The Macedonian Veterinary Review (Mac Vet Rev) is an Open Access
journal. All articles are available free in both print and electronic form. Therefore, authors are asked to indicate their agreement to abide by an open-access license
. The license permits any user to download, print out, extract, archive, and distribute the article, as long as appropriate credit is given to the authors and source of the work. The license ensures that your article will be available as widely as possible and that your article can be included in any scientific archive.
The editors assumes that all author(s) listed in a manuscript have agreed with the following policy of the Macedonian Veterinary Review on its submission. If an author(s) should be added or deleted after submission of the manuscript, it is the responsibility of the corresponding author to ensure that the author(s) involved are aware of and agree to the change in the authorship. The Macedonian Veterinary Review has no responsibility for such changes.
The articles submitted to Mac Vet Rev must be previously unpublished and not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. If related work has been submitted elsewhere, then a copy must be included with the article submitted to Mac Vet Rev. Reviewers will be asked to comment on the overlap between related submissions.
Only manuscripts with positive referee reviews are acceptable for publication in Mac Vet Rev, in both print and electronic forms.
Authors who publish with Mac Vet Rev agree to the following terms:
Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License
that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in Mac Vet Rev.
Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in Mac Vet Rev.
Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access
The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.
Scientific misconduct / Corrections /Retraction Policy
Scientific fraud are rare events; however, they have a very serious impact on the integrity of the scientific community. Scientific misconduct is defined by the Office of Research Integrity as “fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, or other practices that seriously deviate from those that are commonly accepted within the academic community for proposing, conducting, or reporting research”. In cases where there is a suspicion or allegation of scientific misconduct or fraudulent research in manuscripts submitted or published, the Editors reserve the right to impose sanctions on the authors, such as: immediate rejection of the manuscript, banning author(s) from submitting manuscripts to the journal for a certain period of time, retracting the manuscript, bringing the concerns to the authors’ sponsoring or funding institution or other appropriate authority for investigation
If the Editor in Chief uncovers possible evidence of such problems it will first contact the corresponding author in complete confidence, to allow adequate clarification of the situation. If the results of such interactions are not satisfactory, the Editor in Chief will contact the appropriate official(s) in the institution(s) from which the manuscript originated. It is then left to the institution(s) in question to pursue the matter appropriately. Depending on the circumstances, the Macedonian Veterinary Review may also opt to publish errata, corrigenda, or retractions.
Serious errors in a published manuscript and infringements of professional ethical codes will result in an article being retracted. This will occur where the article is clearly defamatory, or infringes others’ legal rights, or where the article is, or there is good reason to expect it will be, the subject of a court order, or where the article, if acted upon, might pose a serious health risk. In any of these cases all coauthors will be informed about a retraction. A Retraction Note detailing the reason for retraction will be linked to the original article.
Disclosure and Potential Conflicts of Interest
Authors must disclose all relationships or interests that could have direct or potential influence or impart bias on the work. Although an author may not feel there is any conflict, disclosure of relationships and interests provides a more complete and transparent process, leading to an accurate and objective assessment of the work.
Awareness of a real or perceived conflicts of interest is a perspective to which the readers are entitled. This is not meant to imply that a financial relationship with an organization that sponsored the research or compensation received for consultancy work is inappropriate.
Examples of potential conflicts of interests that are directly or indirectly related to the research may include but are not limited to the following:
- Research grants from funding agencies (please give the research funder and the grant number)
- Honoraria for speaking at symposia
- Financial support for attending symposia
- Financial support for educational programs
- Employment or consultation
- Support from a project sponsor
- Position on advisory board or board of directors or other type of management relationships
- Multiple affiliations
- Financial relationships, for example equity ownership or investment interest Intellectual property rights (e.g. patents, copyrights and royalties from such rights)
- Holdings of spouse and/or children that may have financial interest in the work
In addition, interests that go beyond financial interests and compensation (non-financial interests) that may be important to readers should be disclosed. These may include but are not limited to personal relationships or competing interests directly or indirectly tied to this research, or professional interests or personal beliefs that may influence your research.
The corresponding author collects the conflict of interest disclosure forms from the authors. In author collaborations where formal agreements for representation allow it, it is sufficient for the corresponding author to sign the disclosure form on behalf of all authors.
Download the Conflict of interest form and Copyright agreement form.
Research involving human participants and/or animals
Statement of Human Rights
When reporting studies that involve human participants, authors should include a statement that the studies have been approved by the appropriate institutional and/or national research ethics committee and have been performed in accordance with the ethical standards as laid down in the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards. If doubt exists whether the research was conducted in accordance with the 1964 Helsinki Declaration or comparable standards, the authors must explain the reasons for their approach, and demonstrate that the independent ethics committee or institutional review board explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study.
The following statement should be included in the Declaration of interest section, before the References section:Ethical approval:
“All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration
and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.”
Statement on the Welfare of Animals
The welfare of animals used for research must be respected. When reporting experiments on animals, authors should indicate whether the international, national, and/or institutional guidelines for the care and use of animals have been followed, and that the studies have been approved by a research ethics committee at the institution or practice at which the studies were conducted (where such a committee exists).
- For studies with animals, the following statement should be included in the Declaration of interest section, before the References section:
- Ethical approval: “All applicable international, national, and/or institutional guidelines for the care and use of animals were followed”
- Ethical approval: “All procedures performed in studies involving animals were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institution or practice at which the studies were conducted”
- If articles do not contain studies with human participants or animals by any of the authors, please select one of the following statement:
- Ethical approval: “This article does not contain any studies with human participants performed by any of the authors”
- Ethical approval: “This article does not contain any studies with animals performed by any of the authors”
- Ethical approval: “This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors”
All individuals have individual rights that are not to be infringed. Individual participants in studies have, for example, the right to decide what happens to the (identifiable) personal data gathered, to what they have said during a study or an interview, as well as to any photograph that was taken.
Hence it is important that all participants gave their informed consent in writing prior to inclusion in the study. Identifying details (names, dates of birth, identity numbers and other information) of the participants that were studied should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, and genetic profiles unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the participant (or parent or guardian if the participant is incapable) gave written informed consent for publication. Complete anonymity is difficult to achieve in some cases, and informed consent should be obtained if there is any doubt.
For example, masking the eye region in photographs of participants is inadequate protection of anonymity. If identifying characteristics are altered to protect anonymity, such as in genetic profiles, authors should provide assurance that alterations do not distort scientific meaning.
The following statements should be included:
- Informed consent: “Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study”
- Informed consent: “Additional informed consent was obtained from all individual participants for whom identifying information is included in this article”