Instructions to Authors
The Editor in Chief acknowledges receipt of the manuscripts and submits
them to the Editorial Board. The manuscripts may then be accepted, rejected
or revisions may be requested. These must have been addressed when submitting
a new version.
The Editorial Board may return without refereeing any manuscript
that does not comply with the following guidelines:
- French is mandatory for French and francophone authors. English
of a high standard may be used in all other cases. Authors
whose mother tongue is not English should have their manuscript checked
by an English-speaking colleague before submitting their article.
- Complete manuscripts are submitted two ways, via postal services
in duplicate, including one original, addressed to:
Revue d'élevage et de médecine
vétérinaire des pays tropicaux
Campus international de Baillarguet
TA C-112 / A
34398 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
and via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The text is typed, double-spaced, the pages are numbered. At
the electronic address, use Word format for text and tables, and a
separate file for each figure (see below for their formats).
- 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’ names, first name
initials, complete addresses; 4) corresponding author’s name, telephone,
fax number and e-mail address; 5) abstracts: in English and in French,
250 words at most, and both contain the same information; 6) five
to eight keywords, according to FAO AGROVOC thesaurus.
- 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 present study.
- Tables: Roman numerals are used, in the order they appear
in the text. They are meaningful by themselves 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
hard copies, numbered in Arabic numerals in the order they
appear in the text, legends listed separately and meaningful by themselves.
Graphs, histograms and the likes must also be supplied 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 300 dpi; black and white photos, minimum 500
dpi), maps must be very clearly outlined (not copied from Web sites).
The author’s name and year the photo was taken must be mentioned
in the back of each photo.
- References: numbered, in alphabetical order for a given author,
with all the authors mentioned; they appear in the text within parentheses,
e.g. "...(19)...(7, 21)...". Ensure that references in the
list are quoted in the text. Anonymous publications
are listed under the publisher’s name. International ISO norms are
used to abbreviate journal names. A very special care is given to
their presentation and no item may be omitted (e.g. do not forget
the publisher’s name - same as copyright -, city and country when
quoting a book), using the following examples as guidelines:
1. BERTHE D., 1987. Epidémiologie et prophylaxie des maladies
infectieuses majeures : bilan et perspectives. Thèse Doct. vét.,
Eismv, Dakar, Sénégal, 120 p.
2. DENIS J.P., 1971. L’intervalle entre les vêlages chez le zébu
Gobra (Peulh sénégalais). Revue Elev. Méd. vét. Pays trop., 24
3. DJAMEN N.P., HAVARD M., DJONNEWA A., 2001. Vers une démarche
d'aide à la décision adaptée aux exploitations agricoles du Nord-Cameroun.
In : Second comité scientifique du Prasac, Maroua, Cameroun, 5-9
février 2001, 15 p.
4. RICORDEAU G., 1981. Genetics: breeding plans. In: Gall C.,
Ed., Goat production. London, UK, Academic Press, p. 111-161.
Proofs 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