Categories of Manuscripts

Categories of Manuscripts

Original Article: should report the results of research that comprises one or a series of experiments. The paper should contribute to increasing our understanding of the biology and/or manipulation of reproduction in animals. The material should not have been previously published elsewhere, except in a preliminary form. Original research manuscripts should not exceed 3,000 words and must be presented in the standard format described below.

Review Article: should cover subjects falling within the scope of the journal which are of active current interest. In review articles, the results of published research are closely evaluated, the strong and weak points are stated, and suggestions for further improvement may be made. They may be submitted or invited and should not exceed 5,000 words. Invited reviews will normally be solicited by the Review's Editor, but suggestions for appropriate review topics may be sent to the Editor in Chief of JZD.

Short Communication or Case Study: is for a concise, but independent report representing a significant contribution to veterinary science and medicine and must report completed work, not preliminary findings: they are an alternative format for describing smaller pieces of work.Short communication and case studies should not exceed 1,000 words with no more than 10 references and one table or figure.