Scope and policy
Article types published by the Journal of the South African Veterinary Association:
Please note that most articles published by the Journal of the South African Veterinary Association follow a specific format, visit http://www.jsava.co.za for a detailed overview for the abovementioned types.
References: Begin the reference list on a separate page. The Journal of the South African Veterinary Association uses the Harvard referencing style, details of which can be downloaded from the Journal website, http://www.jsava.co.za – note: no other style will be permitted.
Form and preparation
Please use British English, that is, according to the Oxford English Dictionary. Avoid Americanisms (e.g. use 's' and not 'z'). Consult the Oxford English Dictionary when in doubt and remember to set your version of Microsoft Word to UK English.
Our publication system supports a limited range of formats for text and graphics. Text files can be submitted in the following formats only:
Please see the Journal website for formatting requirements regarding graphic files.
Cover page: The format of the compulsory cover letter forms part of your submission and is located on the first page of your manuscript and should always be presented in English. You should provide all of the following elements:
Ethical considerations: Experimental research on animals must follow internationally recognised guidelines (see Guidelines on Animal Ethics and Welfare as published on the website of the South African Veterinary Association). A statement to this effect must appear in the Ethical Considerations section of the manuscript, including the name of the body that gave approval, with a reference number where appropriate.
The authors of an article need to decide who the corresponding author will be that will take responsibility during the submission, peer review and editing processes. By submitting an article for publication you confirm that you are the corresponding/submitting author and that AOSIS OpenJournals will be communicating with you about the article.
All submissions are made on the Journal website: http://www.jsava.co.za
Firstly, register or ensure you have an author account with the Journal of the South African Veterinary Association on http://www.jsava.co.za. Secondly, ensure your contact details are updated in your electronic profile with the Journal.
After you have logged in and clicked on Author, click on the link 'start a new submission' to go to Step 1 of the five–step submission process.
For editorial contact details visit the Journal website at http://www.jsava.co.za
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