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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the instructions for Authors.

Author Guidelines

Al-Qadisiyah Journal of Veterinary Medicine Sciences                                           ISSN 1818-5746 (Print), ISSN 2313-4429 (Online)

Author Guidelines
Preparing your manuscript:
Word processing formats
   Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are (Microsoft Word DOC 2010). The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 2.5cm for left and right-hand margins and 2cm at head and foot of A4 paper. Text should be in the English language in the font (12) of Times New Roman, and numbers in the text and tables are numbered in Arabic numerals. To avoid unnecessary errors you are strongly advised to use the spell-check and grammar-check functions of your word processor. Make sure you use uniform lettering and sizing of your original illustration. Use the Times New Roman font in your illustrations. Number the illustrations according to their sequence in the text.
Article structure
Manuscript title
The title should be a brief expression describing the contents of the paper and not contain abbreviations.
Author Information
Complete names and affiliation of all authors, including contact details of the corresponding author (Telephone, and E-mail address)
The abstract of the manuscript should not exceed 250 words and must be included: Background, the context, and purpose of the study; Materials and methods, how the study was performed and statistical tests used; Results, the main findings; Conclusions, brief summary, and potential implications. A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results, and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. The abstract should be written in the past tense. Standard nomenclature should be used and non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided. No literature should be cited.
Following the abstract, a list of keywords (3-6) and abbreviations should be included.
The Introduction should provide a clear statement of the problem, state the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background the relevant literature on the subject, and the proposed approach or solution, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results. It should be understandable to colleagues from a broad range of scientific disciplines. Introduction should consist of three parts: the first part includes a precise description of the nature and extension of the problem to be studied, the second part includes spotlights on relevant previous literature in the field of the study, and the third part involves displaying how to examine the challenges and its extension by the researcher, and finally give the aim of the study at the end of the introduction. The introduction must be cited with recent scientific references published in the modern global scientific journals and refuse all manuscripts containing references below the year 2000 only if these references mention for historical citation. The introduction should be written in the present tense.
Materials and Methods
   Materials and methods should provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference. Truly new procedures should be described in detail, relevant modifications should also be described. Methods in general use need not be described in detail. The materials and methods should be written in the past tense.
   Results should be clear and concise. It should provide complete details of the experiment that are required to support the conclusion of the study. The results should be written in the past tense when describing findings of the experiment.
   The discussion should include speculation and detailed interpretation of data in view of the results obtained in this matter and in past studies on this topic. This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. (A combined Results and Discussion is avoided). Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature. The discussion should be written in the present tense.
The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a discussion.
Tables and Figures
  Tables should be kept to a minimum and be designed to be as simple as possible. Tables are to be typed one-spaced throughout, including headings and footnotes. Tables should be prepared in Microsoft Word. Each table should be included in the text and numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals (Table 1) and supplied with a heading and a legend. Tables should be self-explanatory without reference to the text. The details of the methods used in the experiments should preferably be described in the legend instead of in the text. The same data should not be presented in both table and graph forms or repeated in the text. Figures should be numbered and are included in the text. Graphics should be prepared using applications capable of generating high-resolution GIF, TIFF, JPEG or PowerPoint before pasting in the Microsoft Word manuscript file. Use Arabic numerals to designate figures and upper case letters for their parts (Fig 1). Begin each legend with a title and include sufficient description so that the figure is understandable without reading the text of the manuscript. Information given in legends should not be repeated in the text. Tables and figures should be at the end of the manuscript.
 Al-Qadisiyah Journal of Veterinary Medicine Sciences uses the numbered citation (citation-sequence) method. References are listed and numbered in the order that they appear in the text. In the text, citations should be indicated by the reference number in brackets. Multiple citations within a single set of brackets should be separated by commas.

  Al-Qadisiyah Journal of Veterinary Medicine Sciences adheres to Vancouver reference style. Only published or accepted
manuscripts should be included in the reference list. Meetings abstracts, conference talks, or papers that have been submitted but not yet accepted should not be cited. All personal communications should be supported by a letter from the relevant authors.
Submitting your manuscript
How to submit your manuscript
Al-Qadisiyah Journal of Veterinary Medicine Sciences track, a web-based online submission. Visit to submit your article online. http://qu.edu.iq/vmjou/?page_id=58

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