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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

  1. Aims and Scope

The East African Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (EAJVAS) publish original scientific papers and technological information on aspects of veterinary and animal sciences to the users in Eastern Africa and elsewhere in the world. It also enhances exchange of ideas among scientists engaged in research and development activities and accepts papers from anywhere else in the world. Manuscripts related to economically important large and small farm animals, poultry, equine species, aquatic species, and bees, as well as companion animals such as dogs, cats, and cage birds, and laboratory animals are particularly welcome. Manuscripts written on the subjects of basic sciences and clinical sciences related to veterinary medicine, nutrition, and nutritional diseases, as well as the breeding and husbandry of the above-mentioned animals and the hygiene and technology of food of animal origin, as well as papers describing the animal-related aspects of life sciences at molecular level (proteomics) or environment and animals (or humans), biotechnology are also under the domain of the journal.

  1. Journal Style and Format
  • Manuscripts should be written in English and consecutively paged.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word (97- 2013) format.
  • Manuscripts should not exceed 25 pages (double spaced. Font size 12, Times New Roman), including tables, figures and illustrations.
  • Manuscripts should have A4 size paper; margin of 2.5cm on the left, right, top and bottom side of each page.
  • Headings and sub-headings should be in title case; bold and numbered.
  • Only International System of Units (SI) is acceptable. Symbols and nomenclatures should conform to international recommendations with respect to specific field of specialization.
  1. Proofs and Reprints
  • Electronic proofs will be sent (e-mail attachment) to the corresponding author as a PDF file.
  • Page proofs are considered to be the final version of the manuscript.
  • With the exception of typographical or minor clerical errors, no changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage.
  • Because EAJVAS will be published freely online to attract a wide audience, authors will have free electronic access to the full text (in PDF) of the article. Authors can freely download the PDF file from which they can print unlimited copies of their articles.


  1. Off Prints

The corresponding author at no cost will be provided with PDF file of the article via e-mail. The PDF file is water marked version of the published article and includes a cover sheet with the journal cover image and disclaimer outlining the terms and conditions of use. Additional hard copies of off prints can be obtained. An order form with price will be sent upon the request from the author.


  1. Research Articles (Full Length Paper)

5.1. Title page

  • A full title of the manuscript (short but informative)
  • The name (s) of the author (s) and affiliation (s). Numerical superscripts should be used should be used against affiliations if the authors are more than one.
  • Short (running) title; not more than 6 words

5.2. Text pages

Manuscripts submitted to East African Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences should be divided into the following sections: (1) abstract, (2) introduction, (3) material and methods, (4) results, (5) discussion, (6) conclusions, (7) acknowledgment, and (8) references.

5.2.1. Abstract

Abstracts should not exceed 250 words and should clearly show aim of the study, how the study was performed, key findings with statistically significance, conclusions, and potential implications.

5.2.2. Introduction

This is a brief background of the subject. It is not necessary to include all of the background literature but brief reference to the most pertinent ones generally is enough to inform readers with findings of others in the field. This section should also describe specific questions to be addressed by the study. It should not contain both authors’ result and conclusion.


5.2.3. Material and methods

Describe general materials and methods once. The materials used, the procedures followed and the design applied should be described clearly and in enough detail for another researcher to duplicate the experiment. Be clear and explicit about relevant details.

5.2.4. Results

This part should be included a concise textual description of the data presented in tables and figures. Repetition of the same data in different forms should be avoided. The results should not include materials appropriate to the discussion.


5.2.5. Discussion

This section describes interpretation and implications of the results obtained. It also includes comparison of results with results of other related studies. Repetition of the same data in different forms should be avoided.

Note: The result and discussion part can be presented together or separately. The material and methods, results and discussion sections could include sub-headings.

5.2.6. Conclusions

Describe briefly the contributions of present work and state future research needs, if any.


5.2.7. Acknowledgment

All people who have made a genuine contribution and who endorse the data and conclusions may be included. Authors are responsible for obtaining written permission to use any copyrighted text and/or illustration.


