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Author Guidelines

Authors are invited to make a submission to this journal. All submissions will be assessed by an editor to determine whether they meet the aims and scope of this journal. Those considered to be a good fit will be sent for peer review before determining whether they will be accepted or rejected.

Before making a submission, authors are responsible for obtaining permission to publish any material included with the submission, such as photos, documents and datasets. All authors identified on the submission must consent to be identified as an author. Where appropriate, research should be approved by an appropriate ethics committee in accordance with the legal requirements of the study's country.

An editor may desk reject a submission if it does not meet minimum standards of quality. Before submitting, please ensure that the study design and research argument are structured and articulated properly. The title should be concise and the abstract should be able to stand on its own. This will increase the likelihood of reviewers agreeing to review the paper. When you're satisfied that your submission meets this standard, please follow the checklist below to prepare your submission.

Instructions for Authors:
To ensure a smooth submission process, please follow these guidelines:
Familiarize yourself with the Aims & Scopes of our journal to determine if your manuscript is a good fit.
Ensure that your manuscript meets our standards for publication ethics, research ethics, copyright, authorship, figure formats, data, and references.
Make sure that all authors have reviewed and approved the content of the submitted manuscript.

Types of Publications:
Journal of Poultry Sciences and Avian Diseases (JPSAD) welcomes manuscripts of any length, provided that they are concise and comprehensive. To ensure reproducibility, authors should include full experimental details and make all datasets and experimental controls available. Manuscripts should be in English, and should not have been previously published or under consideration for publication elsewhere. The following article types are accepted:

  • Original Manuscripts:

JPSAD only considers original manuscripts that have not been published or submitted elsewhere. Additionally, if the text, tables, and figures are the same as those published elsewhere, JPSAD will disregard the manuscript.

  • Review and Meta-analyses Manuscripts:

Reviews should be supported by reference materials and conform to the PRISMA guidelines.

  • Case Reports:

These reports should follow the format of a regular manuscript to enable other researchers to reproduce the reported results, and should include the following:

  • Clear and concise description of the medical history, supported by appropriate laboratory tests.
  • Epidemiological and statistical data.
  • High-quality images of clinical symptoms, gross lesions, histopathology, and other relevant images.
  • Response to treatment or preventive/control measures.
  • Letters to the Editor:

JPSAD also accepts letters to the editor. These letters can be on topics of interest or in response to articles published in JPSAD. The guidelines for submitting letters to the editor are as follows:
The letter should be concise and to the point, with a maximum length of 500 words.
The letter should include the author's full name, affiliation, and contact information.
The letter should be submitted as a Word document to the JPSAD editorial office via online submission system.
The letter will be reviewed by the editorial board, and the editor-in-chief reserves the right to edit or reject any letter that does not meet the journal's standards.

Submission Process
To submit a manuscript to the Journal of Poultry Sciences and Avian Diseases, please visit and follow the instructions provided on the website. The corresponding author is responsible for the manuscript during the submission and review process, and should ensure that all authors have been included in the author list. To submit your manuscript, please register and log in to the submission website. Once you have registered, click on the submission form and follow the instructions provided.

Manuscript Preparation
Pre-acquisition files that included:

  1. Cover Letter (Essential)

Send the cover letter separately from the manuscript. It should be sent to the editor-in-chief for publication in Journal of Poultry Sciences and Avian Diseases included any relevant information that will be helpful in evaluating the suitability of the article. Also, confirm that the manuscript has not yet been published (in other language) and will not be reviewed by another journal until the final decision of JPSAD. In addition, all authors meet the author criteria, have approved the final manuscript.

  1. Conflict of interest and Author contribution statement (Essential)

Authors must complete the conflict of interest disclosure form. Please note, the authors' contribution information will be displayed in the final version for printing.
Changes to Authorship:
Authors should carefully review the author list and order before submitting a manuscript and provide the final author list at the time of original submission. Any changes in the author list should only be made prior to acceptance of the manuscript and with the approval of the Editor-in-Chief. To request a change in authorship, the editorial board must receive from the relevant author: (a) the reason for the change, and (b) written confirmation (email, letter) from all authors involved agreeing to the addition, deletion, or conversion. When authors are added or removed, this includes confirming the addition or removal of an author.

