Instruction for Authors


Submission of manuscripts
All submissions to the Journal of Preventive Veterinary Medicine (JPVM, Phone; +82-53-950-7793, Fax; 82-505-950-7793, E-mail;, Homepage; must be made electronically via the webenabled online manuscript submission: http://submission. (E-mail submissions will not be accepted). The manuscript must be accompanied by a cover letter stating the title of the manuscript, names of each author, and complete mailing address(es), telephone and fax number(s) of the corresponding author, electronic mail address(es) if available. Manuscripts should be double-spaced and all pages, including the abstract, figures, and tables, should be numbered in sequence. Manuscript pages must have margins of at least 2.5 cm on all four sides. Authors who are not confident of their English writing should have checked their manuscripts by an English proofreader. All queries regarding the submission should be directed to the Editorial Office. Author check list and Copyright Assignment Form is available in the online manuscript submission.


Only papers that report novel and significant scientific findings in preventive veterinary medicine will be considered and accepted for publication. Manuscripts submitted to JPVM must represent reports of original research. A manuscript will be accepted on the conditions that the presented work was not published previously, and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.


Anyone who made a substantial contribution to the work may be included in the author list. All authors of each manuscript are responsible for the entire paper and must have agreed that the corresponding author has the authority to act on their behalf of all matters pertaining to publication of the manuscript. To avoid any possible dispute during the processing, changes to authorship (including the order of authors' names) during revision must be agreed upon by all of the authors and brought to the editor's attention in the cover letter submitted with the revised version.

Ethical issues

Manuscripts dealing with any experimental work on humans or animals should meet the relevant regulations or requirements imposed by the institutional or governmental authorities, and this should be clearly stated in the manuscript. Copies of these regulations and guidelines must be available for review by the editor if necessary. For the policies on the research and publication ethics not state in this instruction, "Good Publication Practice Guidelines for Medical Journals (" or "Guidelines on Good Publication (http://www.publicationethics." can be applied. Process for Managing Research and Publication Misconduct : When the journal faces suspected cases of research and publication misconduct such as redundant (duplicate) publication, plagiarism, fraudulent or fabricated data, changes in authorship, an undisclosed conflict of interest, ethical problems with a submitted manuscript, a reviewer who has appropriated an author's idea or data, complaints against editors, and soon, the resolution process will follow the flowchart provided by the Committee on Publication Ethics ( The discussion and decision on the suspected cases are carried out by the Editorial Board.

Clinical Trials

Obligation to register. Clinical trial defined as “any research project that prospectively assigns human subjects to intervention and comparison groups to study the cause-and-effect relationship between a medical intervention and a health outcome” should be registered to the primary registry to be prior publication. JPVM accepts the registration in any of the primary registries that participate in the WHO International Clinical Trials Portal (, NIH (, ISRCTN Resister (, or the Clinical Research Information Service (CRIS), Korea CDC ( The clinical trial registration number shall be published at the end of the abstract.
Data sharing statement. JPVM accepts the ICMJE Recommendations for data sharing statement policy ( All manuscripts reporting clinical trial results should submit a data sharing statement following the ICMJE guidelines from 1 July 2018. Authors may refer to the editorial, “Data Sharing statements for Clinical Trials: A Requirement of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors,” in JPVM Vol. 42, No. 4:133-142 (DOI:
Description of participants. Ensure correct use of the terms sex (when reporting biological factors) and gender (identity, psychosocial or cultural factors), and, unless inappropriate, report the sex or gender of study participants, the sex of animals or cells, and describe the methods used to determine sex or gender. If the study was done involving an exclusive population, for example in only one sex, authors should justify why, except in obvious cases (e.g., prostate cancer). Authors should define how they determined race or ethnicity and justify their relevance.


JPVM requires the corresponding author to sign a copyright transfer agreement on behalf of all the authors. This agreement form is sent to the corresponding author when the manuscript is accepted and scheduled for publication. Unless the signed agreement form is received, JPVM will not publish the manuscript.

Page charges

The publication fee is 100,000 Korean won (90 US dollar)
up to 5 page, and 30,000 Korean won (25 US dollar) per
additional page.

Page proofs

The Editorial Office sends printed page proofs and a page charge/reprint order form to the corresponding author. The page proofs should be corrected, signed by the corresponding author and mailed back to the editorial office within 48 hours, however extensive corrections, additions, or deletions should not be made during the proof stage. Important new information or references of unpublished data or personal communications that have become available in the time between acceptance of the manuscript and receipt of the proofs may be inserted with the permission of the editor. Otherwise, changes are limited to correction of spelling errors, incorrect data, and grammatical errors and updated information regarding references.


Reprints are not provided in general. But, reprints of an article will be sent corresponding author if the author is responsible for reprint charge. Reprint Order Form is available in the journal homepage ( Reprints are normally shipped 4 weeks after publication of the Journal of Preventive Veterinary Medicine.


