Guide to Authors

Please read and follow these instructions carefully; doing so will ensure that the publication of your manuscript is as rapid and efficient as possible.The Publisher reserves the right to return manuscripts that are not prepared in accordance with these instructions. Please view the Template or more details about the final form of the paper ( template   )

Publication Fees

Publication in this journal is totally FREE; (No Article submission charges nor article processing charges and no publication fees), as one of the main goals of the journal is to provide global researchers with a free publishing platform.


The manuscript should be submitted to journal office along with the completed copyright form by author(s) and a cover letter to the editor in chief via email attachments

Submission of a manuscript to Al-Mukhtar Journal of Veterinary Sciences implies that:

1. It has not previously been published.
2. It is not being submitted for publication elsewhere.
3. All authors have seen and approved the manuscript.
4. All authors have obtained permission from their employer or institution to publish.
5. Ethical approval was obtained for work involving the use of animals. Papers describing experiments that demonstrate a lack of concern for current ethical and welfare standards will not be accepted.

Type of papers

The following types of papers are considered for publication:
1. Original research articles.
2. Review articles.
3. Short communications.
4. Case reports.

Format of Original Research Articles

Research articles present original research and address a clearly stated specific hypothesis or question. Papers should provide novel approaches and new insights into the problem addressed. A research article should divide into the following headings:

• Title page.
• Author’s information.
• Present address.
• Abstract.
• Keywords.
• Introduction.
• Materials and Methods.

• Results.
• Discussion.
• Acknowledgments.
• References.
• Tables.
• Figures.

Language and style

All submitted manuscripts should be in  English. Nonnative English speakers may be advised to seek professional help with the language. All materials should be typed double line spacing numbered page with Times New Roman font (size 12). Abbreviations should be standardized and used just in necessary cases, after complete explanations at the first usage.

Format of Short Communications

A short communication is for a concise, but independent report representing a significant contribution. Short communication is not intended to publish preliminary results.It should be no more than 2500 words, and could include two figures or tables. It should have at least 8 references. Scientists may prepare their short communications under the following headings.

• Title page.
•Author’s information.
• Present address.
• Abstract.
• Keywords.
• Introduction.
•Materials and Methods.

• Results.
• Discussion.
• Acknowledgments.
• References.
• Tables.
• Figures.


Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Place footnotes to tables below the table body. Avoid vertical rules. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article. They should be referred to as Table 1, Table 2, and e.t.c.


Ensure that each illustration has a caption. Supply captions separately, not attached to the figure. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration.Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used.Please ensure that the prepared electronic image files print at a legible size and are of a high quality for publication.


  • Citation in text.
    Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). The APA 6th whereby author’s names and date of publication appear in the text will be used. Where there are joint authors, only the name of the first should be given in the text followed by et al. References to several works by the same author published in one year should be distinguished as 2009a, 2009b, e.t.c. The list of references must be alphabetically arranged on a separate page.



Lumby, J. (2001). Who cares? The changing health care system. Sydney, Australia: Allen & Unwin.

Book chapter:

McKenzie, H., Boughton, M., Hayes, L., & Forsyth, S. (2008). Explaining the complexities and value of nursing practice and knowledge. In I. Morley & M. Crouch (Eds.), Knowledge as value: Illumination through critical prisms (pp. 209-224). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Rodopi.

 Journal Article:

Boughton, M., & Halliday, L. (2008). A challenge to the menopause stereotype: Young Australian women’s reflections of ‘being diagnosed’ as menopausal. Health & Social Care in the Community, 16(6), 565-572. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-00777.x

Webpage with an author:

Welch, N. (2000, February 21). Toward an understanding of the determinants of rural health. Retrieved from

Webpage with no author:

ANCI national competency standards for the registered nurse and the enrolled nurse. (2000).  Retrieved from

Newspaper article:

Bagnall, D. (1998, January 27). Private schools: Why they are out in front. The Bulletin, pp. 12-15

Government publication:

The Health Targets and Implementation (Health for All) Committee. (1988). Health  for all Australians. Canberra, Australia: Australian Government Publishing Service

Company and Industry Reports:

Magner, L. (2016). Coffee shops in Australia (IBISWorld Industry Report OD5381). Retrieved from IBISWorld database.


A Submitted manuscript must be an original contribution, not previously published and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. However, a complete report following publication of a preliminary report, usually in the form of an abstract, or a paper that has been presented at a scientific meeting, if not published in full in a conference proceedings may be submitted. When the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors agree to automatically transfer of the copyright of the article to the publisher.Please download the declaration form (Form)


Al-Mukhtar Journal of Veterinary Sciences is published freely online, and authors will have free electronic access to the full text (PDF) of the articles. Authors can freely download the PDF file from which they can print unlimited copies of their articles.

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