Manuscript format

The Veterinary Integrative Sciences online journal welcomes only English articles. English manuscripts must be written in “Times New Roman” font of 12-point type. The required font type must be used along with double spacing between lines of text, and continuous line numbering along the margins of the manuscript. Manuscripts can be of any length. There are no restictions on number of words, or number of tables and figures.

Importantly, English articles from corresponding authors do not belong to the English native speaker, while authors must send a supplemental document confirming that the article was proofread by a qualified native English speaker or authorized organization. 

Submission files (Microsoft Word document of PDF). All four types of manuscripts must be composed of four separate files;

  1. Cover letter file
  2. Title page file
  3. Main manuscript file (without author name and affiliation)
  4. Graphical abstract
  5. Figure file(s) (optional)
  6. Ethical approval letter (optional)
  7. English approval letter (optional)

Cover letter

A cover letter from the corresponding author is required assuring that the article has never before been published and is also not under consideration for publication elsewhere. The cover letter should include the following information;

  1. A summary of the study
  2. A statement confirming that all authors have read and approved of the final version of the manuscript before submission to the journal
  3. A clear specification of the type of article (for example, research article, review article, short communication or case report)
  4. A request for appropriate reviewers for this research with their names, companies/organizations, and Email addresses

Title page

Title page should be composed of the following;

  1. Title of the article.
  2. Name of author(s) and corresponding author(s) in English.
  3. List of Email addresses of all authors
  4. Acknowledgements
  5. Author contributions

      Title name

  1. The length of the title should not exceed 250 characters.
  2. Title should be written in sentence case with only the first word of the text, proper nouns and genus names being capitalized.
  3. Avoid any abbreviations if possible.
  4. The title should address whether the submission is for systematic review, meta-analysis or clinical trial.

      Author names

  1. First names (or first initials) in combination with full middle names
  2. Middle names (or initials, if used)
  3. Last names (surnames, family names)

      Affiliations (indication of multiple affiliations, or current addresses where appropriate)

  1. Department, university, or organizational affiliation
  2. Location: city, state/province (if applicable), postcode
  3. Country

      Corresponding author

  1. Full name
  2. Affiliation
  3. Telephone number, Fax number (if applicable)
  4. Email address

Main manuscript 

The main manuscript will be sent to reviewers and will not show the names and addresses of the author(s). It will be composed of the following;

  1. Title
  2. Abstracts, Research articles and a Review articles should not exceed 250 words, while Short communications and Case reports should not exceed 200 words
  3. Keywords (3-5 words) must be listed below the abstract.
  4. Content, Research articles and Short communications should contain the respective headings as follows; Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Conflict of Interest statement, References, Table and Figure Legends.
  5. If there is any mathematical equations presented, “Microsoft equation editor” or “Math Type” software should be employed.
  6. The Results, Discussion and Conclusion sections should be presented separately.
  7. Abbrivations should be defined upon first appearance in the text.
  8. Figures and Tables should be listed at the end of the article.
  9. If animals were used in the study, permission to use animals for scientific study must be obtained from the Animal Ethics Committee. The organization of the committee, the date of the permit, and license number (if available) must be presented under the heading of Materials and Methods.

Graphical abstract

The use of graphical abstracts is becoming more common in academic journals, where authors are expected to provide a concise and visually appealing summary of their article's main findings. This could be a figure specially designed for this purpose, or the concluding figure from the article itself.
The graphical abstract is intended to help readers quickly grasp the key takeaway from the article, encourage interdisciplinary reading, and facilitate identification of articles that align with their research interests. Studies have demonstrated that articles with graphical abstracts receive higher levels of engagement, including increased views and social media activity.
To create a graphical abstract, authors must submit an original image that accurately reflects the content of their paper. The image should be uploaded as a separate file and follow the guidelines provided by the journal.
The graphical abstract will appear in online search result lists and the online contents list and the article on website, but not in the article PDF or print.
To maximize the impact of the graphical abstract, authors should ensure that the image has a clear start and end, reads from top to bottom or left to right, and contains minimal clutter. The image size should be at least 1328 x 531 pixels with a minimum resolution of 600 dpi, and the font used should be Times, Arial, Courier, or Symbol with a large enough font size. If you are submitting a larger image, please use the same ratio (500 wide x 200 high). Preferred file types are TIFF, EPS, PDF, or JPEG. There should be no additional text, outline, or synopsis included in the image file, and any text or label must be part of the image.


