Journal of Swine Health and Production

Guidelines for Authors

Author Guidelines

Author Checklist

Manuscript Templates

Authors are encouraged to use the appropriate genre template when preparing and submitting a manuscript. See the Author Guidelines for a description and specific formatting requirements for each genre.

Formatting requirements for manuscript genres currently accepted by the Journal of Swine Health and Production:

Genre

Description

Maximum words

Maximum No.

Other requirements*

Abstract

Manuscript

Figures and Tables

References

Original Research

Reports the results of original research on topics that are within journal scope.

250

4000

As needed

35

-

Brief Communication

Documents observations made in a narrowly defined research area or a mini-review of a subject area.

50

2000

2

15

-

Case Report

Describes an unusual or interesting case.

100

3000

As needed

As needed

Manuscript should not exceed 20 pages including figures, tables, and references.

Case Study

Describes unusual or interesting cases occurring on two or more farms.

100

3000

As needed

As needed

Manuscript should not exceed 20 pages including figures, tables, and references.

Literature Review

Review of the published scientific literature about a specific topic area in which important advances have been made in the past five years and is of current interest.

200

5000

As needed

As needed but most references should be recent (within 5 yrs) and avoid use of non-refereed references and personal communications.

Manuscript should not exceed 30 pages including figures, tables, and references.

Production Tool

Describes a practical, state-of-the-art technique for improving an individual swine enterprise or the swine industry at large.

100

3000

As needed

As needed

Manuscript should not exceed 20 pages including figures, tables, and references.

Diagnostic Note

Describes methods of diagnosis for swine diseases. A brief literature review may be included and use of non-refereed references and personal communications is not restricted.

100

3000

As needed

As needed

Manuscript should not exceed 20 pages including figures, tables, and references.

Practice Tip

Describes new technological methods likely to be of use to swine practitioners.

100

3000

As needed

As needed

Manuscript should not exceed 20 pages including figures, tables, and references.

Peer-Reviewed Commentary

Commentary on diagnostic, research, or production techniques used in the field of swine health and production.

100

3000

As needed

As needed

Manuscript should not exceed 20 pages including figures, tables, and references.

Letter to the Editor (LTE)

Offers comment or useful critique on materials published in the journal.

-

500

0

5

The decision to publish an LTE rests solely with the executive editor. Letters referring to a published article will be forwarded to the author of the article, and both the original letter and the response will be published in the same issue if possible. Letters to the Editor are not peer-reviewed but are subject to editorial changes.