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Author Guidelines

Instruction to authors
(Last update 26.9.2017.)

Veterinaria is an international open access journal of veterinary research that publishes original papers and reviews on a wide range of veterinary topics.


Manuscripts should describe original research in form of Full Paper or Short Communication. Given that a case report makes a significant contribution to veterinary knowledge, it will be considered for publication as Short Communication. In general, Review Articles should be written in support of original research.
Full Papers, Short Communications and Review Articles are subject to peer review.

Other items (professional papers, book reviews, student papers, news, reports, comments…) should be written in the Bosnian or English language and they are published at the discretion of the Editor (non peer reviewed articles).

Submission of manuscripts

Submission of manuscripts to Veterinaria is online via our site at:

Authors will be step-by-step guided through the uploading file process and options to select the manuscript category (Full Paper, Short Communication, Review…) will be offered to the author.

Also, in the section Comments for the Editor the authors may suggest list of reviewers (name and e-mail contact) for their manuscript. Queries concerning the submission process or journal procedures should be sent by E-mail to Submission of a manuscript implies its originality: i.e. it is not published or submitted for publication elsewhere. It is expected that all authors should have a significant intellectual contribution to the work. In addition, submission of a manuscript also implies that all of the authors have approved its publication and have agreed upon its content. All contributions are subject to editorial revision. The Editor's decision will be final.

Manuscripts should be written in the English language (American English). For spelling of lay terms, refer to the latest American edition of the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Authors whose first language is not English are strongly advised to consult a native English speaker familiar with the concerned research field prior to submission.

Precise titles of Tables and Figures should be embedded in the manuscript at the appropriate place. For example: „Table 1. Results of....“.

Manuscripts should be submitted in MS Word A4 format, written in Times New Roman 12 pt font, with double-spacing. All margins should be set at 2,5 cm. Authors submitting papers that are suitable for consideration but do not comply fully with this Guide will be asked to amend the text and re-submit.

Manuscript Preparation

Full Paper should be arranged as follows:
Title page: title, author(s), affiliation(s), full address for correspondence, including telephone and and e-mail address. Except where all authors come from the same department, each author should be identified using a superscript (a,b,c etc.), and the Corresponding Author designated by an asterisk.

Title page should not be run within text, it should be uploaded as separate Word document.

Main text sub-divided into:

1 Title of paper (without authors names),
2 Abstract of not more than 250 words (with no sub-headings),
3 Up to five keywords should be supplied below the abstract,
4 Introduction,
5 Materials and Methods,
6 Results,
7 Discussion and conclusion,
8 Acknowledgements,
9 References.

Short Communications and short clinical case reports for publication as short communications should follow the same format as Full Papers, but the text must not exceed 1,500 words with no more than fifteen references.

Review Articles may be commissioned or proposed. Authors wishing to submit a review article are advised to contact the Editor. In general, reviews are written in support of original research. They may cover any relevant aspect of veterinary science or comparative medicine. Reviews should follow the layout for Full Paper, but with the main text sub-divided as appropriate to the subject matter.

Citations and References

All publications cited in the text should be presented in a list of references at the end of the 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. In the text refer to the author's name (without initial) 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 used followed by "et al."


"Since Assunção et al. (2005) has shown that..."

"This is in agreement with results obtained later (Bregoli et al., 2006).“

If citation is referred to a single-author publication it should be indicated as (Ridgwell, 1971). However, if cited paper has been written by two authors, both names should be indicated followed by year of publication (Mitchell and Ridgwell, 1971).


„Ridgwell (1971) reported finding two genetic polymorphs of…“

„Mitchell and Ridgwell (1971) found peptides formed from goat or sheep casein by…“

The reference list at the end of the paper should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. All authors should be included. References should be set out as follows (Harvard- Elsevier style):


Journal reference

Assunção, P., De la Fe, C., Ramírez, A.S., González Llamazares, O., Poveda, J.B., 2005. Protein and antigenic variability among Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae strains by SDS-PAGE and immunoblot. Vet. Res. Commun. 29, 563–574.

Conference proceedings

Bregoli, M., Debiasi, K., Pasolli, C., 2006. Antibiotic resistant E.coli in free-ranging alpine wild ruminants, in: VII Conference of the European Section of the Wildlife Diseases Association. p. 78.

Book reference

Grimont, P., Grimont, F., Bouvet, P., 2000. Salmonella in domestic animals, in: Wray, C., Wray, A. (Eds.), Salmonella in Domestic Animals. CAB Publishing, pp. 1–18.

Web Addresses

OIE, 2016. Salmonellosis [WWW Document]. OIE Terr. Man. , Chapter 2.9.8. URL (accessed 4.18.17).

