Acta Veterinaria Eurasia

Copyright Agreement and Acknowledgement of Authorship Form

  ICMJE Form

Author Submission Checklist​

Aims and Scope
Acta Veterinaria Eurasia (Acta Vet Eurasia) is an international, scientific, open access periodical published in accordance with independent, unbiased, and double-blinded peer-review principles. The journal is the official publication of Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, İstanbul University-Cerrahpaşa and published three times in a year (January, May, and September). The publication language of the journal is English. Acta Veterinaria Eurasia (Acta Vet Eurasia) aims to contribute to the literature by publishing manuscripts at the highest scientific level on all fields of veterinary medicine. The journal publishes research articles, reviews, case reports, short communications, and letters to the editor that are prepared in accordance with the ethical guidelines.The scope of the journal covers all animal species including the topics related to basic and clinical veterinary sciences, livestock breeding and husbandry, veterinary genetics, animal nutrition and nutritional diseases, zooneses, veterinary medical products, public health, and food hygiene and technology.The target audience of the journal includes specialists and professionals working and interested in all disciplines of veterinary medicine.

Editorial Policy
The submitted articles/materials must not be under consideration for publication anywhere else except in a limited form (e.g. abstract books of congresses or symposiums, part of MSc or PhD theses). The editorial and publication processes of the journal are shaped in accordance with the guidelines of the International Council of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), the Council of Science Editors (CSE), the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the European Association of Science Editors (EASE), and National Information Standards Organization (NISO). The journal conforms to the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing ( Originality, high scientific quality, and citation potential are the most important criteria for a manuscript to be accepted for publication. Manuscripts that have been presented in a meeting should be submitted with detailed information on the organization, including the name, date, and location of the organization. Manuscripts submitted to Acta Veterinaria Eurasia will go through a double-blind peer-review process. Each submission will be reviewed by at least two independent peer reviewers who are experts in their fields in order to ensure an unbiased evaluation process. The Editor in Chief is the final authority in the decision-making process for all submissions.

Ethics of Experimentation
An approval of research protocols by an Animal Ethics Committee in accordance with international principles is required for experimental, clinical and drug studies and for some case reports that are carried out on animals. If required, ethics committee reports or an equivalent official document will be requested from the authors. For studies carried out on animals, the measures taken to prevent pain and suffering of the animals should be stated clearly. For studies involving client-owned animals, author’s must provide the information on informed consent from the client or the owner and adherence to a high standard (best practice) of veterinary care. 
Research involving human participants, human material, or human data, must have been performed in accordance with international agreements (World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki “Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects,” amended in October 2013, and must have been approved by an appropriate ethics committee. If required, ethics committee reports or an equivalent official document will be requested from the authors. For manuscripts concerning experimental research on humans, a statement should be included that shows that written informed consent of patients and volunteers was obtained following a detailed explanation of the procedures that they may undergo. 
The name of the ethics committee, the ethics committee approval number, and the statement of informed consent for research involving humans and client-owned animals should be stated in the “Methods” section of the manuscript. The editor has the right to reject manuscripts on suspicion of animal welfare or research protocols that are not consistent with the international principles of animal research. The scientific and ethical responsibility of the research belongs to the authors.

Plagiarism Detection
Acta Veterinaria Eurasia (Acta Vet Eurasia) takes publication ethics very seriously and verifies the originality of content submitted before publication. All submissions are screened by a similarity detection software (iThenticate by CrossCheck). In the event of alleged or suspected research misconduct, e.g., plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/fabrication, the Editorial Board will follow and act in accordance with COPE guidelines.

Authorship Criteria and Statement for Conflict of Interest
Each individual listed as an author should fulfill the authorship criteria recommended by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE - Acta Veterinaria Eurasia requires corresponding authors to submit a signed and scanned version of the Copyright Agreement and Acknowledgement of Authorship Form (available for download through during the initial submission process in order to act appropriately on authorship rights and to prevent ghost or honorary authorship and conflict of interest. If the editorial board suspects a case of “gift authorship,” the submission will be rejected without further review. As part of the submission of the manuscript, the corresponding author should also send a short statement declaring that he/she accepts to undertake all the responsibility for authorship during the submis­sion and review stages of the manuscript. Acta Veterinaria Eurasia requires and encourages the authors and the individuals involved in the evaluation process of submitted manuscripts to disclose any existing or potential conflicts of interests, including financial, consultant, and institutional, that might lead to potential bias or a conflict of interest. Any financial grants or other support received for a submitted study from individuals or institutions should be disclosed to the Editorial Board. To disclose a potential conflict of interest, the ICMJE Potential Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form should be filled in and submitted by all contributing authors. Cases of a potential conflict of interest of the editors, authors, or reviewers are resolved by the journal’s Editorial Board within the scope of COPE and ICMJE guidelines.
Any conflict of interest must be included at the end of the manuscript.