5.2.8. References

All materials (literature) referred to must be cited. References must be cited and listed in the following forms. In text citation

In the text, a reference identified by means of an author‘s name should be followed by the date of the reference in parentheses. When there are more than two authors, only the first author‘s name should be mentioned, followed by ’et al.,‘. In the event that an author cited has had two or more works published during the same year, the reference, both in the text and in the reference list, should be identified by a lower case letter like ’a‘ and ’b‘ after the date to distinguish the works.



Falani (2003), Scott et al. (2000), (Amadi, 1991), (Thompson and Bety, 1992), (Moses, 1999; Todor, 1987a,b; Tijani, 1995,1996), (Washi et al., 2009). Ethiopian name: if the first name is Kebede, it should be written as Kebede (2010) for a single author or Kebede and Moges (2010) for two authors or Kebede et al. (2010) for multiple authors. In reference list

  • Book

Alexie, S. (1992). The Business of Fancy dancing: Stories and Poems. Brooklyn, NY: Hang Loose Press. (One Author)

Moir, A., & Jessel, D. (1991). Brain Sex: The Real Difference between Men and Women. London: Mandarin. (Two to six Authors)

Johnson, L., Lewis, K., Peters, M., Harris, Y., Moreton, G., Morgan, B. et al. (2005). How Far Is Far? London: McMillan. (Seven and more)

The CCH Macquarie Dictionary of Business. (1993). North Ryde, NSW: CCH Australia. (No author)

Queensland Health. (2002). Best Practice Guidelines for the Management of Type 1 Diabetes in Children and Adolescents. Brisbane, Qld.: Queensland Health. (Institutions as authors)

DeHart, G. B., Alan Sroufe, L., & Cooper, R. G. (1995). Child Development: Its Nature and Course (4th ed.). Boston: McGraw-Hill. (Different editions)

Friedman, S. L. & Wachs, T. D. (Eds.). (1999). Measuring Environment Across the Life Span: Emerging Methods and Concepts. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. (Edited books)

Booth-LaForce, C., & Kerns, K. A. (2009). Child-parent attachment relationships, peer relationships, and peer-group functioning. In K. H. Rubin, W. M. Bukowski, & B. Laursen (Eds.), Handbook of Peer Interactions, Relationships, and Groups (pp. 490-507). New York, NY: Guilford Press. (Chapter in an edited book)

  • Journal article

Schafer, J.L. & Kang, J. (2008). Average Causal Effects from Nonrandomized Studies: A Practical Guide and Simulated Example. Psychological Methods. 13, 279-313. (One author)

Keller, T. E., Cusick, G. R., & Courtney, M. E. (2007). Approaching the Transition to Adulthood: Distinctive Profiles of Adolescents Aging out of the Child Welfare System. Social Services Review, 81, 453-484. (Two or more authors)

  • Conference papers

Bohrer, S., Zielke, T., & Freiburg, V. (1995). Integrated Obstacle Detection Framework for Intelligent Cruise Control on Motorways. Paper presented at IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium. Detroit, MI: Piscataway. (Published conference paper)

Bowden, F.J. & Fairley, C.K. (1996, June). Endemic STDs in the Northern Territory: Estimations of Effective Rates of Partner Change. Paper presented at the scientific meeting of the Royal Australian College of Physicians, Darwin. (Unpublished conference paper)

  • Periodic and government reports

Mathews, J., Berrett, D., & Brillman, D. (2005, May 16). Other Winning Equations. Newsweek, 145(20), 58-59. (Article from newspapers or magazines)

Queensland Health. (2005). Health Systems Review Final Report. Brisbane: Queensland Government. (Government Report)

United States. Department of the Interior. National Park Service. (1989) Ford's Theatre and the House Where Lincoln Died. Washington: GPO. (Pamphlet)

  • Thesis

Akmel Mohammed  (2010) The Validity of Local Institutions of Conflict Resolutions among the Afar: the Case of Samu Robi Gala’lo woredas, MA Thesis, Addis Ababa University. (Thesis)

Axford, J.C. (2007). What Constitutes Success in Pacific Island Community Conserved Areas? (Doctoral Dissertation, University of Queensland, 2007). Retrieved from http://espace.library.uq.edu.au/view/UQ:158747  (Thesis)

  • Article retrieved from an online database

Senior, B., & Swailes, S. (2007). Inside Management Teams: Developing a Team Work Survey Instrument. British Journal of Management, 18, 138-153. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8551.2006.00507.x  (with doi no.)

