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Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

Manuscript preparation

Writing Style

Manuscripts should be written in English with an Arabic abstract.

Preparing the Manuscript File

Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced (in Microsoft Word), using Times New Roman font at 12 points. Special characters (e.g., Greek, math, symbols) should be inserted using the symbols available in this font.

Headings

Major Headings

Major headings are centered, the first letter of all important words is capitalized and boldface, and consist of: Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion (or Results and Discussion), Conclusion (optional), Acknowledgment, Appendix (optional), and References.

First Subheadings

First subheadings are placedon a separate line, begin at the left margin, the first letter of all important words are capitalized, and the headingsare boldface. The heading is not followedby punctuation. Text that follows a first subheadingshould be in a new paragraph.

Second Subheadings

Second subheadings beginthe first line of a paragraph. They are indented, bold face, and followed by a period. The first letter of each important word should be capitalized. The text follows immediately after the final period of the subheading.

Short Communications, Case Report do not use headings except for Acknowledgment, References, and Appendix.

 

 

Title

Across the top of the page (first page),it should be concise title of no more than 45 characters, centered, boldface and the first letter of all important words are capitalized. Short Communications and Case Report use a running head beginning with the appropriate designation (i.e., Short Communication) followed by a short title.

The title should contain words or phrases used for indexing the article. Under the title, names of authors should be given in mixed case. Institutional addresses are displayed below the author names (Times New Roman font at 11 points, single space); footnotes referring from author names to displayedaddresses should be superscript numerals in the following order: 1, 2, 3. etc. The e-mail address of the corresponding author should appear directly below the affiliation lines on the title page. The corresponding author will be identified by a star (e.g., *Corresponding author:vet.aminprod@uofk.edu). Acceptable format is shown below:

Nawal M. Elkhair1*, Khalid M. Elamin2 and Kamal M. Abuelfatah

1Department of Physiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Khartoum, 13314, Shambat, Sudan

2 Department of Poultry Production, Faculty of Animal Production, University of Khartoum, 13314, Shambat, Sudan

3 Department of Meat Production, Faculty of Animal Production, University of Khartoum, 13314, Shambat, Sudan

*Corresponding author (nawalelkhair@yahoo.com)

 

Abstract. Abstracts should be limited to 300 key strokes (i.e., characters plus spaces). The abstract should review important objectives, materials, results, conclusions, and applications as concisely as possible. The abstract disseminates scientific information through abstracting journals and is convenient for readers. Open the abstract with objectives and make the abstract tintelligible without reference to the manuscript. Use complete sentences and standard terms. Limit the use of abbreviations in the Abstract. Minimize the amount of data in the abstract and exclude statements of statistical probability (e.g., P<0.05).

Key Words. After the abstract, list 4 to 7 key words; they should be typed in lowercase letters (Times New Roman font at 11 points, italics), and separated by commas, and in alphabetically order. Key words should be singular (e.g., “dromedary camel” not “dromedary camels”). The first letter of the first key word is capitalized. Acceptable format is shown below:

Key Words: Age, dromedary camel, haematology, reference interval

Abbreviations

Author-derived abbreviations should be defined at first use in the abstract and again in the body of the manuscript, and in each table and figure in which they are used.

Body of the Paper

The body of the paper should contain an introduction to the problem (questions, objectives, reasons for research, and related literature); materials, methods, experimental design, and procedures; and results, discussion, conclusions, and implications.

The introduction should concisely describe the rationale or conducting the study, background, objectives, and hypotheses to be tested. The introduction should be no longer than 4,000 characters (words and spaces).

Results and Discussion may be combined into a single section. If not, the Results section should not contain discussion of previously published work. Resultsand references to tables and figures already described in the results section should not be repeated in the Discussion section.

The conclusion section should consist of one brief paragraph summarizing only the main findings of the study. As such, it should not contain references to other works.

Appendix

A technical appendix may follow the References section. The appendix may contain supplementary material, explanations, and elaborations that are not essential to other major sections but are helpful to the reader. Novel computer programs or mathematical computations would be appropriate. The appendix will not be a repository for raw data.

References

Citations in Text

In the body of the manuscript, refer to authors as follows: Abuelfatah and Elamin (2017) or Abuelfatah and Elamin (2016, 2017). If the sentence structure requires that the authors’ names be included in parentheses, the proper format is (Abuelfatah and Elamin, 2016; ElZubier, 2016a, b; ElZubier et al., 1993), with citations listed chronologically (i.e., oldest first) and then alphabetically within a year. Where there are more than 2 authors, the first author’s name is followed by the abbreviation “et al.,” in text (but all authors should be listed in the Reference section). Personal communication should be listed in the text as follows: “ElZubier, I. E. (institution, city, and state, personal communication).” The author’s own unpublished work should be listed in the text as “(Elkhair, N, unpublished data).” Personal communication and unpublished data (including papers under review) must not be included in the references section.

References Section

To be listed in the references section, papers must be published or accepted for publication. Manuscripts submitted for publication but not yet accepted can be cited as “unpublished data” in the text. In the references section, references are listed alphabeticallyby author(s)’Family (last or third) name (s), and then chronologically. The year of publication follows the authors’ names. As with text citations, two or more publications by the same author or set of authors in the same year should be differentiated by adding lowercase letters after the date. The dates for papers with the same first author that would be abbreviated in the text as et al., even though the second and subsequent authors differ, shall also be differentiated by letters. All authors’ names must appear in the reference section. Journals should be abbreviated according to the conventional ISO abbreviations used by Pub Med

(https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nlmcatalog/journals).

