Author Guidelines

Scientific responsibility

All scientific responsibility of the articles belongs to the authors. The authors of the submitted article must have a specific contribution to the work. Authors' name ordering should be a joint decision. Corresponding author is considered to accept the author sorting by filling in "Author Responsibility and Publication Transfer Form" on behalf of all authors. All of the authors should be listed under the title of article.

Publication Fees

Publication in this journal is totally FREE. There are no publication charges, no submission charges, no article processing charges and no surcharges based on the length of an article, figures or supplementary data. Editorial items (Editorials, Corrections, Additions, Retractions, Letters, Comments, etc.) are published free of charge.

Ethical responsibility

The authors are responsible for their compliance with the ethical rules. In experimental studies on animals, it should be noted that the study protocol has been approved by the animal experiment ethics committee at the institution where the study was conducted. Authors should submit the ethics committee's approval with the article. If there are previously published text, tables, pictures, etc. in the article, the authors have to get written permission from the copyright holder and the authors should specify and indicate the used material in the manuscript. In the course of the manuscript evaluation, the authors may be requested to submit the research data and / or the ethics committee approval document if deemed necessary.

Plagiarism policy

Manuscripts submitted to Veterinary Journal of Mehmet Akif Ersoy University (MAE Vet Fak Derg) is evaluated in terms of plagiarism. Every submitted article is checked for plagiarism through iThenticate and Turnitin software. When Smilarity Index of the article is above %20, it is sent back to the corresponding author to revise it. If plagiarism is proved after publication of the article, that article will be immediately removed from the website and the concerned authors will be considered ineligible for publication of their articles in MAE Vet Fak Derg.

Types of articles

Articles are published in the form of original research articles, case reports, review articles, short papers, and letters to the editor in accordance with the scope and aims reported above.

Original research articles: These are original studies that reach a conclusion based on sufficient scientific investigation, observation and experimentation.

Case reports: Clinical, or laboratory areas that are rarely encountered.

Reviews: articles are original articles in which the findings of the author's own opinions and researches are evaluated on an up-to-date and important topic.

Short Communications: New information and findings related to the subject are reported but are short enough to be presented as original research.

Letters to the Editor: It is an illustrated and a short presentation of a topic that is scientific or practical, or an interesting one.

The text part including figures, charts and tables should not exceed 15 pages for original research articles, 8 pages for case reports, 6 pages for short communications and 2 pages for letters to the editor.

Preparation of manuscript

The articles submitted for publication must not have been published in print or in an electronic format or should not be in the evaluation stage for publication in another publication or electronic medium at the time of publication. Should it be accepted, it should not be published in any form or in a similar form in any languages.  Poster or oral presentations or preliminary work submitted in congress, symposium or electronic media may be published provided that this is indicated. Authors who wish to withdraw their articles for delay or for any reason need to apply with a written notice of the situation.

All the articles should be written in Microsoft Word software with Garamond font, 11 pt., 1.5 line spacing, 2.5 cm space on page edges, A4 paper size (210 x 297 mm), single column and side by side. Line numbers should be added to the beginning of the page. In addition, page numbers should be given so that the number of each page except the first page is in the upper middle.

The articles should contain the following sections

a. Title page: should contain the category, the title (only first letter capital), the names of the authors (only the first letters capital), the institution (s) where they work (indicated with numbered footnotes), corresponding author (address, phone, fax numbers and e-mail address). Corresponding author is indicated by an asterisk (*). If the article was previously presented at a scientific meeting, the name, date and place of the meeting must be stated.

b. Abstract and Key Words: Manuscripts written in Turkish should contain English abstract while manuscripts written in English are not required to write abstract in Turkish. The abstract should not exceed 250 words and should be written in a single paragraph. In short communications, the summary should not exceed 100 words. Abstracts in Turkish and English should contain brief information on purpose, material and method(s), results and conclusion(s). In the abstract, abbreviation should not be used. Up to 7 words of "keywords" ("keywords" in English) should be added below the abstracts.

c. Text: Original research articles and brief communications should be organized under 4 main headings, including introduction, materials and method, discussion and results. The entry should contain information directly related to the subject of the article and the purpose of the investigation should be stated. Materials and methods should be written as detailed as possible and may be divided into subparts if more than one method is used. However, there is no need to elaborate the classical and frequently used methods. If a brand is specified, the manufacturer's name and address (city, country) should be given. Findings can be presented as text, table, graphic and figure. The discussion is adequate and should be written directly in the relevant sources. In the conclusion section, the results of the study and the basic recommendations should be reported without recurring findings. Abbreviations should be explained in the text, tables, figures and graphics in the first appeared place. Reviews should include introduction, text, and conclusion titles. Case reports should include introduction, case / cases and discussion sections. A thank-you note can be written at the end of the article (under a separate heading entitled "Acknowledgement") to those who contributed to the research or to the preparation of the article. This section includes thank-you notes for personal, technical and material assistance. If financial support, donations and all other editorial (statistical analysis, English / Turkish evaluation) and / or technical assistance is provided, these must be presented at the end. Authors are required to disclose any possible financial conflict of interest.  Declared conflicts of interest (or information specifying the absence of conflicts of interest) will be published under a separate heading entitled “Conflicts of Interest” before references.

