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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).
  • 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

Instructions to authors

Veterinaria is an international open access journal of veterinary research that publishes original papers and reviews on a wide range of veterinary topics.


Manuscript template

Title page template

Manuscripts should describe original research in form of Research Article or Short Communication. Given that a case report makes a significant contribution to veterinary knowledge, it will be considered for publication as Short Communication. In general, Review Articles should be written in support of original research.

Research articles, Review Articles and Short Communications are subject to peer review. Letters to the Editor are also welcome and reflect the opinions of other researchers on articles in previously published issues of the same journal.

Other items (professional papers, book reviews, student papers, news, reports…) should be written in the Bosnian or English language and they are published at the discretion of the Editor (non peer reviewed articles).


Submission of manuscripts

Submission of manuscripts to Veterinaria is online via our site at:

Papers are accepted for evaluation on the understanding that:

  • they have not been published,
  • they are not being considered for publication simultaneously elsewhere,
  • they are not going to be submitted for publication elsewhere.

Authors should certify that neither the manuscript nor its main contents have already been published or submitted for publication in another journal. The copyright release form, which can be found at must be signed by the corresponding author on behalf of all authors and must accompany all papers submitted. Please see the form for additional copyright details.

Authors will be step-by-step guided through the uploading file process and options to select the manuscript category (Research Article, Review Article, Short Communication, …) will be offered to the author.

Also, in the section Comments for the Editor the authors may suggest list of reviewers (name and e-mail contact) for their manuscript. Queries concerning the submission process or journal procedures should be sent by E-mail to

Submission of a manuscript implies its originality: i.e. it is not published or submitted for publication elsewhere. It is expected that all authors should have a significant intellectual contribution to the work. In addition, submission of a manuscript also implies that all of the authors have approved its publication and have agreed upon its content. All contributions are subject to editorial revision. The Editor's decision will be final.

Manuscripts should be written in the English language (American English). For spelling of lay terms, refer to the latest American edition of the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Authors whose first language is not English are strongly advised to consult a native English speaker familiar with the concerned research field prior to submission.

Precise titles of Tables and Figures should be embedded in the manuscript at the appropriate place. For example: „Table 1. Results of....“.

Manuscripts should be submitted in MS Word A4 format, written in Times New Roman 12 pt font, with double-spacing. All margins should be set at 2,5 cm. Authors submitting papers that are suitable for consideration but do not comply fully with this Guide will be asked to amend the text and re-submit.

Manuscript Preparation

Research Article should be arranged as follows:

Title page: title, author(s), affiliation(s), full address for correspondence, including telephone and and e-mail address. Except where all authors come from the same department, each author should be identified using a superscript (a,b,c etc.), and the Corresponding Author designated by an asterisk. Research articles should have 4500 words at most, should contain a limit of 60 references, and should have no more than 10 figures and tables combined.

Title page should not be run within text, it should be uploaded as separate Word document.

Main text sub-divided into:

1 Title of paper (without authors names),

2 Abstract of not more than 250 words (with no sub-headings),

3 Up to five keywords should be supplied below the abstract (avoid the same words from the title). In selecting keywords the author should strictly refer to the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) list of the Index Medicus.

4 Introduction,

5 Materials and Methods,

6 Results,

7 Discussion and conclusion,

8 Acknowledgements,

9 References.


Short Communications and short clinical case reports for publication as short communications should follow the same format as Research Article, but the text must not exceed 1,500 words with no more than twenty references.

Review Articles may be commissioned or proposed. Authors wishing to submit a review article are advised to contact the Editor. In general, reviews are written in support of original research. They may cover any relevant aspect of veterinary science or comparative medicine. The authors of the review article should have at least three published papers from that field. Reviews should follow the layout for Research Article, but with the main text sub-divided as appropriate to the subject matter. Review articles should be no longer than 50 pages, should have an abstract of 300 words at most, should contain a limit of 120 references.

