Instructions For Authors

The Journal "Macedonian Veterinary Review" publishes review articles, original scientific articles, short communications, clinical reviews and errata.
All materials must be written in proper and clear English.
The manuscript including tables and their footnotes, and figures legends must be typed in double space on A4 size (21 x 28 cm) with a margin of at least 2.5 cm on every side. Materials should ragged right margin and standard 12 point font.
The average size of original articles is around six (6) printed pages excluding table(s) and figure(s) (typescripts: 65 letters 25 lines, typewritten 14 pages).
A short communication are three (3) printed pages excluding the figure(s) and table(s), and there is no size limitation for reviews.

The manuscript should be in the following sequence:


1. Title
  • Titles should be brief and informative.
  • It is important for literature retrieval to include the key words in the title which are necessary to identify the nature of the subject matter, including the species of the animal on which the work is done.
  • Chemical formulas or abbreviations should be used.
2. Authors and Affiliation
  • Authors are urged to include their full name and surname, complete with their middle name. Authors' academic degrees should not be included.
  • The full name of institutions and subsidiary departments should be given, together with an address including postal code.
  • If several authors and institutions are listed on a paper, it should be clearly indicated which department and institution each author is affiliated with.
  • The affiliation address in each case should be indicated by superscript.
3. Abstracts
  • Abstract should have less than 250 words.
  • Abstract should concisely describe, in a paragraph, the purpose, used methods, important results and conclusion of the study.
  • It should be suitable for direct inclusion in Index Medicus/Medline and CAB/ Index Veterinarius.
  • Short communication must also be submitted with an abstract.
4. Key words
  • Up to 5 key words should be listed at the bottom of abstract to be used as index terms.
  • For the selection of key words, please refer Medical Subject Heading(MeSH) in Index Medicus/Medline, or in Website,
5. Introduction
  • This is a brief background. It is not necessary to include all of the background literature. Brief reference to the most pertinent data generally is enough to inform readers with findings of others in the field. The specific questions to be addressed the study should also be described.
  • It should not contain either authors' result or conclusion.
6. Material and Methods
  • Experimentation of the experimental methods should be concise but sufficient for repetition by other qualified investigators.
  • Procedures that have been published previously should not be described in detail, but merely cited with appropriate references.
  • New or significant modifications of previously published procedures need full descriptions. The sources of special chemicals or preparations should be given along with their location (company name and country).
  • All chemicals and regents should be used with a generic name but not brand name.
  • For animal experimentation reported in Mac Vet Rev, it is expected that the “Guidelines for researchers” for the ethical care and use of laboratory animals in research worldwide promoted by the Ethics and Animal Welfare Committee of the International Council for Laboratory Animal Science ( as well as the Directive 2010/63/EU for the protection of animals used for scientific purposes of the European Commission ( have been observed. Guide for the care and use of laboratory animals approved by the National Research Council (ILAR) in USA will also have to been observed. We encourage that the ethical guidelines of animal welfare committee should be cited. Research on humans must be approved by IRB. Please refer the Declaration of Helsinki (
  • Statement of Human and Animal Rights in Research involving live subjects
    If the scientific project involves human subjects or experimental animals, authors must state in the manuscript that the protocol has been approved by the Ethics Committee of the institution within which the research work was undertaken. Experiments on live vertebrates or higher invertebrates must be demonstrated to be ethically acceptable and in accordance with institutional and national guidelines or regulations for laboratory animals. The statement has to be mentioned in "Materials and Methods" section, right after the presentation of the study groups.

    More informations including the statements are available here.

  • Statement of Informed Consent in Research involving human subjects
    If the scientific project involves human subjects, authors must state in the manuscript that the protocol has been approved by the Ethics Committee of the institution within which the research work was undertaken and include a statement confirming that informed consent was obtained from all subjects, according to the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki, revised in 2000, Edinburgh. The statements can be found here.
7. Results
  • The results should include a concise textual description of the data presented in tables and figures.
  • Repetition of the same data in different forms should be avoided.
  • The results must be presented as separate section apart from discussion section.
8. Discussion 
  • The data should be interpreted concisely without repeating material already presented in the results section. The results should be considered in relation to any hypotheses advanced in the introduction. Discussion may include an evaluation of the methodology and of the relationship of new information to the knowledge in that field.
9. Conclusion
  • The section should begin with a clear statement of the principal findings and should give a precise and summarising statement of the results and, if relevant, the prospects for application of the results.

