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Submission Preparation Checklist

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.

Author Guidelines

Submission: Manuscripts should be submitted by one of the authors of the manuscript through the online submission system. Regardless of the source of the word-processing tool, only electronic PDF (.pdf) or Word (.doc, .docx, .rtf) files can be submitted through the online submission system. There is no page limit. Only online submissions are accepted to facilitate rapid publication and minimize administrative costs. Submissions by anyone other than one of the authors will not be accepted. The submitting author takes responsibility for the paper during submission and peer review.

Terms of Submission: Papers must be submitted on the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, review, or thesis) and are not currently under consideration by another journal published by Modern Science Publishers or any other publisher. The submitting author is responsible for ensuring that the article's publication has been approved by all the other coauthors. It is also the authors' responsibility to ensure that the articles emanating from a particular institution are submitted with the approval of the necessary institution. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation. Only an acknowledgment from the editorial office officially establishes the date of receipt. Further correspondence and proofs will be sent to the author(s) before publication unless otherwise indicated. It is a condition of submission of a paper that the authors permit editing of the paper for readability.

Article Processing Charges: JEAAS is an open access journal. Open access charges allow publishers to make the published material available for free to all interested online visitors. So, the authors of accepted papers are requested to arrange page charges of their papers at the rate of US$ 5 per page, which will be invoiced, through the author, to the author's company, institute, or agency. Page charges are mandatory and omitted ONLY when it will be highly recommended by Editor-in-chief to us for publication.

Proofs: Corrected proofs must be returned to the publisher within 4 days of receipt. The publisher will do everything possible to ensure prompt publication. It will therefore be appreciated if the manuscripts and figures conform from the outset to the style of the journal.

Reprints: All published will be free for download. So, we don't send authors reprints.

Submission Preparation Checklist: 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. Regarding the review process, please recommend us six proposed reviewers. Recommendation MUST include Full Names, Department, University, Country and Email Addresses for each proposed reviewer.

Ethical standards: Manuscripts submitted for publication must contain a statement to the effect that all animal and human studies have been approved by the appropriate ethics committee and have therefore been performed in accordance with the ethical standards laid down in the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki. It should also be stated clearly in the text that all persons gave their informed consent prior to their inclusion in the study. Details that might disclose the identity of the subjects under study should be omitted. The editors reserve the right to reject manuscripts that do not comply with the above-mentioned requirements. The author will be held responsible for false statements or failure to fulfill the above-mentioned requirements.

Conflict of interest: Authors must indicate whether or not they have a financial relationship with the organization that sponsored the research. This note should be added in a separate section before the reference list. If no conflict exists, authors should state: The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Copyright Notice: Open Access authors retain the copyrights of their papers, and all open access articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited. The use of general descriptive names, trade names, trademarks, and so forth in this publication, even if not specifically identified, does not imply that these names are not protected by the relevant laws and regulations. While the advice and information in this journal are believed to be true and accurate on the date of its going to press, neither the authors, the editors, nor the publisher can accept any legal responsibility for any errors or omissions that may be made. The publisher makes no warranty, express or implied, with respect to the material contained herein.

Permissions: Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.

Online Submission: Authors should submit their manuscripts online. Electronic submission substantially reduces the editorial processing and reviewing times and shortens overall publication times. Please follow the hyperlink Submit online on the right and upload all of your manuscript files following the instructions given on the screen.

Manuscript Format:

