Scope and policy
Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Pecuarias is a scientific journal published in a bilingual format (Spanish and English) which carries three types of articles: Research Articles, Technical Notes, and Reviews. Authors interested in publishing in this journal, should follow the below-mentioned directives which are based on those set down by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) Bol. Of. Sanit. Panam. 1989; 107:422-437.
Form and preparation of manuscripts
1. Only original unpublished works will be accepted. Manuscripts based on routine tests, will not be accepted. All experimental data must be subjected to statistical analysis.
2. All contributions will be peer reviewed by a scientific editorial committee. The Editor-in-Chief will notify the author the date of manuscript receipt.
3. A single copy of the manuscript should be submitted, typed in a 12 points font at double space (including the abstract and tables), together with a WordPerfect or MSWord file on disk containing the article for publication. At the time of submission a signed agreement co-author letter should be mailed or faxed (+52 999/941.50.30); co-authors at different institutions can mail or fax this form independently. The corresponding author should be indicated together with his address (a post office box will not be accepted), telephone, fax, and E-mail. Also, papers can be submitted by E-mail (email@example.com).
4. To facilitate peer review all pages should be numbered consecutively, including tables, illustrations and graphics, and the lines of each page should be numbered as well.
5. Manuscripts of all three type of articles published in Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Pecuarias should contain the following sections, and each one should begin on a separate page.
6. Title page. This section should include: a) Title, which should be concise but informative; b) Each author's name, accompanied by their institutional affiliation; c) Departments and institutions to whom the work should be attributed; d) Declarations of discharge of responsibilities, if necessary; e) Name and address of the author responsible for correspondence related to the manuscript; and f) Origin of funding.
7. Abstract. On the second page a summary of no more than 250 words should be included. This abstract should start with a clear statement of the objectives and must include basic procedures and methodology. The more significant results and their statistical value and the main conclusions should be elaborated briefly. At the end of the abstract, and on a separate line, a list of up to 10 key words or short phrases that best describe the nature of the research should be stated.
8. Text. The three categories of articles which are published in Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Pecuarias are the following:
9. Acknowledgements. Whenever appropriate, collaborations that need recognition should be specified: a) Acknowledgement of technical support; b) Financial and material support, specifying its nature; and c) Financial relationships that could be the source of a conflict of interest. People which collaborated in the article may be named, adding their function or contribution; for example: "scientific advisor, critical review", data collection, etc.
10. References. All references should be quoted in their original language. They should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. Text, tables and figure references should be identified by means of Arabic numbers. Avoid, whenever possible, mentioning in the text the name of the authors. Abstain from using abstracts as references. Also, “unpublished observations” and personal communications should not be used as references, although they can be inserted in the text (inside brackets).
Key rules for references
The style of the following examples, which are partly based on the format the National Library of Medicine of the United States employs in its Index Medicus, should be taken as a model.
Standard journal article (List the first six authors followed by et al.)
Issue with no volume
No author given
Organization, as author
Books and other monographs
Chapter in a book
Organization as author
11. Tables, Graphics and Illustrations. It is preferable that they should be few, brief and having the necessary data so they could be understood without reading the text. Explanatory material should be placed in footnotes, using conventional symbols. Pictures should be printed with the highest quality, in black and white, and in postal size.
12. Final version. This is the document in which the authors have incorporated all the corrections and modifications asked for by the editors. It should be sent as a single original print, and also as a MS Word file on a disk. Graphs and figures should be submitted separately in MS Word, MS Power Point, or Excel. Together with the final printed version and as a file on disk, copies which include the corrections made by the Committee Reviewer should be sent to the Editor-in-Chief.
13. Once accepted, the final version will be translated into Spanish or English, although authors should feel free to send the final version in both languages. No charges will be made for style or translation services.
14. Thesis will be published as a Research Article or as a Technical Note, according to these guidelines.
15. Manuscripts not accepted for publication will be returned to the author together with a note explaining the cause for refusal, or suggesting changes which should be made for re-assessment.
16. List of abbreviations:
The full term for which an abbreviation stands should precede its first use in the text.
17. Scientific names and other Latin terms should be written in italics.
Sending of manuscripts
Manuscripts should be sent in hardcopy and as a file in disk to the:
Main Editor, Dr. Oscar Rodriguez-Rivera,
Mexico or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or faxed to +52 (999) 926 3046, in accordance with specifications described in the Guide for authors section.
A covering author permission letter should be attached.
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