Types of articles:
Review articles: provide expert summaries of current
knowledge in a particular field of veterinary science, and do not necessarily
have a set format. Authors should consult with the Editor before initiating
a review. The Editorial Committee may solicit an expert to prepare a review,
which will also be refereed and edited. Reviews must not exceed 30 pages
in length, including tables, figures and references. Only reviews in English
will be accepted.
Scientific articles: report new advances in
veterinary science based on original research. The format must include
summary, introduction, material and methods, results, discussion, resumen,
acknowledgements (when pertinent) and references. The maximum length of
the manuscript is 20 pages, including tables, figures and references.
Short communications: briefly inform of an advance,
experimental result, clinical observations or new methodology, with the
following format: summary, introduction, material and methods, results
and discussion (combined), resumen, acknowledgements (when pertinent)
and references. The maximum length of the manuscript is 12 pages, including
JOURNAL STYLE AND LAYOUT
General presentation: The journal publishes articles
in English or Spanish. Manuscripts must be written using 12 point Times
New Roman font with one and a half-line spacing, on one side only of letter
paper (21.5 x 27.9 cm) using 2 cm margins on all sides. Pages must be
numbered consecutively in the top right corner, and lines must be numbered
on the left, starting with number one, on all pages.
Headings must be in upper case, leftjustified on a separate line with
no full stop following, eg. MATERIAL AND METHODS. Only the first letter
of subheadings is capitalized. Primary subheadings (eg. Experimental design)
should be leftjustified; secondary subheadings are leftjustified and italicized.
Do not use underlining and do not number sub-headings or itemized lists.
In the text, numbers must be written in numerals. When a sentence begins
with a number or when necessary for clarity, this should be written in
words. A decimal point must be preceded by a number (eg. 0.5 not .5) and
a point is used to denote the decimal in English and a comma in Spanish.
All measurements should be reported in IS units unless it is normal practice
in a discipline to use derivatives (eg. the Curie international unit).
Dates must be formatted as 07 September, 1954 in the text, but Founded
in 1969 ISSN 0301-732x Journal indexed by the following international
scientific repertoires: Current Contents Agriculture, Biology and Environmental
Sciences (CC/AB and ES), Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux, International
(C.A.B.I.), Dairy Science Abstracts, Veterinary Bulletin, Animal Breeding
Abstracts; Helminthological Abstracts S.A., Biological Abstracts; Agrindex,
Periodica, Focus on: Veterinary Sciences and Medicine. they may be abbreviated
in tables and figures. Use the 24-hour clock for times of day (e. g. 13:00
Chemical nomenclature must be expressed using the Biochemical Society
Standards (Biochem J 209, 1-27, 1983), generic names (in lower caps) must
be used for medications. If brands and sources of medications need to
be included, this should be included as a foot note. Enzymes must be identified
at first mention, in accordance with the Enzyme Commission of the International
Union of Biochemistry.
Latin terminology and abbreviations commonly used in scientific literature,
such as in vitro, in vivo, ad libitum must be italicized. Probability
values must be presented as P<0.05 or P<0.01. Standard deviation,
standard error of the mean and confidence intervals are abbreviated as
follows: SD, SEM and CI, respectively.
Titles should be short, specific and informative. The title is centred
in bold, starting at line 10 without using trade names or abbreviations.
Only the first letter is capitalised. The superscript symbol # should
be used to indicate the source of funding, with details given as a footnote,
Author’s names and addresses
Author’s names are written underneath the title, separated by a
space. Use initials (without stops) and surnames only, separated by comas,
as in the example: CT Westwood, E Bramley, IJ Lean. Superscript letters
should be used after each author’s name to identify the section,
department, service or institute of the author where the work was conducted.
The corresponding author is indicated using the superscript letter followed
by an asterisk, with the full contact details, including fax number and
email address indicated in the footnote.
These are used to define abbreviations used in table titles, commercial
brands, the name and address of companies, or when a source of funding
needs to be included. They must be indicated with numbers.
The second page must contain a summary in Spanish, of no more than 250
words, that describes the objectives of the study or research, the material
and methods used, the principal results and the most important conclusions.
