Scope and policy
Progress and development trends are characterized by a detailed literature review of at least fifty references.
Form and preparation of manuscripts
All papers must have the following structure:
The paper should have an introduction, a main body (theoretical framework, materials and methods, results, discussion, conclusions and recommendations) and references.
If the tables or figures are handed in an electronic version, they must be submitted with a print test, verifying that the image resolution is suitable for their publication in the magazine. The minimum resolution for printing is 300 dpi (dots per inch).
References. Revista de Medicina Veterinaria uses parentheses (name, year) for in-text citations. The author and year must appear within the parentheses as follows: (Gómez, 2003), (Gómez & Rodríguez, 2004) if the reference has two authors, and (Gómez et al. 2003) if it has more than two authors. If the reference is part of the sentence, it should be presented as, Gómez (2003) explains ... or according to Gómez (2003) ...
List of references. The list of references in the paper must appear at the end of the manuscript, in alphabetical order according to the last name of the author(s) that were cited in the article, and it must be limited to the sources that were quoted in the text. In case of quoting several publications by the same author, they must be chronologically organized according to the order they were published. When an author has more than one publication in the same year, the chronological order should be kept and letters must be used to differentiate the references published the same year (Example: 2001a). When Internet sources are used, you must mention the author, the year, the name of the article and the Internet address. If it is an electronic journal, you must specify the volume, issue, year, page numbers and web address. The list of references must be fully and accurately written so that readers can find them easily.
Some examples for the list of references are presented below:
1. Paper in a Journal:
Author (only his/her last name and the first letter of his/her name). «Title of the paper». Name of the Journal. Volume (without abbreviations such as V or Vol.) Number of the issue (year): Number of pages of the paper (the number of the initial page and the number of the final page are separated by a hyphen).
Author (only his/her last name and the first letter of his/her name). Title of the book. Edition number (only when it is different from the first one.) City (only when there are homonyms if you write the country): Publishing house (without the title of publisher, or business names such as Inc., S.A. or Ltd), year.
Author (only his/her last name and the first letter of his/her name). Title of the book. Publishing house, publisher or translator. Publication data. Accessed date. Access <full Internet address>.
4. Thesis or dissertation:
Author (only his/her last name and the first letter of his/her name). «Title of the thesis or dissertation». Academic degree. Name of the Institution. Year.
5. Conference, congress or meeting.
Speaker's name (only his/her last name and the first letter of his/her name). «Title of the lecture». Academic place where it was presented. Sponsor of the event. Place. Date.
6. Footnotes must be used to clarify.
The general methodology follows the MLA (Modern Language Association of America) international standards. Any queries can be answered via email by contacting the Editorial Board of the journal at either of the following e-mail addresses: email@example.com or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sending of manuscripts
Authors are required to submit the articles to the School of Veterinary Medicine at Universidad de la Salle (Carrera 7. Number 172-85, Bogotá, Colombia), or the following e-mail address: email@example.com. All submitted manuscripts must contain the original and two copies printed in A4 size paper and on one side of the sheet. The text should be single-spaced and in 12-pt font. The information must be enclosed in a 3 1/2 inch floppy disk or CD format. Write the text in Microsoft Word and all figures and graphs must be submitted in their original source format (Excel or Corel, .jpg, .gif or .bmp). The disk must be labeled with the name of the article. Use only one color for text, graphics and images.
The articles should be no longer than 15 double-spaced typewritten pages. The book reviews must be no longer than 3 pages.
Authors must include written permission from the copyright holder of tables, figures, excerpts of other papers or other material protected by copyright. It is also necessary to have the written permission to publish photographs or information that require the consent of third parties.
Papers submitted for evaluation must not have been previously published in another media.
Please note that authors must include copyright permission when the article is not of their authorship or if it is a collective production.
The opinion and concepts expressed in the manuscripts is the author’s responsibility. The Editorial Committee will study the paper and will decide its acceptance for publication. In some cases, the paper might be accepted under some modifications or a new presentation in format can be suggested.
The acceptance or declination for publication will be notified to the author within the timetable established by the Editorial Board after its submission. A report from the reviewers designed by the journal will be included.
The paper must be submitted within the dates of acceptance established for the publication process of the journal.The authors of accepted papers for publication must sign an authorization (pre-established format included) where the journal and Universidad de la Salle are entitled the copyright to reproduce the paper in this means of communication without any financial charge or any other kind of commitment.
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