Changes of Authorship
Changes to authorship (addition, deletion and rearrangement) can only be made before the manuscript has been accepted by approval of the Editorial board. In case of a request for the author change to the Editor, corresponding author must provide the reason for a change in author list and an aggreement letter signed by all authors. 

In the case of Editorial Board’s approval on the change of authorship, authors should send a new Copyright Agreement Form signed by all authors.

Retraction of an article is very difficult. Therefore, authors should declare at the beginning if they have any conflict of interest or major errors. Retraction is only possible in the presence of very important errors. To do that, significant justification from all authors is required to satisfy the editorial board. If the paper is retracted, a “retraction statement” will be put on the article containing the reasons of the article retraction. 

Change in authorship and retraction requests will be reviewed by the Editorial Board, and the final decision about this kind of requests rest on Editorial Decision.

Copyright and Access Policy
The Editorial Board of the journal handles all appeal and complaint cases within the scope of COPE guidelines. In such cases, authors should get in direct contact with the editorial office regarding their appeals and complaints. When needed, an ombudsperson may be assigned to resolve cases that cannot be resolved internally. The Editor in Chief is the final authority in the decision-making process for all appeals and complaints. Acta Veterinaria Eurasia requires each submission to be accompanied by a Copyright Agreement and Acknowledgement of Authorship Form (available for download at When using previously published content, including figures, tables, or any other material in both print and electronic formats, authors must obtain permission from the copyright holder. Legal, financial and criminal liabilities in this regard belong to the author(s). By signing this form, authors agree that the article, if accepted for publication by the Acta Veterinaria Eurasia, will be licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC-BY-NC). Statements or opinions expressed in the manuscripts published in Acta Veterinaria Eurasia reflect the views of the author(s) and not the opinions of the editors, the editorial board, or the publisher; the editors, the editorial board, and the publisher disclaim any responsibility or liability for such materials. The final responsibility in regard to the published content rests with the authors.

Article Submission and Processing Charges 
Acta Veterinaria Eurasia (Acta Vet Eurasia) does not require payment from authors or their institutions or funding agencies as an Article Submission and/or Processing Charges for publication of their work. All articles become available right after publication to everyone from everywhere without any cost or subscription. 

The manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with ICMJE-Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals (updated in December 2019 - Authors are required to prepare manuscripts in accordance with the CONSORT guidelines for randomized research studies, STROBE guidelines for observa­tional original research studies, STARD guidelines for studies on diagnostic accuracy, PRISMA guidelines for systematic reviews and meta-analysis, ARRIVE guidelines for experimental animal studies, and TREND guidelines for non-randomized public behavior. Manuscripts can only be submitted through the journal’s on-line manuscript submission and evaluation system, available at Manuscripts submitted via any other medium will not be evaluated. Manuscripts submitted to the journal will first go through a technical evaluation process where the editorial office staff will ensure that the manuscript has been prepared and submitted in accordance with the journal’s guidelines. Submissions that do not fulfill the criteria of the journal’s guidelines will be returned to the submitting author with technical correction requests.
Authors are required to submit the following:

• Copyright Agreement and Acknowledgement of Authorship Form
• ICMJE Conflict of Interest Form

Text Format
The manuscripts should be formatted in Times New Roman, 12 in size, double space lining and lines should be numbered in every page.  

Title Page
A separate title page should be submitted with all submissions and this page should include:
• The full title of the manuscript as well as a short title (running head) of no more than 50 characters,
• Name(s), affiliations, highest academic degree(s), and ORCID ID(s) of the author(s)
• Name, address, telephone (including the mobile phone number) numbers, and email address of the corresponding author.

An English abstract should be submitted with all submissions except for Letters to the Editor. The Abstract section of all types of articles should be unstructured. This section should not exceed 300 words in research articles, 250 words in reviews and 200 words in case reports and short communications. Abstract section should not include references, citations to the figures and tables, and there should not be any undefined abbreviations. 

Each submission must be accompanied by a minimum of three to a maximum of six keywords for subject indexing at the end of the abstract. The keywords should be listed in full without abbreviations. 

Symbols and Abbreviations
With respect to symbols in the manuscript, International System of Units (SI) should be used. Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.

Manuscript Types
Original Research Articles
: This is the most important type of article since it provides new information based on original research. The main text of original articles should be structured with Introduction, Method, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion and Recommendations subheadings. The results and discussion may be combined into one section, if desired.

