General Submission Information

Authors wishing to apply for the Junior Vet Camil Stoian Memorial Award will be required to submit a correctly formatted abstract.

Abstracts are invited for:

1.Full paper submission -Junior Vet Journal

2.Oral presentation -Junior Vet Dentistry Day (6th December, 2021, online event)

*applying with an abstract that may be selected for full publishing and awarded the Junior Vet Camil Stoian Memorial Award, does not oblige the candidate to participate with an oral presentation.

Types of contribution

  1. Original Research Papers
  2. Review Articles
  3. Case Reports

Title, keywords and abstracts

Abstract (250 words)

As a first step, please supply a title and a structured abstract of approximately 250 words and keywords to accompany your article. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google and Google Scholar.

Please note that abstracts less than 250 words are not considered full publications, allowing a full scientific manuscript on the same topic to be submitted elsewhere for publication.

Each participant can submit a maximum of 2 abstracts.

Full manuscript ( 3000 words)

This option is intended for authors who intend to provide a full paper ( 3000 words, pages)  if their submission is accepted.


  • Submitting abstract: 1.03-31.05.2021 Extended to June 30th!
  • Submitting full manuscript: 31.07.2021
  • Reviewing: 1.08-31.10.2021
  • Announcing the winner: 5 November


All manuscripts must be submitted via email at and

Before submitting your manuscript online, please ensure that you are sending the final version of the manuscript and all illustrations and legends are included.


  • All abstracts must adhere to the formatting guidelines.
  • Submissions should be concise, factual condensation of information to be presented, accompanied by relevant supporting data; avoid including extraneous information.
  • If an abstract has been presented elsewhere, previously published, or is submitted/in press elsewhere, the author must provide a “reprinted with permission” statement from the original publisher. Full manuscripts that have been previously published elsewhere are not acceptable.
  • Abstracts will not be accepted for the following reasons: only an outline is provided; abstract states “data will be presented” or “subject will be discussed”; abstracts that constitute sales pitches for products or services.

We value your participation as a contributing author and provide these guidelines to ensure the timely publication of your article.

Format and Style Specifications for Abstract Submission

  • Use single-spaced, 12-point, Times New Roman type. Use 1 inch margins on all sides. Text should be aligned to the left except for the body of the abstract, which should be full justified.
  • Do not number pages. Do not use a running title at the top of the pages.
  • The title should appear in all capital letters, bold print at the top of the first page. Scientific names in the title should be written in standard format (first letter of genus capitalized, species all lowercase) and italics, bold print.
  • Names and academic degrees of all authors should be listed in italics, bold print, below the title separated by a blank line. Authors’ names are separated by commas, with a comma and the word “and” prior to the last author. Periods are not used in the listing of professional degrees. Diplomate status should be reflected as “Dipl” with no periods (e.g. Dipl ACZM). Numerical superscripts corresponding to current professional affiliations should appear at the end of each author’s name following punctuation (comma). The name of the author presenting the paper should be identified with an asterisk (*) without superscript format.
  • Current professional affiliations (institution, city, state, postal code, and country; do not include street addresses) are listed in italics, bold print after the list of authors separated by a blank line. The appropriate numerical superscript should precede the professional affiliation for the authors. A semicolon should be used between professional affiliations. Do not use periods in state abbreviations.
  • The lowercase bolded word “Abstract” should follow the affiliation separated by a blank line. The text should follow after another blank line. For full manuscripts, authors may follow standard journal section headings (Introduction, Materials & Methods, Results, Discussion), each bolded and preceded by a blank line. Alternately, authors may take an open format approach to their paper using different section headings.
  • Scientific names in the text should be spelled out in italics when the common name is first mentioned.
  • Below the abstract and separated by a blank line, list up to six key words, in alphabetical order, that best describe the nature of the report. Key words should include principal species studied (scientific and common names), variables tested, and the main scientific content of the abstract. The heading “Key words” is in bold and indented five spaces, followed by a colon. The first letter of the first key word is capitalized; commas separate key words.
  • Below the Key words and separated by a blank line, Acknowledgments should be 10-point Times New Roman type, with the heading in all capital letters and bolded.
  • Tables and figures should fit within a 4 × 6” area and may be embedded in the word document. All tables and figures will be edited for style and formatted for publication. Style specifications for tables, figures, abbreviations, and miscellaneous items should follow.
  • Literature citations should appear in the text with superscript numbers that follow concluding sentence punctuation. When a series of consecutive references are being cited as a group, these can be presented with hyphenated superscripts (i.e., 2-7).
  • Unpublished work and personal communications are listed in parentheses in the text; they are not listed in the “Literature Cited” section.
  • Citations are listed alphabetically at the end of the manuscript under the “Literature Cited” section heading. The section heading is in all capital letters, bolded, 10-point Times New Roman type. References should be in normal 10-point Times New Roman font. All references contained in the reference list must be cited in the text.
  • Italicize scientific names.
  • Citations should be listed in alphabetical order by first author’s surname. When there is more than one paper by authors whose names appear in the same order in each paper, the papers are listed in chronological order. Papers with multiple authors but the same lead author are arranged together, alphabetically by second, and then by third, author, etc. Papers by the same authors in the same year are assigned a letter suffix (e.g., 1983a). All authors of a cited paper must be listed in the Literature Cited section (i.e., “et al.” is not used). All citations must have at least one author.
  • Initials only are used for the first and middle names in all citations. Initials are placed after authors’ surnames. Do not include a period or a space between initials. A comma should separate authors’ names.
  • The names of editors of sources in which an authored reference is included (textbooks, compendia, etc.) should be given using the format “In: Doe, J (ed.).”
  • Only the first word and proper nouns in titles of papers and books begin with a capital letter. Inclusive page numbers are given when one reference in a book is cited. Pages are not given when more than one reference in a book is cited. The issue number is indicated in parentheses after the volume number only if the pages of the journal cited are numbered by issue rather than by volume.
  • Names of journals are abbreviated following the National Library of Medicine guidelines, which can be located at /
  • Articles that have been accepted for publication but have not yet been published should be listed in the Literature Cited section with the designation “(In press)” following the author’s name. Articles that have been submitted but not yet accepted by a journal should be listed as “(Unpublished)” in the text and should not appear with the Literature Cited.

Additional Information for Full Paper Submissions

  • All of the above guidelines related to abstracts apply to full paper submissions.
  • Full manuscripts should be limited to 3000 words in length (including tables, figures, and references).
  • An abstract (250 words) should be provided at the beginning of the manuscript.

Humane Animal Care

Unnecessary cruelty in animal experimentation is not acceptable. Animal use must be in accordance with the International Guiding Principles for Biomedical Research Involving Animals, obtainable from: Executive Secretary, Council for the International Organizations of Medical Sciences, c/o World Health Organization, Via Appia, CH-1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland; or from their website (


  1. Authors, when quoting from someone else’s work or when considering reproducing an illustration or table from a book or journal article, should make sure that they are not infringing a copyright.
  2. If excerpts from other copyrighted works are included, the author(s) must obtain written permission from the copyright owners and credit the source(s) in the article.
  3. Material in unpublished letters and manuscripts is also protected and must not be published unless permission has been obtained.
  4. A suitable acknowledgement of any borrowed material must always be made. Proofs One set of page proofs in PDF format will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author (if we do not have an e-mail address then paper proofs will be sent by post).


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