One-word journal names(e.g., Anaesthesist, Placenta,Theriogenology) are not abbreviated.

For journal articles, include all authors (do not use “et al.”), year (in brackets), and article title, abbreviated journal name, Volume, issue (if applicable) and page range. Acceptable format is shown below:

Shellito, S. M., Ward, M. A., Lardy, G. P., Bauer, M. L. and Caton, J. S. (2006). Effects of concentrated separator by-product (desugared molasses) on intake, ruminal fermentation, digestion, and microbial efficiency in beef steers fed grass hay. J. Anim. Sci., 84: 1535–1543.

Lesmeister, K. E. and Heinrichs, A. J. (2005). Effects of adding extra molasses to a texturized calf starter on rumen development, growth characteristics and blood parameters in neonatal dairy calves. J. Dairy Sci., 88(1): 411–418.

Stewart, P. A. (1983). Modern quantitative acid-base chemistry. Can. J. Physiol. Pharmacol., 61:1444–1461.

Rehm, M., Conzen, P. F., Peter, K. and Finsterer, U. (2004). The Stewart model “Modern” approach to the interpretation of the acid-base metabolism. Anaesthesist, 53: 347–357. 

 

For book references, include authors, year, chapter or section title, page range, book title, edition, book editors (if applicable), and publisher name and location. Acceptable format is shown below:

AOAC International. (2012). Official Methods of Analysis. 19thed.AOAC International, Gaithersburg, MD.

AOAC. (1990). Association of official analytical chemists: Official methods of analysis. Washington, USA.

Divers, T. J. and Peek,S. (2007). The clinical examination. In: Rabun’s Diseases of Dairy Cattle, 2nded. Elsevier, St. Louis, MO, pp. 14.

Chapter in books:

Eckersall, P.D. (2008). Proteins, proteomics and the dysproteinemias.In: Kaneko, J.J., Harvey, J.W. and Bruss, M. L.(Eds.), Clinical Biochemistry of Domestic Animals,6th ed. Elsevier Inc. USA, Academic Press, Chapter 5, pp. 117-155.

For conference proceedings, include authors, year, abstract title. Proceedings title, location of meeting, page numbers or abstract number. Acceptable format is shown below:

Ahmed, M. H. and Elkhair, N.M. (2017). Effects of selenium and vitamin E injection during transition period on serum protein parameters of Camels (Camelus dromedarius) reared under semi- intensive system. In: Proc. Of “the 3rdInternational Scientific Conference of Camel research and Production”. Sudan University of Science and Technology, Page 9.

For abstracts presented at joint annual meetings, cite as a journal article but include the journal supplement number and the page ofthe supplement on which the abstract appeared. Include“(Abstract)” at the end of the citation.

For websites, provide authors (or organization name),year, page title, and URL. Acceptable format is shown below:

Preston, T. R. and Willis, M. B. (1974). Intensive beef production. https://www.abebooks.co.uk/products/isbn/9780080177885/3333555271.

For theses, provide author, year, title, thesis type(PhD, MSc, MVSc, DVM), and university name and location. Acceptable format is shown below:

Ahmed, M. H. (2017). Effects of selenium and vitamin E injection during transition period on physiological performance of camels (Camelus dromedarius) and their neonates reared under semi-intensive system. MVSc Thesis, University of Khartoum, Sudan.

Electronic theses:

Elkhair, N. M. (2008). Comparative studies on acid-base status in calves (Germany) and young camels (Sudan) as influenced by experimentally induced metabolic acidosis. http://www.diss.fu-berlin.de.

Tables

Tables and figures should be placed within the text.

Each table should be typed within the text (Times New Roman font at 10 points, centered), and should have a brief and self-explanatory title. Standard abbreviations of units of measurement should be added between parentheses. Numerical results should be displayed as means with their relevant standard errors(SEM or SD). Means should be rounded to one -tenth of its standard error(12.5).The title of the table should be in Times New Roman font at 12 points, boldface).  The explanation of the values within the table, level of significance should be added under the table (Times New Roman font at 11 points).Acceptable format is shown below:


Table 1.Growth performance and feed conservation ratio of male Nubian goat kids as influenced by dietary supplementation with molasses (n=20)

 

Control

T1

T2

T3

P value

Initial body weight (kg)

10.00 a±0.8

10.30 a±0.7

10.60a±0.7

9.60a±0.6

NS

Final body weight (kg)

10.40a±0.8

10.90b±0.8

11.3b±0.9

9.90c±0.6

≤0.05

Means within the same raw bearing different superscripts are significantly different (P≤0.05)

NS: Not significant, T1(5% molasses), T2 (10% molasses)andT3 (15% molasses)

Figures

Figures including graphs, graphics and photographs (coloured or black & white) should have clear legends typed at the bottom of each

 

Fig. 2The title of the figure (number of sample or animal in one group or treatment=10)

 

Photographs should carry the legend number and the name of the first author at its reverse side.

The manuscripts should be sent to the secretary of the editorial board

U.OF.K. VET MED. AND ANIM. PROD

P.O Box code: 13314 Khartoum North

Or

 

E-mail: vet.animprod@gmail.com

E-mail: vet.prod@uofk.edu

E-mail:  vet.med.anim.prod@hotmail.com

 

 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.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Open Office, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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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.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
 

Copyright Notice

uofk

 

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.