Publication Ethics

Authors should follow the ethical guidelines at every stage of the research including the design and implementation of the study, sample harvesting and data analysis and finally manuscript preparation, manuscript writing and submission. The Assiut Veterinary Medical Journal encourages authors to adhere to the guideline of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), which provides ethics guidelines for international publishing.

The publication ethics includes;

  • Ethics approval,

  • Logic experimental design

  • Detailed research scheme,

  • Detailed materials and methods and data handling,

  • Avoidance of plagiarism,

  • Avoidance of duplicate publication,

  • Avoidance of data falsification or fabrication,

  • Avoidance of image manipulation,

  • Avoidance of inappropriate authorship credit,

  • Avoidance of simultaneous submission to more than one journal

  • Authorship rights and ethics,

  • Declaration of any conflicts of interest.

  • The originality of the work

  • A detailed materials and methods to allow other researchers to replicate the work.

  • Objective logic discussion of the findings is required

  • The manuscript have not considered for publication elsewhere, simultaneously.

  • Acknowledgement of anyone contributed to the research but is not an author.

  • Financial support for the study must be fully involved in the "Acknowledgments" section.

  • Obtaining permissions from the copyright holder to reproduce published figures or diagrams,

  • Original raw data should be kept by the author to provide it to the reviewers upon request.

  • Authors should declare the presence of any potential interest in the ‘Conflicts of interest’ statement. They should explain, if there is, why the interest may be a conflict, at the end of the manuscript.

  • The used experimental, pet or farm animals must provide details of ethical approval such as the project identification code, date of approval and name of the ethics committee in the Methods section.

  • Ethical Guidelines for the use of animals in research include avoiding the painful actions without anaesthesia and any uncomfortable conditions. The researchers should comply the 3R concepts involving;

                1.     Replacement of animals by alternative possible methods,
                2.     Reduction the number of used animals to minimal acceptable number for statistics,
                3.     Refinement of experimental procedures to minimize the harm and loss of animals.

  • The origin or source of any used cell Line, or tissue culture must be stated as well as the detailed method to allow reproducibility, and ethics committee approval must be written in the Methods section.

English editing:

To facilitate peer-reviewing duty and understanding of your manuscript by future readers, it is necessary to submit a grammatically correct English. In case you are not fluent in English, we recommend that authors professionally edit the manuscript by a native English-speaking colleague. More information can be read under the English Editing Guidelines for Authors.