Guide for Authors


  8. RETRACTION POLICY (According to COPE guidelines)


Firstly, authorship should include and should be limited to those who have contributed substantially to design, perform research, analyze data, contribute new methods, and write the paper. Mansoura Veterinary Medical Journal (Mansoura Vet. Med. J.) asks the authors to submit their contribution within the manuscript in a specified section. The corresponding author is responsible for the accuracy of data regarding names, addresses, affiliations, and order of all authors.

Mansoura Veterinary Medical journal follows the rules and regulations set by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). Therefore, the authors are asked to prepare their manuscripts accordingly.

Before submission, all authors should read and approve the final version of the manuscript. It is a prerequisite that all authors have been approved as appropriate upon submission of the manuscript. Acknowledgment of contributors who do not qualify as authors should be mentioned under a specified section.

Change in authorship: After provisional acceptance, it is not allowed to do any change in authorship. Deletion or change in order of author name are not acceptable.

Acknowledgment: Under the Acknowledgement section, please specify contributors to the article other than the authors credited. Please also include specifications of the source of funding for the study and any potential conflict of interests if appropriate.

Ethical approvals for animal experimentation

When experimental animals are used, the methods section must clearly indicate that adequate measures were taken to minimize pain or discomfort. Experiments should be performed out in accordance with the Guidelines of the International Animal Ethics Committee or Institutional ethics committee and in accordance with local laws and regulations. All studies using animal subjects should include an explicit statement in the Material and Methods section identifying the review and ethics committee approval for each study, if applicable. Editors reserve the right to reject papers if there is doubt as to whether appropriate procedures have been used.


If all or parts of previously published illustrations, tables etc. are used, permission must be obtained from the copyright holder concerned. It is the author's responsibility to obtain these in writing and provide copies to the Publishers.


Types of articles

  • Original Articles
  • Review Articles
  • Case Reports
  • Short Communications

Original paper: The results presented should be original and not have been published or considered for publication elsewhere. Papers will be reviewed by referees familiar with the subject matter of the manuscript.

Review Articles: should cover subjects falling within the scope of the journal, which is of active current interest.

Case Reports: are practitioner-oriented reports describing an interesting case or series of cases. References should not exceed 15.

Short Communications: are aimed to provide quick publication of highly relevant and interesting information. The number of tables and figures are limited to two each. A limited number of references should be included (20 references).

Article structure

Title page   

Title: Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Please, avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.

Author names and affiliations

A title page with author names and affiliation, in addition to the title of manuscript should be submitted as a separate file. Full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available, the e-mail address of each author should be submitted. It is necessary for the corresponding author to add his ORCID.

Corresponding author: Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. This responsibility includes answering any future queries about Methodology and Materials. Ensure that the e-mail address is given and that contact details are kept up to date by the corresponding author. 


A concise and factual abstract is required. Abstract should be presented as divisions of objective, design, animals, procedures, results and conclusion and clinical relevance. 

Immediately after the abstract provide a maximum of 6 keywords, avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts.

Subdivision - numbered sections

Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1, 1.2, etc.


State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

Material and methods 

Provide sufficient details to allow the work to be reproduced by an independent researcher. Methods that are already published should be summarized and indicated by a reference. If quoting directly from a previously published method, use quotation marks and also cite the source. Any modifications to existing methods should also be described.


Results should be clear and concise.


This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.


The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.

Note: Units, follow internationally accepted rules and conventions: use the international system of units (SI). If other units are mentioned, please give their equivalent in SI.

DNA sequences and Gen Bank Accession numbers. Gene accession numbers refer to genes or DNA sequences about which further information can be found in the databases at the National Center for Biotechnical Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine. Authors are encouraged to check accession numbers used very carefully. An error in a letter or number can result in a dead link. Note that in the final version of the electronic copy, the accession number text will be linked to the appropriate source in the NCBI databases enabling readers to go directly to that source from the article.

  • Acknowledgment: If available
  • Conflict of interest statement: should be submitted
  • Research ethics committee permission
  • Authors' contribution: should be submitted

Reference style

Text: Indicate references by number(s) in square brackets in line with the text. The actual authors can be referred to, but the reference number(s) must always be given. 

