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 Only original unpublished works will be accepted.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. Papers previously published
condensed or in extenso in a Congress or any other
type of Meeting will not be accepted (except for
2. All contributions will be peer reviewed by a scientific
editorial committee, composed of experts who ignore
the name of the authors. The Editor will notify the
author the date of manuscript receipt.
3. Papers will be submitted in the Web site http://
cienciaspecuarias.inifap.gob.mx, according the "Guide
for submit articles in the Web site of the Revista
Mexicana de Ciencias Pecuarias". Manuscripts should
be prepared, typed in a 12 points font at double
space (including the abstract and tables), At the time
of submission a signed agreement co-author letter
should enclosed as complementary file; co-authors at
different institutions can mail this form independently.
The corresponding author should be indicated together
with his address (a post office box will not be
accepted), telephone and Email.
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. Research articles will not exceed 20 double spaced
pages, without including Title page and Tables and
Figures (8 maximum). Technical notes will have a
maximum extension of 15 pages and 6 Tables and
Figures. Reviews should not exceed 30 pages and 5
Tables and Figures.
6. 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.
Tables and Graphics
7. Title page. It should only contain the title of the
work, which should be concise but informative; as
well as the title translated into English language. In
the manuscript is not necessary information as names
of authors, departments, institutions and
correspondence addresses, etc.; as these data will
have to be registered during the capture of the
application process on the OJS platform
8. 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
9. Text. The three categories of articles which are
published in Revista Mexicana de Ciencias
Pecuarias are the following:
a) Research Articles. They should originate in primary
works and may show partial or final results of
research. The text of the article must include the
Materials and Methods
Conclusions and implications
In lengthy articles, it may be necessary to add other
sections to make the content clearer. Results and
Discussion can be shown as a single section if
b) Technical Notes. They should be brief and be
evidence for technical changes, reports of clinical cases
of special interest, complete description of a limited
investigation, or research results which should be
published as a note in the opinion of the editors. The
text will contain the same information presented in
the sections of the research article but without section
c) Reviews. The purpose of these papers is to summarize,
analyze and discuss an outstanding topic. The text of
these articles should include the following sections:
Introduction, and as many sections as needed that
relate to the description of the topic in question.
10. 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",
11. 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
a. The names of the authors should be quoted
beginning with the last name spelt with initial capitals,
followed by the initials of the first and middle name(s).
In the presence of compound last names, add a dash
between both, i.e. Elias-Calles E. Do not use any
punctuation sign, nor separation between the initials
of an author; separate each author with a comma,
even after the last but one.
b. The title of the paper should be written in full,
followed by the abbreviated title of the journal without
any punctuation sign; then the year of the publication,
after that the number of the volume, followed by the
number (in brackets) of the journal and finally the
number of pages (this in the event of ordinary article).
c. Accepted articles, even if still not published, can
be included in the list of references, as long as the
journal is specified and followed by "in press" (in
d. In the case of a single author's book (or more
than one, but all responsible for the book's contents),
the title of the book should be indicated after the
names(s), the number of the edition, the country,
the printing house and the year.
e. When a reference is made of a chapter of book
written by several authors; the name of the author(s)
of the chapter should be quoted, followed by the title
of the chapter, the editors and the title of the book,
the country, the printing house, the year, and the
initial and final pages.
f. In the case of a thesis, references should be
made of the author's name, the title of the research,
the degree obtained, followed by the name of the
City, State, and Country, the University (not the
school), and finally the year.
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.)
I) Basurto GR, Garza FJD. Efecto de la inclusión de
grasa o proteína de escape ruminal en el
comportamiento de toretes Brahman en engorda. Téc
Pecu Méx 1998;36(1):35-48.
Issue with no volume
II) Stephano HA, Gay GM, Ramírez TC. Encephalomielitis,
reproductive failure and corneal opacity (blue eye) in
pigs associated with a paramyxovirus infection. Vet
III) Chupin D, Schuh H. Survey of present status of the
use of artificial insemination in developing countries.
World Anim Rev 1993;(74-75):26-35.
No author given
IV) Cancer in South Africa [editorial]. S Afr Med J
V) Hall JB, Staigmiller RB, Short RE, Bellows RA, Bartlett
SE. Body composition at puberty in beef heifers as
influenced by nutrition and breed [abstract]. J Anim
Sci 1998;71(Suppl 1):205.
Organization, as author
VI) The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.
Clinical exercise stress testing. Safety and performance
guidelines. Med J Aust 1996;(164):282-284.
VII) Scifres CJ, Kothmann MM. Differential grazing use
of herbicide-treated area by cattle. J Range Manage
[in press] 2000.
