Articles submitted for publication in the One Health International Journal (OHIJ) must meet a number of minimum criteria; if these criteria are not met, as the case may be, the article is returned to the authors for revision or is rejected.
One Health International Journal publishes the following types of papers in the areas of the One Health concept or related areas:
- Review articles (synthesis papers) – „review” – max. 20 printed pages;
- Short review – max. 10 printed pages;
- „Normal” papers – max. 12 pages;
- „Short” papers – max. 6 pages;
- „Debut” papers – max. 6 pages;
- Preliminary notes – max. 4 pages.
The papers will be published only in English (US English version) – before the papers sending, the authors are strongly asked to check the job’s correctness by using the „Tools / Spelling and Grammar / Dictionary language: English” command – uncorrected texts will be returned.
In any case when the data, ideas, comments that are intended to be submitted, significantly exceed the above mentioned limits, as a rule, the paper will be divided in 2 – 3 shorter papers that will have the same title, but numbered; Except the previous case, if the article limits do not exceed 20% of above, an exception approval from the editorial board could be asked. Please note that the number of pages will be calculated with a maximum 4600 characters / page, including spaces.
The papers will include:
- a title;
- a short title;
- authors’ full names and affiliations:
- the person designated for contact;
- an abstract;
- keywords (min 3 / max 5);
- the article itself;
- the authors’ contribution to the achievement of the article: equal or different – in the last case, the specific contribution rate / percentage will be specified.
Preliminary notes – intended for the rapid communication of data, clinical or experimental observations – will not contain abstracts, and the tables, iconography and bibliography for them will be strictly limited to the subject.
For publication, the articles will be sent electronically to: xxxx, in two formats: Word (Word 2003, not 2007 or 2010) and pdf, respectively.
Two variants will be transmitted, the first of which is mandatory:
- Article – text only and separate: the rest of the article’s components: the title; short title; the names and complete data of the authors; abstract; keywords; tables; iconography; bibliography, degree of contribution.
- Optionally, the entire article can be transmitted, thus suggesting the authors’ desire for table positioning and iconography.
We strongly urge authors to check its contents for viruses before submitting the electronic copies to the publisher.
Finally, after the article acceptance, the authors will receive an electronic final form of the paper, which will be printed and later will marked ”good for printing” on each page. The signed form will be sent either by post to the address: xxxxxxxx, or it will scanned and sent electronically to the address yyyyyyy.
In addition to the article, the authors will send:
- a statement on the originality of the article, including iconography and tables;
- a statement, on their own responsibility in regards the respect of ethical rules, both for human and animal studies.
- The titlewill be as short as possible but as suggestive for the subject; for example, it is advisable to include the substance, drug or classes of substances, tested. As a rule, with the exception of well-known abbreviations, titles will not contain abbreviations.
- The shorttitle will consist of 3-8 words that synthesize the „long” title and article.
- Authors’ data:first name, family name; both will be complete, regardless of gender. Next: institution in which the authors work – including the department; if there are more institutes, all will be specified, and correlated with the names of the authors. Then specify the full address of the institution: street, number, postcode, city, county or sector, country, followed by phone or email.
It will also be stated:
- the author assigned for correspondence during the writing of the article and signing for „good for printing” (not necessarily the first author);
- the author with whom the correspondence will be held, after the occurrence of the article (may be the same or another author).
- Abstractswill have a max. 3500 characters, including spaces; as much as possible, they will not contain alignments. Also, they will not contain: tables, figures, bibliographic references.
- The keywordswill be limited to 5 terms: they have to be suggestive both for the field of the article and for the article itself.
- Articles– as a rule, an article will include the following chapters:
- Materials and methods or, where appropriate, patients and methods;
- Results / data / concept etc;
The introduction will include (to be noted – no „Introduction” before the text will be written):
- a brief presentation / definition of a topic addressed in the paper;
- a synthesis of literature data on the field approached;
- references to previous works by domain-related authors;
- the ideas, the hypotheses that led to the new study.
Materials and methods (or patients and methods): without being exhaustive, the presentation of the materials and methods will be as complete as possible to enable their reproduction by other potentially users as easily as possible. In this regard, the paper will not only present the method, but, as the case may be, a short description will be made or, the authors’ own changes to the original one. It will also specify the statistical methods used for data processing (media variants, trusted tests: test t, Student, etc.). As regards the used equipment, together with their mention, at least for the main ones, it will be specified the manufacturers and the country of origin. Also, clearly specify the reagents, the biological material: laboratory animals, cellular / bacterial / viral lines, etc. For both clinical / experimental or population (epidemiological) studies it will be very clearly specified how the cases were selected, type of lot: study, reference or control lot; lack of this information could be a reason to reject an article. It will be taken into account that each lot will contain a significant number of cases.