List: Number the references (numbers in square brackets) in the list in the order in which they appear in the text.


Reference to a journal publication:

Vancouver numbered as follow:

[1] Mothe AJ, Tator CH. Review of transplantation of neural stem/progenitor cells for spinal cord injury. Int J Dev Neurosci 2013;31:701-13.

[2] Strunk Jr W, White EB. The elements of style. 4th ed. New York: Longman; 2000.
Chapter in an edited book:

[3] Mettam GR, Adams LB. How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In: Jones BS, Smith RZ, editors. Introduction to the electronic age, New York: E-Publishing Inc; 2009, p. 281–304.


  1. Tables should be numbered according to their sequence in the text. The text should include references to all tables.
  2. Each table should have a brief and self-explanatory title.
  3. Column headings should be brief, but sufficiently explanatory. Standard abbreviations of units of measurement should be added between parentheses.
  4. Vertical lines should not be used to separate columns. Leave some extra space between the columns instead.
  5. Any explanation essential to the understanding of the table should be given as a footnote at the bottom of the table.


  1. Illustrations should be numbered according to their sequence in the text. References should be made in the text to each illustration.
  2. Each illustration should have a caption. The captions to all illustrations should be typed on a separate sheet of the manuscript.
  3. Explanations should be given in the figure legend(s).
  4. Photographs are only acceptable at 300 dpi.

Before submission, the questions are to be answered by the authors

  1. Is the result to be published new?
  2. Is novelty expressed in the title and discussed properly?
  3. Is the hypothesis sound and original?
  4. Were well-designed experiments and appropriate?
  5. Is the paper written clearly?
  6. Has the English been validated?
  7. Is the list of references relevant and comprehensive?
  8. Are the results statistically significant?
  9. Are the titles and legends for tables and figures complete and self-explanatory?
  10. Were the Instructions to Authors thoroughly followed?


NEW AUTHORS: Please click the 'Register' link from the menu above and enter the requested information. Upon successful registration, you will be sent an email with instructions on how to verify your registration.

AUTHORS: Please refer to the guide for authors for details and additional information on how to prepare your manuscript to meet the journal's requirements. Please log in to the system as 'Author'. Then submit your manuscript and track its progress through the system.

RETURNING AUTHOR: Please use the provided username and password and log in as 'Author' to track your manuscript or to submit a NEW manuscript.

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REVIEWERS: Please log in to the system. You may view and/or download manuscripts assigned to you for review, submit your comments for the editors and the authors, and track the progress of your manuscripts through the system. 

Submission is available at the following link

Note: Authors are asked to submit their manuscripts via the online submission system only. Submission via e-mail or post is not acceptable. If you have any problem during submission, please contact the editor.


If the editor discovered any kind of malpractice, the author(s) will be blacklisted for our journal, and no article from those authors will be processed in the future. Besides, the list of authors may be forwarded to the editors of other related journals around the world.
See the COPE guidelines


The corresponding author is responsible for completing and returning the signed Open Access Agreement to the editorial office or the publisher. As the journal is published as open access, authors retain the copyright and full publishing rights without restrictions.


Upon acceptance, payment of 1200 L.E for Egyptian and 120$ for foreigners should be performed. The payment details are as follow:



Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Mansoura University, Payment code: 30600108


Beneficiary Bank Name : Central Bank of Egypt, Cairo. 54 El Gomhoria st. Cairo, EGYPT
Beneficiary account No : 4082176107
Beneficiary IBAN No: : EG820001000100000004082176107
Beneficiary CUST Name : Mansoura Univ


Upon request, the partial or complete waiving can be decided by the editor

After acceptance, the corresponding author of the accepted manuscript is given two weeks of time for the completion of the payment. Upon receiving the payment, English language editing is proceeded. The galley proof is sent as a PDF file to the corresponding author, and 72hours are given for the necessary corrections. Once the corrections are conducted in the galley, the article is sent to the Editor-in-Chief for assignment of the paper to a journal issue.

N.B. If the corresponding author fails to complete the payment process within three weeks, the article will be deleted from the journal system.

RETRACTION POLICY (According to COPE guidelines)