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Instructions supplemented

Instructions for authors, Supplemented edition, July 2007

2009-12-13

Follow carefully the Instructions for Authors and the following supplement:

Reviews are forwarded to the corresponding author by e-mail immediately.

The subject is "VET MED 2010-DDD review" (DDD = registration number).

If a review is not delivered to the corresponding author within four months after registration, and a revision of the manuscript was not requested, or the PDF file for proof reading was not received, the review is not yet available. The Editor continues the reviewing procedure, addressing other referees, but the authors are free to cancel this procedure if they want to submit the manuscript to another journal for publication. In such cases, self assessment of the manuscript and its revision are strongly recommended. Revised and updated manuscripts can be resubmitted to the journal VETERINARNI MEDICINA, where reviewing will be restarted with the revised manuscript, under the same registration number. Use "VET MED 200D-DDD resubmission" as a subject. Receipt of the resubmitted manuscript will be acknowledged.

Manuscripts accepted for publication are announced by sending of the PDF file to the corresponding author for proof-reading.

The subject is "VET MED 2010-DDD PROOF".

From the above information, the peer reviewing procedure is quite evident. Thus questions regarding the availability of reviews will not be answered, and only automatic replies are returned.

RECOMMENDATIONS

The authors should submit new or revised manuscripts by e-mail to the Editor (either vetmed@vri.cz or hruska@vri.cz or radosova@uzpi.cz ). Do not send the manuscript to more than one address. Use "VET MED submission" for new manuscripts or "VET MED 200D-DDD revised) for a revised manuscript as a subject line. Receipt of this e-mail will be acknowledged within two weeks and a registration confirmed by e-mail with the subject

"VET MED 2010-DDD"

The manuscript should be submitted in non-formatted WORD file (paginated and line-numbered) attached to e-mail and named only by the first authors' name (e.g. Johnson.doc). The title of the paper should not be capitalized. Names of authors should include initials and family name in capitals (given names should not be in full). List of tables, figures and photos should be included in the text on a separate page, with full titles and explanations. Tables should be in WORD (each table on a separate page in one file, named by Johnson Table #.doc). Graphs should be in EXCEL (each figure in a separate file named by Johnson Fig #.xls). Do not send two or more graphs in one file on separate lists. Photos should be attached as separate JPG files, with the highest resolution, saved as "Johnson Photo #.jpg". Long names of files and non-English characters must not be used.

Authors should request a registration number if the confirmation is not received by e-mail within two weeks after a submission of the manuscript. Again, use "VET MED submission" as a subject, but do not attach the manuscript, unless it is required by the Editor. The receipt of this e-mail will be acknowledged and a registration re-confirmed.

Cancelling the review procedure should be announced by the authors via e-mail to the Editor with the subjectline "VET MED 2010-DDD TO BE DELETED". Receipt of this e-mail will be acknowledged.

If the attempts of the Editor to receive the review are unsuccessful for six months, the manuscript will be deleted. The corresponding author is informed by an e-mail with a subject "VET MED 2010-DDD DELETED".

Use the subjectline "VET MED 2010-DDD PROOF" if you are sending the PDF of a corrected file by e-mail.

FREQUENT ERRORS IN E-MAIL CORRESPONDENCE:

National (non-English) characters in the sender e-mail address.

No subject or subjectline other than:

"VET MED submission"

"VET MED 2010-DDD revised)

"VET MED 2010-DDD PROOF"

"VET MED 2010-DDD TO BE DELETED"

Empty e-mail body with attached files only. Please include a brief note to indicate the use of the attachments. Do not put this information in a separate attached file.

DELAY IN PUBLICATION USUALLY HAS ONE OF THE FOLLOWING REASONS:

Authors do not follow instructions carefully.

The published data is not presented in the introduction, or the introduction is not based on the data published in available peer-reviewed journals. Avoid abstracts, theses, non-scientific, local, and other non-available journals, if possible. Do not cite web pages, if information is not available in a published journal.

The manuscript does not offer a new piece of knowledge.

The methods used are not appropriate.

The results are not interpreted correctly.

The manuscript is not written in correct English, or the wording is difficult to understand.

REMEMBER:

The reviewers are not obliged to assess the manuscript and/or explain the reasons of their recommendation to reject the publication. Nevertheless, a number of referees give the chance to the authors to improve their publication skills. Their recommendations and requirements should be followed and every issue, accepted or not, should be explained by the authors in English in a WORD file named by "2010-DD Johnson TO REV #.doc" (separately to each review).

RECOMMENDED:
Read more in the section How to write a scientific paper.(accessible from the main menu).

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2009-12-19