Authors Guideline

Ruminant Science an international journal dedicated to Cattle, Buffalo, Sheep, Goat, Camel and Wild Ruminants is published biannually from Anand Publishing, 92- Lav Kush Nagar-First, Tonk Phatak, Jaipur, Rajasthan (India). This journal is dedicated to disseminate scientific information related to ruminants. The Journal welcomes submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence.
Manuscripts will be accepted on the basis of scientific merit and the understanding that they have not been submitted for publication elsewhere. Letters to the editor will be limited to comments on contributions already published in the journal; if a letter is accepted, a response for simultaneous publication will be invited from the author of the original contribution.
Electronic submission of manuscripts is strongly encouraged, provided that the text, tables, and figures are included in a single Microsoft Word file. Electronic submissions should be forwarded as an e-mail attachment to the Editorial Office at: [email protected]. A manuscript number will be mailed to the corresponding author within 72 hours. The Editor and members of the editorial board are not responsible for the opinions expressed by authors and reserves the right to reject any material or introduce editorial changes. The cover letter should include the corresponding author’s full address, telephone/fax numbers, e-mail and should be forwarded as an e-mail message to the Editor, with the manuscript file, whose name should begin with the first author’s surname, as an attachment. The authors would be responsible for the contents of their manuscripts submitted and Ruminant Science strongly condemns Plagiarism.
Article Types: Research articles, Clinical articles, Short Communications, Invited reviews may be submitted:
Review Process: All manuscripts are reviewed by an editor and members of the Editorial Board or qualified outside reviewers. It is the goal of the RS to publish manuscripts within earliest possible time, however maintaining the scientific standards.
Research articles
All portions of the manuscript should be typed on a A4 size paper, double-spaced, with justified text and all pages should be numbered starting from the title page. The manuscript should be sub-divided into abstract, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion and references sections separately except for case reports where they can be subdivided into case history, procedures adopted and discussion section. Reviews are accepted only when invited or on the basis of merit in unsolicited reviews. Reviews should have a abstract and should critically analyze the situation on the topic and suggest directions.
The Title should be a brief phrase describing the contents of the paper. The Title should neither be too brief nor too elaborate and should describe the work appropriately. Titles not reflecting the work are liable to be altered with the authors consent.
Title page: This page should contain title of the article, name of the department/institution where work has been done, present postal address of each author and name of corresponding author with complete email address. Information on multiple authors from different departments or locations should be clearly indicated by assigning different superscripted numbers or letters. The address for all the differently superscripted authors should be mentioned. Information on the author’s designation is desirable yet it will not be included in the address. Following is the example:
Serum progesterone profiles of goats during gestation and early postpartum period.
S Debbarma1*, BT Deshmukh2, AS Nagwekar1 and SD Ingole1.
1Department of Physiology and Biochemistry, Bombay Veterinary College, Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University, Parel, Mumbai-400012, Maharashtra.
2Department of Veterinary Physiology and Biochemistry, College of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandary, RK Nagar, Agartala-799008, West Tripura.
* Corresponding author email:[email protected]
The Abstract should be informative and completely self-explanatory, briefly present the purpose of research, the methodology, the principal results and conclusions. The Abstract should be 100 to 250 words and mention of references should be avoided in this section.
Following the abstract, about 3 to 10 key words should be provided that will be used for indexing.
The Introduction should briefly provide a clear statement of the problem, a brief background of the literature on the subject, and the proposed objectives of the research as to how would the research propose a solution or enhance the understanding. It should be understandable to colleagues from a broad range of scientific disciplines.
Materials and methods should be complete enough to allow experiments to be reproduced. However, only truly new procedures should be described in detail; previously published procedures should be cited, and important modifications of published procedures should be mentioned briefly. Capitalize trade names and include the manufacturer’s name and address. Subheadings should be used. Methods in general use need not be described in detail.
Results should be presented with clarity and precision. The results should be written in the past tense when describing findings in the authors’ experiments. Previously published findings should be written in the present tense. Results should be explained, but largely without referring to the literature. Discussion, speculation and detailed interpretation of data should not be included in the Results but should be put into the discussion section.
The Discussion should interpret the findings in view of the results obtained in this and in past studies on this topic. State the conclusions in a few sentences at the end of the paper. The Results and Discussion sections can include subheadings, and when appropriate, both sections can be combined.
The Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc should be briefly included.
Tables should be designed to be as simple as possible. The same data should not be presented in both table and graph form or repeated in the text. Exceptionally long tables difficult to interpret are discouraged. Figures and tables should be sequentially numbered as they appear in text. Poor quality images are likely to be excluded as they do not reproduce properly. Although it is generally accepted that authors sometimes need to manipulate images for clarity, manipulation for purposes of deception or fraud will be seen as scientific ethical abuse and will be dealt with accordingly. The journal strongly condemns plagiarism.
References: In the text, a reference identified by an author’s name should be followed by the year of the reference in parentheses. References for two authors should include both authors surname separated by ‘and’ (For example Purohit and Gupta, 2001) followed by the year. When there are more than two authors, only the first author‘s name should be mentioned, followed by ‘et al’. In the event that an author cited has had two or more works published during the same year, the reference, both in the text and in the reference list, should be identified by a lower case letter like ‘a’ and ‘b’ after the date to distinguish the works.
Purohit (2011), Purohit et al (2003), (Purohit, 2006), (Purohit and Gahlot, 2005), (Purohit, 2008; Purohit, 2009a, b; Purohit, 2005, 2007), (Purohit et al, 2009)
References should be listed at the end of the paper in alphabetical order. Authors are fully responsible for the accuracy of the references. Refer published manuscript for style of manuscript writing.
Purohit S, Chaudhary SR, Mistry JN, Patel PB, Siddiquee GM and Patel JS (2011). Surgical management of buccal fistula in a camel (Camelus dromedarius). Journal of Camel Practice and Research 18(2):345-346.
Maxie MG (1985). The urinary system. In: Pathology of Domestic Animals, Eds KVF Jubb, PC Kennedy and N Palmer. 3rd Edn, vol 2. Academic Press, Toronto, Ontario. pp 343-411.
Purohit S, Kumar D, Malik V, Kumar G, Katiyar P, Singh B and Pandey RP (2011). Radiographic diagnosis and surgical management of gunshot wound in camel. Compendium International Symposium and XXXV Annual congress of ISVS, Kolkata, November 11-13, p 131.
Gahlot, T.K. (2012). Personal communication. Head, Department of Surgery and Radiology, College of Veterinary and Animal Science, RAJUVAS, Bikaner (Rajasthan).
Nakhashi HC (2006). Fertility management in postpartum Mehsani buffaloes through clinical, biochemical and hormonal investigations. PhD Thesis submitted to Gujarat Agricultural University, Sardarkrushinagar, Gujarat.
Proofs and Reprints: Electronic proofs will be sent to the corresponding author as a PDF file. Page proofs are considered to be the final version of the manuscript. With the exception of typographical or minor clerical errors, no changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage.
Copyright: Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as thesis); that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors agree to automatic transfer of the copyright to the publisher and governed by Indian copy write act.
Fees and Charges: Authors have to pay nominal reprints charges of 10 reprints.
Note: Refer paper template for style of paper writing.