The Journal of Preventive Veterinary Medicine reviews all the submitted manuscripts. The editor selects peer referees upon the recommendation of the Editorial board members or from the specialist database owned by the Editorial Board. The peer-reviewers will be blinded with respect to the name and their affiliations of the author(s). Typically, the scientific review of manuscript is handled by an Associate Editor who selects two investigators in the field as referees according to recommendation of Editor or Editorial board. If decided necessary, review for statistics may be additionally requested.
Acceptance of the manuscript is decided, based on the critiques and recommended decision of the referees. A referee's decision is made as "Accept as it is", "Accept with revision as comment", "Reconsideration after revision" and "reject". If there is marked discrepancy in the decisions between two referees or in opinions between the author and referee(s), The Editor may send the manuscript to another referee for additional comments and recommended decision. Four repeated decisions of "Reconsideration after revision" are regarded as "reject". The reviewed manuscript are returned back to the corresponding author with comments and recommended revisions. Name and individual decisions of the referees are not transmitted to the author.
The usual reasons of rejection are insufficient originality, serious scientific flaws, poor quality of illustrations, improper manuscript form or absence of massage that might be important to the intended readers. Though the peer review process may in general take four to eight weeks after submission of the manuscript, more time may be need to finalize the review process. Revisions are usually requested to take account of criticism and comments made by referees. Failure to resubmit the revised manuscript within eight (8) weeks is regarded as a withdrawal. Corresponding author must indicate clearly what alterations have been made in response to the referees comments point by point. Acceptable reasons should be given for noncompliance with any recommendation of the referees.


Original articles

Original articles cover full reports of research work that must be written following the guidelines (Form of Manuscripts) with the minimum length that requires for precise description and clear interpretation of theoretical or experimental work.

Review articles

Reviews with all aspects of preventive veterinary sciences will be accepted, but subject to the approval of the Editorin- Chief. Authoritative and critical reviews of the current state of knowledge are preferred. There is no prescribed layout for reviews, but the tables, and manner of citations should conform to the guidelines (Form of Manuscripts) for articles. Unsolicited reviews will normally only be accepted under special circumstances.

Short communication and case report

Short communications are intended to rapidly communicate novel ideas and results in new and developing areas of preventive veterinary science, but which are insufficient to fill the requirements of a full-length article. Case reports deal with important issues to clinicians and biomedical researchers. They should not exceed three (3) printed pages (double- spaced, typewritten eight (8) pages) including the figure (s) and table(s). Each short communication and case report must have a short abstract of no more than 100 words. The number of references should be around ten (10). Do not use section heading in the body of the short communication and case report; introduction, materials and methods, results and discussion should be in a single section. The references section is identical to that of articles.


The Erratum section includes correcting errors that occurred during typing, editing, or priting (like as a misspelling, a dropped word) of a published article. Send Errata to the JPVM editorial office by e-mail (


Retractions are reserved for major errors or breaches of ethics that, for example, may call into question the source of the data or the validity of the results and conclusions of an article. Send a Retraction and an accompanying explanatory letter signed by all of the authors directly to the Editorin-Chief of the journal. The editor who handled the paper and the chairman of the Editorial Board will be consulted.


Manuscripts should be organized in the following format and sequence.

Title pate: Provide a full title of the article, a short one for use as a running head (60 characters or less), and full names and affiliations of all the authors. Titles should be short and descriptive. If some of the authors are in different affiliations, place numbers as superscripts 1, 2, 3 ... after the surname of authors and before the name of their affiliation. Please an asterisk (*) after the name of the corresponding author. At the bottom of the title page, give the name, address, telephone and fax number, and e-mail address of the corresponding author

Footnote: A footnote appears at the bottom of the first page of the article, and includes the received date of the manuscript, the date of acceptance for publication, and the e-mail address of the corresponding author. Any changed affiliation of authors can be described here. Nucleotide or amino acid sequences deposition in reference databases can be stated as a footnote.

Abstract: Abstract should be concise less than 250 words and describe, in a paragraph, concisely purpose, methods, important results and describe conclusion of the study, but not repeat information already presented in the title.

Key words: This is a list important terms relevant to the content of paper. Up to 5 key words should be listed at the bottom of abstract to be used as index terms. Introduction: Start the introduction on a separate page. The introduction should supply sufficient background knowledge and information to allow the reader to understand and evaluate the value of the study. It must also provide a rationale for the study. Cite references to provide the most salient background rather than an exhaustive review of the topic.

