Sahel Journal of Veterinary Sciences: Submissions

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Author Guidelines

Submission of Manuscript
Submission of paper is understood to imply that the article is original and is not being considered for publication elsewhere in whole, or in part, in any language without the consent of the Editor-in-Chief.
Manuscripts are accepted on the understanding that the authors agree to the submission. Upon acceptance of the article by the journal, the author(s) will be asked to transfer copyright of the article to the publisher.
Three copies of the manuscript should be sent to:-
Professor J. A. Ameh
Sahel Journal of Veterinary Sciences
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
University of Maiduguri, P. M. B. 1069, Maiduguri
Borno State, Nigeria
For initial submission of manuscripts for consideration, typed copies are sufficient. For the processing of accepted papers electronic versions are preferred. At final acceptance, a floppy disk plus 2 final and exactly
matching printed versions should preferably be submitted together. Double density (DD) and high density (HD) diskettes (3¼O) are acceptable. It is important that the file is saved in the native format of the word processor programme used. The disk should be labeled with the name of computer and word processing package used (e.g., Word 2000), name of the author and the name of the file on disk.
Preparation of Manuscript
1. Manuscript should be written in English.
2. Submit the original and two copies of your manuscript. Enclose the original illustration and 2 sets of photocopies (three prints of any photograph).
3. Manuscripts should br typewritten on one side of A4 paper (preferably with numbered lines), with wide margin and double spacing throughout. Every page of the manuscript, including the title page, references, tables, etc., should be numbered. Underline words that should be in italics.
4. Manuscripts in general should be organized in the following order:
Title (should be clear, descriptive and not too long) Name(s) of author(s)
Complete postal address(es) of affiliations Full telephone, Fax No. and E-mail address of corresponding author (if available) Present address(es) of authors
Keywords (indexing terms) normally 3 - 6 items
Materials and Methods
Discussion and Conclusions
Acknowledgements and additional information concerning research grants, etc.
Figure captions

5. S.I. (System Internationale) units should be used.
The abstract should be clear, descriptive and more than 400 words.
Tables should be typed on separate sheets, be given Arabic numerals and be accompanied by adequate headings and legends. A note in the margin should indicate their approximate position in the text. The text should include references to all tables. Vertical lines should not be used to separate column. Leave some extra space between the column instead.
Illustrations and Diagrams
all illustrations (line drawing and photographs) should be submitted separately, unmounted and not folded. Illustrations should be numbered by Roman numerals according to their sequence in the text.
References should be made in text to each illustration. Each illustration should be identified on the reverse side by its number and the name of the author. An indication of the top of the illustration is required in photographs of profiles, thin sections and other cases where doubt can arise. Each illustration should have a caption. The captions of all illustrations should be typed on a separate sheet of the manuscript. Photographs are only accepted if they have good contrast and intensity. Sharp and glossy copies are required. Colour photographs may be printed at an additional cost to the author(s).
1. All publications cited in the text should be presented in a list of references following the text of manuscript. The manuscript should be carefully checked to ensure that the spelling of author’s names and dates are exactly the same in the text as in the reference list.
2. In the text refer to author’s name (without initials) and year of publication. If reference is made in the text to a publication written by more than two authors the name of the first author should be followed by “et al.” (In italics). In the list of references, names of the first author and co-authors should be provided.
3. References cited together in the text should be arranged chronologically, e.g., (Jibike, 1960; Tekdek et al., 1975; Baba et al., 1988; Mohammed and Nwosu, 1996; Waziri et al., 2000). The list of
references should be arranged alphabetically on authors names and chronologically per author. If an author’s name in the list is also mentioned with co-authors the following order should be used: publications of the single author, arranged according to publication dates; publications of the same author with one co-author; publications of the same author with more than one co-author.
Publications by the same author(s) in the same year should be listed as a, b, c (e.g., Onyeyili, 1988a; Onyeyili, 1988b; Onyeyili, 1988c). Titles of journals should be abbreviated according to World List of Scientific Periodicals. First and last pages are required.
For Periodicals:
Ribadu, A. Y., Dobson, H., Ward, W. R. (1994). Ultrasound and progesterone monitoring of ovarian follicular cysts in cows treated with GnRH. Br. Vet. J. 150: 489-497.
For Books:
Blood, D. C. and Radostits, O. M. (1989). Veterinary Medicine, 2nd ed. Baillere Tindall, London. pp. 1128-1138.
Jainudeen, M. R. and Hafez, E. S. E. (1980). Gestation prenatal physiology and parturition. In: Reproduction in Farm Animals (Hafez, E. S. E., ed.), Lea and Febiger, Philadelphia, PA., USA. pp. 247-283.
Page Charges
The author will be required to pay a handling charge of N=1000.00 (US $10.00) and a page charge of N=300.00 (US $5.00) per typed (A4) page of the manuscript. The handling charge should be paid at the same time of submission of manuscript. Upon acceptance of a manuscript, the corresponding author will be required to pay the page charges. All payments must be by cash or bank draft.
Proofs will be sent to the corresponding author for minor corrections. Only typesetter’s errors may be corrected; no changes in, or additions to, the edited manuscript will be allowed.
five offprints will be supplied to the corresponding author. Additional offprints can be ordered on an offprint order form which is included with the proofs.


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