Letter to Editor reflect the opinions of other researchers on articles in previously published issues of the same journal. Typically, letters address the contents of an original journal article for one or more of the following reasons: to identify errors and make a correction, provide an alternate theory, provide additional information, offer additional evidence, or provide a counterpoint. The letter should be brief and concise. Letters to the editor should not exceed 800 words and 10 references. Letters are always written to the editor; they are never addressed to the authors of the article in question. While writing a letter, one should avoid assuming a personal and biased attitude or the use of aggressive language. All suggestions should be supported by scientific data.

Authors should provide running title for all types of the manuscript. The running title is an abbreviated form of the main title, usually cited at the top of right published page.

Citations and References

All publications cited in the text should be presented in a list of references at the end of the manuscript. The manuscript should be carefully checked to ensure that the spelling of author's names and dates are exactly the same in the text as in the reference list. In the text refer to the author's name (without initial) and year of publication. When multiple references are cited in the same sentence, the citations must appear in chronological order from oldest to newest.

If citation is referred to a single-author publication it should be indicated as (Osmanoglu, 2019). In the sentence, example: According to Osmanoglu (2019)...

However, if cited paper has been written by two authors, both names should be indicated followed by year of publication (Casu and Prodi, 2014).

If reference is made in the text to a publication written by more than two authors the name of the first author should be used followed by „et al.“

„Since Elitok et al. (2020) has shown that...“

„This is in agreement with results obtained later (Bregoli et al., 2006).“

References by the same author(s) in the same year:

(Michalek et al., 2004a, 2004b)

Multiple references cited in the same sentence:

(Knott, 1987; Güneş et al., 2002; Jones et al., 2004)

Journal articles:

Journal names in the reference list should be written in accordance with the Journal Title Abbreviations list available at:


Harvey N, Kingsley M, Terek F. 2019. Anatomical aspect of the red fox lung. Veterinaria, 64(3), 20-25. Include the doi number if one exists

When more than a six authors:

Catanese G, Grau A, Valencia JM, Garcia-March JR, Vázquez-Luis M, Alvarez E, et al. 2018. Haplosporidium pinnae sp. nov., a haplosporidian parasite associated with mass mortalities of the fan mussel, Pinna nobilis in the Western Mediterranean Sea. J Invertebr Pathol, 157,  9-24.


Brown C, Laland K, Krause J. 2011. Fish Cognition and Behavior. 2nd ed. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

Chapters in books:

King AS. 1993. Apparatus urogenitalis. In Baumel JJ, King AS, Breazile JE, et al (Eds), Handbook of Avian Anatomy: Nomina Anatomica Avium (2nd ed., pp. 329-390). Cambridge, USA: Nuttall Ornithological Club.

Conference proceedings:

Bregoli M, Dediasi K, Pasolli C. 2006. Antibiotic resistant E. Coli in free-ranging alpine wild ruminants, in: VII Conference of the European Section of the Wildlife Diseases Association. p. 78.

Web Adresses:

Papazoglou LG, Basdani E. 2015. Exploratory laparotomy in the dog and cat. (accessed 4.18.17). 


Donker SA. 2010. Arctic ground squirrels in the Southwest Yukon Territory: evidence for habitat specific demography and source-sink dynamics. MSc, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Watts AJR. 2012. Nutritional status and trophic dynamics of the Norway lobster Nephrops norvegicus (L.). PhD, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.


Tables and Figures

Tables - Submission of excessive tabular data is not favored, and tables should be limited to those containing data important to understanding and interpreting results of the study. Authors will be asked to delete tables containing data that could be reported more succinctly in the text. Tables that focus solely on findings in individual animals rather than summary data from groups of animals are to be avoided. Tables should be created in MS Word® and embedded in the text of the article as well as a separate excell document Each table should be numbered (1, 2, etc.) and supplied with the title placed above each table. Table titles should contain sufficient information to allow the table to be understood without reference to the text. Footnotes to tables should be superscripted by a, b etc. and explained in the legend at the bottom of the table. Tabulated results should not be duplicated in figures and vice versa.

