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Aims and scope
The Kenya Veterinarian is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Kenya Veterinary Association on research and clinical practice of veterinary medicine. The main contents of the journal entails articles on research, case reports, retrospective studies, reviews or short communication. Authors may submit articles in the following main disciplines; Anatomy and Histology, Animal Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Animal Sciences, Pathology, Microbiology, Parasitology, Public Health, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Food Animal Practice, Companion Animal Practice and Wildlife Sciences.
Submission of Manuscripts
Manuscripts should be addressed to:
The Editor, Kenya Veterinarian, Journal of
the Kenya Veterinary Association, P O BOX
29089 00625 – Kangemi, Nairobi, Kenya.
Electronic copies should be submitted as word documents as email attachments addressed to the following email addresses:
firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Authors are advised to consult the instrutions to authors before submitting their manscripts. All manuscripts must be accompanied by a covering letter signed by the first author. The letter should state that the paper has not been published elsewhere and is not simultaneously being considered for publication by another journal.
Three copies must be provided in English, double-spaced, Times New Roman throughout on one side A4 paper with a wide margin all round. The manuscript should follow the conventional format but must include;
The title should be concise and adequately reflect the content of the article. The names of author(s) and institutional affiliation where the work was conducted. The surname of the author(s) must be followed by the initials and the address of the corresponding author should be provided. Only authors who have significantly been involved in the study should
be included. The email addresses of all authors should be provided.
The article should be presented under the following headings; abstract, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, conclusions, and references.
The Abstract should be 150-200 words and concise.
The introduction should be brief but contain sufficient information reviewing pertinent information in the area of study. A statement of the objectives of the study should follow this.
Materials and Methods
This section should contain sufficient detail to enable replication of the procedures. However, previously established procedures should only
be referenced rather than described in the article. Where animal experimentation is involved, proof that the authors adhered to conventional protocols and guidelines on the welfare of the study animals should be provided.
Results should be appropriately detailed. Tables and figures should be used only when they add value to the narrative.
The Discussion should not be a repetition of the results, rather discuss the results, adequately covering related published information.
References should be arranged in alphabetical order at the end of the articles and detailed as follows;
Matandala, M M T, Mugera, G M & Ngatia, T A 2002. Prevalence of bovine nematode Otitis. Kenya Veterinarian 25: 32-35.
References that are either textbooks or theses should be listed as follows:
Wahome, R G 1999. Evolutionary Ecology. 3rd Edition New York. Wahome, R G 1999. Sensory Organs. In Fish Physiology: 111-140 Hara, T J (Ed). London: Chapman and Hall.
In the text, references should only contain the surname and the year of publication of the refereed article. When more than two authors are
involved, then the first author followed by et al. should be used.
Authors should ensure that individuals who do not qualify as co-authors but who provided financial, technical or editorial support are appropriately
Authors should submit 3 hard copies of the manuscript and a diskette of the windows Microsoft Word formatted article after the paper has been corrected and accepted for publication.
Articles will be sent peer–reviewed by two experts in the subject area, as long as they conform to acceptable format. Articles will only be published based of a favorable report by both reviewers. The final decision on whether the article is published on rejected will be determined by the Editor In Chief. The editorial board provides advice on the journal policy and standards. The corresponding author will be notified whether their article have been accepted within 2 months. Original manuscripts of articles not accepted will be returned to the corresponding author.
Copyright NoticeOnce accepted for publication, all materials remain the copyright of the publisher –the Kenya Veterinary Association