Author Guidelines

1- The journal accepts original papers, short communications, and reports, case reports, letter to the editor and reviews. The articles are accepted from all aspects of veterinary medicine, Biological, and animal science.

2- The manuscripts should be written in formal British English. In all parts of the article, the rules of sentence use must be observed.

3- The manuscripts submitted for publication should be prepared in the format of Times New Roman style, font size 12, A4 paper size, 1.5 line spacing, and 2.5 cm margins of all edges. The legend or caption of all illustrations such as figure and table must clearly be written in both Turkish and English and their appropriate position should be indicated in the text. If the manuscript is accepted for publication.

4- Authors should indicate the ethical commission report (number, date, and institution) in the material and methods section using the subtitle of “Ethical Scope” If necessary, the editorial board may also request the official document of the ethical commission report.

5- Do not use a number in the subsection titles.

6- The type of manuscripts

Original Manuscripts are original papers based on sufficient scientific investigations, observations and experiments. Manuscripts consist of English and Turkish* Title, English and Turkish* Abstract, English and Turkish* Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements, References, Tables/Graphics/Figures Legend. It should not exceed 12 pages including text, tables, and illustrations.
 * (If the manuscript is written the Turkish language)

Short Communication and Report Manuscripts contain recent information and findings in the related topics; however, they are written with insufficient length to be a full-length original article. They should be prepared in the format of an original manuscript, the reference numbers should not exceed 15 and the length of the text should be no longer than 6 pages. They should not contain more than 4 figures, graphics or tables.

Case Reports Manuscripts to describe rare significant findings encountered in the application, clinic, and laboratory of related fields. Case reports manuscript should be prepared The English and Turkish title, English and Turkish Abstract, English and Turkish Keywords, Introduction, Case History, Discussion, References, Tables/Graphics/Figures Legend without exceeding the total of 4 pages.

Letters to the Editor Manuscripts are short and picture-documented presentations of subjects with scientific or practical benefits or interesting cases without exceeding 2 pages.

Review Manuscripts are original manuscripts gather the literature on the current and significant subject along with the commentary and findings of the author on the particular subject. Review manuscript should be prepared as English and Turkish title, English and Turkish Abstract, English and Turkish Keywords, Introduction, Text, Conclusion, References, Tables/Graphics/Figures Legend without exceeding 12 pages.

7- Title, abstract, and keywords

The first page of the main manuscript should begin with the title. Do not include author names or affiliations here. No marking should be used in the title. The necessary descriptive information (thesis, projects, financial supports etc.) should be given in the acknowledgement.

Abstract consist of maximum of 300 words for all kind of manuscript. The abstracts should not contain citations. 

Please provide a minimum of 3 or a maximum of 6 keywords suitable to indexing. Only the first letter of the first keyword should begin with a capital letter; the other keywords should be written in lower case. Acronyms and repeating any parts of the title should be avoided.

The names of the authors, the institution information they work on, and ORCID ID should be given on the cover page.

Names of the authors are written one after the other without "and“. Example: Hüdai İpek¹, Osman Karabulut²

The workplace of the authors is given (with more than one author use numbered footnotes to show who is working where). Example: ¹Aksaray University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Virology Department, Aksaray, ²The Ministry of Food Agriculture and Livestock, Veterinary Control Institute, Konya.

8- Each author accepts all ethical responsibility of the article and all authors agree with the content of the study. The article is checked by a program for plagiarism or self-plagiarism. When plagiarism or self-plagiarism is detected, they will not be evaluated for publication.

9- References (APA style should be used)

References in the text are written in parentheses and are given a name and year of the publication. They should be written in chronological order, then in alphabetical order, in parentheses; for example:

(Alkan, 1983; Mulaoğlu, 1983; Müller and Freuling, 1985; Fooks et al., 1988).
If the author's name is given in the text directly, then the year of publication is to be written in parentheses; e. g.…..……. according to Bulut (2007) …….

If there are more than two authors, then the first is named and the others are summarised under "et al."; e.g. (Karaşahin et al., 2011).

All the sources cited in the text should be in the reference list.

The reference list is organized according to the first letter of the surname of the first author.

