Author Guidelines

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 Instruction to Authors

1. The language of the journal is English.

2. Original research articles, reviews, case reports and short communications on all aspects of veterinary science, which had not been previously published elsewhere in whole or in part except abstract not exceeding 250 words, are published in the journal. Review articles are only be submitted by invitation.

3. Manuscripts (including footnotes, references, figure legends, and tables) should be prepared with the following attributes: 12-point Times New Roman, double-space typed, 3-cm ample margins, sequential line numbering, and A4 page size. Page numbers should also be written on the top-middle of each page except first page.

4. Manuscripts including figures and tables should not be exceeding 15 pages for original research articles, 10 pages for review articles, 7 pages for case reports and short communications.

5.  The manuscript have to be submitted online from '' Once a manuscript has been submitted electronically via online system, the order of aouthership (incluiding adding or removing authors) cannot ne changed. 

6. Original research articles and case reports must be prepared in the following order: title, author/s, address, ORCID knowledge, abstract, key words, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion and conclusion, acknowledgement, conflict of interest and references.

7. Sub divisions of introduction, materials and methods, results, and discussion and conclusion should not be placed in short communications and case report.

8. In the acknowledgement section, if the article is produced by a doctoral or master’s thesis or support information or presented at the scientific meeting, the explanation should be made. Explanation/s regarding the study should be indicated.

Title should be short and clear, and be written with small letters. 

Author/s should be indicated as first and last name. Last name/s should be written with capital letters. All authors should write the ORCID.

Abstract should be written as a single paragraph not exceeding 250 words.

Key words should be written from 3 to 5 words. 

Introduction should include the literature review related to study.  The purpose/s and hypothesis of study should be indicated in the last paragraph of introduction.

Materials and Methods should be brief, clear, and without unnecessary details. Studies based on animal experiments should include an approval statement of Ethical Committee in the materials and methods section of manuscript. Type of research (descriptive, observation, experimental, case-control, follow-up etc.), characteristics of subjects, inclusion and exclusion criteria, sampling method if it was used in conjunction with the data collection phase, and reason for sampling method without probability if it was used should be indicated. Sample size and its calculation method, power value if calculated, and censored and missing numbers should be indicated. Statistical analysis and its software applications should be indicated.

Results should be explained briefly. Information stated in tables or figures should not be repeated in the text.

Subheadings should be typed with italic and second subheadings should be typed with normal fonts in both materials and methods and results sections. Subheadings in italics should be placed at the beginning of the paragraph.

Abbreviations, symbols ant units: Abbreviations should be placed in parenthesis next to word/s written first time and then they should be used as abbreviations in the text i.e., Canine Transmissible Venereal Tumor (CTVT). Genus and species names in Latin should be indicated with italic font.  All measurements must be indicated according to Systeme Internationale (SI) units.

Discussion and Conclusion should include the interpretation of present study results with other study results indicated in reference list.

Reference list should be numbered alphabetically. Each reference should be ordered with author’s name in black, parenthesized publication year in normal, title in italic, and short name of journal and page numbers in normal and its volume number in black font. The periodicals must be abbreviated according to "Periodical Title Abbreviations: By Abbreviation". For references with more than 3 authors, only the first 3 authors should be listed, followed by "et al."  In the text, references must be cited with number, and if name of author was indicated, just last name should be written before the reference number. If more than two authors were present in the reference, just last name of first author followed by “et al.” should be written in the text. In a single sentence, numbers of references should be limited to 5 ordered from small to higher number.

The following is the style used for common types of references:   

For article:

Sandstedt K, Ursing J (1991): Description of the Campylobacter upsaliensis previously known as CNW group. Syst Appl Microbiol, 14, 39-45.

Sandstedt K, Ursing J, Walder M (1983): Thermotolerant Campylobacter with no or weak catalase activity isolated from dogs. Curr Microbiol, 8, 209-213.

Lamont LA, Bulmer BJ, Sisson DD, et al (2002): Doppler echocardiographic effects of medetomidine on dynamic left ventricular outflow tract obstruction in cats. J Am Vet Med Assoc, 221, 1276–1281.

For book:

Falconer DS (1960): Introduction to Quantitative Genetics. Oliver and Boyd Ltd, Edinburgh.

For book chapter:

Bahk J, Marth EH (1990): Listeriosis and Listeria monocytogenes. 248-256. In: DO Cliver (Ed), Foodborne Diseases. Academic Press, San Diego.

Electronic material should be placed with access date.

Li G., Hart A, Gregory J (1998): Flokülasyona hız gradyanı etkisi. Available at  (Accessed May 20, 2004)

Images should be at least 1920 x 1280 dpi resolutions. Tables and figures should be placed into separate sheets as a last part of manuscript.

9.  Manuscript with copyright release form signed by all authors. 

10. Veterinary Journal of Ankara University uses double-blind review procedure, which both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from each other throughout process.  Authors approve to submit their manuscript in compliance with the double-blind review policy.

11. Authors are responsible for the article published in the journal.

12. Studies comparing products with trade name are not interest of this journal. 

13. Any materials or products used in the study should not include their trade names.