d. References: References should be organized in accordance with the "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals" developed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). Examples of frequently used references in this framework are given below. For other reference formats not mentioned here, the relevant website should be used as a guide http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/uniform_requirements.html. References are listened in numerical order at the end of your document and the reference number is indicated inside the parentheses in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text, like this: (1), (2, 3), (4-7). The author (s) is/are responsible for the accuracy of all references. The references should only include articles that are published or accepted. Journal titles are given in abbreviated form in accordance with Index Medicus. For abbreviations of journal titles, see the list of journals indexed in Index Medicus or see http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nlmcatalog/journals. No abbreviation is used for journal titles that do not enter the index. For accepted but unpublished articles; use the same format as for published articles, but insert "in press" instead of the page numbers and add the DOI or PMID numbers of these sources at the end of the references. If possible, the articles submitted to the journal should not exceed 35 references for the research article, 15 references for the short communications, and 10 references for the case reports.

Journal article 

Tutun H, Baydan E. Cannabinoid receptor type 2 agonist JWH-133 deteriorates the liver toxicity induced by cypermethrin. Turk J Vet Anim Sci. 2018;42(3):211-21.

If there are more than six authors, list the first six authors, followed by et al.

Hokugo A, Christensen R, Chung EM, Sung EC, Felsenfeld AL, Sayre JW, et al. Increased prevalence of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw with vitamin D deficiency in rats. J Bone Miner Res. 2010;25:1337-49.

Books

Percy DH, Barthold SW. Pathology of laboratory rodents and rabbits. 3rd ed. Iowa: Blackwell Publishing; 2007. p. 14-15.

Book Chapter

Goldschmidt MH, Hendrick MJ. Tumors of the skin and soft tissues. In: Meuten DJ, editor(s). Tumors in Domestic Animals. 4th ed. Iowa: Iowa State Press; 2002. p. 81-83.

e. Figures, pictures, tables and graphics: The places where figures, pictures, tables and graphics pass in the text should be numbered at the end of the relevant text section. Descriptions of figures, pictures, tables and graphics should be added at the end of the article, each on a separate page. The table title should be on the top of the table, the table descriptions and abbreviations should be on the bottom. The tables must be self-explanatory rather than repetitive in the text. Figures and pictures should be numbered according to their order of use in the text and should be shown in brackets in the text. Pictures must be saved as TIFF or JPEG and sent as separate files, not added to the text file. Electronic photographs, radiographs and scanned images should be at least 300 dpi and 1200x960 pixels in resolution. Footnotes should be written for all pictures and figures. The footnotes should be written in a short and concise manner, the staining / method used and the original magnification should be given in footnotes. Symbols used in figures and abbreviations should be defined. Graphs should be numbered according to the order of use in the text and should be shown in parentheses in the text. The description and footnote characters must be the same as the figures and the fonts in the figures.

Submission of articles (Blind Peer-Review)

The article submission is only accepted online via "http://dergipark.gov.tr/maeuvfd". The Corresponding authors, all the files to be sent along with the article, and the "Copyright Form" can be added to the system by clicking the submit new article icon at the above address. Authors must register on Dergipark system before submitting a manuscript. After signing up, clicking Veterinary Journal of Mehmet Akif Ersoy University icons on the main page, the manuscript written according to the guide for authors is submitted in 4 steps (start, submission, reference, preview & submit). The submitted manuscript must not contain any identifying information, such as author information, institution, ethics committee or special permit address, during the preliminary evaluation phase. The manuscript that pass the preliminary evaluation (paper scientific qualification, language, conformity to Guide for author and checking plagiarism via iThenticate and Turnitin program,) are assigned to the Reviewers. The corresponding author can follow the article evaluation process from the section on the Articles in the Process. According to the blind peer-review rules, the main text, tables, graphics and pictures of the manuscript are uploaded via the system and sent to the appointed reviewers for an article evaluation request via e-mail. The reviewers accept or reject the request by clicking on the link sent via e-mail. The reviewers who accept it have to upload their decisions together with the reasons within a maximum of 1 month via the system. If the correction requested by the Reviewer is sent back to the author. If the requested corrections are not completed within 1 month, the article will be automatically canceled. After the desired corrections are made, the article is uploaded back to the system by the author. The editor makes decisions to accept or reject papers based on their opinion of the papers' publication worthiness and reviewers' comments. As stated in the privacy statement, authors' identity information and e-mail addresses will not be used for any other purpose.

Submission checklist

In the submission process, the authors must check the conformity of all items in the following list. Submissions that do not comply with this guideline will be returned to the authors.

1. The submitted article has not been published before and has not been submitted for evaluation.

2. The files is in the format of OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file.

3. URLs of references are given where available

4. 1.5 line spacing and 11-point font is used in the text. All figures, pictures and tables are placed in appropriate parts of the text. For printing, send quality copies of the images as an attachment. If the size of the submitted file is too large, the system may not take it. In such cases, you can split the text and send individually as an attachment.

5. The text has been prepared in accordance with the formal and bibliographic requirements set forth in the Author Guidelines.