The authors' names and the year of publication are written in boldface.
The title of the journal is abbreviated without any full stops (example: Vet Med) according to the official abbreviations given in Medline (see. The following citation methods must be used:

Journal articles

Tülek, N., Şenocak, H., Yetkin, A., Ün, H.I., Aylanş O. (2006). Antibody response achieved by different rabies prophylaxis methods. Int J Infect Dis, 10(1), 87-8. doi:xxxxxxxxxx

Book chapter

Dean, D.J., Abelseth, M.K., Atanasiu, P. (1996). The fluorescent antibody test. In: Meslin FX, Kaplan MM, Koprowski H (ed’s), Laboratory techniques in rabies. 4th ed. WHO, Geneva, Swiss, 88-95.

Morris, D. (2001). Dogs: A dictionary of dog breeds, ultimate dictionary of over 1000 dog breeds. UK: Ebury Publishing.

Gökçek, Ç. (2005). Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) sequence analyses of kangal dogs in Turkey. Ankara, Turkey, Thesis of MSc, METU, diss.

Congress/conference proceedings

Kul, B.Ç., Ertuğrul, O., Öcal, N., Akarsu, N. Kangal köpeklerinde ankyloglossia ile ilgili gen bölgesinin belirlenmesine yönelik genom boyu analiz. Prooceding of 5th National Congress of Veterinary Zootechnics, Burdur, 2014, 48-49.

10- Scientific articles that published in Turkey should be preferred for citation in the manuscript (

11- Address of corresponding author (It should be needed including more than one authors)

Address of correspondence: 

Prof.Dr.Hikmet ÜN

Aksaray University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Virology Department

Adana Yolu Üzeri E-90 Karayolu 7. Km, 68100

Aksaray / Turkey

12- The manuscripts are edited by a referee who chose by the editorial board. The referee and authors are kept confidential.

13- The editorial board can make changes and corrections in the articles.

14- The publication of an article is free of charge. But donations are accepted to maintain the quality standards. It is required to publish electronically journal.  Authors can be donated by the number of manuscript pages.

15- Table, graphics and figure

The title of the table, graphics, and figure are written in English. The rules of sentence use must be observed. Also, they should be consecutively numbered.

There should be a reference in the text for each and every table and figure. Example: (Fig. 1.), (Table 1.) or …as can be seen in Figure 1 …“, „…it is shown in Table 1 how…“.

All markings used in the figures should be explained in the legend.

The figure legends are placed under the figure and finish with a full stop. 

Example: Figure 8: Epidemiologically diseases in free areas.

If there is more than one figure for a particular theme, then they should be numbered as follows: Figure6A, Figure6B, etc.

The titles for tables and graphics do not have a full stop at the end. 

Example: Table 1 / Graphic 1: Test results of biopsy samples

The legends for the figures, graphics and the tables should be placed at the end of the references.

16- Units, abbreviations, and nomenclature

 All specifications should be given according to the Sl System.

The concentration of chemical solutions should be given in mol/l. All other concentrations should be given as volume % or weight %.

The abbreviations of chemical, biological, medical or other specialist terminology may only be used if they are internationally accepted. The explanation of the abbreviation must be written in parentheses directly after the first use of the abbreviation in the text.

All medical, chemical, biological or other terms used should be according to the latest international nomenclature recommendations.

Enzyme units are written in IU (International Units) according to the reference book "Enzyme Nomenclature" (Elsevier Publishing Co., 1965).

The names of bacteria or their description should be in accordance with the latest version of "Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology" (The Williams and Wilkins Co., Baltimore).

The names of viruses should be according to the classification and recommendations of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV).

The names of microorganisms, genes and zoological names should be written in italics.

17- Pharmaceuticals, equipment, products

Pharmaceuticals: It should be written as the active ingredient (trade name®, company, country); example: midazolam (Dormicum ®, Roche, Germany).

Products or equipment: It should be written as a name (manufacturer, country); example: Vortex G (Fisher Scientific, UK).

Registered trademarks are labelled ®.

18- Before submitting a manuscript, please ensure you carefully read and adhere to all the guidelines and instructions given on the Manuscript Submission.

19- For Additional Questions: Please, contact to