|Avian Diseases Guidelines for Authors
The editors will consider manuscripts in the field of avian diseases. Manuscripts should be submitted on-line at the website: http://aviandiseases.allentrack.net. Directions for submitting manuscripts are available on the site. All text must be double-spaced. For assistance, contact the Editorial Office Support Manager, Janece Bevans-Kerr. Tel: (904)425-5735; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Avian Diseases will consider only original manuscripts not published or submitted for publication elsewhere. Abstracts printed as a part of the program of a meeting will not be considered as a prior publication. However, if the text, tables, and figures appear to be the same as that published elsewhere, Avian Diseases will not consider the manuscript.
All manuscripts are reviewed by one or more members of the Editorial Board or other persons selected by the editor. A page charge for each printed page or part thereof is assessed on each article appearing in Avian Diseases. The page charge is $67 for current AAAP members and $100 for non-AAAP members. Under special circumstances, page charges may be waived by the AAAP. Requests for a waiver may be made by providing detailed explanation in the cover letter that accompanies the submitted manuscript. Authors are responsible for the cost of color illustrations. Once the invoice is received, pages charges may be paid securely online by credit card here.
Avian Diseases is copyrighted by the American Association of Avian Pathologists and authors must sign a copyright transfer form before articles are published. U.S. Government employees are exempt from this requirement if the work is considered part of their official duties.
All articles accepted for publication are posted on-line shortly after acceptance, prior to editorial revisions made by a copy-editor. “Prior to print” articles may be accessed here.
A separate cover page is a must. The title should be brief, accurate, and clear. Preferably it should not contain verbs. All authors should be listed; omit academic degrees, but give affiliation and address, including zip code or postal code. Indicate the corresponding author and include a complete mailing address and email address. A short title or running head is required. Place it above the title on the cover page.
The Summary follows immediately after the Title page. Keep it close to 3% of the paper, conveying the gist when read independently. Give meaningful facts instead of generalities. All summaries are translated into an international version of Spanish by Avian Diseases. Author-supplied translations help in the formulation of the international version.
Key Words/Index Terms
Provide not more than six to eight words or terms, on a separate page behind the title page
Define the abbreviations used in the manuscript in alphabetical order, on the same page as key words.
State problem briefly, and reason for presenting findings.
Materials and Methods
Describe general materials and methods once. The experimental design should be described clearly and in enough detail for another researcher to duplicate the experiment. Be clear and explicit about relevant details.
Present in logical rather than chronological order, usually with subheads.
If no Discussion is needed, do not discuss. Cover implications of your findings or relate them to major problems in the field. Do not use data not given in Results.
Ames, J. L. Reason for outbreak of literacy in academic circles. J. Agr. Necromancy 17:132-137. 2004.
Zinn. J.K., and L. B. Smith. Egg-drop soup. In: The egg and me, 2nd ed. W.L. Poulet, ed. Sam Wiley and Sons, New York. pp 76-84. 2004.
List alphabetically (double-spaced throughout!). Follow the above form; do not underline or italicize anything. Give first and last pages. Citing in the text is by number in parentheses (3,7,15). AUTHORS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCURACY OF THE REFERENCE LIST. DO NOT list a reference unless it has been published or accepted for publication and the name of the journal can be given. Unpublished work or personal communications are noted parenthetically within the body of the text. Submit a letter from the person cited in the personal communication stating the facts. Only scientific URLs may be cited. All cited URLs must be listed in the reference lists alphabetically according to author or institution.
Acknowledgments, which follow the References, should be brief.
Humane Care of Animals
The AAAP is supportive of the humane care and treatment of all animals. If experimental animals are subjected to painful or harmful conditions, the author(s) must demonstrate that the knowledge gained was of sufficient value to warrant such treatment. Questionable manuscripts will not be processed for publication.
Research Notes and Case Reports
These are brief accounts needing no detailed treatment, reporting cases, techniques, and valid research data or observations.
Because formulations change, trade or code names must be followed by chemical names of active ingredients.
Tables are typed double-spaced throughout; they must not contain any vertical rulings. Tables should be well planned and concise, and tell a story; lack of planning may obscure the significance of your findings. Where possible, combine data. Place tables in separate files, not in the article file. Table headings should be complete enough for data to be understandable without referring to the text.
Illustrations of high quality should be submitted electronically as separate files. The figure number should be clearly indicated in the name of the file. When submitting illustrations to Avian Diseases, please keep in mind that the journal uses a two-column format. Figures will be reduced in size to fit into one or two columns. Lettering should be scaled so that it will be legible if the illustration is reduced in size to fit the page. Figure captions should be listed together on a separate page in the text file.
Graphic files may be submitted in TIFF and EPS formats. Image files may be submitted in the following native applications: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Macromedia Freehand, Corel Draw, Canvas, Powerpoint, Word, InDesign, Pagemaker and Quark. Digital color files must be in CMYK mode. A minimum resolution of 300 dpi is required for all halftones and color illustrations in print. Line art, such as graphs, require 1200 dpi in order to produce high quality illustrations in print. The authors will be asked to redo all art work that is considered unacceptable for printing. This may delay publication. Please note that authors are responsible for the cost of color plates.
Graphs and charts should have clearly labeled axes that include the calibration. Symbols and abbreviations should be explained in the caption. Photomicrographs should include a size bar.
For more details on general style, consult back issues of Avian Diseases and Scientific Style and Format, 6th edition, by the Council of Biology Editors.