  • Title page: The title page should include the name(s) of the author(s), A concise and informative title, The affiliation(s) and address (es) of the author(s), The e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers of the corresponding author
  • Abstract: Please provide an abstract of 200 to 300 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.
  • Keywords: Please provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.
  • Text Formatting: Manuscripts should be submitted in Word. Use a normal, plain font (e.g., 10-point Times Roman) for the text. Use italics for emphasis. Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages. Do not use field functions. Use tab stops or other commands for indents, not the space bar. Use the table function, not spreadsheets, to make tables. Use the equation editor or MathType for equations. Save your file in docx format (Word 2007 or higher) or doc format (older Word versions). Manuscripts with mathematical content can also be submitted in LaTeX.
  • Headings: Please use no more than three levels of displayed headings.
  • Abbreviations: Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.
  • Footnotes: Footnotes can be used to give additional information, which may include the citation of a reference included in the reference list. They should not consist solely of a reference citation, and they should never include the bibliographic details of a reference. They should also not contain any figures or tables. Footnotes to the text are numbered consecutively; those to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data). Footnotes to the title or the authors of the article are not given reference symbols. Always use footnotes instead of endnotes.
  • Acknowledgments: Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before the reference list. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.
  • Citation: cite references in the text by name and year in parentheses. Some examples: Negotiation research spans many disciplines (Thompson 1990). This result was later contradicted by Becker and Seligman (1996). This effect has been widely studied (Abbott 1991; Barakat et al. 1995; Kelso and Smith 1998; Medvec et al. 1999).
  • Reference list: The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list. Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each work.
  1. Journal article: Gamelin FX, Baquet G, Berthoin S, Thevenet D, Nourry C, Nottin S, Bosquet L (2009) Effect of high intensity intermittent training on heart rate variability in prepubescent children. Eur J Appl Physiol 105:731-738. doi: 10.1007/s00421-008-0955-8. Ideally, the names of all authors should be provided. However, the usage of "et al." in long author lists will also be accepted: Smith J, Jones M Jr, Houghton L et al (1999) Future of health insurance. N Engl J Med 965:325-329 .
  2. Book: South J, Blass B (2001) The future of modern genomics. Blackwell, London. Book chapter Brown B, Aaron M (2001) The politics of nature. In: Smith J (ed) The rise of modern genomics, 3rd edn. Wiley, New York, pp 230-257
  3. Online document: Cartwright J (2007) Big stars have weather too. IOP Publishing PhysicsWeb. Accessed 26 June 2007
  4. Dissertation: Trent JW (1975) Experimental acute renal failure. Dissertation, University of California
  • Tables: All tables are to be numbered using Arabic numerals. Tables should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order. For each table, please supply a table caption (title) explaining the components of the table. Identify any previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference at the end of the table caption. Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data) and included beneath the table body.
  • Artwork and Illustrations Guidelines: For the best quality final product, it is highly recommended that you submit all of your artwork: photographs, line drawings, etc.  in an electronic format. Your art will then be produced to the highest standards with the greatest accuracy to detail. The published work will directly reflect the quality of the artwork provided. Electronic Figure Submission. Supply all figures electronically.. Indicate what graphics program was used to create the artwork. For vector graphics, the preferred format is EPS; for halftones, please use TIFF format. MS Office files are also acceptable. Vector graphics containing fonts must have the fonts embedded in the files. Name your figure files with "Fig" and the figure number, e.g., Fig1.eps.
  • Line Art: Black and white graphic with no shading. Do not use faint lines and/or lettering and check that all lines and lettering within the figures are legible at final size. All lines should be at least 0.1 mm (0.3 pt) wide. Scanned line drawings and line drawings in bitmap format should have a minimum resolution of 1200 dpi. Vector graphics containing fonts must have the fonts embedded in the files.
  • Halftone Art: Photographs, drawings, or paintings with fine shading, etc. If any magnification is used in the photographs, indicate this by using scale bars within the figures themselves. Halftones should have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.
  • Combination Art: a combination of halftone and line art, e.g., halftones containing line drawing, extensive lettering, color diagrams, etc. Combination artwork should have a minimum resolution of 600 dpi.
  • Color Art: Color art is free of charge for online publication. If black and white will be shown in the print version, make sure that the main information will still be visible. Many colors are not distinguishable from one another when converted to black and white. A simple way to check this is to make a xerographic copy to see if the necessary distinctions between the different colors are still apparent. If the figures will be printed in black and white, do not refer to color in the captions. color illustrations should be submitted as RGB (8 bits per channel).
  • Figure Lettering: To add lettering, it is best to use Helvetica or Arial (sans serif fonts). Keep lettering consistently sized throughout your final-sized artwork, usually about 2x3 mm (8x12 pt). Variance of type size within an illustration should be minimal, e.g., do not use 8-pt type on an axis and 20-pt type for the axis label. Avoid effects such as shading, outline letters, etc. Do not include titles or captions within your illustrations.