Koo, D. J., Chitwoode, D. D., & Sanchez, J. (2008). Violent Victimization and the Routine Activities/Lifestyle of Active Drug Users. Journal of Drug Issues, 38, 1105-1137. Retrieved from http://www2.criminology.fsu.edu/~jdi/ (if doi is not available)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. (2003). Managing Asthma: A Guide for Schools (NIH Publication No. 02-2650). Retrieved from http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/prof/lung/asthma/asth_sch.pdf  (Online Government Publication)

  • Ethiopian names

For Ethiopian authors, use their names as close to the original as possible in all publications. Ethiopian name (Eg. Mesfin Tolosa) should be treated as non-Ethiopian in the text section (e.g. Mesfin, 2010) but treated according to their national usage Ethiopian names in the Reference list (e.g. Mesfin Tolosa)

Do not look for a “family” or “surname” in Ethiopian names, as there are none.

E.g. Tewolde-Berhan Gebre-Egziabher, or Ayele Negash,

5.3. Tables, Figures and Others


  • Tables should be kept to a minimum and be designed to be as simple as possible.
  • Tables are to be typed double-spaced throughout, including headings and footnotes.
  • Each table should be on a separate page, numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and supplied with a heading and a legend.
  • Tables should be self-explanatory without reference to the text.
  • The same data should not be presented in both table and graph form or repeated in the text.
  • Figure legends should be typed in numerical order on a separate sheet.
  • Graphics should be prepared using applications capable of generating high resolution GIF, TIFF, JPEG or Power point before pasting in the Microsoft Word manuscript file.
  • Use Arabic numerals to designate figures and upper case letters for their parts (Figure 1).
  • Begin each legend with a title and include sufficient description so that the figure is understandable without reading the text of the manuscript.
  • The details of the methods used in the experiments should preferably be described in the legend instead of in the text.
  • Information given in legends should not be repeated in the text.


  1. Review Articles

Submissions of reviews and perspectives covering topics of current interest are welcomed and encouraged. Reviews should be concise and no longer than 4 to 6 printed pages (about 12 to 18 manuscript pages). Reviews are also peer-reviewed.

  1. Short Communications

A short communication is suitable for recording the results of complete small investigations or giving details of new models or hypotheses, innovative methods, techniques or apparatus. The style of main sections needs to conform to that of full-length papers. Short communications are 2 to 4 printed pages (about 6 to 12 manuscript pages-double spaced) in length.

  1. Case Reports

Case reports should contain introduction, case history, and results and discussion sections. The introduction should indicate the interest of the case for practitioners, the case history should describe the case and the procedures in detail, and the results and discussion section should outline the results with a pertinent discussion and envisaged differential diagnosis. Results and discussion should not be divided into two separate headings. Photographs are desirable. Case reports should be no longer than 5 pages, should have an abstract of 100 words at most, and are limited to 15 references.

  1. Submission of Manuscripts

Electronic submission of manuscripts is strongly encouraged, provided that the text, tables, and figures are included in a single Microsoft Word file (preferably in Times New Roman font). Submit manuscripts as e-mail attachment to the Editorial Office at: hueajvas@gmail.com. A manuscript number will be mailed to the corresponding author same day or within 48 hours.


Publication Fee: There is no publication fee.

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. The manuscript should be prepared according to the submission guidelines described under section two.
  2. The manuscript has not been previously published, nor under consideration for publication in another journal.


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