Figures – Figures should be limited to those that reduce or clarify the text. Text and symbols should be large enough that they will still be visible when the figure is reduced to the size of 8,5 cm across. Text labels should start with a capital letter (eg, Posterior vena cava). For figures that include multiple panels, each panel should be sequentially labeled with a capital letter in the same corner of each panel. If a figure contains 2 or more rows of panels, the letter labels should be applied sequentially from left to right in the first row, then from left to right in the second row and so on. Digital images should be sent as TIFF or JPEG files, at a minimum resolution of 300 dpi at an image size of 8.5 cm across.

Figure and figure legends should be embedded in the text of the article as well as a separate TIFF or JPEG files (for figures).

Abbreviations defined in the text do not need to be expanded; however, newly introduced abbreviations in figures should be defined in the figure legend, in alphabetical order. When applicable, stains used for histologic sections should be indicated in the legend as well as the scale of the marker bar (eg, H&E stain; bar = 100 µm).

Abbreviations, Terms and Units of Measurement

If possible, use standard abbreviations. In general, use of abbreviations other than standard abbreviations and units of measures should be kept to a minimum. In the Abstract, a term should be abbreviated only if it is used at least 3 times in the structured abstract. The term must be expanded at first mention, with the abbreviation given in parentheses after the expanded term.

Similarly, in the text, figures, and tables, a term should be abbreviated only if it is used at least 3 times. All abbreviations except for standard abbreviations and units of measure should be listed in alphabetical order at the beginning of the manuscript text, along with their definitions. These abbreviations should then be used without expansion in the text, except when used to start a sentence.

Abbreviations that appear only in the figures or tables should be defined in the table or figure legend. Except for the abbreviations ELISA, PCR, ACTH, EDTA, DNA, and RNA, abbreviations should not be used in titles.

For anatomic terms, use anglicized versions of official terms listed in the Nomina Anatomica Veterinaria. Refer to Bergey's Manual of Determinative Microbiology for spelling and correct taxonomic classifications of microorganisms. Refer to the latest editions of the International Drug Names for proper spelling of chemical and drug names and to the latest edition of Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary for proper spelling and use of medical terms.

Measurements should be reported in metric units in accordance with SI standards. Doses and dosages must be given on a mg/kg basis. All dosages must include route of administration and interval (eg, 10 mg/kg, IV, q 12 h).

Products, equipment, drugs, and other materials

Materials used in the research or referred to in the text should be identified by chemical or generic names or descriptions. A trade name may be included in parentheses if that specific product, equipment, or drug was essential for the outcome. Trademark and similar proprietary symbols are not needed.



The corresponding author will, at no cost, be provided with a PDF file of the article via e-mail and one copy of the journal via post.

Veterinaria has no submission and page charge.

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.

Double-spaced typing in A4 size white paper with 12-point font, and margins of 2,5 cm. Title page should be uploaded as separate Word document.

Manuscript should be arranged as follows:

  • Title
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Materials and Methods,
  • Results
  • Discussion and conclusion;
  • Acknowledgements;
  • References

Tables should be created in MS Word® and embedded in the text of the article as well as a separate excell document.

Figures and images with proper resolution and size are embedded in the text of the article as well as a separate TIFF or JPEG file.

Ensure that graphics are high-resolution. Be sure all necessary files have been uploaded/attached. All figure captions are available. All tables are present (including title, description, footnotes).

Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

All references mentioned in the Reference list must be cited in the text, and vice versa.

Copies of any permission to reproduce published material, pictures, illustrations, diagrams should be included in the work. Verify that permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Web).

If the work includes experiments conducted on animals and humans, it must be indicated that the authors have respected the International Statute on Experiments Conducted on Humans and Animals, but also that all experiments on humans have been carried out in conformity with the Helsinki Declaration from 1975 and its changed version from 1983.Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms: Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

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