Books and other monographs
VIII) Steel RGD, Torrie JH. Principles and procedures of
statistics: A biometrical approach. 2nd ed. New York,
USA: McGraw-Hill Book Co.; 1980.
Chapter in a book
IX) Roberts SJ. Equine abortion. In: Faulkner LLC editor.
Abortion diseases of cattle. 1rst ed. Springfield,
Illinois, USA: Thomas Books; 1968:158-179.
X) Loeza LR, Angeles MAA, Cisneros GF. Alimentación
de cerdos. En: Zúñiga GJL, Cruz BJA editores.
Tercera reunión anual del centro de investigaciones
forestales y agropecuarias del estado de Veracruz.
XI) Olea PR, Cuarón IJA, Ruiz LFJ, Villagómez AE.
Concentración de insulina plasmática en cerdas
alimentadas con melaza en la dieta durante la
inducción de estro lactacional [resumen]. Reunión
nacional de investigación pecuaria. Querétaro, Qro.
XII) Cunningham EP. Genetic diversity in domestic
animals: strategies for conservation and
development. In: Miller RH et al. editors. Proc XX
Beltsville Symposium: Biotechnology's role in genetic
improvement of farm animals. USDA. 1996:13.
XIII) Alvarez MJA. Inmunidad humoral en la anaplasmosis
y babesiosis bovinas en becerros mantenidos en
una zona endémica [tesis maestría]. México, DF:
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; 1989.
XIV) Cairns RB. Infrared spectroscopic studies of solid
oxigen [doctoral thesis]. Berkeley, California, USA:
University of California; 1965.
Organization as author
XV) NRC. National Research Council. The nutrient
requirements of beef cattle. 6th ed. Washington,
DC, USA: National Academy Press; 1984.
XVI) SAGAR. Secretaría de Agricultura, Ganadería y
Desarrollo Rural. Curso de actualización técnica para
la aprobación de médicos veterinarios zootecnistas
responsables de establecimientos destinados al
sacrificio de animales. México. 1996.
XVII) AOAC. Official methods of analysis. 15th ed.
Arlington, VA, USA: Association of Official Analytical
XVIII) SAS. SAS/STAT User's Guide (Release 6.03). Cary
NC, USA: SAS Inst. Inc. 1988.
XIX) SAS. SAS Userīs Guide: Statistics (version 5 ed.).
Cary NC, USA: SAS Inst. Inc. 1985.
XX) Jun Y, Ellis M. Effect of group size and feeder type
on growth performance and feeding patterns in
growing pigs. J Anim Sci 2001;79:803-813. http:/
/jas.fass.org/cgi/reprint/79/4/803.pdf. Accesed Jul
XXI) Villalobos GC, González VE, Ortega SJA. Técnicas
para estimar la degradación de proteína y materia
orgánica en el rumen y su importancia en rumiantes
en pastoreo. Téc Pecu Méx 2000;38(2): 119-134.
200212175725.pdf. Consultado 30 Jul, 2003.
XXII) Sanh MV, Wiktorsson H, Ly LV. Effect of feeding
level on milk production, body weight change,
feed conversion and postpartum oestrus of
crossbred lactating cows in tropical conditions.
Livest Prod Sci 2002;27(2-3):331-338. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03016226.
Accesed Sep 12, 2003.
12. 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.
13. Final version. This is the document in which the
authors have incorporated all the corrections and
modifications asked for by the editors. Graphs and
figures should be submitted separately in Microsoft
Word, MS Power Point, or Corel Draw. Figures must
not be inserted as images within the text. In Tables
do not use internal horizontal or vertical lines.
14. 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.
15. Thesis will be published as a Research Article or as
a Technical Note, according to these guidelines.
16. Manuscripts not accepted for publication will be
returned to the author together with a note explaining
the cause for rejection, or suggesting changes which
should be made for re-assessment.
17. List of abbreviations:
cal calorie (s)
cm centimeter (s)
°C degree Celsius
DL50 lethal dose 50%
g gram (s)
ha hectare (s)
h hour (s)
i.m. intramuscular (..ly)
i.v. intravenous (..ly)
J joule (s)
kg kilogram (s)
km kilometer (s)
L liter (s)
log decimal logarithm
Mcal mega calorie (s)
MJ mega joule (s)
m meter (s)
µl micro liter (s)
µm micro meter (s)
mg milligram (s)
ml milliliter (s)
mm millimeter (s)
min minute (s)
ng nanogram (s)
P probability (statistic)
CP crude protein
PCR polymerase chain reaction
ppm parts per million
% percent (with number)
rpm revolutions per minute
sec second (s)
t metric ton (s)
TDN total digestible nutrients
AU animal unit
IU international units
The full term for which an abbreviation stands should
precede its first use in the text.
18. Scientific names and other Latin terms should be
written in italics.