Malaysian Journal of Veterinary Research (MJVR)

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The Malaysian Journal of Veterinary Research (MJVR) updates the research and knowledge base in veterinary medicine, animal science and livestock production. It is aimed at documenting knowledge, experience and expertise of the veterinary professional and animal scientists to improve the effectiveness of veterinary delivery systems, the productivity of livestock farming, animal welfare and human well being. MJVR also serves as a forum for emerging and contemporary issues affecting the livestock industry and health (human and animals).
 
MJVR is published biannually (Jan and December)
Print ISSN: 2180-3897
 
 

Advisor

Dato’ Dr Norlizan bin Mohd Noor

Director General of Veterinary Services, Malaysia,

kp@dvs.gov.my

Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Rozanah Asmah binti Abd Samad

Director of Veterinary Research Division

rozanah@dvs.gov.my

Editorial Secretary

Debbra Marcel

Editorial Committee Member

Dr. Ramlan bin Mohamed

Dr. Khoo Choon Kiat

Dr. Mohd Iswadi bin Ismail

Dr. Nurul Huda binti Mohd Zairi

Marni binti Sapar

Norakmar binti Ismail

Nurain Izzati binti Said@Saidi

SECRETARIAT

Mohammad Masrin bin Azami

Ahmad Dasuki bin Dania

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.    Submission of manuscripts must be accompanied by a covering letter that includes declaration that `The manuscript has not been published (peer reviewed journal) or offered for publication elsewhere in substantially the same or abbreviated form, either in print or electronically (e.g. the internet)’

2.    The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.

3.    The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

 

Similarity Index (SI) must be minimum 30% by plagiarism checker software

Manuscript Preparation

General

Authors must follow the author guidelines strictly, failing which the manuscripts would be rejected without review. Editors reserve the right to adjust the style to certain standards for uniformity. The journal assumes that all authors or a multi-authors’ paper agree to each submission. All papers are refereed.

Structure

Follow this order when preparing the manuscripts: Title, Authors, Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion (combined or separately), Conclusion, References, Acknowledgements, Tables and Figures (in line with text with consecutive numbering). All other footnotes (except for table footnotes) should be avoided. Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article. Manuscripts that do not conform to the general structure would be returned for retyping.

 

Text Layout

Submit your paper as a Microsoft Word (MS Word) file. Use 1.5 spacing with full justified. Ensure that each new paragraph is clearly indicated. Number all pages consecutively, use Arial font, sized 11. Line numbers on each page of text are also helpful for reviewers.

Units

Follow internationally accepted rules and conventions: use the international system of units (SI). If other units are mentioned, please give their equivalent in SI.

Scientific names

Italicize all scientific names. Use British spellings.

Article Structure

Title and Sub-Sections

Avoid abbreviations and formulae (where possible). Divide your article into clearly defined title and sub-sections. Any sub-sections may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line. Use bold face, lower case letter type for title and sub-sections.

 

Author names and affiliations

Present the authors’ affiliation addresses below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author’s name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the address of each affiliation, including the country name.

 

Corresponding author

Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. The corresponding author’s email should be identified with an asterisk.

 

Abstract

The abstract should be clear, descriptive and should be within 200 – 250 words.  It should provide a very brief introduction to the problem statement and objectives of the study.  This should be followed by the brief methodology, significant results, and holistic conclusion.

 

Keywords

Keywords (maximum of 5 keywords separated by commas) are intended for literature retrieval. 

 

Introduction

State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

 

Materials and methods

Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference. Only relevant modifications should be described.

 

Results and Discussion

Results should be clear and concise, discussing the significance of the results of the work, not repeated. Extensive citation and discussion of the published literature should be avoided.

 

Conflict of interest / Limitation of study

Avoid any possible conflict of interest during the submission process. Any arising conflict of interests and/or limitations of study should be duly mentioned.

 

Conclusion

The main conclusion drawn from results should be presented in manuscript.

 

Acknowledgements

Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references. Mention here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., grant providers, facilities providers, etc.).  

References

All references should be readable and accurate. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa), arranged alphabetically. References should adhere to the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style. DOIs should be inserted where necessary.

 

Journal

Chandrawathani, P., Zary Shariman, Y., Premalatha, B., Rahimah, H., Norhafiza, N. H., Nurulaini, R., Nor Andilla, I., & Wahab, A. R. (2013). Evaluation of neem leaf (Azadirachta indica) product for worm control on goats. Mal. J. Vet. Res. 4(1):5-12

 

Book

Strunk Jr. W., & White, E. B. (2000). The elements
of style
(4th ed.). New York: Longman.
 

Chapter in book

Mettam, G.R., & Adams, L.B. (2009). How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In B.S. Jones, & R.Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age (pp. 281-304). New York: E-Publishing Inc.

 

Conference papers

Azmie, M. Z. (2014). Impact of globalisation and trade liberalisation on livestock industry and veterinary services. Paper presented at the 26th Veterinary Association Malaysia Congress, Putrajaya, Malaysia, 20-22 June 2014

 

Thesis

Roseliza, R. (2019). Characterization of potentially
pathogenic Escherichia coli isolated from chicken farms in Malaysia. MSc Thesis, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia.

