1. Original research articles and short communications in the field of Veterinary and Animal Sciences are accepted for publication.
  2. Papers are accepted for publication on the understanding that
    • The paper submitted has not been published before and also it is not being considered for publication elsewhere.
    • The authors shall also certify that they are responsible for any legal disputes arising out of infringement of copyrights, plagiarism, under or misrepresentation of facts and that the editorial board shall not be held responsible for the above said actions under any circumstances.
    • All authors are jointly responsible for the contents published in the article. The editorial committee under no circumstances shall be responsible for the contents published in the article.
    • The concurrence of all authors in the prescribed format given below for publication of the article is necessary.
    • The papers on completed original research must be concise. The bulk of paper should record the actual work done by the authors.
  3. Only online mode of submission is accepted.
  4. The article should be typewritten (A4 page) in British English, Times New Roman font (double space) with font size 12.
  5. The format for research article (should not exceed fifteen typed pages)
    • Title- Font size 14,Sentence case, left aligned in bold
    • Author(s)- Initials first, font size 12, right aligned in bold
    • Affiliation- Address of institution with affiliation where the work was carried out should be mentioned at the top. Each author should be superscribed with numbers which should be explained as a foot note at the end of first page itself in italics. Phone number and email id of corresponding author (*) are to be given.
    • Abstract (about 250 words)- font size- 12, in italics
    • Keywords 3-4 keywords- in italics
    • A short running title
    • Introduction (without heading)
    • Materials and methods(One level subheadings only, if any ā€“ in sentence case, bold, italics)
    • Results and discussion- Results and discussion should be combined to avoid repetition (One level subheadings only, if any ā€“ in sentence case, bold, italics)
    • Conclusion
    • Acknowledgements if any
    • Conflict of Interest:
    • References Hanging indent.
  6. The format for short communication (should not exceedfive typed pages)
    • Title- Font size 14, Sentence case, left aligned, bold
    • Author(s)- Initials first, font size 12, right aligned in bold
    • Affiliation- Address of institution with affiliation where the work was carried out should be mentioned at the top. Each author should be superscribed with numbers which should be explained as a foot note at the end of first page itself in italics. Phone number and email id of corresponding author (*) are to be given.
    • Abstract (about 150 words)- font size- 12, in italics
    • Keywords 3-4 keywords- in italics
    • A short running title
    • The body of the article should have no divisions. It should contain minimum tables or figures.
    • Summary
    • Acknowledgements if any
    • Conflict of Interest:
    • References- Hanging indent.
  7. The article should be headed with the full title, initials and surnames of all authors and the name and address of the institutionwhere the work was carried out. Authors are requested to expand each scientific abbreviation at its first occurrence in the text. Eg. Complement Fixation Test (CFT). The abbreviation presented in "System internationale" for Units and Symbols should be adopted.
  8. All the references cited in the text of article should be listed at the end of the paper in alphabetical order with the name of all authors followed by their initials. The author(s) name, the year of publication, title of the article, name of the journal (abbreviation of journal in italics), volume number in bold typeand page numbers should be included. Abbreviation for the title of the journal should be inaccordance with the "World list of scientific periodicals".
    • JournalArticle:
      Jain,J.,Bindu, L. andAravindakshan, T.V. 2018.Molecular characterization of Babesiavogeli and Ehrlichiacanis isolates. Ind.J.Vet.Res.27 (1):12-18. Arunima, S.S. 2011. Post natal development of lymph nodes in Kuttanad ducks. M.V.Sc.thesis, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Pookode, 66p.
    • Textbook:
      Dyce, K.M., Sack, W.O. and Wensing, C.J.G. 1996. Textbook of Veterinary Anatomy.(2nd Ed.). W. B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, 856p. Fletcher, T.F. 1993. Nervous System. In: Dellmann, H.D. (ed.), Text book of Veterinary Histology. (4th Ed.). Lea and Febiger, Philadelphia, pp. 87-107.
    • Proceedingspaper:
      Sunilkumar, N.S., Lucy, K.M., Binoy, C.B., Maya, S., Indu, V.R., Sreeranjini, A.R. and Sumena, K.B. Morphometric studies on the hoof of sambar deer (Rusa unicolor). In: Unnikrishnan, R. (ed.), Proceedings of 10th Kerala Veterinary Science Congress; 10th to 11th November, 2018, Kannur, Kerala. Indian Veterinary Association, Kerala. pp.151-154.
    • Conferenceabstract:
      Shiju, S., Ramani, C., Rao, G.D. and Kannan, T.A. 2012. Traumatic ocular proptosis in pug and its management [abstract]. In: Compendium, National Symposium on Advances in Applied Anatomy of Domestic and Wild Animals- an Interdisciplinary Approach for Animal Health and Wealth; 28th to 30th November, 2012, Mannuthy. Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University.P. 17.Abstract No.3. 7.
  9. Tables andfigures should bear the referencenumber (Table 1, Table 2 , Fig. 1, Fig. 2 etc) and the title in Sentence case should be written on the top of table and below the Figure. Page limit is inclusive of figures and tables.Colour illustrations are accepted.
  10. Tables should be typed at appropriate place in the text with only essential data. The size of the tableand figures as far as possible should be adjusted for double column printing. Tables and figures should be text wrapped tight to avoid misplacement in the text.
  11. Papers will be subjected to editorial revision that may be dictated by the general rules governing thepresentation in the journal. The Editorial board retains the right to accept the papers and no reason might be given in case of non-acceptance of articles.
  12. An author declaration certificate in the prescribed format signed by all authors should be uploaded while submitting the article online. (Download author declaration certificate here). Legal disputes if any should be mentioned.
  13. Conflict of interest should be declared
  14. The article will be returned to the authors after review. It should be resubmitted after making corrections according to refereeā€™s comments. Final correction of the article should be strictly in accordance with the revisions suggested by the referee. Authors are not permitted to do any major additions or deletions in the article after the referee correction.
  15. Processing fee and Publication charges: A processing fee of Rs.500/-(Rupees: Five hundred only) should be paid through NEFT/Account transfer/ UPI at the time of submission of article. On acceptance of article, publication fee of Rs. 2,000/- (Rupees Two thousand only) should be paid online for final publication.
  16. Account Details : Account Name: Editor, JVAS Account No. : 67218495193 Bank Name: State Bank of India, Ollukkara Branch IFSC : SBIN0070210
  17. All correspondences pertaining to the journal should be addressed to the Editor, Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences. Mannuthy, Thrissur- 680 651, Kerala, India. You can reach the editor at editorvetj@kvasu.ac.in.
  18. Article reference number provided in the acknowledgement should be quoted in all correspondences pertaining to the article.