Results: will be as complete as possible, but synthetic, in the form of tables, graphics; in most cases, it is preferable as computational statistics. If the data is insufficient or do not fall within a relatively narrow range (leading to high values of standard deviations), and therefore, the statistical processing „hides” some results, it is preferable to present the numeric values themselves or, at least, the variation limits; in all cases the number of values will be specified. Except the cases when it is desired to emphasize the importance of certain values, the results will be presented in one form, either in tabular form or in graphical form. In regard to units of measurement, it is recommended to use SI units.
Discussions: Using, of course data from literature, discussions will carry out the analysis and interpretation of the authors’ own results. Discussions will not repeat the results, but will analyze them. The analysis must be clear, explicit and logical; assumptions based on the results obtained should start from the date of the literature and previous studies of the authors and will be as plausible as possible.
For the short articles and for the preliminary notes, the two chapters: results and discussions may merge.
Conclusion: will not extend unnecessarily the paper; as a result, this chapter may be missing, unless you want to highlight some special data or ideas.
Acknowledgments will be addressed to those who funded the study, or those who, in one way or another, helped to achieve the article.
References / bibliography – without being exhaustive (except for „reviews”), it will be as complete and, preferably of „last hour” (see later for details).
The articles may include footnote or endnote data – for example, it will be specified if the material was presented at a scientific event (congress, conference, etc.), specifying its name, place and date of deployment. Also, the cases in which the presented material was the subject of a contract / grant / research agreement this one will be specified.
If the article includes many abbreviations, a list of them will be created.
For editing, one of the following fonts is recommended: Xerox Serif Wide, Times New Roman, Tahoma, Bookman, Arial, Helvetica, Universe; Font size 12 dpi (characters / inch). After the punctuation marks (commas, etc.) a space will be left. Except for tables and figures, only one type of font will be used in the text.
The numerical data will be written in the Anglo-Saxon system: 2,000,000 (two million) and 3,564 for decimals, respectively; for numeric data, for the same data category, the same number of decimals will be used (even if one is a whole); ex. 4.67; 6.89; 7.00; 1.22 and not: 4.671, 6.89, 7; 1224. Usually, they will not exceed 3 decimal places, because most often, over 3 decimals, the values become insignificant.
Tables and figures will be numbered in order of appearance in the article. The tables will also have a title, which will be listed after the table number and before the table itself. Figures will be made separately; in drawing figures is recommended the use of „straight” characters: Arial, Helvetica or Tahoma. Wherever possible, the illustrations will be executed in color; the accompanying text of the figure will be mentioned on a separate tab. If the illustrations contain graphs, histograms, they will be executed using the Power-Point program. On an appendix will be mentioned the numerical values that were used to plot the chart (the value table). The figures will be accompanied by their legend, which will be sent separately. The legend must not be exhaustive, copying data from the text, but it must be extensive enough to be understood.
No direct copying of figures or tables (in whole or in part) appearing in other articles / textbooks is allowed; they may be reproduced only with the consent of the authors or, as the case may be, of the publishing house that has printed the original material.
In order not to be modified as dimensions, it is suggested to draw the figures and tables to the dimensions to appear in the published article. For both tables and figures, vertical („portrait”) variants with 8 or 16 cm (columns) are recommended. There are also more extensive limits, made in the landscape.
If the illustration is of a photographic type, it is recommended to use a higher resolution.
The bibliography will contain only identifiable documents, either by publication or by electronic sources; „Personal communications” will only be mentioned in the text, usually as a footnote.
The bibliography will be mentioned in the order of appearance in the text; shall be numbered in Arabic numerals and shall be included in straight brackets; ex. , [1, 2, 3, 4, 6].
The bibliography will be specified at the end of the article as follows:
- for articles: as a rule, all authors should be mentioned, including: name, initial hyphenity – article title (complete, italicized), journal name, abbreviated to international norms, year of appearance; volume – (in bold), pages – both initial and final. If the number of authors is greater than 10, the followings will be presented as „et al.”
- Admittedly, as references are communications presented at scientific events, but only if was the subject to the publication, in an extended form or at least as a abstract, in a conference volume or in a journal. It will be specified: the name of the conference, its place and date; title; no. of communication (if any), followed by the volume / journal in which it was published;
- As a rule, except for references very old (over 60 years old), no comments like „Popescu” are mentioned by „Ionescu” in the article „xxxx”, but the author’s article „Popescu” is searched and mentio
- If the bibliographic reference does not have distinct authors –ex, WHO, EU, laws, etc. before the title will be put ***, followed by title,
- for chapters or sections of books, treatises or articles in collective volumes, specify: authors, chapter or article title, as the case may be, followed by „in”, followed by the name of the treaty – in bold, volume, then editors (original surname), volume, edition (where applicable), publishing house, town, year of appearance (boldit), and finally, pages.
- For patents, the authors, the patent name, the patent number, the holder, the issuing authority, the date of issue or publication shall be specified.
