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Directions to authors.

2012-11-29, No V-939
2014-01-27, No V-129



1. The guidelines (further in the text Guidelines) for authors of the serial scientific journal “Veterinarija ir zootechnika” published by the Veterinary Academy of the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (further in the text LUHS VA) were prepared following the legal acts of the Republic of Lithuania and LUHS statute (Žin., 2010, No 81-4231, 2012, No 81-4227).

2. The journal publishes original articles on a broad range of topics in veterinary medicine, food safety and animal husbandry technologies written in English and not considered for publication elsewhere.

3. The terms used in the Guidelines:

3.1. Editorial Board is a group of scientists representing the scientific research fields within the range of topics of the journal. Its objective is to ensure high quality of accepted articles and consistent publishing process. The Editorial Board is composed of front office and members.

3.2. Author is a person who either: contributed to forming the concept of the article, participated in research process and/or discussion of obtained results or wrote the article or part of it.

3.3. Review is a thorough and efficient analysis of original manuscript.


4. The manuscripts are registered in the Editorial Office of LUHS VA “Veterinarija ir zootechnika” after filling the Manuscripts Registration Form (Supplement 1).

5. The manuscript should not exceed 15 pages. One copy of the manuscript and its CD version should be addressed to the Editorial Office or e-mailed to the following address:

6. The manuscripts are refereed (Supplement 2) at least by two members of the Editorial Board or appointed referees. The authors are expected to take into consideration the remarks and before the final submission make correction or give motivated explanations of discount of the remarks. The amended paper and its CD version should be sent back to the Editorial Office in two weeks after the submission of reviews to the author.
If two reviews are negative the article is rejected. If one review is negative, the article should be reviewed by additional referee. If the review of the third referee is positive, the final decision is made by the Editorial board.

7. The final corrected manuscript should be submitted to the Editorial Board together with the signed letter that authors have approved the paper for release and in agreement with its publication (Supplement 3).

8. Review articles may be published only by recommendation of the Editorial Board.

9. The paper should include reference that scientific research has been carried out in accordance with the EU and Lithuanian legal acts.


10. Manuscripts must include the following sections in the order listed: title, name(s) of author(s), affiliations and their postal addresses; abstract, introduction, objective, materials and methods, results, discussion and conclusions, acknowledgements and list of references. The file name in the CG version should be made of the surname of the first author. The manuscript should be presented in “Microsoft Word”, in portrait pages (A4 10x297 mm). The margin sizes should be: top: 30 mm, right, left and bottom: 20 mm. Font style Times New Roman, 12 pt, normal print, 1,5 lines spacing throughout. The text should be aligned to the left and right margins. The first line of the paragraph should be intended 5 mm.
The title of the article and all structural parts (Introduction, Abstract, Keywords, etc.) should be in Bold uppercase. The information about the authors (affiliations, etc.) should be in Italics. If necessary, Italics may be used in the text, e.g. for Latin terms.

10.1. The Title should be brief, informative, indicate the presented material and typed on a separate line in uppercase.
The title of the manuscript should be followed by: full name(s) and surname(s) of authors, affiliation and postal address, office phone and fax numbers, e-mail addresses.

10.2. Abstract at the beginning of the paper (not more than half of the page) should be written in the same language as the paper itself. It should briefly introduce the aim and object of research, methods, main results and the most important conclusions.

10.3. Keywords should follow the Abstract (4–6 words).

10.4. Introduction should briefly indicate the objectives and discuss the newest data of the study.

10.5. Materials and methods section should describe the objectives and methods of the study, names of used materials, their manufacturers (title and country), experimental conditions, process of experiment(s), and data processing techniques.

10.6. Section Results should clearly present the well-founded research data within SI system of units. The data are presented in the text, Tables and/or Illustrations.

10.7. Section Discussion and Conclusions should include a brief statement of principal findings, their comparison with the findings of other authors and clear and succinct conclusions.

10.8. Acknowledgements should be used to identify the funding sources and to note valuable intellectual or technical assistance.

10.9. The List of References should include all cited (preferably newest) sources. The list should be compiled following the bibliographic requirements (see item 10.11).