Title page (Essential)
           Title page included:

  • Title: The title of your manuscript should be concise, specific, and relevant to the content of your article. It should preferably not contain verbs. Abbreviated or short forms of the title, such as a running title or head, should not be used as the main title. A running title, which is a shorter version of the main title, is also required and should reflect the content of the article.
  • Authors List and Affiliations: Authors' full first and last names, academic e-mail addresses must be provided. The standard format is used for affiliations: complete address information including city, zip code, state/province, and country. One author should be designated as the corresponding author. The email addresses of all authors will be displayed on published papers. After acceptance, updates to author names or affiliations may not be permitted.
  • Graphical abstracts (optional): Authors are asked to submit a Graphical Abstract (GA) with the article. This only appears in the web version of the published article. GA should be engaging and give the reader an immediate visual impression of the core of the article, but without specific results. It would be helpful to think of GA as a single PowerPoint slide to explain the purpose of the article. The GA can be a diagram, drawing, structure, or photograph. Text captions may be present, but keeps the text to a minimum. GA must be a fully original, unpublished work created by one of the authors that no longer appears in the body of the manuscript. GA should be as simple as possible and colored. In order to be able to use the frame width on the magazine website, the AG should be as close to 525 pixels as possible. There is no limit to the height, but it must be proportional to the width for the AG to look good.

Manuscript Files with and without Author Names:
Original research manuscripts should be submitted both with and without author names and include the following sections in the following order:
Title: The title should be the same as the one provided on the title page.
Abstract: The abstract should be a single paragraph and no more than 300 words. It should follow the style of structured abstracts without headings that including these points:
 Place the question addressed in a broad context and highlight the purpose of the study.  Briefly describe the main methods or treatments applied, including any relevant preregistration numbers, and species and strains of any animals used.  Summarize the article's main findings. Indicate the main conclusions or interpretations.
Keywords: Please provide a list of keywords that are relevant to your article (between five to eight word)

The Introduction should be concise yet informative. It should provide background information on the topic and clearly state the problem and reason for presenting the findings. All statements should be fully supported by references. The Introduction should be useful not only to experts in the field but also to non-experts. There should be no statement of the results at the end of the Introduction.

Materials and Methods:

The experimental design should be described clearly and in enough detail for another researcher to duplicate the experiment. Be clear and explicit about relevant details. Identify the materials and equipment used in the research, and list the manufacturers of equipment by name and address.

The result section of a manuscript submitted to JPSAD should present a clear and concise summary of the findings of the study. The guidelines for reporting results in JPSAD are as follows:

  • The results should be presented in a logical and systematic manner, with subheadings used to organize the findings.
  • The results should be presented in a manner that is easy to understand and interpret, with the use of tables, figures, and graphs where appropriate.
  • The results should be reported accurately and objectively, with any limitations or potential sources of bias clearly stated.
  • The results should be compared to the relevant literature, with any differences or similarities discussed in detail.
  • The results should be presented using appropriate statistical methods, with p-values and confidence intervals reported where applicable.
  • The results should be presented in a manner that is consistent with the aims and objectives of the study, with any unexpected or contradictory findings explained and discussed.
  • The results should be presented in a manner that is free from any personal biases or subjective interpretations.

Discussion and Conclusion:
The discussion and conclusion section of a manuscript submitted to JPSAD should provide a critical analysis of the study findings and their implications. The guidelines for reporting the discussion and conclusion in JPSAD are as follows:

1. The discussion section should provide a critical analysis of the results, highlighting their strengths and weaknesses.
2. The discussion section should interpret the results in light of the study objectives and the relevant literature, with any discrepancies or similarities discussed in detail.
3. The discussion section should provide a clear and concise summary of the main findings of the study, with any unexpected or contradictory results explained and discussed.
4. The discussion section should address the limitations of the study and suggest areas for further research.
5. The conclusion section should provide a summary of the main findings and their implications for the field of avian diseases and poultry science.
6. The conclusion section should be written in a clear and concise manner, with no new information introduced.
7. The conclusion section should be supported by evidence from the study, with any recommendations or implications clearly stated.

