Open access policy
The Journal is an open access journal allowing everyone to read, download, copy, distribute print, search or cite the articles published free of cost. Also the articles published in the Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences are available online, full text PDF version is available for free download and is licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CCBY).
Authors retain copyright of the published papers (including right to deposit their works in any third party repository of their choice) and grant to the publisher the right to publish the article, to be cited as its original publisher in case of reuse, and to distribute it in all forms and media. Articles will be distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution International License (CC BY 4.0).
Peer review policy
The Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences published by the Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University employs the double-blind peer review process, where both reviewers and authors remain anonymous throughout the review process.
Each manuscript submitted by the authors first undergoes a preliminary review by the editorial team. The editorial team will check whether the submitted article agrees with the criteria for publishing in The Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences in accordance with the aims and scope of the journal, nature of the study, originality of the results, quantity and quality of data, general conclusions, and presentation of the work with a good quality of English language. Manuscripts failing to fulfill these criteria will be rejected at this stage without forwarding it for review process.
The manuscripts found qualified will be subjected to plagiarism check. Articles succeeding in plagiarism check will be forwarded to the reviewer. The identity of the authors will not be revealed to the reviewer and vice versa. The review process is managed through the journal management system.
The author corrected article after incorporating corrections suggested by the reviewer will be sent for language editing by the team of language editors, after which a final review will be done by the board of editors for approval.
The Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences follow a strict anti-plagiarism policy. Manuscripts found qualified on preliminary editorial review will be subjected to plagiarism check using the “Ouriginal” software which brings together the combined expertise of Urkund and PlagScan’s plagiarism detection, spanning over three decades which is a similarity detection solution that combines text-matching with writing-style analysis to promote academic integrity and help prevent plagiarism. Those manuscripts that fail to pass initial quality checks will be returned back to the author with a one-time warning. If the arguments are considered unsatisfactory, the manuscript will be removed and the author will be prevented from submitting new manuscripts for publication for a period to be determined by the editorial committee.