Statistical analyses must be conducted in accordance with international statistical reporting standards (Altman DG, Gore SM, Gardner MJ, Pocock SJ. Statistical guidelines for contributors to medical journals. Br Med J 1983: 7; 1489-93). Information on statistical analyses should be provided with a separate subheading under the Materials and Methods section.

Review Articles: Reviews prepared by authors who have extensive knowledge on a particular field and whose scientific background has been translated into a high volume of publications with a high citation potential are welcomed. “Invited reviews” are considered to be published in the journal. However, review articles submitted by experts and experienced researchers are also taken into evaluation. In such cases, the first author or corresponding author should have at least ten research articles published in the journals covered by SCI-expended. All authors of the review article should have PhD degree. Reviews should describe, discuss, and evaluate the current level of knowledge of a topic in the field and should guide future studies. The main text of review articles should begin with an Introduction section and finalized with a Conclusion section. The remaining parts can be named relevantly to the essence of the research. Short reviews will be considered as Mini Review. Mini reviews can only be considered after the evaluation by the editorial board according to emergency and importance of the subject in relation to animal and public health.

Case Reports: There is limited space for case reports in the journal and reports on rare cases or conditions that constitute challenges in diagnosis and treatment, those offering new therapies or revealing knowledge not included in the literature, and interesting and educative case reports are accepted for publication. The text should include subheadings of Introduction, Case Presentation, and Discussion.

Short Communications: Short communications are the narrow-scoped research articles that provides new scientific information. These types of articles should be prepared in the original article format and contain Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, and Discussion subheadings.

Letters to the Editor: This type of manuscript discusses important parts, overlooked aspects, or lacking parts of a previously published article. Articles on subjects within the scope of the journal that might attract the readers’ attention, particularly educative cases, may also be submitted in the form of a “Letter to the Editor.” Readers can also present their comments on the published manuscripts in the form of a “Letter to the Editor.” Abstract, Keywords, Tables, Figures, Images, and other media should not be included. The text should be unstructured. The manuscript that is being commented on must be properly cited within this manuscript.

Tables should be included in the main document, presented after the reference list, and they should be numbered consecutively in the order they are referred to within the main text. A descriptive title must be placed above the tables. Abbreviations used in the tables should be defined below the tables by footnotes (even if they are defined within the main text). Tables should be created using the “insert table” command of the word processing software and they should be arranged clearly to provide easy reading. Data presented in the tables should not be a repetition of the data presented within the main text but should be supporting the main text.

Figures and Figure Legends
Figures, graphics, and photographs should be submitted as separate files (in TIFF or JPEG format) through the submission system. The files should not be embedded in a Word document or the main document. When there are figure subunits, the sub­units should not be merged to form a single image. Each subunit should be submitted separately through the submission system. Images should not be labeled (a, b, c, etc.) to indicate figure sub­units. Thick and thin arrows, arrowheads, stars, asterisks, and similar marks can be used on the images to support figure legends. Like the rest of the submission, the figures too should be blind. Any information within the images that may indicate an individual or institution should be blinded. The minimum resolution of each submitted figure should be 300 DPI. To prevent delays in the evaluation process, all submitted figures should be clear in reso­lution and large in size (minimum dimensions: 100 × 100 mm). Figure legends should be listed at the end of the main document.

All acronyms and abbreviations used in the manuscript should be defined at first use, both in the abstract and in the main text. The abbreviation should be provided in parentheses following the definition.

The Latin scientific names of a species should be written in italics. Apart from the names of species, italicization should be avoided as much as possible.

When a drug, product, hardware, or software program is mentioned within the main text, product information, including the name of the product, the producer of the product, and city and the country of the company (including the state if in USA), should be provided in parentheses in the following format: “Chelex-100 (BioRad, California, USA)”

All references, tables, and figures should be referred to within the main text, and they should be numbered consecutively in the order they are referred to within the main text.

Limitations, drawbacks, and the shortcomings of original articles should be mentioned in the Discussion section before the conclusion paragraph.

Ethical Approval: The name and approval number of the ethics committee should be given at the end of the manuscript, if ethics committee approval is required for the research protocol.  

Acknowledgement: The individuals contributed to the study but do not fulfill the authorship criteria can be acknowledged at the end of the manuscript. Grant information, grant number and detailed information on the other sources of support should also be acknowledged.

Title Levels

Centered, bold, capital initial letters 
The text starts with a new paragraph.

Flush left, bold, initial letters uppercase
The text starts with a new paragraph.

Flush left, bold, italic, initial letters uppercase
The text starts with a new paragraph.

