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Author Guidelines

All manuscripts should be typed on one side of the A4 paper, double-spaced throughout, with margins of at least 25mm all around. All contributions will be subjected to editorial revision.

  • Major headings are to be centered, all capitals and the full length papers should consist of Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Acknowledgement (optional) and References. First sub-headings begin at the left margin and the text that follows a first sub-heading should be in a new paragraph.
  • Full length papers should not normally exceed 3000 words in length including tables and illustrations i.e., approximately five journal pages and should contain the following sections, each written concisely : 
A Title page containing (a) the title of the paper in capital letters, (b) the names of authors in full with initials, (c) the authors’ department and complete postal address. Superscript numbers should be used to link author with institution. Provide maximum of five key words for full length paper and three for short communication for subject indexing.

An Abstract will be printed at the beginning of the paper. Abstract should not be more than 150 words emphasizing objectives, experimental procedure, results and conclusions. Use complete sentences and limit the use of abbreviations. It should be in the form suitable for abstracting journals to use.

A brief introduction with specific emphasis on the necessity for such a kind of research may be given.

  • Materials and methods section may refer to previous description of methods whenever possible. This section should include methods of statistical analysis.
  • Results and Discussion may contain sub-heading if appropriate. This part should be brief and to the point, without repetition of results.
An Acknowledgement section, if required, may be given.
  • References section should contain only essential references which should be listed alphabetically and written as indicated below :

Bardbury, J.M., Mc Carthy, J.D. and Metwali, A.Z. (1990). Microimmunofluorescence for the serological diagnosis of avian Mycoplasma infection. Avian Pathology, 19:213-222.

Rundall, C.J. (1991). A colour Atlas of Diseases of the Domestic Fowl and Turkey. 2nd ed. London. Wolf Publishing Ltd.

Callow, L.L and Dalgliesh, R.J. (1982). Immunity and Immunopathology in Babesiosis. In: S. Choen and K.S. Warren (Ed) Immunology of Parasitic Infections. Blackwell, Oxford. Pp 475-526.

  • Tables should be typed on separate sheets, numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and have a short descriptive heading. Units of measure for each variable should be indicated. Appropriate estimates of variation (Standard error, standard deviation) must be provided with means. Use superscript letters for the separation of means in the body of the table and explain these in footnotes.
  • Illustrations, referred to as “figures” (Fig.1, etc.) should be on separate sheets and submitted larger than the size desired for reproduction. Information in tables must not be duplicated in figures and vice-versa. Legends, should be provided for each illustration. Each illustration must have the name of the author and figure number penciled on the back. Line drawings should be either in black ink on smooth white paper or thin board or a good quality laser printout. Photographs and photomicrographs should be printed on glossy paper with good contrast. Magnification for photomicrographs should be indicated. All illustrations should bear on the reverse side, the first author’s name and the figure number, on the ‘top’ of the figure should be indicated.

Submission Preparation Checklist

All submissions must meet the following requirements.

  • 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 Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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