 

Internet citation

Becker, M. (2021). Keeping pets safe from poison. Retrieved from https://www.drmartybecker.com/petconnection/keeping-pets-safe-from-poison/

 

Standards

International Cooperation on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Veterinary Medicinal Products (VICH). (2018). Harmonisation of criteria to waive target animal batch safety testing for inactivated vaccines for veterinary use. Retrieved from https://www.vichsec.org/en/guidelines/biologicals/bio-safety/target-animal-batch-safety.html 

 

Photographs

Photographs are discouraged but only if they make a definite contribution to the value of the manuscript. They should be of good quality and in jpeg format preferably not less than 2mb.

 

Tables

Supply any tables in an editable format, not as image file. The tables should be numbered consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. All tables must be supplied with a caption, placed on top of the table. Footnotes should be kept to a minimum, numbered in the text indicated by superscript lowercase letter.

 

Figures

Figures should be numbered consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Caption every figure at the bottom of the figures. Figures should be high resolution and in a common format. Note that the maximum number of figures allowed is 6. Multiple figures can be expressed as one figure (for e.g. 1a, 1b, 1c etc…), while retaining the maximum limit of 6.

Short Communication and Case Report

Case Report (Max. 1500 Words)

Descriptions should be brief and clear. The clinical features should be only those needed to convince readers that the case is what it is claimed to be and that other plausible diagnoses have been excluded. Reference ranges of values for any laboratory tests conducted must be included.

  • Unstructured abstract (up to 250 words)
  • Headings for Case Report: Title page,  Abstract, Keywords, Case History, Discussion (with subtitles, if any), References,  Acknowledgement (if any)         
  • Case report/series – include a referenced introduction to specify the reason for publication and justify merit. Case reports  must provide substantial evidence
    to support publication
  • Clinical features – history and clinical findings, diagnosis, treatment and outcome.
  • Discussion – discuss the case in light of other published, discuss evidence provided by
    case, discuss relevance or implications of the case
            
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgements – acknowledge funding, technical support, contributions from people who do not qualify as authors etc.
  • Conflict of Interest statement
  • Up to 30 references including DOIs where available
  • Tables
  • Legends

 

Short Communication (Max. 1500 Words)

May include novel observations and interpretations that have not arisen within rigorous experimental constraints and may not therefore warrant a full article, or observations that are of wide interest, but of a minor nature.

  • Unstructured abstract (up to 250 words)
  • Headings for Short Communication: Title page, Abstract, Method and Results, Discussion (with subtitles, if any), References, Acknowledgement (if any).
  • Acknowledgements – acknowledge funding, technical support, contributions from people who do not qualify as authors etc.
  • Conflict of Interest statement
  • Up to 15 references including DOIs where available
  • Tables
  • Legends

Reviewers and Proofs

PEER REVIEWING

In order to expedite the peer review process, authors are required to nominate minimum two (2) potential peer reviewers. Suggested peer reviewers will be considered in the reviewing process by the journal. However, if there is no response from the suggested peer reviewers, the journal has the rights to nominate reviewers of the journal.

 

PROOFS

Authors are responsible for the accuracy of submitted work, including changes done during editing. For paper with joint authorship, one author must accept the responsibility for all correspondence and has the authority to act on behalf of the contributing authors in all matters pertaining to publication of the manuscript. Proofs will be sent to the corresponding author to be checked for printer’s errors.

 

REPRINTS

Reprints will not be provided as PDF format can be downloaded from:

http://www.myjurnal.my/public/browse-journal-view.php?id=337

MJVR is following the Code of Conduct for publication. These ethics include the editor following certain rules on relations with readers, authors, and reviewers.

Editorial Board Duties:

  1. Manages the peer review process, and takes final decisions on whether papers should be accepted.
  2. Comment on and monitor the quality of submissions and propose measures for improvement.
  3. Establish a panel of peer reviewers on the basis of expertise, utilising contacts to build a list of experts who will also review the papers submitted for publication.

Editors and Reviewers of MJVR must confirm the following:

  1. All manuscripts are reviewed in fairness based on the intellectual content of the paper regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, citizen nor political values of author(s).
  2. Any observed conflict of interest during the review process must be communicated to the Editor.
  3. All information pertaining to the manuscript is kept confidential.
  4. Any information that may be the reason for the rejection of publication of a manuscript must be communicated to the Editor.

The Malaysian Journal of Veterinary Research (MJVR) is the official journal of the Department of Veterinary Services, Malaysia. The MJVR aims to advance veterinary science by publishing and promoting high quality refereed scientific and clinical articles. The MJVR publishes original articles, case reports, short communications, clinical updates, diagnostic challenges, reviews and veterinary history articles. All articles are peer reviewed. English is the official language of the journal. Only manuscripts with substantial scientific merit will be reviewed for originality, significance, relevance and quality.

 

Must be accompanied by a cover letter by e-mail that includes :

Declaration that the manuscript has not been published (peer reviewed journal) or offered for publication elsewhere in substantially the same or abbreviated form, either in print or electronically (e.g. the internet) Names, addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses of the corresponding author and contributing author(s).

Manuscripts should be submitted to the editor at mjvreditor@gmail.com 

 MJVR is a publication of:
Department of Veterinary Services Malaysia
Wisma Tani, Blok Podium 4G1,
Presint 4 62630 Putrajaya, Malaysia
Tel : 603-88702000 Fax : 603-88886021
www.dvs.gov.my
 

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