been accepted due to reviewers work cannot be withdrawn later for any reason whatsoever. However this journal reserves the right to withdraw any article at any time for any reason. This Journal will not accept any conditions or statements by author(s) before or after publication as a reason to publish or to withdraw an article (time limits for publication ect). If you cannot accept the conditions required by this journal please do not submit your work here. Authors will be requested to be bound in writing by this and all other conditions before any work is reviewed. Journal reserves to redact any article at any time to meet the standards of this journal. Redaction will be confined to renewal of links, formatting, presentation and English grammar, but not to scientific content.
New submission requirements (6/9/2017). ALL submissions must be spelling and grammar checked by an MSWORD or similar program. As of January 1, 2014 this journal requires that any submission with data analysis must be accompanied by an original raw data file including date, column and row headings for independent statistical analysis by our assessors. The raw data must be normally distributed (within normal bell curve). In addition original prints of laboratory results (PCR, HI, HPLC etc) will have to be submitted with your article. There will be no exceptions and submissions without the files will be returned to authors. As of January 1, 2014, the raw data files will be linked to the articles accepted for publication but the submitted raw data and laboratory files will remain the property of authors.
Online JournalsOctober 2015. Affiliation names: Only Institutional names (University of Georgia, etc.,), Faculty names (Faculty of Veterinary Science, etc.,) and/or Laboratories public or private names (Queensland Medical Laboratory, etc.,) and/private organization names (Pharmaceutical Research Division, Glaxo, etc.,) affiliations will be published. Young Researchers Club(s) etc., and/or Department(s) of Pharmacology etc., are no longer acceptable affiliation names. Acceptable affiliation name Example 1: 2Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland, Australia. Example 2: 1,4Pharmaceutical Research Division, Glaxo Laboratories, Surrey, UK. Example 3: 1Vetset Clinic, Maryborough, LO, USA.
August 2015: Author(s) who breach post/publish copyrighted materials full-text articles (ie full-text) by publishing on other publications/websites (ie ResearchGate, Academia, Postinform, Cab Abstracts, EBSCO, Questia, profdoc.um.ac.ir, ect) will have all of their publications removed from this journal. Submissions from any of the authors will no longer be evaluated by this journal. Legal proceedings may be instituted against copyright breaches even though the work is published under the title (Online Journal of Veterinary Research). The reason for this is that these other sites are charging fees for copyrighted material.
December 16, 2014: Authors are reminded that a minimum of 6 animals/subjects per group are required for comparison statistical significance ie 6 controls v 6 treated ect. Five repeats or less will no longer be accepted for large or small animal tests (with the exception of equines).
December 9, 2014: Authors must confirm Institutional approval (if relevant) before submitting work to this journal. An impact factor (for which we do not take any responsibility as to accuracy), for the Online Journal of Veterinary Research (1.60/1.32 (2013) was published by http://www.medical-journals-links.com/veterinary-comparative-medicine-journals.php but we take no responsibility for its accuracy or otherwise. Once a submission is reviewed and approved, copyright forms sent and approved, submissions can only be withdrawn at the discretion of the editors. Once published, articles cannot be withdrawn under any circumstances unless found to have be plagiarized, falsified or copied (retraction).
Update September 2014: Submissions with author(s) using non-valid qualifications (ie: DVM student as “DVM”ect) will not be considered now or in any future submission(s).
Update May 2014: An email of acceptance or tentative acceptance of an article will be the only correspondence issued by this journal in relation to publication of an article. Individual request for letters of acceptance after publication will not be issued by this journal.
Update April 2014: Authors submitting work which is based on the same or similar work to a previously published article in this or any other journal (by the same authors), will not be considered. Future submission of any article by the same author(s) will not be considered. Submissions from authors making any statement concerning the possible publication of their work will not be considered. For example: :We need to have this work published for the granting of a degree etc.:, or any other reason.
Update June 2013: Authors and Institutional names CANNOT be changed/added etc., after initial submission of an article for evaluation, with the exception of additional data or work requested by this journal associated with a new author.
Update May 2013: Plagiarism is a very serious offence. Any author(s) or co-authors associated with any plagiarized work of other(s) presently or in the past (up to 40 years ago) by passing off the findings of others work as their own will have all their publications removed/retracted from this journal whether these have been plagiarized or not and reported to Retraction Watch. Please note that ALL authors from a plagiarized article will be retracted/removed and reported. Clients, subscribers authors are encouraged to report any sign of plagiarized work in this journal here.
Update July 2012: New review policy: The internet has allowed unbiased professional comment and review of published work which in the Boards view, can only improve the quality and results of research published in this journal. In addition to the original review by Scientific Board Members, the Board has decide to test for a limited time, an opportunity for outside professionals to comment and/or review work published in the Online Journal of Veterinary Research. Persons qualified in the field are encouraged to comment and/or review selected papers online. Only review or comments from professionals not linked (conflict of interest) to authors or institutions involved with the reviewed work will be considered.
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