10. Acknowledgments
  • This section should include the following type of information:
    - Affiliated institutions;
    - Funding bodies;
    - Grant number;
    - Funding recipient/s (other than the author/s - e.g., supervisor);
    - Individuals which have a direct contribution to the research (technical assistance - e.g., supply of animal subjects, cells, equipment setup, methods, statistics/data manipulation, samples, chemicals/reagents, analytical/spectroscopy techniques, etc);
    - Individuals which have an indirect contribution to the research (professional counseling and intellectual discussions);
  • It is advised not to include title such as Mr., Mrs., Miss, etc. in this section. Instead, scientific and/or professional titles (Dr., PhD, Prof., etc) are preferred, along with the name of their respective institution.
11. Authors‘ Contributions
  • This section should give credit to each author who made a substantive intellectual contribution to the published manuscript. Contribution should follow the recommendation of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE),  such as:
    - substantial contributions to the work concept or design; acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data;
    - drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content;
    - final approval of the version to be published.
  • All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an acknowledgements section.
12. References
  • The references section must include relevant published data. All listed references must be cited in the text.
  • In the references section, each reference should be numbered sequentially as they appear in the text, methods, tables, figure or legends.
  • The references in the text should be cited by their list number written in parenthesis.
  • Journal name should be abbreviated in accordance with the style of Index Medicus/Medline
Follow the styles shown in the example below:

Journal reference:
  • Domanjko Petrič A. (2015). Myxomatous mitral valve disease in dogs - an update and perspectives. Mac Vet Rev. 38 (1):13-20.
  • Sazili, A.Q., Parr, T., Sensky, P.L., Jones, S.W., Bardsley, R.G., Buttery, P.J. (2005). The relationship between slow and fast myosin heavy chain content, calpastatin and meat tenderness in different ovine skeletal muscles. Meat Sci. 69, 17–25.
  • Schneider, C.S., Ellington, J.E., Wright Jr., R.W. (1999). Relationship between bull field fertility and in vitro embryo production using sperm preparation methods with and without somatic cell co-culture. Theriogenology 51, 1085–1098.
Book reference:
  • Murphy, B.G., Bell, C.M.,  Soukup, J.W. (2019). Veterinary oral and maxillofacial pathology. New York: Wiley-Blackwell

Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
  • Mettam, G. R., Adams, L. B. (2009). How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In B. S. Jones, R. Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the electronic age (pp. 281–304). New York: E-Publishing Inc.
Conference proceedings:
  • Celi, P., Selle, P.H., Cowieson, A.J. (2013). The effects of dietary supplementation with different organic selenium sources on oxidative stress in broilers. Proceedings of the 24th Aust. Poult. Sci. Symp. February, 17–20, (pp.76-79), Sydney, Australia
  • Gibson, L.L., Croken, G., Byrbidge-Boyd, C.M. (2006). The effects of terminal sire breed on carcass quality and sensory traits of lamb. A final report to the Alberta sheep and wool commission.
Government Publications:
  • Commission of the European Communities: European Commission Decision of 12 August 2002 Implementing Council Directive 96/23/ EC Concerning the performance of analytical methods and the interpretation of results (2002/657/EC), Off J Eur Comm, L 221, 8-36.
Online Publications:
For samples of reference citation formats that are not listed above, authors should consult National Library of Medicine web site.

13. Table and Figures 
  • Tables should be included in the text, double spaced, and each table should include a title. Vertical rulings in tables are unacceptable.
  • Figures should ordinarily be original drawings.
  • Letters or numbers should be included in the figures contained in a submitted manuscript along with caption for figures.
  • Authors should place explanatory matter in footnotes, not in the heading. For footnotes use the following symbols, in sequence:*,†,‡,§,||,¶,**.
  • Diagrams and photographs should be in digital format, such as TIFF or JEPG final resolution 300 dpi for halftones, 1200 dpi for black/white line graphs, and 600 dpi for combination halftones containing pictures and labeling and/or lines.
  • The figure numbers should be appeared directly at the lower left corner.

14. Nomenclatures, Units, and Abbreviations
  • Nomenclatures for chemicals and biochemical’s, microorganism, and genes should follow the guidelines in the instructions to authors of journals published by American Society for Microbiology.
  • SI units (System International Unites) should be used whenever possible.
  • Abbreviations should be used for those recommended by IUPA-IUB Commission on Biochemical Nomenclature and Related Documents.
  • In addition to abbreviation to SI unit, other common abbreviations may be used without definition in Table (the same abbreviations are used for plural forms): hour(s) = h, minute(s) = min, second(s) = sec, liter(s) = L, mililiter(s) = mL, meter(s) = m, centimeter(s) = cm, gram(s) = g, miligram(s) = mg, microliter(s) = µL, micrometer(s) = µm, micron(s) = µm, standard deviation = SD, standard error = SE, molar = M, mole = mol.

15. Research and publication ethics 
For the policies on the research and 
publication ethics not stated in this instruction 'Guidelines on good publication' (, 'Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals: Writing and Editing for Biomedical Publication (' or 'Guidelines on good publication (' can be applied.

16. Additional documents

During the process of manuscript submission, these documents must also be submitted: Conflict of interest form and Copyright agreement form.