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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).
  • I have entered all authors, affiliations, and contact information into the metadata section of the submission.
  • All conflicts of interest have been declared per the author guidelines.
  • I have included a declaration of full or partial funding.
  • Author Guidelines for submission have been followed including use of reporting guidelines; materials and methods; animal care; drug, chemical, biologic or technology use.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • I acknowledge that transfer of copyright to The Bovine Practitioner will occur upon acceptance of the manuscript for publication.
  • Submit article text in Microsoft Word with tables and figures on a separate page in the same document. Submit one document per the author guidelines.
  • I acknowledge that I have removed identifying information in the body of the manuscript document to ensure a double-masked peer review. The journal will not be responsible for any identifying information left in the body of the manuscript.

Author Guidelines

Guidelines for Authors

Please be sure to follow the guidelines for authors found at this link prior to submitting your article. Submissions that do not follow the guidelines will be returned to the author for correction prior to being assigned for review.

Email Dr. Fred Gingrich for questions or technical support.

Research Article

Research articles should have the following sections: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, and References.
            - Experimental and observational studies
            - Systematic and scoping reviews

Descriptive Studies - Case Report

Case reports describe new syndromes/diseases or unusual cases of known syndromes/diseases that will benefit the practitioner of known syndromes/diseases. This may include diagnostics, clinical signs, necropsy information, therapeutics, or management practices. Statistical analyses are typically not possible in case reports; however, descriptive statistics should be presented when appropriate.

Descriptive Studies - Case Series

Case series should contain detailed descriptions of selection criteria of at least five cases (case definition) and include descriptive statistics.

Descriptive Studies - Innovative Techniques

Innovative techniques. Articles on “new innovative techniques” may include such things as new diagnostics, practice tips or innovative “how to” uses in practice; this can include such things as a surgical procedure, diagnostic technique, or use of a spreadsheet to monitor health and productivity of a herd, among others.

Review Article

A review article should be comprehensive (pros and cons) and critical; the authors should ensure that presented information accurately represents what is and what isn’t reported in the literature to avoid bias. Facts and conclusions presented should be sufficiently detailed to provide useful information to practitioners useful without additional literature search.

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