Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Archives of Veterinary Science is the official scientific journal of the Graduate Program of Veterinary Sciences of the Federal University of Paraná, located in Curitiba, PR, Brazil.

The AVS is concerned with all aspects of Veterinary Medicine and other related areas, such as Animal Science, Biology, Epidemiology, Microbiology, Pathology, Parasitology, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Chemistry, in domestic and wild animals.

High-quality full papers, short notes, and reviews will be considered for publication. AVS has one volume per year, divided into four 3-month numbers. All reports that deal with animal experimentation must provide all documents regarding International Guiding Principles for Biomedical Research involving Animals. 

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Section Policies

Editorial - Letter to the Editor

Editorial: brief comment on a strict and actual topic related to the scope of the journal.
Letters to the Editor: offering comments or useful critiques on material published in the journal.

For both: 800 words, no abstract, up to 3 references, no figures, up to 2 authors.

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Scientific Notes

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Small Animal Medicine and Surgery

Editors
  • Simone Stedile
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Anesthesiology

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Quality Control and Food Safety

Editors
  • José Carlos Ribeiro Júnior
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Animal Nutrition

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Equine Medicine and Surgery

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Large Animal Medicine and Surgery

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Zoo and Wildlife Medicine

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Animal Reproduction

Editors
  • Gilson Pessoa
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Veterinary Parasitology

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Zoonotic and Infectious Diseases

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Animal Welfare

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Poultry Science

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Veterinary Clinical Pathology

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Veterinary Epidemiology

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Veterinary Pathology

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Veterinary Neurology

Editors
  • Rogério Amorim
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Opinion article

Opinion article: concise and specific argument, clearly reflecting the idea of the text. 1500 words, no abstract, up to 8 references, up to 2 figures, up to 3 authors.

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Food Technology

Editors
  • Carla Molento
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Peer Review Process

The manuscripts will be evaluated by at least two independent reviewers who work in the research area to which the manuscript is related. The evaluation process will be blinded - when the reviewers know the names of the author/s. The reviewers are all highly qualified researchers with clear research activity and publications within the journal's area. The time for a full evaluation will be between two and four months.

The indication of the reviewers may be, but not exclusively, suggested by the authors. The names will be selected in a case-by-case condition. The editor will consider the origin of the suggested reviewers, as well as their quality of research and previous publications. The authors should suggest names from outside their institutions.

AVS will focus on the innovative character and the level of insertion of the manuscript to the area of Veterinary Medicine. The documents will be evaluated by their national and global scientific impact and how the authors communicate to the academy. There is also an interest in complying with the insertion of the community, as a tool for extension work (optional).

The review criteria are as follows:


Is the subject relevant to the Archives of Veterinary Science?

 
 Somewhat relevant
 It is
 Highly

 

What is the overall quality of the manuscript: 

 Low
 Aver
 High
 Very high

 

Is the methodology relevant and appropriately applied? 

 
 Somewhat appropriate
 
 Highly 

 

Rate the quality of the Introduction.

 
 Somewhat adequate
 
 Highly

 

Rate the manuscript organization. 

 
 Average, but need some organization.
 
 Highly

 

Please include any additional considerations that could improve the manuscript. Cover positive and negative aspects for the reader and your opinion regarding the scientific contribution of the present material:

  

Final recommendation

 
 Major revisions 
 Minor r
 


The possible results may be based on:

  • The manuscript can be accepted for publication after minor corrections.
  • The manuscript needs to be submitted to a new revision process, after minor/major corrections.
  • The manuscript is rejected based on the final revision.
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Publication Frequency

The journal Archives of Veterinary Science has one Volume per year with four numbers (March, June, September, and December). Each number has up to 10 articles making a total of 40 articles per year.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal allows public access to all its contents, following the true open-access principle. This may allow the spread of knowledge with more participative and collaborative global research. This access is associated with the growing need for free scientific literature and the increase in citations. For more information about this philosophy, visit Public Knowledge Project. This project has developed this system to improve academic quality and public research, distributing the OJS, as well as other support software to the public access publication system and academic sources.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...