Instructions to Authors
The journal publishes original articles and communications, as well as reviews in the themes specified on the site home page. Manuscripts must strictly adhere to the following conditions or the authors will be notified that their projects will not be considered for evaluation by the Reading Committee.
French is preferred for francophone authors. English of a high standard must be used in all other cases. When the language used is not the authors’, the manuscript must be carefully revised by a person for whom it is the mother tongue.
The manuscript is sent electronically to email@example.com. The text is typed, double-spaced, the pages are numbered. Use Word format and send a single file for text and tables, and separate files for each figure (see formats below).
- First and second page contents
1) A precise, complete title in English and in French; 2) a running title not exceeding 60 characters or spaces in English and in French; 3) authors’ last names, first name initials, affiliations, complete addresses; 4) corresponding author’s name, telephone numbers and e-mail address; 5) abstracts: in English and in French, 250 words at most, both contain the same information; 6) five to eight keywords, according to FAO AGROVOC thesaurus (http://aims.fao.org/standards/agrovoc/functionalities/search).
- Article structure
Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgments (when appropriate), References.
Note: In the Materials and Methods, and Results sections the past tense is mandatory. In the Discussion the present tense may be used when referring to already published results, but the past tense is mandatory when referring to results of the study presented here. Do not use first person personal pronouns, singular or plural (“I” and “we”).
Significant decimals are accepted, otherwise numbers are rounded. Roman numerals are used, in the order they appear in the text. They are meaningful by themselves (all abbreviations must be defined) and constructed using the Table function of MS Word or Excel; each entry must be in a separate cell; do not use line breaks within cells.
- Figures (photographs, graphs, drawings, maps)
High-quality, numbered in Arabic numerals in the order they appear in the text, with complete clear legends, and meaningful by themselves (all abbreviations must be defined). Maps must be very clearly outlined. Words on maps must be legible and only study-relevant information is shown. Graphs, histograms and the likes must also be sent electronically with their digital source (input) files (Excel or Powerpoint), photos, slides are saved in JPG, TIF or EPS (for 150 mm minimum width: color photos, minimum 200 dpi; black and white photos, minimum 300 dpi). Mention the author’s name and year of each photo.
The number of references cited should not exceed 40 in the articles and 20 in the communications (no number limitation for reviews).
Numbered, in alphabetical order for a given author, with all the authors mentioned; they appear in the text within parentheses, e.g. "... (19)... (7, 10, 21)...." Use three references maximum within the same parentheses. Ensure that references in the list are quoted in the text, and vice versa. Anonymous publications are listed under the publisher’s name. Respect all styles (uppercase/lowercase, italic/bold, etc.) according to the following models for each reference type:
- Journal articles
ISO abbreviations for journals can be accessed at http://www.issn.org/2-22661-LTWA-online.php. Quote in English all articles published in Rev. Elev. Med. vet. Pays trop. [and specify “in French” where applicable].
NAMES, FIRST NAME INITIALS, year of publication. Article title. Journal’s name abbreviated according to ISO standards (see above), volume number: first-last pages of the article.
SANFO R., BOLY H., SAWADOGO L., BRIAN O., 2012 Laying performances and egg characteristics of the guinea fowl (Numida meleagris) under improved breeding system in the central region of Burkina Faso. Rev. Elev. Med. vet. Pays trop., 65: 25-29. [in French]
NAMES, FIRST NAME INITIALS (eventually specify "Eds" for Editors), or PUBLISHER, year of publication. Book title. City, Country, Publisher [i.e. copyright], total number of pages.
QUAE, 2009. Memento de l’agronome. Versailles, France, Quae, 1 691 p.
- Book chapters
NAMES, FIRST NAME INITIALS, year of publication. Chapter title. In: Editors’ names, first name initials, book title. City, Country, Publisher [i.e. copyright], first-last pages of the chapter.
VREYSEN M.J.B., 2007. Monitoring sterile and wild insects in area-wide integrated pest management programmes. In: Dyck V.A., Hendrichs J., Robinson A.S., Eds, Sterile insect technique. Principles and practice in area-wide integrated pest management. Dordrecht, The Netherlands, Springer, p. 325-362.
- Proceedings/Communications - Conferences/Workshops [use the following model]
KOUTOU M., VALL E., 2010. Implication des acteurs locaux dans la conception d’innovations : le cas des systèmes agropastoraux du Tuy (Burkina Faso). In : Coudel E., Devautour H., Soulard C., Hubert B., Eds, Int. Symp. Innovation and sustainable development in agriculture and food, Montpellier, France, 28 June - 1 July 2010, 12 p.
- Doctoral theses [Levels below are not accepted. Use the following model]
SHAIF A., 2011. The epidemiology of Rift Valley fever in Yemen and the risk of re-introduction from the Horn of Africa. Doct. Thesis, University of Liege, Belgium, 151 p.
Permanent databases and online sources may be cited, with the site access date. Other references to websites are cited in the text only and within brackets as follows: [Complete citation reference. URL (date of access)].
They are sent to the first author or to the correspondent, who then has a few days to return corrections. A PDF file of the published article might be sent upon request solely to the first author or to the designated correspondent.
Once a manuscript has been accepted for publication the Copyright Transfer Statement needs to be filled out and quickly returned to the editorial office by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or postal mail at:
Revue d'élevage et de médecine
vétérinaire des pays tropicaux
TAC-112 / A
34398 Montpellier Cedex 5, France