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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines


    A. Manuscript File

  1. The author sends soft copies of draft manuscript articles to the editor of VITEK via New Submission. Draft manuscript articles using Ms Word, except Graphs using Ms Excel and Figures in a minimum JPEG or JPG format of 300 dpi.

  2. Figures are arranged on separate sheets and given sequence numbers and captions. Tables are typed also on separate sheets and are numbered along with table titles. Tables, Graphs, and Figures should be placed after the references of the manuscript.

  3. The manuscript should be typed using Times New Roman font size at 11 points, except the Title using Times New Roman font size at 12 points.

  4. Manuscript should be typed double spaced except for Titles, Abstract, Tables, Figures and appendix are typed single spaced. Manuscripts are used in A4 paper size, margins on all four sides are 3 cm and total page number of pages is 12-20. Use page numbers and line numbers.

  5. Manuscript content for Research articles should be arranged as the following order: Title, Author Identity, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussions, Conclusion, Acknowledgment (if any), References.

  6. Manuscript content for Case report/ Case study should be arranged as the following order : Title, Abstract, Introduction, Case history, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgment (if any), References.

 B. Manuscripts Content

      - Research Articles

  1. Title: Short, brief, specific, informative and clear, written in capital letters except the Latin term or binomial nomenclature and 12 words maximum

  2. Author Identity: Full name (not abbreviated) without the title. If the author is more than one, with different affiliations, then behind each name is given an index of Arabic numerals. The author's address is written under the name of the author, including Faculty, University, and e-mail. An additional index (*) is given to the author who acts as the corresponding author. The author name should be typed using Times New Rowman, font size 10 and capital letters.

  3. Abstract: Abstract must be written in English, in single paragraph and no more than 200 words. Contains a summary of the manuscript, aim, brief method, result, and conclusion covering all manuscript without specify each part. Avoid using abbreviations. Abstract includes 3-5 keywords sorted according to their importance.

          Keywords: first, second, third

  1. Introduction: Contains background of research, contributions and research implications. This section should set the tone of the paper by providing a clear statement of the study, the relevant literature on the study subject and the proposed approach or solution. The introduction should be general enough to attract the reader’s attention from board range of scientific disciplines.

  2. Materials and Methods: this section should provide complete design of the study, the number of samples, the treatment method, the materials used and the methods or procedures must be stated and all modification of methods or procedures (if any) must be explained, statistical methods should be used and authors should ensure that studies involving animals are performed according to animal ethics and welfare (animal’s ethical behavior certificate if necessary). The work methods submitted must contain enough information to enable the study to be repeated successfully.

  3. Results : the result section should provide complete details of the experiments that are required to support the conclusion study. The results of the research should write form in a script, table or picture. Pictures and tables must be numbered and quoted in the text. There should be no duplicate data in tables and figures. Photos can be sent in JPG or JPEG formats.

  4. Discussion: this section presented should contain an interpretation of the results obtained and the discussion relating to previous reports. This discussion should show the relevance of the results and hypotheses. The texts of the result should not be repeated on this section.

  5. Conclusion: Must be specific, brief, clear and answer the problem. Presented implication of results with add the findings of this research imply for animal production, animal health and veterinary public health.

  6. Acknowledgments: if any who fund research and acknowledge of institutions or individuals who helped the research or scientific writing processes.

  7. References: Alphabetically sorted by name and year of publication in American Psychological Association (APA) Style format. Journal abbreviations are based on the procedure used by each journal. Reference composition, i.e. 80% of journals and 20% of textbooks. References should be the last 10 years publication. Example of reference writing:


Cheng, Q.F., Sun, D.W., Lao, Y.Z. 2008. Factors affecting the water holding capacity of red meat products: A review of recent research advances. Crit. Rev. Food Sci. Nutr., 48(3), 137-159.


Aberle, E.D., Forrest, J.C., Gerrard, D.E., Mills, E.W. 2001. Principles of Meat Science. 4th edition. Kendal/Hunt Publishing Company, pp: 144-145.

Book Chapter:

Johnson, C.A. 1995. Cystic endometrial hyperplasia, pyometra, and infertility. In Ettinger, S.J., Feldman, E.C. (Ed) Textbook of veterinary internal medicine, disease of dog and cat. Tokyo: WB Saunders Co, pp: 1636-1642.


Anil, M.H., Love, S., Helps, C.R., Habour, D.A. 2002. Potential for carcass contamination with brain tissue following stunning and slaughter in cattle and sheep. Abstract 5rd International Congress on Veterinary Virology, Switzerland Sept, 4-7.

Conference Proceedings:

Agbeniga, B., Webb, E.C. 2014. Influence of electrical stimulation on carcass and meat quality of Kosher and conventionally slaughtered cattle. Amies, France, 23-26 Oct 1989. pp: 199-231.

Thesis / Dissertation:

Rahmaningtyas, I.H. 2018. Aktivitas Antibakteri Ekstrak Kloroform Daun Sirsak (Annona muricata L.) Terhadap Pertumbuhan Bakteri Pseudomonas aeruginosa Secara In Vitro. [Skripsi]. Fakultas Kedokteran Hewan. Universitas Airlangga. Hal: 87.


Case Report/ Case Study

Case report / case study should contribute significantly to the veterinary knowledge and must have educational value or highlight for change in clinical practice or diagnostic/prognostic approaches. A goal to make other researchers aware to the possibility might occure. Case report / case study should include relevant positive and negative findings from history, examination and investigation and include the clinical photograph then include an up-to-date review off all previous cases in the field.

The format of case report to the following headings :

  1. Title of manuscript

  2. Abstract and keywords

  3. Introduction

  4. Case history

  5. Discussion that includes detailed explanation of literature review

  6. Conclusion

  7. Acknowledgments (if any)

  8. References

  • Manuscripts written not exceed 3000 words or 6 pages are included figures and tables.

  • Preparation of manuscript for Title and Author Identity as same as the guidelines of research articles