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Guide to Authors

Journal of Veterinary Parasitology is an official organ of The Indian Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology. The journal is devoted to the publication of the results of original research, both bask and applied on animal parasitology in the form of full papers, short conrawnkaoons, review articles essentially invited on topics of active current interest, book reviews and articles relevant to the parasitology education.

Submission of Manuscripts

Manuscripts, in duplicate, should be submitted to Editor-in-Chief. Journal of Veterinary Parasitology, Division of Parasitology, Indian Veterinary Research Institute. Izatnagar- 243 122, India.

Electronic rasneripes are also required accompanied by two hard copies. White sending the electronic version, the authors are requested to specify the software used.

Preparation of Manuscripts

Manuscripts should be type-written in English on good quality A4 size bond-paper on one side. The entire text should be typed leaving 1½ inch left and 1 inch right hand margin, in double space in two columns. Manuscripts should be organised in the following order:

Title should be clear, descriptive and not too long with first letter or every word in capital.

Name of Authors
Name with complete postal address(es). Present address(es), if applicable, should go as a foot-note.

Key Words
Not more than five.

The abstract should be brief not exceeding 200 words indicating the scope and significant results.

The introduction should bring out the essential background of the article, briefly reviewing the relevant literature and make a statement of the objectives of the investigation.

Materials and Methods
The materials studied, area description, methods and techniques employed should be clearly stated with brevity.

Data essentially pertinent to drive out the salient findings should be arranged in a unified and coherent sequence. Repetition of methods aad techniques is not desirable. Data presented in figures and tables should not be repeatedly summarized. The data should either be presented in tabular or graphic forms. Interpretation of the data should be taken up only under Discussion.

The discussion should be restricted to tangible findings, logical deductions and interpretation of data without repeating the results. Recommendations, if any. may be included as a part of the Discussion only when necessary and relevant.

Results and Discussion may be combined in a coherent sequence in Short Communications for an objective presentation.

Acknowledgements and any additional research information concerning research grants etc. should be in brief.

All references cited in the text should be presented in a list of references following the text of the manuscript according to the World List of Scientific Periodicals in alphabetical order. References cited in the text should be arranged chronologically.

Abbreviation of the titles of the periodicals mentioned in the list of references should be according to the International List of Periodical Title World Abbreviations. Word accepted for publication out not yet published should be referred to as in press. References concerning unpublished data and personal communications should not be cited in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text.

Use the following system lor arranging your references:

  1. For periodicals
    Wouda, W., Dubey, J.P. and Jenkins, M.C., 1997. Serological diagnosis of bovine fetal neosporosis. J. Parasitol., 83: 545-547.

  2. For books
    Dubey. J.P. and Beattie, C.P., 1998. Toxoplasmosis of Animals and Man. CRC Press Inc., Boca Raton, RL. 220 pp.

  3. For book chapter
    Schawbe, C.W. 1986. Current status of hydatid diseases: A zoonosis of increasing importance. In: R.C.A., Thompson (Ed). The biology of Echinococats and hydatid disease, George Allen and Unwin, London, 2nd edn., pp. 61-113.

  4. For thesis
    Avasanhi, B.L. 1976. Studies on immunisation of rabbits against Schistosoma incognitum Chandler, 1926. Ph.D. Thesis J.N. Krishi Viswa Vidyalaya, Jabatpur, India.

Tables should be typed separately and numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals (1,2,3 etc.).

All illustrations (laser-printed line drawings and photographs) should be submitted in duplicate separately unmounted and not folded. Illustrations should be numbered (in Arabic numerals) according to their sequence in the text making appropriate reference in the text for each reference. Illustration should be designed with the format of the page of the journal. Lettering should be in Indian ink or by printed labels. It must be ensured that the size of he lettering is big enough to allow reduction by 50% without becoming illegible. Use the same kind of lettering throughout and follow the style of the journal. Each illustration should have a caption typed on a separate sheet of the manuscript. Explanation should be given in the type written legend. Photographs arc only acceptable if they have good contrast and intensity. Sharp, glossy copies are required in duplicate. Colour illustrations cannot be usually included unless the extra cost of their reproduction is paid for by the author. Photocopies of figures, charts and graphs etc. are not acceptable.

For the description of parasitic diseases or infections, authors are requested to follow the Standard Nomenclature of Animal Parasitic Diseases (SOAPD) published in 1988 in Veterinary Parasitology (Kassi, T. ct al., 1988) Vet. Parasitol., 29: 299-326. The rules governing biological nomenclature, as laid down in the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature, should be followed.

Only standard abbreviations arc to be used conforming to the International System of Units (the SI for the Health Professional. WHO, Geneva, 1977).

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