Original research papers, short communications and review articles are published. Original papers should not normally exceed 15 double spaced typewritten pages including tables and figures. Short communications should not normally exceed six double spaced typewritten pages including tables and figures. Manuscript in English should be submitted online at http://zoo-unn.org/index.php/ARI/about/submissions
Submission of research manuscript to Animal Research International is understood to imply that it is not considered for publication elsewhere. Animal Research International as a policy will immediately acknowledge receipt and process the manuscript for peer review. The act of submitting a manuscript to Animal Research International carries with it the right to publish the paper. No handling charge is required. Publication will be facilitated if the following suggestions are carefully observed:
1. Manuscript should be typewritten in double spacing on A4 paper using Microsoft Word and submitted online at http://zoo-unn.org/index.php/ARI/about/submissions
2. The title page should include title of the paper, the name(s) of the author(s) and correspondence address(es).
3. Key words of not more than 8 words should be supplied.
4. An abstract of not more than 250 words should be provided.
5. Tables and figures should be kept to a minimum. Tables should be comprehensible without reference to the text and numbered serially in Arabic numerals.
6. Figures (graphs in Microsoft excel format, map in Corel draw format and pictures in photo shop format) should be comprehensible without reference to the text and numbered serially in Arabic numerals.
7. Symbols and common abbreviations should be used freely and should conform to the Style Manual for Biological Journals; others should be kept to a minimum and be limited to the tables where they can be explained in footnotes. The inventing of abbreviations is not encouraged- if they are thought essential, their meaning should be spelt out at first use.
8. References: Text references should give the author’s name with the year of publication in parentheses. If there are two authors, within the test use ‘and’. Do not use the ampersand ‘&’. When references are made to a work by three or more authors, the first name followed by et al. should always be used. If several papers by the same author and from the same year are cited, a, b, c, etc., should be inserted after the year publication. Within parentheses, groups of references should be cited in chronological order. Name/Title of all Journal and Proceeding should be written in full. Reference should be listed in alphabetical order at the end of the paper in the following format (modified Harvard style):
EYO, J. E. (1997). Effects of in vivo crude human chorionic gonadotropin (cHCG) on ovulation and spawning of the African catfish, Clarias gariepinus Burchell, 1822. Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 13: 45 – 46.
EYO, J. E. and MGBENKA, B. O. (1997). Methods of fish preservation in rural communities and beyond. Pages 16 – 62. In: EZENWAJI, H. M. G., INYANG, N. M. and MGBENKA, B. O. (Eds.). Women in Fish Handling, Processing, Preservation, Storage and Marketing. Inoma from January 13 – 17, 1997.
WILLIAM, W. D. (1983). Life Inland Waters. Blackwell Science, Melbourne.
Manuscripts must be plagiarism checked (< 10%), copy edited for clarity, conciseness, and conforms to journal style.
A marked copy of the proof will be sent to the author who must return the corrected proof to the Editor with minimum delay. Major alterations to the text cannot be accepted.
A subvention of US $135.00 (N 20,000.00) is requested per published article. All accepted manuscripts are published online at www.zoo-unn.org. The journal is 100 % Open Access journal (free access, read and download).
Manuscript(s) sent to ARI is believed to have not been send elsewhere for publication. The author upon acceptance of his/her manuscript give ARI the full mandate to electronically distribute the article globally through African Journal Online (AJOL) and any other abstracting body as approved by the editorial board.
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Submission Preparation Checklist
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
- If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
- Strict adherence to the Publication Ethics, which is found in About the Journal. ARI follows the Code of Conduct of the Committee on Publication Ethics (https://publicationethics.org/), and follows the COPE Flowcharts for resolving cases of suspected misconduct.
- Strict adherence to the code of conduct in experiments involving the use of animal models (https://www.apa.org/science/leadership/care/care-animal-guidelines.pdf ) and human models (https://www.who.int/about/ethics/code-of-conduct-responsible-research.pdf ) was maintained in the study.
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