Non standard abbreviations must not be used. On a separate line, left-justified
and separated by a space, up to four palabras claves (key words)
should be identified.
The subheading “Introduction” is written on the third page
on line 1. In the following line, indented by 5 spaces, the context of
the study is briefly presented without an extensive revision of the theme,
and only citing the most relevant references. When appropriate, the hypothesis
and objectives of the study must be clearly and concisely presented. The
one and a half-line spacing between paragraphs must be kept.
Material and methods
Separated by one space from the previous section, this section should
contain sufficient detail to allow others to repeat the study. When the
first reference in the text is made to medications or chemicals, the generic
name, dose and route of administration should be indicated. For specialized
equipment, the brand, model and manufacturer’s name must be indicated.
Details of all statistical methods used must be given at the end of this
section under the subheading “Statistical analysis” and should
include adequate detail to allow readers to determine precisely how data
have been analysed and the units that are used to express the results
(mathematical mean, standard deviation, standard error of the mean, mediums,
ranges or confidence limits, etc.). The use of parametric (Chi-square,
student’s T-test, ANOVA, etc.) or non-parametric (Wilcoxon, Kruskal-Wallis
etc.) analyses must be indicated. The name, version and sources of computational
statistical analysis programs must be identified, eg. SPSS version 9.0
for Windows (SPSS Inc, Chicago IL, USA).
Separated by one space from the previous section, this section should
contain a concise and logical description of the results obtained without
discussion or reference to other work. The minimum number of tables and
figures should be included to present the pertinent data without repetition,
and data presented in tables and figures should not be repeated in the
This section, separated by one space from the previous section, should
evaluate and interpret the results and relate these to other relevant
results. The results should not be repeated and new results must not be
presented in this section. Care should be taken to ensure that the discussion
is developed in a logical and concise manner, and conclusions are reached,
as well as a discussion of their relevance. Conclusions that are not directly
supported by the data of the study or other unpublished studies should
not be presented.
The summary is written in English, and must be presented on a separate
page. The summary should contain the same elements as the “resumen”.
On a separate line, following the summary, left-justified in small caps
and separated by a space, up to four key words should be identified.
This section should be brief, and should only include people or institutions
that have made a direct contribution, provided necessary material or have
provided the facilities for the study’s
The accuracy of the reference section is the responsibility of the authors
and references must be verified against the original article. Please ensure
that all articles cited in the text are included in the reference list
and vice versa. In the text, citations should be listed in parentheses
in chronological order, citing authors’ names, and using et
al after the first author’s name where there are more than
two (e.g. Pérez 1994, Castro and Martínez 1996, Cifuentes
et al 2002).
The reference list must be ordered alphabetically according to the first
author’s name, and all authors’ names and initials must be
included. When no author is given, use the term “Anonymous”
in both text and reference list. References with the same author, single
or with coauthors, should be listed in chronological order. The letters
a, b, c, etc. should be appended as a superscript when more than one work
is cited from the same author within the same year. Authors names should
appear with the initials and first letter of the surname in upper caps
and the remainder of the surname in lower caps, with no dots between initials.
Journal titles and names of books should be in italics using standard
abbreviations. Use the following examples as a guide:
For journal articles:
Matamoros R, C Gómez, M Andaur. 2002. Hormonas de utilidad diagnóstica
en medicina veterinaria. Arch Med Vet 34, 167-182.
Severino G, M del Zompo. 2004. Adverse drug reactions: role of pharmacogenomics.
Pharmacol Res 49, 363-373.
For chapters in books or occasional publications:
Horneck DA, RO Miller. 1998. Determination of total nitrogen in plant
tissue. In: Kalra YP (ed). Handbook of Reference Methods for Plant Analysis.
2nd ed. CRC Press, Washington DC, USA, Pp 75-83.
Flórez J. 1992. Fármacos analgésicos opiáceos.
En: Flórez J (ed). Farmacología Humana. 2ª
ed. Masson-Salvat, Barcelona, España, Pp 25-28.
WHO, World Health Organization. 1972. International Drug Monitoring: The
role of national centres. Tech Rep Ser WHO Nº 48.
