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Instruction to Author

1. SUBMISSION PREPARATION CHECKLIST

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • Submission of manuscripts must be accompanied by a covering letter that includes declaration that `The manuscript has not been published (peer reviewed journal) or offered for publication elsewhere in substantially the same or abbreviated form, either in print or electronically (e.g. the internet)’
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Similarity Index (SI) must be minimum 20% by plagiarism checker software
 

2. AUTHOR GUIDELINES

Manuscript Preparation

General

Authors must follow guide for authors strictly, failing which the manuscripts would be rejected without review. Editors reserve the right to adjust the style to certain standards of uniformity.

Structure

Follow this order when preparing the manuscripts: Title, Authors, Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion (or separate Results and Discussion), Conclusion, Acknowledgements, References, Tables and Figures. The corresponding author should be identified with an asterisk. All other footnotes (except for table footnotes) should be avoided. Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article.

Italicize all scientific names. Use British spellings.

Text Layout

Use single spacing with full justified. Ensure that each new paragraph is clearly indicated. Present tables and figure legends on separate pages at the end of the manuscript. Number all pages consecutively, use 11 or 12 points font size and Arial/Times Roman font. Line numbers on each page of text are also helpful for reviewers.

Units

Follow internationally accepted rules and conventions: use the international system of units (SI). If other units are mentioned, please give their equivalent in SI.

Article Structure

Title and Sub-Sections

Avoid abbreviations and formulae (where possible). Divide your article into clearly defined title and sub-sections. Any sub-sections may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line. Use bold face, lower case letter type for title and sub-sections.

Author names and affiliations

Present the authors' affiliation addresses below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the postal address of each affiliation, including the country name

Corresponding author

Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that the e-mail address is provided together with the complete postal address.

Abstract

The abstract should be clear, descriptive and should be within 200 - 250 words.  It should provide a very brief introduction to the problem statement and objectives of the study.  This should be followed by the significant results, and holistic conclusion.

Keywords

Keywords (maximum of 5 keywords separated by commas) are intended for literature retrieval. 

Introduction

State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

Materials and methods

Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference. Only relevant modifications should be described.

Results and Discussion

Results should be clear and concise, discussing the significance of the results of the work, not repeated. Extensive citation and discussion of the published literature should be avoided.

Conclusion

The main conclusion drawn from results should be presented in manuscript.

Acknowledgements

Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references. Mention here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., grant providers, facilities providers, etc.).

References

Citation in text

Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full.

References should adhere to the APA referencing style and listed in alphabetical order at the end of the manuscript

Mettam, G.R., Adams, L.B., (2009). How to prepare an electronic version of your article, in: Jones, B.S., Smith, R.Z. (Eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age. E-Publishing Inc., New York, pp. 281-304.

Strunk Jr., W., White, E.B., (2000). The elements of style, fourth ed. Longman, New York.

Van der Geer, J., Hanraads, J.A.J., Lupton, R.A., (2010). The art of writing a scientific article. J. Sci. Commun. 163, 51-59.

Web references

As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.

Appendices

If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc. Formulae and equations in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (B.1) and so on. Similarly, for tables and figures: Table A.1; Fig. A.1, etc.

Table footnotes

Indicate each footnote in a table with a superscript lowercase letter.

Figure

Note that the maximum number of figures allowed is 6. Multiple figures can be expressed as one figure (for e.g. 1a, 1b, 1c etc...), while retaining the maximum limit of 6.

PREPARATION OF SHORT COMMUNICATIONS AND CASE REPORTS

Details are similar to “Preparation of Research Articles” except in headings and words.

Headings for Short Communication: Title page, Abstract, Method and Results, Discussion (with subtitles, if any), References, Acknowledgement (if any).

Headings for Case Report: Title page, Abstract, Keywords, Case History, Discussion (with subtitles, if any), References, Acknowledgement (if any).  

Maximum number of words: 1,500

Although limited by number of words, authors are to ensure that the paper is complete in representing data and references, and presented clearly and concisely

REVIEWERS

In order to expedite the review process, authors are required to nominate minimum two (2) potential reviewers.

PROOFS

Authors are responsible for the accuracy of submitted work, including changes done during editing. For paper with joint authorship, one author must accept the responsibility for all correspondence and has the authority to act on behalf of the contributing authors in all matters pertaining to publication of the manuscript. Proofs will be sent to the corresponding author to be checked for printer’s errors.

3. PUBLICATION ETHICS AND MALPRACTICES

MJVR is following the Code of Conduct for publication. These ethics include the editor following certain rules on relations with readers, authors, and reviewers.

Editorial Board Duties

  1. Manages the peer review process, and takes final decisions on whether papers should be accepted.
  2. Comment on and monitor the quality of submissions and propose measures for improvement.
  3. Establish a panel of peer reviewers on the basis of expertise, utilising contacts to build a list of experts who will also review the papers submitted for publication.

 

Editors and Reviewers of MJVR must confirm the following:

  1. All manuscripts are reviewed in fairness based on the intellectual content of the paper regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, citizen nor political values of author(s).
  2. Any observed conflict of interest during the review process must be communicated to the Editor
  3. All information pertaining to the manuscript is kept confidential
  4. Any information that may be the reason for the rejection of publication of a manuscript must be    communicated to the Editor

 

Contact address:
MJVR Secretariat,
Department of Veterinary Services Malaysia
Wisma Tani, Blok Podium 4G1,
Presint 4 62630 Putrajaya, Malaysia
Tel : 603-88702000 Fax : 603-88886021

www.dvs.gov.my
Email : mjvreditor@gmail.com

 


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