Author Guidelines


1- This journal is the publication of the Van Veterinary Journal and published three times a year. Abbreviated title of the journal is Van Vet J.

2- Original articles, observations reviews, pre-reports, scientific news, introduction of scientific books, news about the faculty, letters to editor written in Turkish and English especially in the field of Veterinary Science, Health and Life science subjects (Comprehend human and animal health) are published in this journal.

3- Papers are accepted for publications on the understanding that they have not been published and are not going to be considered for publication elsewhere. All responsibilities from published articles merely belong to the authors and copyright fee for authors is not paid. The article sent to the journal for publication will not be send back to authors even if it is not accepted for publication. Article plagiarism report: Before submitting an article to our journal, the similarity of the article should be determined and uploaded to the system with appropriate plagiarism software programs (iThenticate, Turnitin etc.). The overall similarity rate is expected to be below 10%, but up to a 15% similarity rate is allowed by the Editorial Board, depending on the nature of the study. Articles that are over this determined rate are returned to the author.

4- Papers send to the journal for publication written in Turkish or in English should contain abbreviation in the context of the International Writing Procedure and measurements should be expressed in the metric system or in SI units. 

5- Papers should be submitted electronically via Submissions send to post are not accepted.

6- Papers submitted for publication should be written in Times New Roman style, 12 font size, 1.5 line spacing and 2.5 cm from all edges. Including tables, figures, graphs and references; original article should not exceed 15 pages, short paper and case reports should not exceed 5 pages.

7- Papers written in Turkish should include English summary and papers written in English should include Turkish summary. Summaries should not exceed 250 words. Abstract should include Aim, Material and Methods, Results and Suggestion.

8- In the studies requiring Ethical Commission Approval; related documents should be sending via electronic submission which is present in our submission system. In addition, if there is a requirement and necessity for “Ethics Committee Approval” in scientific studies sent to our journal, explanatory information including the name, number and date of the ethics committee from which the ethics committee approval / permit document was obtained should be clearly stated in the material and method section.

9- Digital images (pictures, figures etc.) should be sending as TIFF or JPEG files format at a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. Digital images should not be replaced inside the main text. Of prints of the journal will be in black and white. But the images will be given in coloured in the electronic version of the journal.

10- Copyright Transfer Agreement Form should be signed by all authors and submitted electronically by uploading manuscript.

11- Apart from tables all visual elements (Graphics, photographs, drawings, diagrams etc.) should be named as Figure. Tables and graphs are named as it is.

12- Definitions and names of the figures, tables and graphs should be given both in Turkish and English in the text. It should be numbered according to the order of use, expressed in short titles, and should be cited by giving the table number in the text. Table titles should be written in the writing language of the article in the upper part of the table. Abbreviations used in the table and necessary explanations should be given under the table. Figure titles should be written at the bottom of the figure in the writing language of the article.

13- Cover file should be created and uploaded to the system. Title Page: Turkish and English titles, author names, institutional information (English and Turkish), projects, congresses, ethics, etc. information should be provided. Click here for Sample Title Page.

14- Original Article:

     Main Text File: Title. Short Title. Abstract and Keywords, English title, Introduction with Abstract and Keywords, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion, Acknowledgment or Information (if any), References. Each Table and Figure should be on separate pages.

 Case Reports:

Scientific works in which the authors encounter new or rare observed cases. Maximum 15 sources should be used and attention should be paid to the possibility of current sources. Case reports; It should consist of Summary, Introduction, Case description, Discussion and Conclusion and References sections.

  Short Paper:

  It should be prepared in the form of a research paper and should not exceed 5 pages. It should contain no more than 2 tables and figures.

15- References should be listed according to authors surname alphabetically (APA Citation type). In the text; references should be written as surname of the author and the publication year (exp: Ceylan 2004; Ekin and Gurturk 2006; Isleyici et al. 2015). In the references section; short names of the journals should be written in the form approved by the Web of Science. For references with more than 6 authors, only the first 3 authors should be listed, followed by ‘et al.’. The references should be written as below:


Isleyici O, Sancak YC, Sancak H, Yucel UM (2015). Determination of aflatoxin M1 levels in unpackaged sold raw cow’s milk. Van Vet J, 26 (3), 151-155.

Fleming DW, Cochi SL, MacDonald KL et al. (1985). Pasteurized milk as a vehicle of infection in an outbreak of listeriosis. The New England J Med, 312 (7), 404-407. (For articles with more than 6 authors)

Ekin IH, Gurturk K, Ilhan Z, Arabaci C, Gulaydin O (2015). Detection of enzyme activities and their relation to serotypes of bovine and human group B streptococci. J Med Microbiol, 64, 985-989


Marrow DA (1986). Current Therapy in Theriogenology. W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia.

Books chapters:

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

Electronic Material: The name of the article and available web address and access date should be written.

Anonymus (1)    Access date: 10 January 2009.


Mis L (2009). The effect of zinc inadequate diet and the addition of zinc on lipid peroxidation and erythropoietin levels in rats with experimental renal failure. PhD thesis, Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Institute of Health Sciences, Van.

Paper Submitted at the Scientific Meeting:

Oğuz B (2018). Molecular Analysis of Echinococcus granulosus through Amplification of COX1 Gene Fragments from Sheep in Van province. In: Proceeding of the 1st International GAP Agriculture and Livestock Congress, Sanlıurfa, Turkey.

16- Keywords of Turkish articles should be selected from, Turkish Science Term’s web site ( Up to 5, including one under the abstract should be given in both languages.

17- Article publications in this Journal is FREE.

18- Copyright fee will not be paid to the author(s).

19- Van Veterinary Journal 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.

20- Conflict of Interest: Regardless of the type of article submitted to the journal (original research article, case report, review), the title of Conflict of Interest should be added before the title of the sources in the article and the statement “authors declare that there is no conflict of interest” should be written.