Indented, bold, capital initial letters, end with a point 
The text begins on the same line with the title and continues as a standard paragraph.

Indented, bold, capital initial letters, end with a point 
The text begins on the same line with the title and continues as a standard paragraph.

While citing publications, preference should be given to the latest, most up-to-date publications. Both in-text citations and the references must be prepared according to the American Psychological Association (APA) 7th edition. In the main text of the manuscript, references should be cited by author’s name and the publication year in parenthesis. In the case of direct citations in the main text, only publication year should be stated in parenthesis after the name of the author. Please see below the examples:

Journal Article: Cohen, N.D., Vontur, C.A., & Rakestraw, P.C., (2000). Risk factors for enterolithiasis among horses in Texas. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 216(2), 1787-1794. 
Journal Article with more than one author: Jerrentrup, A., Mueller, T., Glowalla, U., Herder, M., Henrichs, N., Neubauer, A., & Schaefer, J. R. (2018). Teaching medicine with the help of “Dr. House.” PLoS ONE, 13(3), Article e0193972.
Turkish Article: Ayvazoğlu Demir, P., Aksu Elmalı, D., & Adıgüzel Işık, S., (2017). Kırsal Alanda Kadınların Tarım ve Hayvancılık Faaliyetlerine İlişkin Sosyo-Ekonomik Katkısı [Women’s Socio-economic Contribution to Agriculture and Livestock Activities in Rural Areas]. Acta Vet Eurasia, 43(2), 81-88.
By a Single Author: Kimmel, M. S. (2007). The gendered society. Oxford University Press.
By Two or More Authors: DiFonzo, N., & Bordia, P. (2007). Rumor psychology: Social and organizational approaches. American Psychological Association.
By a Corporate (Group) Author: American Sociological Association. (1975). Approaches to the study of social structure. Free Press.
Edited Book: Rhodewalt, F. (Ed.). (2008). Personality and social behavior. Psychology Press. 
Book Chapter with Editor(s): McCormack, B., McCance, T., & Maben, J. (2013). Outcome evaluation in the development of person-centred practice. In B. McCormack, K. Manley, & A. Titchen (Eds.), Practice development in nursing and healthcare (pp. 190-211). John Wiley & Sons.
Dissertation or Thesis: Valentin, E. R. (2019, Summer). Narcissism predicted by Snapchat selfie sharing, filter usage, and editing [Master's thesis, California State University Dominguez Hills]. CSU ScholarWorks.
No Author: The universal declaration of human rights. (1974). U.S. Catholic Conference, Division of Latin America.
Web sites: Sparks, Dana. (2018, September 12). Mayo mindfulness: Practicing mindfulness exercises. Mayo Clinic.
In the seventh edition, up to 20 authors should now be included in a reference list entry. For sources with more than 20 authors, after the 19th listed author, any additional authors' names are replaced with an ellipsis (…) followed by the final listed author's name: 
Author, A. A., Author, B. B., Author, C. C., Author, D. D., Author, E. E., Author, F. F., Author, G. G., Author, H. H., Author, I. I., Author, J. J., Author, K. K., Author, L. L., Author, M. M., Author, N. N., Author, O. O., Author, P. P., Author, Q. Q., Author, R. R., Author, S. S., . . . Author, Z. Z.

When submitting a revised version of a paper, the author must submit a detailed “Response to the reviewers” that states point by point how each issue raised by the reviewers has been covered and where it can be found (each reviewer’s comment, followed by the author’s reply and line numbers where the changes have been made) as well as an annotated copy of the main document. Revised manuscripts must be submitted within 30 days from the date of the decision letter. If the revised version of the manuscript is not submitted within the allocated time, the revision option may be canceled. If the submitting author(s) believe that additional time is required, they should request this extension before the initial 30-day period is over.

Accepted manuscripts are copy-edited for grammar, punctua­tion, and format. Once the publication process of a manuscript is completed, it is published online on the journal’s webpage as an ahead-of-print publication before it is included in its scheduled issue. A PDF proof of the accepted manuscript is sent to the cor­responding author and their publication approval is requested within 3 days of their receipt of the proof.

Editor in Chief: Serhat ALKAN
Address: İstanbul University-Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, 34500, Büyükçekmece, İstanbul
Phone: +90 (212) 866 37 00 / 17260
Fax: +90 (212) 473 72 40
E-mail[email protected]

Publisher: AVES
Address: Büyükdere Cad. 105/9 34394 Şişli, İstanbul, Turkey
Phone: +90 212 217 17 00
Fax: +90 212 217 22 92
E-mail: [email protected]

ISSN 2618-639X EISSN 2619-905X