Tables and Figures
Tables - Submission of excessive tabular data is not favored, and tables should be limited to those containing data important to understanding and interpreting results of the study. Authors will be asked to delete tables containing data that could be reported more succinctly in the text. Tables that focus solely on findings in individual animals rather than summary data from groups of animals are to be avoided. Tables should be created in MS Word® and embedded in the text of the article as well as a separate excell document Each table should be numbered (1, 2, etc.) and supplied with the title placed above each table. Table titles should contain sufficient information to allow the table to be understood without reference to the text. Footnotes to tables should be superscripted by a, b etc. and explained in the legend at the bottom of the table. Tabulated results should not be duplicated in figures and vice versa.

Figures – Figures should be limited to those that reduce or clarify the text. Text and symbols should be large enough that they will still be visible when the figure is reduced to the size of 8,5 cm across. Text labels should start with a capital letter (eg, Posterior vena cava). For figures that include multiple panels, each panel should be sequentially labeled with a capital letter in the same corner of each panel. If a figure contains 2 or more rows of panels, the letter labels should be applied sequentially from left to right in the first row, then from left to right in the second row and so on. Digital images should be sent as TIFF or JPEG files, at a minimum resolution of 300 dpi at an image size of 8.5 cm across.

Figure and figure legends should be embedded in the text of the article as well as a separate TIFF or JPEG files (for figures).
Abbreviations defined in the text do not need to be expanded; however, newly introduced abbreviations in figures should be defined in the figure legend, in alphabetical order. When applicable, stains used for histologic sections should be indicated in the legend as well as the scale of the marker bar (eg, H&E stain; bar = 100 µm).

Abbreviations, Terms and Units of Measurement
If possible, use standard abbreviations. In general, use of abbreviations other than standard abbreviations and units of measures should be kept to a minimum. In the Abstract, a term should be abbreviated only if it is used at least 3 times in the structured abstract. The term must be expanded at first mention, with the abbreviation given in parentheses after the expanded term.

Similarly, in the text, figures, and tables, a term should be abbreviated only if it is used at least 3 times. All abbreviations except for standard abbreviations and units of measure should be listed in alphabetical order at the beginning of the manuscript text, along with their definitions. These abbreviations should then be used without expansion in the text, except when used to start a sentence.

Abbreviations that appear only in the figures or tables should be defined in the table or figure legend. Except for the abbreviations ELISA, PCR, ACTH, EDTA, DNA, and RNA, abbreviations should not be used in titles.

For anatomic terms, use anglicized versions of official terms listed in the Nomina Anatomica Veterinaria. Refer to Bergey's Manual of Determinative Microbiology for spelling and correct taxonomic classifications of microorganisms. Refer to the latest editions of the International Drug Names for proper spelling of chemical and drug names and to the latest edition of Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary for proper spelling and use of medical terms.

Measurements should be reported in metric units in accordance with SI standards. Doses and dosages must be given on a mg/kg basis. All dosages must include route of administration and interval (eg, 10 mg/kg, IV, q 12 h).

Products, equipment, drugs, and other materials
Materials used in the research or referred to in the text should be identified by chemical or generic names or descriptions. A trade name may be included in parentheses if that specific product, equipment, or drug was essential for the outcome. Trademark and similar proprietary symbols are not needed.

The corresponding author will, at no cost, be provided with a PDF file of the article via e-mail and one copy of the journal via post.

Veterinaria has no submission and page charge.


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.

  1. Double-spaced typing in A4 size white paper with 12-point font, and margins of 2,5 cm
  2. Title page should be uploaded as separate Word document.
  3. Manuscript should be arranged as follows:
    • Title
    • Abstract
    • Keywords
    • Introduction
    • Materials and Methods,
    • Results
    • Discussion and conclusion;
    • Acknowledgements;
    • References
  4. Tables should be created in MS Word® and embedded in the text of the article as well as a separate excell document.
  5. Figures and images with proper resolution and size are embedded in the text of the article as well as a separate TIFF or JPEG file.
  6. The submission has not been previously published elsewhere, is original and has been written by the stated authors.
  7. The article is not currently being considered for publication by any other journal and will not be submitted for such review while under review by Veterinaria.
  8. All authors have read the manuscript and agree to publish it.
  9. Ensure that graphics are high-resolution. Be sure all necessary files have been uploaded/attached. All figure captions are available. All tables are present (including title, description, footnotes).
  10. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  11. All references mentioned in the Reference list must be cited in the text, and vice versa.
  12. Copies of any permission to reproduce published material, pictures, illustrations, diagrams should be included in the work. Verify that permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Web).
  13. If the work includes experiments conducted on animals and humans, it must be indicated that the authors have respected the International Statute on Experiments Conducted on Humans and Animals, but also that all experiments on humans have been carried out in conformity with the Helsinki Declaration from 1975 and its changed version from 1983.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms: Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.


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