Acknowledgment (if required):
Any contributor who does not meet the author criteria should be acknowledged in this section. An award can be given to an individual who provided technical assistance in the form of writing or proofreading an article, or to a department that provided general assistance.

Conflict of Interest:
All authors must disclose any financial or personal ties to any other person or organization that could have an improper influence on their study. If no interests are disclosed, please provide the following information: Conflict of interests: none.

Indicate who funded the research and/or the production of the article, and briefly describe the role of any sponsors in designing the study, data collection, analysis and interpretation, writing the manuscript draft, and in the decision to submit for publication. If the funding source(s) was not involved, it is recommended to disclose this information.

Ethical Considerations:
It is necessary to ensure the human care and treatment of all animals. If experimental animals are subjected to painful or harmful conditions, the authors must indicate in the text that the procedures were approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee or a comparable animal welfare committee. Questionable manuscripts will not be processed for publication.

Use Vancouver style to write references and ensure that all in-text citations are included in the bibliography. The JPSAD asks authors to use reference management software (EndNote).  Endnote/Mendeley-based word file is obligatory.
Manuscript Format:
All text must be double-spaced using 12-point Times New Roman font on 8.5 by 11-inch pages. Manuscript files should be in Word (.doc or .docx) formats. PDF format is not acceptable for the source file of the text of the manuscript. Beginning with the title, manuscripts should include continuous line numbering on the left margin of each page.

Define the abbreviations used in the manuscript in alphabetical order, after the key words.

Tables should be double-spaced and must not contain any vertical lines. Tables should be well-planned and tell a story. Lack of planning can cloud the meaning of your results. Tables must be placed at the end of the main manuscript. The table caption should be complete enough to allow the data to be understood without reference to the text. Tables must be submitted in .doc or .docx format. 

Figures in JPSAD should be of high quality and designed to fit into the two-column format of the journal. Lettering and symbols should be legible, and captions should be clear and concise. The resolution and format of the files should meet the journal's requirements to ensure high-quality reproduction in print. The following guidelines should be followed when preparing and submitting figures:

  1. Figures should be submitted as high-quality electronic files in PDF, TIFF, JPEG, or EPS format.
  2. The figure number should be clearly indicated in the file name.
  3. A minimum resolution of 300 dpi is required for all images in print.
  4. Graphs and charts should have clearly labeled axes that include the calibration.
  5. Symbols and abbreviations used in figures should be explained in the caption.
  6. Photomicrographs should include a size bar to indicate the scale of the image.
  7. Figures must be placed at the end of the main manuscript and also in separate files.

Supplemental Materials:
Authors are encouraged to provide supplemental material files to enhance the content of their articles submitted to JPSAD. These supplemental files will be available to online subscribers of the journal. Supplemental files must be relevant to the journal article and intended only to support the primary content presented in the article. Authors are expected to supply supplemental material files in their final format in terms of editing, proofreading, and style and organization of content. The JPSAD are not responsible for the content of the supplemental files and cannot verify their quality, integrity, and usability.

Peer Review:
All manuscripts are reviewed by two or more reviewers selected by the Editorial Board. During the submission process, the submitting author should provide the names and contact information of three potential reviewers for the manuscript. The suggested reviewers should not be collaborators of any of the authors or from the same institution as any of the authors of the submitted manuscript. They do not have to be members of the Editorial Board. The Editor is not obligated to use any of the proposed reviewers. The editor-in-chief and associate editors will avoid all conflicts of interest, for example, in assigning manuscripts to reviewers or any other business related to the journal.

The authors retain the copyright and full publishing rights without restrictions.

All journal articles are available free of charge from the date of publication. There is no pre-publication author fee. Open access articles are freely downloadable, readable, and downloadable by anyone in the world.

Submission Preparation Checklist

All submissions must meet the following requirements.

  • This submission meets the requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • This submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • All references have been checked for accuracy and completeness.
  • All tables and figures have been numbered and labeled.
  • Permission has been obtained to publish all photos, datasets and other material provided with this submission.


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