SAG, Servicio Agrícola y Ganadero, Chile. 1996. Resolución
Exenta Nº 3599 del 29 de noviembre de 2006.
Weinstein L, MN Swartz. 1974. Pathogenic properties of invading microorganisms.
In: Sodeman WA Jr, Sodeman WA (eds). Pathogenic physiology: Mechanism
of Disease. WB Saunders, Philadelphia, USA, Pp 457-472.
For articles and proceedings published in regular series:
Contreras PA, V Ruiz, F Wittwer, H Böhmwald. 1998. Valores sanguíneos
de triyodotironina (T3) y tiroxina (T4) en vacas lecheras del sur de Chile.
Resúmenes del X Congreso Chileno de Medicina Veterinaria,
Valdivia, Chile, Pp 135-136.
Matthei SM. 2002. Determinación de la presencia del receptor del
factor activante plaquetario en membranas de neutrófilos de bovino.
Memoria de título, Escuela de Medicina Veterinaria, Universidad
Austral de Chile, Chile.
Vilanova LT. 2002. Presencia y funcionamiento del receptor GM-CSF en espermatozoides
bovinos y su relación con la motilidad espermática. Tesis
Doctoral, Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, Universidad Austral
de Chile, Chile.
Minimise the citation of abstracts as references. Authors are specifically
discouraged from citing “unpublished data” or “personal
communication”, unless this information exists in written form,
in which case the text should be referred to, but this should not appear
in the list of references. References to papers which have been accepted
but not published should be cited as “in press”, whereas manuscripts
which have been submitted for publication but not accepted should be referred
to as “unpublished data”.
Web pages should not be included as references. If so required, web page
addresses should be written as footnotes, including date of consultation.
The titles to tables and figures must be presented in both Spanish and
The number of tables should be kept to a minimum and presented on separate
pages with their respective titles in English and Spanish at the top.
Information in tables must not be repeated in the text. Tables must be
numbered consecutively with Arabic numbers in the order in which they
are referred to in the text. The brief title to the table should indicate
the contents of the table and should be understandable without reference
to the text. Each column of each table must have a short or abbreviated
heading. Only column headings and general titles should be separated with
horizontal lines. Data columns should be separated by spaces and not vertical
lines. When additional explanatory information is required, this should
appear at the foot of the table. Explanatory information for non-standard
abbreviations and units should appear within parentheses. If superscripts
are used to indicate significant differences between values, use a, b,
c. Minimise the number of digits in each column. Indicate a zero value
as 0. Table widths should not exceed 80 mm for one column or 170 mm for
Figures should be submitted on separate pages, with their respective titles
in English and Spanish at the bottom and numbered consecutively using
Arabic numerals in the order they are referred to in the text. Eg. Figure
1, not Fig. 1. Figures include all illustrations that are not Tables,
eg. graphs, radiographies, ecographies, electrocardiograms, photographs,
etc. Figures must be vertically oriented and be accompanied by a short
descriptive caption that contains an explanation for all markers, lines
and symbols used but no abbreviations. If the figure contains sections,
these should be labelled as a, b, c, etc. in the top right corner and
must be described in the caption.
The reverse of photographs must be marked using graphite pencil with the
number of the figure, the first author and an arrow showing the orientation
of the photograph. Symbols, arrows or letters used should be of an adequate
size and contrast to be easily visible. Photographs should be submitted
in a protective, adequately sized envelope. Figures may be one or two
columnwidths (80 or 170 mm, respectively). The cost of printing coloured
figures must be met by the authors.
The authorship of non original figures must be acknowledged, and when
appropriate, authorization to reproduce these figures must be provided.
A proof will be sent to the corresponding author for proofreading, and
must be returned within the specified time. Otherwise the Editor reserves
the right to carefully proof-read the article but without assuming responsibility
for errors, to continue with the publication process.
The final decision regarding acceptance of the manuscript will be taken
when the Editorial Committee accepts the manuscript following correction
according to the referees’ comments.
Alterations to the proof that do not correspond to minor
errors will not be accepted. Neither the Editor nor the Publisher accept
any responsibility for printed errors which were not noted by the authors
at the time of proof-reading the proof.