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Instructions to authors for a publication into the Revue de Medecine Veterinaire



The Revue de Médecine Vétérinaire publishes four kinds of text:

1) Scientific reviews on subjects related to veterinary and comparative medicine. Suggested length: 10 to 30 typed pages.
2) Original reports on fundamental or applied research. Suggested length: 10 to 15 typed pages.
3) Continuous education articles, that should be easily understandable by non-specialists. Suggested length: 10 to 15 typed pages.
4) Clinical reports. Suggested length: 5 to 15 typed pages.

The publication can be done in French language or English language.
For an article written in English by not english native speakers authors, the manuscript must be subjected by attesting that it was read again by an anglophone scientist or a scientific translator.
The authors must certify that the manuscript was not published or subjected for publication to another review.
The manuscript must be accompanied by a sheet signed by all the joint authors indicating their agreement for the tender of the manuscript.
The publication is free but a financial participation could be required for the photographs color. An estimate will be sent to collect the agreement of the authors.

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Sending of the manuscripts

The manuscripts must be sent by email with the format Word PC to the following address:
The authors must make sure that the definition of the scanned documents is sufficient to provide an impression of quality (scanner minimal resolution of 300dpi recorded to format JPEG with a compression ratio of 15%).

The Editor in Chief will acknowledge receipt of the manuscript which will then be peer-reviewed. Authors will be notified of any recommendations for amendments and final acceptance will depend on application of these recommended modifications. Any reason for their non-application should be clearly stated and justified.

If electronic submission is not possible the following address can be used (send an original and 2 copies):
   Editor in chief of the Revue de Médecine Vétérinaire
National school Veterinary of Toulouse
   23 Chemin des Capelles
   31076 Toulouse Cedex 03

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General presentation

The text is typed in double space with margins of at least 3,5 cm on the sides.
All the pages and all the lines are numbered.
The presentation is done according to the following order:

1 - Title | summary and keywords

Page 1 of the manuscript indicates the title (in French and English), the name of the authors, the complete address of the establishments where work was carried out.
The author ensuring the correspondence must be clearly indicated thus that his address email.
The summary (roughly 150-250 words, in French and English) must be descriptive and emphasize the projecting points of the manuscript. For an original article, it must emphasize the aims of the study, the number of animals used, the material and methods, the results and conclusions. The key words (in French and English) must selected carefully and be limited to ten.
The running title (in French and English) must be limited to 5 to 8 words.
Thank you to use the following model (click to download word file), to lead to what appears in this example (click to open pdf file).
No modification of this page will be possible once the accepted article.

2 - Article itself

The text of the article must start on page 3.

For a scientific review, the introduction will emphasize the interest of the development, the text will be detailed and complete and the bibliography will be exhaustive.

For a report of original research, the introduction will locate the problem clearly, will emphasize the aims of the study and will quote only the essential references. "Material and methods" will describe the experimental procedure and the statistical methods used of such manner that another scientist can reproduce the results. If the techniques used were already described in an indexed review, this chapter will be very concise and will return to the bibliographical reference. The results will be presented in a logical and concise way, possibly in the form of tables or figures which will not have to make double employment. The discussion will be strictly limited to the subject, will emphasize the significant points and will propose adequate openings.

For a clinical case, the introduction will emphasize the interest for an expert, the commemorative ones and the procedures will be sufficiently detailed, the results will be described with exactitude, the discussion will be relevant and consider the differential diagnosis. Illustrations are necessary.

For an article of continuing education, the introduction will emphasize the interest of the development, the text will be easily comprehensible for a non-specialist and the bibliography will be limited to some significant references. As far as possible, the text must be accompanied by a significant but nonredundant illustration (tables, figures, photographs).

3 - Bibliographical references

The list of the references is presented alphabetically according to names' of authors and by chronological order for a given author. The titles of the periodicals must be shortened according to standards' of BioSciences Information Service (Biosis).

The style and the punctuation of the references must be in conformity with the following examples:
- Article (to indicate all the authors):
1. - TRAN CONG T., MILON A., BOURY M., TASCA C. : Colicines et effets de barrière écologique dans l’entérocolite à Escherichia coli O 103 du lapin sevré. Revue Méd. Vét., 1992, 143, 655-665.
- Book:
2. - EUZEBY J. : Les échinococcoses animales et leurs relations avec les échinococcoses de l’homme, 163 pages, Vigot frères Éditeurs, Paris, 1971.
- Chapter of book:
3. - REGNIER A., TOUTAIN P.L. : Ocular pharmacology and therapeutic modalities. In : K.N. GELATT (éd.) : Veterinary ophtalmology, Lea & Febiger, Philadelphia, 1991, 162- 194.

In the text, the references are called by their sequence number between square brackets: [ 5 ], [ 5-8, 11 ], [ 6, 45, 78 ].

4 - Illustrations (photographs, figures and tables)

The illustrations are separated from the text. They are numbered in Arab numerals.
All the illustrations must be indexed in the text by call of their number. The legends are gathered at the end of the text of the manuscript.They must be sufficiently detailed to make the illustrations to be comprehensible independently of the text.
To avoid a possible reduction, it is advised to provide illustrations whose width corresponds to a column (85 mm) or to two columns (180 mm).

The photographs and figures must be provided to format JPEG with a compression ratio of 15%. If a scanner is used for digitalization, the resolution used must be of 300dpi.

The photographs must be of good quality and integrate all the symbols, characters or arrows which appear in the legend.

The figures must be carried out in two dimensions, without background color or gray. The size of the characters used must be sufficient to allow the reading after reduction with a width of 85 mm (1 column) or 180 mm (2 columns).

Tables (Word PC) must be presented separated from the text according to the model below (single spaced):


 V. scophthalmi

 V. aestuarianus

 V. splendidus

 V. vulnificus




 V. splendidus I

V. splendidus II




















Color should be used only for the photographs, if it is necessary to the comprehension of the manuscript. The figures and tables in color are not accepted. If the authors wish to publish colored figures or tables an overcost of impression will be invoiced to them (cf Cost of publication and Reprints).


Printing proofs (format pdf) are sent by Email to the author ensuring the correspondence. The author is requested to type the corrections to be carried out on a separate textual file and to return it within 3 day. If no correction is necessary this must be specified.

Only the corrections of form are allowed, they must be limited to the typographical corrections.

In the absence of answer of the authors within 3 days, the manuscript could be published without correction or its publication could be deferred.

Cost of publication and Reprints

The publication of the manuscripts in black and white is free.

One board of photographs in color is offered to the author if they are necessary to the comprehension of the manuscript (cf. Illustrations).

Any other color publication must be required by the authors and will be invoiced (an estimate will be communicated).

The authors will receive for free a pdf file of their manuscript after its publication for scientific diffusion on individual request. The AUTHORS DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO PRINT AND DIFFUSE THEIR MANUSCRIPT IN CONFERENCES OR FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES WITHOUT AUTHORIZATION. This kind of diffusion must be carried out by using Reprints provided by the Revue de Médecine Vétérinaire.

The authors who wish to obtain reprints must make the request of them BEFORE PUBLICATION OF the MANUSCRIPT (an estimate will be communicated).

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