Materials and Methods: Experimentation of the experimental methods should be concise but sufficient for repetition by other qualified investigators. Procedures that have been published previously should not be described in detail, but merely cited with appropriate references. However, new or significant modifications of previously published procedures need full descriptions. The sources of special chemicals, equipments or preparations should be given along with their company name and country. All chemicals and regents should be used a generic name but not brand name. For animal experimentation reported in this Journal, it is expected that the "Guide for the care and use of laboratory animals" approved by the National Research Council(ILAR) in USA will have been observed. We encourage that the ethical guidelines of animal welfare committee should be cited. Research on humans must be approved by IRB. Please refer the Declaration of Helsinki (

Results: Present the results concisely in logical sequence in the text. Tables and figures can be used in minimum, and their information should not be repeated in the text. Nucleotide sequences should be searched against those in standard databases, e.g., GenBenk. Extensive interpretation of the results should be moved to the Discussion section. Number tables and figures in the order they are cited in the text. All statements concerning the statistical significance of differences observed should be accompanied by probability values given in parentheses.

Discussion: The data should be interpreted concisely without repeating material already presented in the results section. It should be considered the results in relation to any hypotheses advanced in the introduction. This may include an evaluation of the methodology and of the relationship of new information to the knowledge in that field.

Acknowledgments: Specify contributions for the article, such as administrative support, technical assistance, critical reviews of the manuscript, and financial support.

References: All references cited in the text must appear in the References section, and all items in this section should be cited in the text. Arrange the references section in alphabetical order, by the first author's surname, and number the entries consecutively. Journal name should be abbreviated in accordance with the style of Index Medicus and Medline. Following the style shown by the examples below.

Journal articles

1. Bohm DA, Stachel CS, Gowik P. Multi-method for the determination of antibiotics of different substance groups in milk and validation in accordance with Commission Decision 2002/657/EC. J Chromatogr A. 2009, 1216(46): 8217-8223.
2. Brandon DL, Bates AH, Binder RG, Montague WC Jr, Whitehand LC, Barker SA. Analysis of fenbendazole residues in bovine milk by ELISA. J Agric Food Chem. 2002, 50(21): 5791-5796.
Books 3. Brock TD, Madigan MT. Biology of Microorganism. 5th ed. pp. 42-59, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, 1988. Chapters in edited books4. Nesheim MC. Ascariasis and human nutrition. In Crompton DWT, Nesheim MC, Pawlowski ZS eds, Ascariasis and Its Prevention and Control. London, UK. Taylor and Francis. 1989, P 87-100.
Table: Each table should be prepared on a separate page. Tables are used to present data that cannot be incorporated conveniently into the text. Number tables in order of citation in the text and avoid repetition of data. Tables should have a concise and informative title with the table content between horizontal lines. Vertical lines are not used. A table should not exceed one page when printed. Use lower case letters in superscrips a, b, c... for special remarks.
Figures: Each figure or figure plate must have a caption written in one paragraph style. For figure plates, a summarized statement should precede the specific explanation of each figure. Species names are spelled out in full in each caption, when they are used for the first time in each figure. The caption should contain an explanation of all abbreviations and symbols used, and indicate the size value of lines or bars unless shown directly on the figure. Figures are numbered consecutively in the sequence mentioned in the text. The Figure nember should be placed at the lower-left corner of each figure, and the numbering order must be from left to right, and from upper to lower. Citations of figures in the text or parentheses are abbreviated, e.g., Fig. 1, Figs 1, 2, Figs. 1-3, (Fig. 1), (Figs. 1, 2), (Figs, 1-3). When the text refers to both figures and tables, they should be mentions in parentheses., e.g., (Table 1; Fig. 2) and (Tables 1-3; Figs. 4-6). Figures and illustrations should be prepared professionally. Line drawings should be prepared in high quality using Indian ink on tracing paper. Computer-generated graphics must be produced with high tones and resolution. Photographs must be sufficient contrast to withstand the inevitable loss of contrast and detail during the printing process. If a figure or a figure plate is to be reduced, be sure that all elements, including labels, can withstand reduction and remain legible. Electron and light microscopic figures must be original or scanned copies from the original. Indicate the magnification with a scale bar on each micrograph.
Common abbreviation: The following abbreviations can be used without definition or introduction: bp, kb, Da, DNA, cDNA, RNA, cRNA, DNase, RNase, rRNA, mRNA, tRNA, AMP, ADP, ATP, dAMP, ddATP, GTP, etc. (for the respective 5'phosphates of adenosine and other nucleotides: add 2'-, 3'-, or 5'-when needed), ATPase, dGTPase, etc., NAD, NAD+, NADH, NADP, NADPH, NADP+, poly(A), poly (dT), etc., oligo(dT), etc., Pi, PPi, UV, PFU, CFU, MIC, Tris, DEAE, A260, EDTA, PCR, AIDS. Abbreviations for cell lines also need not be defined. The following abbreviations should be used without definition in tables: amt (amount), approx (approximately), avg (average), concn (concentration), diam (diameter), expt (experiment), exptl (experimental), h (hour), ht (height), min (minute), mo (month), mol wt (molecular weight), no. (number), prepn (preparation), prepn (preparation), SD (standard deviation), SE (standard error), sec (second), SEM (standard error of the mean), sp act (specific activity), sp gr (specific gravity), temp (temperature), vol (volume), vs (versus), wt (weight), yr (year).