  • Figure Numbering: All figures are to be numbered using Arabic numerals. Figures should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order. Figure parts should be denoted by lowercase letters (a, b, c, etc.). If an appendix appears in your article and it contains one or more figures, continue the consecutive numbering of the main text. Do not number the appendix figures, "A1, A2, A3, etc." Figures in online appendices (Electronic Supplementary Material) should, however, be numbered separately.
  • Figure Captions: Each figure should have a concise caption describing accurately what the figure depicts. Include the captions in the text file of the manuscript, not in the figure file. Figure captions begin with the term Fig. in bold type, followed by the figure number, also in bold type. No punctuation is to be included after the number, nor is any punctuation to be placed at the end of the caption. Identify all elements found in the figure in the figure caption; and use boxes, circles, etc., as coordinate points in graphs. Identify previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference citation at the end of the figure caption.
  • Figure Placement and Size: When preparing your figures, size figures to fit in the column width. For most journals the figures should be 39 mm, 84 mm, 129 mm, or 174 mm wide and not higher than 234 mm. For books and book-sized journals, the figures should be 80 mm or 122 mm wide and not higher than 198 mm.
  • Permissions: If you include figures that have already been published elsewhere, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format. Please be aware that some publishers do not grant electronic rights for free and that Springer will not be able to refund any costs that may have occurred to receive these permissions. In such cases, material from other sources should be used.
  • Accessibility: In order to give people of all abilities and disabilities access to the content of your figures, please make sure that. All figures have descriptive captions (blind users could then use a text-to-speech software or a text-to-Braille hardware). Patterns are used instead of or in addition to colors for conveying information (color-blind users would then be able to distinguish the visual elements) Any figure lettering has a contrast ratio of at least
  • Electronic Supplementary Material: Springer accepts electronic multimedia files (animations, movies, audio, etc.) and other supplementary files to be published online along with an article or a book chapter. This feature can add dimension to the author's article, as certain information cannot be printed or is more convenient in electronic form.
  • Submission: Supply all supplementary material in standard file formats. Please include in each file the following information: article title, journal name, author names; affiliation and e-mail address of the corresponding author. To accommodate user downloads, please keep in mind that larger-sized files may require very long download times and that some users may experience other problems during downloading.
  • Audio, Video, and Animations: Always use MPEG-1 (.mpg) format.
  • Text and Presentations: Submit your material in PDF format; .doc or .ppt files are not suitable for long-term viability. A collection of figures may also be combined in a PDF file.
  • Spreadsheets: Spreadsheets should be converted to PDF if no interaction with the data is intended. If the readers should be encouraged to make their own calculations, spreadsheets should be submitted as .xls files (MS Excel).
  • Collecting Multiple Files: It is possible to collect multiple files in a .zip or .gz file.
  • Numbering: If supplying any supplementary material, the text must make specific mention of the material as a citation, similar to that of figures and tables. Refer to the supplementary files as "Online Resource", e.g., "... as shown in the animation (Online Resource 3)", ... additional data are given in Online Resource 4. Name the files consecutively, e.g. ESM_3.mpg, ESM_4.pdf.
  • Captions: For each supplementary material, please supply a concise caption describing the content of the file.
  • Processing of supplementary files: Electronic supplementary material will be published as received from the author without any conversion, editing, or reformatting.
  • Accessibility: In order to give people of all abilities and disabilities access to the content of your supplementary files, please make sure that The manuscript contains a descriptive caption for each supplementary material. Video files do not contain anything that flashes more than three times per second (so that users prone to seizures caused by such effects are not put at risk).

Original Articles

Should report novel data that lead to clear interpretations and are of high relevance. The following form should be used: Abstract (150 – 250 words), Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion and List of references. Original articles should not exceed eight (8) printed pages including Figures, Tables and References. Details are given in the Author guidelines.

Review Articles

Should give a comprehensive overview over recent developments in animal sciences. Authors are free to organize reviews in a way that fits best to their purposes. Nevertheless, we encourage the use of informative subheadings, as well as figures that illustrate the key conclusions. Moreover, authors are invited to include boxes with key questions and take-home message. Review articles should not exceed thirty (30) printed pages including Figures, Tables and References. Although we particularly encourage comprehensive reviews also shorter articles are welcome.

Short Communications

Short communications are intended to rapidly publish novel ideas and results in new and developing areas of veterinary science, but which are insufficient to fill the requirements of a full-length article. They should not exceed three (3) printed pages (double-spaced, typewritten eight (8) pages) including the figure(s) and table(s). Each short communication must have a short abstract of no more than 250 words. The number of references should not exceed thirty (30). Do not use section heading in the body of the short communication; introduction, materials and methods, results and discussion should be in a single section. The references section is identical to that of articles.

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