GUIDE FOR AUTHORS
GUIDE LINES TO AUTHORS (Only Electronically submitted article would be accepted) International Journal of Livestock Research will be published online. Contributions in the form of original research papers, review articles, short communications, general articles and letters to editor/personal experiences/memoires on all aspects of veterinary and animal sciences on disease health and management are invited. All contributions except letters and personal experiences are refereed. Submission of an article is understood to imply that the article is original, unpublished and is not being considered for publication elsewhere. With the submission of the article for publication the authors accept to transfer the copyright of the article to the publisher, which will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information. The editors reserve the absolute right to reject papers on ethical grounds. The full-length research paper should not exceed 3000 words and short communication up to 1500 words reporting preliminary/early finding, which do not warrant a full length paper, will be considered. Short communication should follow similar format to papers but should not have named sections. Critical reviews on the topics of current relevance will be considered. Letter/personal experiences should not exceed 300 words and the editor reserves the right to shorten a letter for publication. It must be signed by the author(s). No separate acknowledgment will be sent for letters. The article should be organized as under:- Title should be clear, descriptive and concise. Names of authors followed by their affiliation. Abstract should be written in complete sentences and should not have more than 150 words. It should contain a very brief account of the material and methods, results, discussion and conclusions, so that the reader need not refer to the article except for details. It should not have references to literature, illustration and tables. Keywords, not more than 8 should be given after the abstract. Introduction should be brief and limited to the statement of problem or the aim of the experiment. The review of literature should be pertinent to problem. Materials and methods should contain details of animals, experimental design and techniques. Where the method is well known, the citation of works is sufficient. Statistical methods used should be clearly stated with citation. Results and Discussion should preferably be combined to avoid repetition. Result(s) mean with relevant Standard error should be presented rather than detailed data. Results should be supported by brief table/graphic or pictorial representation and should carry appropriate title. The table should be given in metric units. The discussion should relate to the limitations or advantage of the author's experiments in comparison with the works or other. Photographs should be colored /black and white, and in JPG/PNG/GIF format submitted electronically. They should be clear relevant to the subject. The line drawing should be clearly drawn and e-compatible. Line drawings and photographs should have legends supplied and should be e-compatible. The table and illustrations should not reproduce same data. Acknowledgments: These should be kept to a minimum consistent with the requirements of courtesy and disclosure. References should be cited in the text as Singh (2004), Sharma and Singh (2005) or Singh et al (2004) for one, two more than two authors, respectively with their surname only. List of references should be given in date order in the text but alphabetically in the reference list. Use the following system for arranging each reference. For journal articles: Chauhan RS, Singh BP and Singh GK. 2001. Immunomodulation with Kamdhenu ark in mice. Journal of Immunology and Immunopathology. 3: 74-77. For books: Chauhan RS. 1995. Serological Techniques. In: Textbook of Veterinary Clinical and Laboratory Diagnosis. JAY PEE Brothers medical publishers, New Delhi. pp. 213-225. For a paper published in proceeding or a multi author books: Chand P and Black DN. 1995. Molecular approaches for the diagnosis and control of capripox virus infectilrs. In: Animal Health and Production (Eds. RS Chauhan, PC Sharma, Rakesh Kumar, R Sharma and SK Mahipal) Proceeding of 2nd Annual Conference of IAAVR, Hisar. pp.17 -24. For a thesis: Chauhan RS. 1991. Immunopathological studies of rotavirus infection in calves, Ph.D. thesis. GB Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar. For website: Chauhan RS, Singh BP and Singh GK. 2001. Immunomodulation with Kamdhenu ark in mice. Indian Pet Journal – Online Journal of Canine, Feline & Exotic Pets. should strictly be as above mentioned. All articles will be sent to panel of experts for peer review and scrutiny. The authors should meet criticism by improving the article.