Requirements for manuscripts
l Content Only original papers will be considered, and the author(s) must provide assurance that the paper has not been published nor simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere. Research papers, notes and reviews about basic studies or high technology in the various fields of animal and veterinary sciences are permitted. Plagiarism is forbidden.
l Style The manuscript should be written in a concise style and arranged in following format: Title; Name, affiliation and full address of the author(s); Abstract; Key words (3-8 words); Introduction; Experimental sections, including Materials and Methods; Results, which should be suitably subdivided under headings; Discussion; Conclusions; Acknowledgements (if necessary); References.
l Author affiliation Author(s) means somebody who takes part in the research and can answer questions about the paper. Name, department, institution, and complete address (including postal code) of each author should be submitted to our website (http://www.xmsyxb.com/en/dqml.asp). Mailing address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address of the corresponding author and the first-named author should be also provided.
l Format Manuscripts must be written in Chinese or English. For a paper in Chinese, the title, abstract and figures and tables are needed in English. The manuscript should be as concise as possible. For a general paper, the entire submission should be less than 11000 words (~6 printed pages). Research Notes (Short Communications) are limited to 6000 words (~3 printed pages).
l Title The full title should be concise (~120 characters), unambiguous and informative. Subtitles may be used if necessary. Abbreviations, symbols and characters that are not generally accepted are not permitted in the title, and chemical structural and mathematical formulas should be avoided as far as possible.
l Author Different authors should be separated by comma. Provide family name (upper-case), given name (first letter upper-case, remainder lower-case). Name, department, and institution of each author should be listed. If there is more than one department involved in the work, authors' names should be linked to the appropriate department by superscripts.
l Abstract The abstract should be concise, complete and no more than 300 words. It should contain substantial details, that is to say, it should be a concise summary of the objectives, methods, key results, and major conclusions of the study. Any abbreviations should be defined when first used. Equations, figures and tables should be avoided. At least three key words (for the purposes of indexing) should follow the abstract.
l Footnotes Brief acknowledgement of all project funding and PI(s) can be given in form of a footnote on the title page. Name, gender, race, native place, professional title, educational background, degree, research field, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address of the corresponding author and the first-named author should be provided selectively.
l Text Text must be written in clear, concise English. Headings of different levels (less than 3 grade levels is suggested) should be numbered by Arabic numerals, such as “1, 1.1, 1.1.1; 2, 2.1, 2.1.1…”.
l Experimental including Materials and Methods Sufficient detail must be provided to enable a reader to determine exactly what was done in order to obtain the results presented in the manuscript.
l Results The experimental data should be described succinctly but completely in the text, without redundancy between figures and tables or discrepancy between summaries in the text and the illustrative material. All data should be analyzed using standard statistical tests with specific statistical procedures being stated. All statistical software packages used should be cited fully with their version number. Tabulated means must be accompanied by appropriate standard errors or standard deviations, and defined in a footnote to the table or legend for a figure. If conclusions are based on an analysis of variance or regression, there must be sufficient information to enable the construction of the full analysis of variance table (e.g. degrees of freedom, the structure of F-ratios, and P-values). Actual probabilities are more informative than ‘P<0.05’ or symbols such as ‘*’.
l Figures and tables Figures and tables should provide enough information so that they can stand alone. Number figures and tables consecutively as they are first mentioned in the text respectively. Figures must be clear and should be suitable for reduction. Photographs should be with high contrast and the magnification should be listed. Line drawings must be made by computer. Only carefully produced, high quality images will be considered for publication. Three-line table is encouraged when table is necessary. Do not repeat information that is given in the text, and do not make a table for data which can be given in the text in one or two sentences. The width of one column of a printed page is about 2.95 inches (7.5 cm) and a two-column width is about 5.90 inches (15 cm). Figures and tables should be adjusted to fit the printed page.
l Quantities and units The SI (International System) quantities and units should be used throughout the paper. The following units could be used: length (m, cm, mm, nm, μm), mass (kg, g, mg, mg, ng, pg), volume (L, mL, μL), time (s, min, h, d), temperature (°C), and concentration (mol/L, mmol/L, mg/mL).
l Acknowledgements All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship as defined above should be listed in an acknowledgements section.
Only published references may be cited in the reference list at the end of the paper, with priority being given to papers published within the last 3 years. The references should be listed by number in the order in which they were used in the text, and the citation in the text must be marked by the corresponding Arabic number. List all authors when they number 3 or fewer. If there are more than 3 authors, list the first 3 followed by "et al". Abbreviated titles of journals should be used according to the style given in the List of Journals Indexed in Medline at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/tsd/serials/terms_cond.html
; if a journal is not indexed, use its full name with year, volume, issue and page range. Examples of references are as follows:
 LI XIN-SHENG, CHEN HONG-YING, GAO FENG-SHAN, et al. The Immunologic Effect of Identified Avian Influenza Viruses T Cell Epitopes in vitro [J]. Acta Veterinaria et Zootechnica Sinica, 2008,39 (4): 460-465.
 SANDERSON C J, CAMPBELL H D, YOUNG I G. Molecular and cellular biology of eosinophil differentiation factor (interleukin-5) and its effects on human and mouse B cells [J]. Immunol Rev, 1988, 102(1): 29-34.
 SAMBROOK J, FRITSCH E F, MANIATIS T. Molecular Cloning: A Laboratory Manual [M]. NY: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 1989.
 LI H L. Effects of PRRSV and PCV2 Co-infection on Molecules Associated with Immune Function of Porcine Pulmonary Alveolar Macrophages in vivo[D]. Beijing: China Agricultural University, 2007.
 EWICK D W, BECKMAN T M, HOLY J A, et al. Ignition of HMX Using Low Energy Laser Diodes[C]// Flanklin Research Center. Proceedings of the 14th Symposium on Explosives and Protechnics, Philadephia, Febrary 1－17,1990:245－248.
Points for attention
Online submission is the only accepted way to contribute to CJAVS. Authors should submit manuscripts online at: http://www.xmsyxb.com/en/dqml.asp. Submission implies that all authors have approved the paper for release and agree to the assurances mentioned earlier under Content. To submit a manuscript, please visit the website, click the button “Online Submission”, and use the Academic Journal Management System. The System will prompt authors through the process. For a new user, please register an “Author Account”, and then submit a manuscript following the prompts.
Processes for handling manuscripts
When a paper is received the editors will read it and decide whether to send it out to referees. Typically this decision takes no more than 2 weeks. After this first review, an approved manuscript will be coded (to make it anonymous), a charge levied (RMB100 per paper as a gratuity for referees) and it then enters the peer review process. It will be sent to 2 or 3 referees for a double blind review. The entire review process may take 3 months, and the editorial office will inform the author of the decision as soon as possible.
Online tracking is available for your paper through “Manuscript Tracking
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The accepted papers will be published in order, based upon submission date. A charge of RMB350 for each print page, and RMB600 for each color figure will be assessed on accepted manuscripts. Priority for publication will be considered if the paper has great academic value or particularly important scientific achievements.
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