AJVR Instructions for Authors - FAQ

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Before manuscript preparation—  

Q: How should I prepare an abstract for submission elsewhere while ensuring that my manuscript will still be considered for publication in the JAVMA or AJVR?

A: The AVMA encourages investigators to share scientific information with their colleagues at scientific meetings. The feedback investigators receive on their presentations at such meetings can be helpful for those who subsequently intend to publish their findings in primary-source peer-reviewed journals, such as the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Journal of Veterinary Research. That said, the AVMA will not consider a manuscript for publication if it has been published elsewhere or is currently being considered for publication elsewhere. For more information please see the Guidelines for preparation of scientific abstracts.

Manuscript preparation—
Q: How should I handle reporting of products used in the study?

A: For information about identifying materials used in a study, please see the "Products, equipment, drugs, and other materials" section of the Manuscript style page.

Q: How should I format the references?

A: For information about proper formatting of references, please see the "References" section of the Manuscript style page. 

Q: When should footnotes be used and how should I format them?  

A: For information about proper use of footnotes, please see the "Footnotes" section of the Manuscript style page.

Q: I've used a diagram from another publication. What should I do?

 A: For information about use of copyrighted material, please see the "Copyright" section of the Editorial policies page.

Q: Whom can I thank in my manuscript?  

A: For information about acknowledging the contributions or assistance of others, please see the "Acknowledgments" section of the Manuscript preparation page. 

Manuscript submission—  

Q: The manuscript is ready. What else do I need to submit?

A: For information about supplementary materials that should be submitted with your manuscript, please see the "Supplementary materials" section of the Manuscript submission page.  

After manuscript acceptance—

Q: What happens after I receive an e-mail that my manuscript has been provisionally accepted?

A: For information about next steps after provisional acceptance, please see the Sequence of publication page.

Q: How long can I expect to wait for a provisionally accepted manuscript to be published?

A: For information about timeframe for publication, please see the Sequence of publication page.