10.10. Tables and Illustrations should be placed in the text at the end of paragraphs containing references to them. Tables should be presented in portrait pages. They should be 17 cm wide, columns and rows should be separated using ½ pt lines. The text in the Tables should be in 10 pt, normal print, single spaced. Diagrams and drawings should be produced using computers. Complex drawings should be submitted as separate files (*.tif, *.jpg). Photographs must be of good quality and fit for reproduction. The resolution of black-and-white illustrations must be at least 360 dpi. The diagrams with the data (tables) must be submitted as separate files (*.xls) where each diagram and table are compiled in separate Excel sheets. Sheet numbers must correspond with illustration numbers (e.g. sheet 1 – Fig. 1). The text within tables and illustrations is typed in Times New Roman, 10 pt, normal print. The files with graphic material should be titled in the same way as the manuscript title. The whole numbers must be separated from the decimal numbers using decimal points in the English texts and commas in the Lithuanian texts. Statistical significance is given using lowercase p without intervals p in Lithuanian texts and uppercase P without intervals P in English texts.

10.11. The references in the text should be given in parentheses (surname, year). In the List of References, they should be arranged in alphabetic order using Latin characters. Conference materials having no structure of scientific article should not be included in the List of References.
In the List of References, punctuation marks should be used as follows:

Books: Authors (surnames and initials). Book title. Publisher: publishing office, year. Number of pages in the book or concrete pages. E.g.:
Matusevičius A., Špakauskas V. Antimikrobinės ir antiparazitinės vaistinės medžiagos ir vaistai veterinarijoje. Kaunas, Terra Publica, 2005. 520 p.
Kramer F., Mencke N. Flea biology and control. Germany, Springer, 2001. P. 22–26.
Roepstorff A., Boes J. Population biology in pig ascariosis. In: Helminth infections in animals and man (Ed. Webster P. and Thamsborg S. M.). Copenhagen, Denmark. 2005. P. 13–24.

Articles. Authors. Title of the article. Title of the publication. Publishing place and time. Volume. Issue number. Pages. E.g.:
Gabinaitienė A., Šiugždaitė J. Mikoplazmų iš galvijų nosies ertmės išskyrimas. Veterinarija ir zootechnika. 2010. T. 49. P. 26–31.

Other sources. Title of the publication. Type of the publication according to the character of information. Compiler (Editor in Chief or translator). Place and time of publishing. Pages. E.g.:
Iliustruotas veterinarijos anglų-lietuvių kalbų žodynas. Sudarytojai Mickevičienė R. ir Sederevičius A. Kaunas: Terra Publica, 2008. 352 p.
Lassen B. Diagnosis, epidemiology and control of bovine coccidioses in Estonia. PhD Thesis, Tartu, Estonia. 2009. 152 p.


11. The decision as to the order of publishing priority is made by the Editorial Board. When the list of articles to be published in the current issue is approved, a layout of each article is prepared. The following documents are posted to the Authors:

11.1. The layout of the article. The author is invited to print it, correct the paper version, sign his approval of the layout, scan the paper version and send the scanned sheets by e-mail or fax to the Editorial Board of the journal.

11.2. Letter of Payment. In the letter of payment, the author fills in the payer’s data and e-mails the letter to the Editorial Board.

12. After the receipt of the payer’s data, the Editorial Board submits the data to the Accounting Department for the Invoice. The Invoice is mailed as a registered letter to the Author.

13. The article is published when the Author pays the fee set by Order (V-675, 31-12-2012) of the LUHS Rector. The fee should be paid in 10 days after the receipt of the Invoice.

14. The information about publishing the article online is e-mailed to the Author.

15. If due to force-majeure the article cannot be published after the payment, on Author’s request the fee is returned to the Author in 10 calendar days or the article is published in the following issue of the journal.


16. Each Author is expected to submit for publication only original articles not published and not being considered for publication (as a full text or parts of it) elsewhere.

16.1. The presentation by the Author of other investigators’ data, propositions, research methods, results, etc. without references to sources is unacceptable.

16.2 Each Author should be ready to elaborate his contribution to the article.

16.3. Each Author shares responsibility for breaching the rights of copyright possessors (legal or natural persons), for misrepresentation of information, etc. and commit to cover the losses incurred by the LUHS.

16.4. Each Author commits to use the article in his internet site, for educational and scientific purposes, etc. only after the publication of the article in the present scientific journal. The Authors are obliged to indicate this journal as the primary source of publication.

16.5. All Authors understand and agree that their article is circulated through all dissemination media.

16.6. When the article is prepared by co-authors, the Author who submits the article for publication is considered the first and main Author. He is obliged to familiarize the other authors with these guidelines and to keep in touch with the present scientific publication.


There is a charge of 90 Euros per accepted article, which needs to be paid to the Veterinary Academy, University of Health Sciences before printing of article. The first or responsible author will receive Invoice from University, which should be paid to account within “Veterinarija ir Zootechnika” (AB DnB Bank).

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