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Guide for authors

The Revista Científica from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universidad del Zulia, is an international journal that receives submissions for publication in the form of original and unpublished manuscripts, technical notes, letters to the editor, and those review articles requested by the Editorial Board.

 

Exceptions to the unpublished condition include the complete or partial publication in scientific meeting proceedings with limited circulation. Any other circumstance should be explained to the Editorial office at the moment of submission.

 

The letters to the editor must contain useful comments on material published in the journal. It is the goal that publication of such letters may contribute to a constructive exchange of views with benefits to both the scientific community and the journal. Acceptance of submitted letters will depend upon decision of the Editorial Board.

Both, Spanish and English are accepted languages. Extensive editing to correct language is not available. Hence, authors should have their manuscripts reviewed by experts with solid knowledge on spelling, grammar, syntax and scientific writing style. Misused and inappropriate language may lead to temporal rejection of a manuscript. All submissions will be reviewed in their form and content by 3 recognized experts using the method of double blind.

Manuscripts must deal with aspects related to the fields of veterinary clinical sciences, animal production, public health and food sciences and technology of animal products. Acceptance of manuscripts dealing with any other type of related topics will be discussed by the Editorial Board. Although not restricted to, Revista Científica emphasizes on publishing scientific information generated from tropical and subtropical zones or with tropical applicability.

 

The content of manuscripts should add significant contribution to the body of scientific knowledge and must meet the following requirements:


1. Originals. Manuscripts should be submitted together with an author agreement letter. In such letter, the responsible author and coauthors should declare the unpublished condition of the material and their agreement on the form and content of the manuscript. Signatures of all, the responsible author and co-authors should be included. Manuscripts should be presented with double-spaced lining, numbered pages, numbered lines and no longer than 20 pages. It is recommended to submit 2 3½ floppy disks (one for back-up) double face, high density or re-recorded disk together with 4 high quality hard copies. Both, Word and Word Perfect for Windows are accepted word processors. Floppy’s should be labelled with name of the manuscript, responsible author, word processor used and version of it. Manuscripts should be in edit and not sent to any other journal. All accepted manuscripts become property of REVISTA CIENTIFICA. Manuscripts must contain: Title, abstract (English-Spanish), introduction, materials and methods, results and discussion, conclusions and implications, acknowledgement, and bibliographic references.


2. Title.
The title should describe the essence of the manuscript in a very clear and concise manner. It should appears in both, English and Spanish. A short title to be used as a head page running title should be also included.


3. Authors. Leaving a space below the title, all authors must be listed with full names. List of authors should be limited to 6. Exceptions to this limitation should be asked to the Editor-in-Chief by means of an explanatory letter, especially when authors affiliation belongs to different institutions. Use superscript numbers to match institutional affiliation of authors and a superscript asterisc to identify the corresponding author. Matching the superscript numbers, the institutional affiliation and current address of all authors should be provided. Likewise, matching the asterisc symbol, telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address of the corresponding author should be included.


4. Abstract. In both, English and Spanish with a maximum of 300 words. For an appropriate use of language and style, it is recommended to consult with an expert.


5. Key words. These are necessary for placement in international indexes and databases. Maximum of 5, in English and Spanish accordingly with abstracts.


6. Tables. These should be appropriately cited in the text and must be identified and consecutively numbered using Roman numerals. A concise and descriptive heading is requested. Abbreviations or symbols should be explained in a caption below the table. Title must be above the table in capital letters. Title should be presented in both, English and Spanish or viceversa. Xeroxcopies will not be accepted. Tables are saved as part of the text file but placed in separate sheets after the text and bibliographic references. Keep tables as simple as possible. Tables are self-contained with the title and footnotes providing all information to understand the table without referring the text.


7. Figures. These include both photographs and graphs. Figures should be appropriately cited in the text and identified and consecutively numbered using Arabic numerals. A concise and descriptive heading is requested. Title must be below the figure in capital letters. Title should be presented in both, English and Spanish or viceversa. Xeroxcopies will not be accepted. Photographs should be identified on the back by number and an arrow indicating the correct orientation. When a microphotograph is used, the magnification used should be indicated. Color figures are normally printed in black and white with the approval of the author. Use of figures with full color implies that the color of reproduction is paid by the author.


8. Acknowledgment. Only institutional acknowledgments are allowed.


9. Bibliographic references.
These must be presented in a numbered list organized in a strict alphabetical order. References should be cited in the text using Arabic numbers between brackets. These numbers should me matched with the ones on the bibliographical references list. Unpublished works, newspaper or popular magazines articles, and personal communications are not accepted as references. Avoid the excessive use of non-peer reviewed material (e.g., books, hand-books). Abstract should not be cited unless it is the only available reference to an important concept. Authors are responsible for the correct use and presentation of references. The following are recommended examples:

 

Journals:


• MARQUEZ, E.J.; BARBOZA DE M., Y.; IZQUIERDO, P. Studies on the incorporation of bovine plasma in emulsion type of meat products. J. Food Sci. Tech. 34:337-339. 1997.
• ALVAREZ, R.; VACCARO, L.; VACCARO, R.; VERDE, O.; RIOS, L.; MEJIAS, H. Estimation of weights of dual purpose calves from body measurements. Rev. Científica FCV-LUZ. IX: 502-507. 1999.

Books:


• CLEELAND, W.W. Steady state kinetics. In: Boyer, P. (Ed) The Enzymes. 2nd Ed. Academic Press, New York. 1-66 pp. 1970.
• LOOSE-MITCHELL, D.S., STANCEL, G.M. Estrogens and progestagens. Chapter 45. In: Hardman, J.G., Limbird, L.E. Goodman-Gilman, A. (Eds) The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 10th Ed. McGraw Hill, New York, Pp 1613-1651. 2002.

Proceedings:


• EDDI, C. Distomatosis, epidemiological and economic aspects of this zoonosis. Proc. Symposium on the Epidemiology of Foodborne Parasitic Zoonoses. P:A:H:O:/W:HO Latin American Congress of Parasitology. I Uruguayan Congress of Parasitology. Montevideo. 03/25-29. Uruguay: 50-59. 1997.
• FARIA, M.H.; TONHATI, H.; NADER-FILHO, A.; DUARTE, J.M.C. Milk production and some constituents in two buffalo herds in São Paulo State, Brazil. Proc 5th World Buffalo Congress. Caserta, Italy. 10/13-16. 1997.

Electronic references:


Electronic references are not accepted unless these are peer reviewed manuscripts, bulletins or communications supported by scientific institutions. Avoid the excesive use of this type of references. For such cases, the on-line references must include: title, authors, place of origin and institution from which it supported, year and citation of the search.


• FERNÁNDEZ, M.A. Manejo de la calidad de la dieta. 2005. La Mañana. Suplemento Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA). Argentina On Line. http://www.lamañana.com.ar/ 01-12-02. Notainta5.html.


Note: the Revista will provide at no charge 10 preprints. Additional reprints will be charged to the author, at rates established on request.







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