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Volume: 6 - Issue: 1

Year: 2022

Research Articles

Review Articles

Journal of Istanbul Veterinary Sciences is dedicated to publishing high quality articles in all branches of veterinary sciences. The Journal aim to serves as a resource to veterinarians, students, scientists, and others who have interest to obtain reliable information on animal research and veterinary science.

The journal publishes original research articles, short communications, case report, letter to the editor and review articles in English. It covers anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, microbiology, parasitology, virology, pathology, public health, clinical sciences, biomedical, genetics, animal breeding, reproduction, animal nutrition and feeding, animal welfare and behavior, food hygiene and technology, livestock economics, poultry production and diseases, exotic animals, fisheries and aquatic sciences. Papers relating to veterinary education, ethics, and public health are also within the scope of Journal of Istanbul Veterinary Sciences.

General guidelines

Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced, with lines and pages numbered consecutively, using Times New Roman font at 12 points. Manuscripts should be prepared in Word format. Research articles and short communications should be composed of Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion and References. Case reports should consist of Abstract, Introduction, Case Presentation, Discussion and References sections. Review articles should consist of Abstract, Introduction, Conclusion and References sections.

Title page

In the manuscript the names and surnames of the authors who directly contributed in the study should be written. Under the authors the open names of the institutions of the authors, city names and country should be written. The supporting funds, grand number and associations should be written here. If the study was presented in a congress before, the congress name, time (day-month year) and place should be stated. At the bottom of the title page the name, surname, open address, postal code, phone number (including GSM if convenient) and e-mail of the corresponding author should be written.


The abstract should not exceed 300 words in research and review articles. In case reports, the abstract should not exceed 150 words. The abstract must summarize the major objectives, methods, results and conclusions of the study. In case reports these sections are not needed.  In letters to editor no abstract is needed. The use of abbreviations in abstract should be avoided. However, if abbreviations should be used, the abbreviation should be given in parenthesis after the first use of the original words.


Keywords should be given just after the abstract. It should consist of maximum 5 words or phrases relevant to the study, which are not used in the title.  Keywords should be written as follows; Keywords: laying hens, bone, foot health, perching, cage type.


Introduction section should explain the background to the study, a summary of the recent literature and why this study was necessary. In addition, at the end of this section, the purpose of the study should be clearly stated as a separate paragraph.

Materials and methods

In materials and methods section sufficient information for the researcher to be able to repeat the work should be given. Number, age, sex, breed or strain of animals used in the study must be specified. The scientific name of the plants and animals should be given, except commonly used laboratory and domesticated animals such as rat, chickens, dogs or goat. All sources of products or equipment used in the experiments must be specified. Corporation name, city and country must be given parenthetically at first mention in text. International System of Unites (SI) should be used wherever appropriate. The Statistical methods used should be given in detail. If an animal is used in the study, it must be specified in this section where animal care guidelines are followed. This section may be divided by subheadings such as animals and feeding, experimental design, blood and tissue collection, chemical analyses, statistical analyses etc.


This section should include results of the experiments. It can be supported with figures, graphics or tables. Statistically significant points should be emphasized.


Each table should be presented on a separate page with a self-explanatory title. Tables should be specified consecutively as Table 1, Table 2. etc. If abbreviations are used in tables, the open statement should be given in the footnote and in alphabetical order. For example; ASD = atrial septal defect; PS = pulmonary stenos; VSD = ventricular septal defect.


Each figure should be presented on a separate page with a self-explanatory caption, and should be referred to consecutively in the text as Figure 1, Figure 2 etc. The captions should be placed below the figure. If abbreviations are used, the open form of those abbreviations should be written in alphabetical order under the figure. In microscopically pictures, a scale bars with appropriate units must be provided. Written permission must be obtained from the rights holder in order to use photographs, illustrations or graphics from another source. All pictures and drawings should be prepared in JPEG format.


The data should be interpreted concisely without repeating results already presented in the results section. Authors may speculate while discussing the data but should not go beyond obtained results.


This section should state clearly the main conclusions of the study and the contribution to the field should be emphasized.


In this section, author (s) may acknowledge individuals or organizations that provided any support to the study.


References must be written in accordance with the American Psychological Association (APA) format.

Citation in text

References are cited by the name(s) of author(s) and the year of publication.

For single author Nicol (1987) or (Nicol, 2015)

For two authors Newman and Leeson (2016) or (Newman and Leeson, 2016)

For three or more authors Akira et al. (2001) or (Akira et al., 2001)

When multiple references are cited, it should be written by chronological order using semicolons: (Hugs et al., 2003; Carter and Mills, 2014; Lutz, 2016). Multiple references from the same author(s) should be written as follows: Johnson et al. (2007 and 2009), Johnson et al. (2015a and 2015b).

Presentation in the references list

The references should be written double-spaced in a separate page. Literature cited should be listed in alphabetical order by authors’ surname.


Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year). Article title. Journal title, Volume (Issue), pp.-pp.

Erf, G. F. (2004). Cell-mediated immunity in poultry. Poultry Science83 (4), 580-590.

Jung, K., & Saif, L. J. (2017). Goblet cell depletion in small intestinal villous and crypt epithelium of conventional nursing and weaned pigs infected with porcine epidemic diarrhea virus. Research in Veterinary Science, 110, 12-15.

Padunglerk, A., Prasanpanich, S., & Kongmun P. (2017). Use of monosodium glutamate by-product in cow diet on performance of lactating dairy cows. Animal Science Journal, 88(1), 86–93.


Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year) The name of the book. City, State: Publisher.

Abbas, A. K., Lichtman, A. H., & Pober, J. S. (2000). Cellular and molecular immunology 4th ed. Philadelphia, US: W. B. Saunders.

National Research Council (1994). Nutrient requirements of poultry 9th rev. ed., Washington, US: National Academic Press.

Chapter in book

Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year). Title of chapter. In First Initial. Second Initial. Surname of the Editor (Ed.), Title of book, (pp. Pages).City, State: Publisher.

Lappin, M. R., & Turnwald, G. H. (2004). Microbiology and infectious disease. In M. D. Willard, D. C. Twedt (Ed). Small animal clinical diagnosis by laboratory methods 4th ed. (pp. 332-356). St Louis, US: W. B. Saunders.

Online book (E Book)

Citing with DOI number

Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year) The name of the book, DOI:10.xxxx/xxxx

Perez-Marin, C. C. (2012). A Bird's-eye view of veterinary medicine, DOI: 10.5772/31960

Citing with URL

Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. Author SurnameFirst Initial. Second Initial.  (Year) The name of the book. Retrieved from Link

Perez-Marin C. C. (2012). A Bird's-eye view of veterinary medicine, 

Retrieved from

Chapter in online book (E book)

Citing with DOI number

Author SurnameFirst Initial. Second Initial. (Year). Title of chapter. In First Initial. Second Initial. Surname of Editor (Ed.), Title of book, (pp. Pages). DOI: 10.xxxx/xxxx

Perez-Marin, C. C. (2012). A Bird's-eye view of veterinary medicine, DOI: 10.5772/31960

Citing with URL

Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year). Title of chapter. In First Initial. Second Initial. Surname the Editor (Ed.), Title of book, (pp. Pages).Retrieved from Link

Perez-Marin C. C. (2012). A Bird's-eye view of veterinary medicine, 

Retrieved from

Web site

Author SurnameFirst Initial. Second Initial. (Year, Month Date of publication). Article title. Retrieved from URL

Clements, M. (2010, December 4). Enriching free range chickens and reducing feather pecking. Retrieved from

Congress / Conferences

Unpublished Conference Paper 

Author SurnameFirst Initial. Second Initial. (Year, Month date). Title of paper, Paper presented at Name of Conference, City, State.

Marchioro, T., Salvano, A. O., & Bohm, A. (2016, September 27-30). Canine heartworm disease (Dirofilaria immitis) in Spain. Paper presented at the 21st World Small Animal Congress. Istanbul, Turkey.

Published Conference Paper 

Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year). Conference paper title. In Editor First Initial. Editor Surname (Ed.), Proceedings Book Title (pp. page range of paper). Place of Publication: Publisher.

Kelly, S., & Murray, T. (2004). Common Cancers in Small Animals. In R.  Balkan (Ed), New Advance in Veterinary Oncology (pp. 52-58). Istanbul, Turkey: Metropole Press.


Arthur, A. R. (2016). The role of cytokines in the immune system. PhD thesis, University of Washington, Seattle, US.

Publication ethics
The author(s) should write, sign and send a paper which reports that the study was not published or is not in the process of being published in elsewhere and that the authors are taking all the responsibility of the study. Falsification of data, plagiarism or publication without proper citation are all unacceptable and are the reasons for rejection of publication. Journal of Istanbul Veterinary Sciences adhere to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and follow the COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and the Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers. International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) recommendations are taken into account in articles submitted to the journal.

Complaints and appeals
Authors who wish to appeal a rejection or make a complaint should, in the first instance, send an appeal letter to the Editor in Chief. The letter should contain detailed information about appeal or complaint subject. In such a case, the chief editor assigns one of the editors or one of the editorial board members to examine the subject as soon as possible. If necessary, an external expert may be assigned as ombudsman to investigate the problem. But the Editor in Chief is the final authority in the decision-making process for all appeals and complaints. The journal adheres to COPE guidelines while examining the appeals and complaints.

Care and use of animals

If animals are used in the study, the author (s) must declare in the materials and methods section the manuscript is in compliance with the institutional or international animal care and use guidelines. A manuscript containing information that suggests animals were subjected to adverse, stressful, or harsh conditions or treatments will not be considered for publication. The Editor retains the right to reject manuscripts on the base of animal welfare concerns.

Open Access policy
Journal of Istanbul Veterinary Sciences is an open access journal; readers can freely access the published articles through online. There is no restriction or embargo on the full text of the published articles.

Copyright and License
License: Articles published in the Journal of Istanbul Veterinary Science are presented to the reader under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0). This license allows users to copy, distribute and transmit an article, adapt the article as long as the author is attributed. More detailed information can be obtained using this link.

Copyright: Authors who submit papers to the journal must assigned a copyright form indicating that they have transferred the publication rights to the journal. However, the authors reserve the following rights.
a. The right to their own personal use, for educational purpose.
b. The right to use all or a part of the article in a meetings or conference.
c. The right to post their work online in institutional repositories or on their website.
d. The right to use any platform to increase the visibility of his articles. (e.g., Research gate).
d. Patent and trademark rights for any process or procedure described in the article.

Screening for Plagiarism
All the papers submitted to Journal of Istanbul Veterinary Sciences will be screened for plagiarism using plagiarism detection program. If the plagiarism or self-plagiarism is found the publication will immediately reject.

There are no submission or article processing charges in Journal of Istanbul Veterinary Sciences.

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