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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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

(Please download Declaration Certificate and submit scanned copy and signed by all authors. This should be submitted as Obligatory file without which manuscript will not be processed further.)

International Journal of Livestock Research will be published online. Contributions in the form of original research papers, review articles, short communications, & technical notes on all aspects of veterinary and animal sciences on disease health and management are invited.

All contributions except letters and personal experiences are refereed. Submission of an article is understood to imply that the article is original, unpublished and is not being considered for publication elsewhere. With the submission of the article for publication the authors accept to transfer the copyright of the article to the publisher, which will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information. The editors reserve the absolute right to reject papers on ethical grounds. The full-length research paper should not exceed 3000 words and short communication up to 1500 words reporting preliminary/early finding, which do not warrant a full length paper, will be considered. Short communication should follow similar format to papers but should not have named sections. Critical reviews on the topics of current relevance will be considered. Letter/personal experiences should not exceed 300 words and the editor reserves the right to shorten a letter for publication. It must be signed by the author(s). No separate acknowledgment will be sent for letters. Manuscript should be submitted in prepared in MS Word otherwise it will not be entertained.

The article should be organized as under:

Part A

Title should be clear, descriptive and concise.

Names of authors (ideally 6 co authors)

followed by their affiliations. Affiliation of first author will be provided below the authors name and for rest, affiliations will be provided as list and clearly marked with superscripts

Email ID of Corresponding author

Part B (Main Part of Manuscript)

Line Number will be provided to each line

Abstract should be written in complete sentences and should not have more than 150 words. It should contain a very brief account of the material and methods, results, discussion and conclusions, so that the reader need not refer to the article except for details. It should not have references to literature, illustration and tables.

Keywords, not more than 8 should be given after the abstract. Introduction should be brief and limited to the statement of problem or the aim of the experiment.

Introduction should be pertinent

The review of literature should be pertinent to problem.

Materials and methods should contain details of animals, experimental design and techniques. Where the method is well known, the citation of works is sufficient. Brand/Trade names of reagents/drugs/chemicals etc should be mentioned.

Statistical methods used should be clearly stated with citations.

Results and Discussion should preferably be combined to avoid repetition. Result(s) mean with relevant Standard error should be presented rather than detailed data. Results should be supported by brief table/graphic or pictorial representation and should carry appropriate title. The table should be given in metric units. The discussion should relate to the limitations or advantage of the author’s experiments in comparison with the works or other.

Photographs should be colored /black and white, and in JPG/PNG/GIF format submitted electronically. They should be clear relevant to the subject. The line drawing should be clearly drawn and e-compatible. Line drawings and photographs should have legends supplied and should be e-compatible. The table and illustrations should not reproduce same data.

Images/Tables/Diagrams etc will be mentioned in running text; not separately.

Acknowledgments: These should be kept to a minimum consistent with the requirements of courtesy and disclosure.

Conflict of Interest : should be mentioned clearly.

References should be cited in the text as Singh (2004), Sharma and Singh (2005) or Singh et al (2004) for one, two more than two authors, respectively with their surname only.

List of references should be given in date order in the text but alphabetically in the reference list.

Use the APA system for arranging each reference.

  • For journal articles:
    • In Print – 

      Author, A. (Publication Year). Article title. Periodical TitleVolume(Issue), pp.-pp.

      APA format example:

      Nevin, A. (1990). The changing of teacher education special education. Teacher Education and Special Education: The Journal of the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children13(3-4), 147-148.

    • Citing a journal article found online

      Author, A. (Publication Year). Article title. Periodical TitleVolume(Issue), pp.-pp. DOI:XX.XXXXX or Retrieved from journal URL

      APA format example:

      Jameson, J. (2013). E-Leadership in higher education: The fifth “age” of educational technology research. British Journal of Educational Technology44(6), 889-915. DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12103

  • For books:
    • Citing a book in print

      Author, A. (Year of Publication). Title of work. Publisher City, State: Publisher.

      APA format example:

      Finney, J. (1970). Time and again. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster.

    • Citing an e-book from an e-reader

      Author, A. (Year of Publication). Title of work [E-Reader Version]. Retrieved from http://xxxx or DOI:xxxx

      APA format example:

      Eggers, D. (2008). The circle [Kindle Version]. Retrieved from

    • Citing a book found in a database

      Author, A. (Year of Publication). Title of work. Retrieved from http://xxxx or DOI:xxxx

      APA format example:

      Sayre, Rebecca K., Devercelli, A.E., Neuman, M.J., & Wodon, Q. (2015). Investment in early childhood development: Review of the world bank’s recent experience. DOI: 10.1596/978-1-4648-0403-8

  • Citing a magazine article in print

    Author, A. (Year, month of Publication). Article title. Magazine TitleVolume(Issue), pp.-pp.

    APA format example:

    Tumulty, K. (2006, April). Should they stay or should they go? Time167(15), 3-40.

  • Citing a magazine article found online

    Author, A.A.. (Year, Month of Publication). Article title. Magazine Title,Volume(Issue), Retrieved from http://xxxx

    APA format example:

    Tumulty, K. (2006, April). Should they stay or should they go? Time167(15) Retrieved from,9171,1179361,00.html

  • Citing a general website article with an author

Author, A. (Year, Month Date of Publication). Article title. Retrieved from URL

APA format example:

Simmons, B. (2015, January 9). The tale of two Flaccos. Retrieved from

  •  Citing a general website article without an author

    Article title. (Year, Month Date of Publication). Retrieved from URL

    APA format example:

    Teen posed as doctor at West Palm Beach hospital: police. (2015, January 16). Retrieved from

  • For a paper published in proceeding or a multi author books: Chand P and Black DN. 1995. Molecular approaches for the diagnosis and control of capripox virus infectilrs. In: Animal Health and Production (Eds. RS Chauhan, PC Sharma, Rakesh Kumar, R Sharma and SK Mahipal) Proceeding of 2nd Annual Conference of IAAVR, Hisar. pp.17 -24.
  • For Thesis/Dissertation – Unpublished/Print version

    AuthorAA. (Year). Title of dissertation/thesis (Unpublished doctoral dissertation [OR] Unpublished master’s thesis). Academic InstitutionCityState [OR] Country.

    APA format example:

    Considine, M. (1986). Australian insurance politics in the 1970s: Two case studies. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.

  • Thesis/Dissertation – From a commercial database

AuthorA (Year). Title of dissertation/thesis (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from Name of database. (Accession or Order Number)

APA format example:

Cooley, T. (2009). Design, development, and implementation of a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN): The Hartford Job Corps Academy case study (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 3344745)

  • Thesis/Dissertation – 

AuthorAA. (Year). Title of dissertation/thesis (Doctoral dissertation/Master’s thesis). Retrieved from

APA format example:

Adams, R. J. (1973). Building a foundation for evaluation of instruction in higher education and continuing education (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from

  • Thesis/Dissertation – Web

AuthorAA. (Year). Title of dissertation/thesis (Doctoral dissertation/Master’s thesis, Institution issuing degree). Retrieved from

APA format example:

Bruckman, A. (1997). MOOSE Crossing: Construction, community, and learning in a networked virtual world for kids (Doctoral dissertation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Retrieved from

Reference should strictly be as APA format; if not mentioned elsewhere.

All articles will be sent to panel of experts for peer review and scrutiny. The authors should meet criticism by improving the article.


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