  1. Figure titles, captions and information relevant to the figures must be writen clearly. Use “Figure 1 XXXX” for figure title and use “(g. Fig. 1) or “ shown in Figure 1.” in the text.
  2. Figure legends should be listed at the end of the manuscript following the Tables.
  3. Figures should be presented in TIFF or JPEG format and each figure should be submitted separately. The file names should be presented as follows: “Figure_1.jpg”, Figure_2.jpg”.
  4. CMYK format should be used for color figures and the resolution of the figures should be higher, but the overall size should not be larger than 2 MB.
    • 300 DPI/PPI for picture-only (without text of any kind) figure files 
    • 600 DPI/PPI for figures containing pictures and line elements (i.e., text labels, thin lines, arrows, etc.) 
    • 1200 DPI/PPI for black and white images such as line drawings, graphs, or charts
  5. Arrangement and format of the figures should be presented in the order that they appear in the content of the manuscript.
  6. If figures are presented, a scale or scale bar must accompany them.
  7. The panels of each multi-part figure should be arranged; however, the figure should be published and saved in a single file. Each part should be labeled with an uppercase letter for each figure component (e.g. Fig. 1C) and a single number for the entire figure group.
  8. The author must include document(s) giving permission to use licensed figure(s).


  1. Tables can be embedded in the main manuscript after the “References” section.
  2. Tables should be created using the “Table” function in Microsoft Word. Please do not use Excel to insert tables as figures.
  3. The accepted and preferred file format for Tables is Microsoft Word.
  4. Table captions and contents in the tables must be written clearly.
  5. Numbers and table headings must be placed above the table.
  6. Footnotes must be placed below the table; these may be used to explain abbreviations.
  7. Include units in column and row headings in parentheses.
  8. Tables must fit on a single 21.6 x 28 cm page with 2.5 cm margins.
  9. Vertical table lines should be avoided; horizontal lines should be used to separate topics from content.


 The name-year system should be employed for in-text citations. All referenced documents should be in English. If referenced documents are in other languages, the author must translate them into English. Authors are welcome to use reference managers such as Endnote, Reference Manager, or Zotero, which can help to expedite the proofreading and publishing processes.

  1. All in-text citations must have corresponding citations in the reference list.
  2. The name-year system must be employed for in-text citations. For example, “Based on the study of Toyoki (2010), it was shown that…” or “… corresponding to the study in canines (Hirada, 2010), horse (Maki and Hida, 2011) which discovered the level….”
  3. If citing more than two author, the first author must be cited and followed by et al. For example, “… High level of Oct-4 gene expression was discovered in blastocyst (Nganvongpanit et al., 2006)”
  4. The Reference list should be presented in alphabetical order.
  5. References by the same author and same year of publication should be cited with a lowercase letter indicating the progression, for example, 2010a, 2010b.
  6. If referenced documents are not in English, they must be translated into English with permission granted by the authors of such documents.
  7. Studies that have been published but are undergoing preparation should be identified as “in press” at the end of the reference.
  8. Referenced documents in Thai or other languages such as German, Chinese, Japanese must be translated into English. Their references must be followed by the following phrasing (in Thai, in German, in Chinese, in Japanese) depending on the language of the original documents.
  9. Studies that have not been published cannot be used as references.
  10. Studies that are published online without volume and page numbers must be identified by the Digital Object Identifier (DOI).
  11. The title abbreviation must be presented in accordance with Title Word Abbreviations: (
  12. Sample references are listed below.


