SCOPE: The Editorial Board of The Nigerian Veterinary Journal (NVJ) welcomes original research papers, review articles, clinical case reports, and short communications on all aspects of Veterinary Medicine, Surgery and Animal Production. Submissions are accepted on the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere and that they are subject to editorial revision. All material published is the copyright of The Nigerian Veterinary Journal. Before submitting, consulting current issues of the Journal could be helpful in conforming with the editorial guideline.

FORMAT FOR ARTICLES: English of a high standard should be used in all cases. Manuscripts should be typed using Microsoft® Word (97-2003, 2007 or 2016, formats), spaced with at least 1.15 pt margins, in Times New Roman, Font Size 12, with line numbers. The Editorial Board may return any manuscript that does not comply with the stipulated guidelines.

  • TITLE PAGE: The first page of each paper should indicate the full title written in capital letters, the authors’ name, telephone, email and contact address.
  • SECOND PAGE: Summary: Each paper should have at the beginning, a concise summary giving a synopsis of the findings presented and the conclusion reached in not more than 250 words.
  • KEY WORDS AND RUNNING TITLE: Keywords should not exceed six words and running title should not exceed eight words.
  • ARTICLE STRUCTURE: Manuscript should consist of; Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements (where necessary), references. Short communication / Case reports should not exceed four typed pages. There is no summary for case reports and short communication and results combined with discussion. There should be as few references as possible. Italicized words should not be underlined.
  • TABLE: Tables should be drawn as MS Table 1 simple format with as few lines as possible. Each table must be on a separate page, and the following points should be noted: “TABLE” should be in capital letter with the actual number in Roman Numerals and centrally placed e.g., TABLE III. All the letters in the title except the first should be small case.

Citing of reference in the manuscript should be first authors name with the year in bracket e.g. (Ahmed, 1988) or Ahmed (1988). Where there are two authors, both their names should be written separated by “and” with the year (Adeleye and Sofola, 2010) or Adeleye and Sofola (2010). Where there are more than two authors the first authors name should be followed by the suffix et al (Ahmed et al., 1988) or Ahmed et al. (1988). When several references are cited together in the text, they should be listed in chronological order e.g., “. . . penile erection and ejaculation (Sexton and Jarow, 1997; Baccetti et al., 2002; Scarano et al., 2006; Condorelli et al., 2018; Long et al., 2018; Negwan et al., 2018) invariably leading.”

All publications cited within the text should be presented in a list of references at the end of the text and should be arranged alphabetically (by authors name and year) and in this order. All authors’ surnames followed by initials must be capitalized. Next is the year of publication in bracket {if several publications by the same author(s) in one year are cited, use letters a, b, c, etc, after the year of publication to differentiate them (e.g., 1990a, 1990b, etc.)}. The title of the publication cited, written in small letters except the first letter. When books and theses are cited, the first letter of every key word is capitalized. The standard abbreviation form of the journal in which the paper appears should come last along with the volume number followed by a colon, and the first and last pages of the reference article.


WUNGAK, Y.S., DANBIRNI, S., LUKA, P.D, LEKKO, Y.M. and Ularamu, H.G. (2021): Seroprevalence of African swine fever in free range pigs In Taraba State, Nigeria. Nigerian Veterinary Journal, 42(4): 266-272

ADELEYE, O.E. and SOFOLA, O.A. (2010): Salt intake and mean arterial blood pressure in rabbits. Science World Journal, 5(3): 29-32.

FITZ-COY, S.H. (1992). Antigenic variation amongst stains of Eimeria maxima and E. tenella of chicken. Avian Diseases, 36: 40-43.


Use only standard abbreviations.

Avoid abbreviations in the title.


Manuscripts should be submitted step by step using the online journal management system powered by ejmanager which can only be done by registering as an author following the link: Names and affiliations of all authors should not be uploaded with the main manuscript. The Nigerian Veterinary Journal publishes articles with the clear knowledge that they have not been published and are not under consideration for publication elsewhere.


The Editor in-Chief acknowledges receipts of the manuscripts and send them to reviewers. All manuscripts will be peer- reviewed by at least two independent reviewers within three (3) weeks upon receipt of the manuscript. Articles recommended for publication by the reviewers may be subjected to editorial revisions. Manuscripts may then be accepted, rejected or revisions may be requested.


A processing fee of five thousand naira (N5,000) or $25 is to be paid along with each submitted manuscript before the article can be sent to reviewers.

A page charge of ₦4,000 (Four Thousand Naira) or $20 per typed page is levied while ₦1,000 (One Thousand Naira or $5 is charged per image.


Authors submitting a manuscript do so on the understanding that if it is accepted for publication, the copyright of the paper shall be assigned to The Nigerian Veterinary Journal. However, The Nigerian Veterinary Journal shall not put any limitation on the personal freedom of the author to use the material contained in the paper in any other works which may be published.


One set of proof may be sent to the author to be checked for printer’s error only and should be returned within the least possible delay.


All correspondences to the journal should be addressed to:

The Editor-in-Chief,

Nigerian Veterinary Journal,

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine,

University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.


Journal Identifiers

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