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The Journal of the South African Veterinary Association is an Open Access, peer reviewed journal publishing research that publishes articles of general and particularly South African veterinary interest. The journal is edited by Colin Cameron with the assistance of an expert Editorial Board. Each article published by JSAVA follows a specific format as detailed in the corresponding instructions for authors.
The instructions for authors include information about the criteria for publication, preparing a manuscript for submission to the Journal of the South African Veterinary Association and the online submission process. Other relevant information about the journal's policies and refereeing process can be found under the 'Resources' section.
|Criteria for publication
In order to be accepted for publication in the Journal of the South African Veterinary Association, research must satisfy the following criteria:
- The study should present the results of primary scientific research.
- Results reported have not been published elsewhere.
- Experiments, statistics and other analyses are performed to a high technical standard and are described in sufficient detail so that another researcher is able to reproduce the experiments described.
- Conclusions are presented in an appropriate fashion and are supported by the data.
- The article is presented in an intelligible fashion and is written in clear and unambiguous Standard English.
- The research meets all applicable standards for the ethics of experimentation and research integrity.
- The article adheres to appropriate reporting guidelines and community standards for data availability.
|Types of articles accepted|
The Journal of the South African Veterinary Association publishes the following types of articles (click on the link to learn more about the format and structure requirements):
- Original articles: Original research articles should inform readers of innovative research in a particular field within or related to the focus and scope of the journal presented according to a clear and well-structured format. Research published in this section should add to the existing body of knowledge published in this field (between 3500–7000 words with a maximum of 60 references). Click here to view the full original article guideline.
- Review articles: May be submitted, or solicited by the editor. Inform a broad readership about fields in which there have been recent, important advances of immense, fundamental importance and highlight unresolved questions and future directions. Standard headings are not always appropriate, but the review should have clear sub-headings to provide order to the manuscript. A maximum of 10 000 words is suggested with references included, however consideration will be given to all submissions on merit.
- Case reports: Deal with important issues to clinicians and biomedical researchers. Authors are required to provide an abstract of 250 words with manuscripts in this section (between 500–1500 words).
- Short communications: Intended to rapidly communicate novel ideas and results in new and developing areas of veterinary science, but which are insufficient to fill the requirements of a full-length article. (up to 800 words).
- Education material
Submission languages: English (UK) and any other national language.
The Journal of the South African Veterinary Association uses the Harvard referencing system (click on the link below to view the Harvard referencing guide):
Authors and referees are asked to declare any competing interests. Copyright rests with authors. For more information on the copyright of articles, see our publisher's copyright and license policy under the 'Editorial details' and 'Resources' sections.
|Online submission process
You will need an author account with the Journal of the South African Veterinary Association in order to submit a manuscript.
Here follows detailed instructions on how to submit an article online:
- After you have logged in and clicked on 'Author', click on the link under 'start a new submission' to go to step 1 of the five-step submission process.
- Enter data and answer questions as prompted.
- Click on the Next button on each screen to save your work and advance to the next screen.
- You are required to upload your files in two separate steps. Step 2: Upload single submission file - Click on the Browse button and locate the file on your computer. When you have selected the file you wish to upload, click the Upload button. Note: You have a limit of 15MB for a single file you upload. Review your submission (in a Word .doc) before sending it to the Editors. Step 4: Upload cover page and other multiple supplementary file(s).
- Click on the Browse button and locate the file on your computer.
- Select the designation of your supplementary files (.eps, .xls).
- When you have selected the file you wish to upload, click the Upload button. Note: You have a limit of 15MB for a single file you upload.
- Repeat steps 1-3 until all supplementary files have been uploaded. Note: You can only upload 1 supplementary file at a time.
- Review your submission online in Step 5 before sending it to the Editors.
- Click the Finish Submit button when you are done reviewing.
- Click to view a video on how to submit an article online.
- Click to view a video on how to proofread your article.
The submission process can be interrupted at any time; when users return to the site they can continue where they left off. After completing the submission, you will receive a submission confirmation via email. You can also login to the Journal of the South African Veterinary Association at any time to check the status of your manuscript.
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