Maneepitaksanti, W., Worananthakij, W., Sriwilai, P., Laoprasert, T., 2014. Identification and distribution of gill monogeneans from Nile tilapia and red tilapia in Thailand. Chiang Mai Vet. J. 12, 57–68.

 Tongkamsi, S., Singasa, K., Tubtim, T., Nakbubpa, K., Chansilpa, T., Kayee, S., 2015. Effects of storage time at 32.5 oC on amount of Bacillus cereus in UHT milk for school in Chonburi province. Chiang Mai Vet. J. 13, 1–6. (In Thai)

 Conference reports

Caffrey, J.P., 1994. Status of bovine tuberculosis eradication programmes in Europe. In: Wood, P.R., Monaghan, M.L., Rothel, J.S. (Eds.), Bovine Tuberculosis. Vet. Microbiol. 40, 1–4.


Armitage, P., Berry, G., 1987. Statistical Methods in Medical Research. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford, pp. 94–100, 411–416.


Chapters from book

Butler, J.E., 1981. A concept of humoral immunity among ruminants and an approach to its investigation. In: Butler, J.E., Nielson, K., Duncan, J.R. (Eds.), The Ruminant Immune System, Plenum Press, New York, pp. 3–55.



Contributions from anyone who does not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed with permission from the contributor in the Acknowledgements section. Financial and material support should also be mentioned. Expressing appreciation to anonymous reviewers is not appropriate. An Acknowledgements statement should be included within the  Title page file of your submission.

Conflict of interest statement

The conflict of interest statement should be included within the main text file of your submission and should be presented before the references section.

Author contributions

The author contribution statement should be included within the Title page file of your submission. Please provide one contribution for each author at minimum.


Plagiarized content will not be considered for publication. If plagiarism is detected during the peer review process, the manuscript may be rejected. If plagiarism is detected after publication, we may issue a correction or retract the paper, as appropriate. We reserve the right to inform the authors' institutions about plagiarism detected either before or after publication.

Veterinary Integrative Sciences uses Turnitin which is supported by Chiang Mai University, Thailand to screen submitted content for originality. Each journal screens a proportion of all submitted manuscripts. We will do a follow-up investigation if the software raises any concerns. Plagiarism is suspected when the percentage of similarity is higher than 25% and the Editor-in-Chief will be informed. However, clear indications of plagiarism will result in immediate rejection. We expect that editors and reviewers will be vigilant in their evaluation of journal submissions and will notify the journal about any plagiarism identified.

Copyright permissions

Publishing an article with open access in Veterinary Integrative Sciences leaves the copyright with the author. The article is published under the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 (CC-BY 4.0), which allows users to read, copy, distribute and make derivative works from the material, as long as the author of the original work is cited.  


Manuscript oraganization

  1. Cover letter file
  2. Title page file
  • Manuscript type
  • Title of article
  • Author list
  • Coresponding author
  • Acknowledgments
  • Author contribute (if applicable)
  1. Main manuscript file
  • Title of article
  • Abstract
  • Key words
  • Introduction
  • Materials and Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • Conflict of interest
  • References
  • Table (s)
  • Figure (s) (or separate file)
  • Supporting information (if applicable)

Manusubmission checklist

  1. Cover letter file
  2. Title page file
  3. Main manuscript file
  4. Figures files (optional)
  5. Letter of recommendation stating that the English in the article has been checked by a qualified native English speaker (optional)

Editorial office

Veterinary Integrative Sciences,
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Chiang Mai University,
155, Mae Hai, Muang, Chiang Mai 50100 Thailand
Email :


Principal Contact
Korakot Nganvongpanit
Editor-in chief
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand 
Phone +66 53948001

Support Contact

Suladda Iammak

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand

Phone +66 53948010