- For electronic submissions, specify: site name, title of used / accessed material; thedate of access. As the case may be, the right of access shall also be mentioned;
- for articles:
- Bentes GA, Lanzarini NM, Rodriguez Pinto Lima L, Abreu Manso PP, Santos da Silva A, da Silva e Mouta SJ, Rodrigues Guimarães J, Baroni de Moraes MT, Pelajo-Machado M, Alves Pinto M –Using immuno-globulin Y as an alternative antibody for the detection of hepatitis A virus in frozen liver sections, Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz, 2015, 110 (4), 577-579;
- Ushio-Fukai M, Nakamura Y –Reactive oxygen species and angiogenesis: NADPH oxidase as target for cancer therapy, Cancer Lett, 2008, 266 (1), 37-52;
- Engel RH, Evens AM –Oxidative stress and apoptosis: a new treatment paradigm in cancer, Front Biosci, 2006, 11, 300-312;
- *** WHO Regional Office for Europe –Review of the WHO European Region: final report.
- for books chapters:
- Fidler IJ, Kerbel RS, Ellis LM –Biology of Cancer: Angiogenesis,in Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology. (DeVita VT, Hellman S, Rosenberg SA, Eds), 6th ed., Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia (PA), 2001, pp. 1317-1148;
- Poplack DG –Leukemia and Lymphomas of Childhood,in Principles and Practice of Oncology (DeVita VT, Hellman S, Rosenberg SA, Eds), 4th ed., Lippincott-Raven, Philadelphia-N.Y., 1993, pp. 1794-1803;
- for patents:
- Mayr A –Indications for the use as medicaments of multipotent Parapox immunity inducers from attenuated, non-immunogenic Pox viruses or Parapox viruses,United States Patent Number: 6,162,600, Date of Patent: Dec. 19,2000;
- Manolescu N, Balanescu I, Valeca SC, Traicu R, Marculescu D, Niculita P, Stefanescu I, Terbea I, Moraru V, Comisel V, Mateescu C, Encut I, Panait M, Begu D, Cinca S, Gruia MI, Balint E, Pop A-Method for in vivo determination on tested animals of the efficient concentration of deuterium depleted water for cancer therapy, OSIM Patent 120505 B1/28.02.2006, see OSIM Official Monitor BOPI 2/2006, p 11; Applicant (Owner): Institute of Oncology Prof.dr. Alex.Trestioreanu, Bucharest, Romania;
- for electronic submissions:
- *** Ebola Outbreak in West Africa –Case Counts 2014,Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta: CDC, 2016, available at: https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/ outbreaks / 2014-west -africa / case-counts.html (Accessed 5 May 2017);
4. Final remarks
A. The Office of the OHIJ draws the authors’ attention to the fact that, according to the legal norms in force, the article must be original in its entirety. In this respect, it is forbidden to copy texts / paragraphs, illustrations that appear in other articles or textbooks / treatises. They may be entered in articles only after the written consent of the author of the original article or of the publishing house, as the case may be. Also, in many cases, the publication of clinical or experimental data that has been the subject of research contracts / grants requires the written agreement of the institution that funded the work. In this respect, along with the article, the authors will send a statement, signed by the author with whom the correspondence is to be made, stating:
• that published data, including iconography, are original; if this condition is not met, the written consent of the original author or publisher will be given;
• that the published data are not subject to restrictions resulting from the fact that they have been obtained through research contracts; if this condition is not met, the written agreement of the institution / company that financed the works will be sent.
• Also copy of agreements for extracts from other articles / treaties.
B. OHIJ’s editorial reserves the right to operate or suggest, either immediately after receipt of the article, or after revision of the panel of evaluators, changes in the text or article data; In all cases the authors’ consent will be required for changes to become operative.
C. Usually articles sent for publication will not be rejected immediately upon receipt, unless the article does not fit into the journal’s domains or the language used by the authors is inappropriate.
D. The Office of the OHIJ informs the authors that articles submitted for publication will be subject to the scientific opinion of two evaluators – prestigious personalities in the field. In cases where both evaluators endorse the article, it is published without reservation. If one or both evaluators has / have certain objections, through the editorial board, they will be forwarded to the authors, who will proceed accordingly. If one of the evaluators agrees to publish and the other person rejects it, the article will be sent to a third assessor, whose opinion will be decisive. If both evaluators reject the article, it will not be published. For articles that are not published, the editorial staff will return only the illustrative material.
E. Prior to publishing, the author designated for correspondence will sign on each page of the final print-out material.
F. For further details on editing articles, including design patterns, you can use the journal’s web site: xxxxxx. At the same address, you can view / access all published articles.
G. Upon receipt of the article, the contact person will receive from the OHIJ’s office within 5 working days an electronic receipt and indexing response. The index will be used later for all item-related correspondence. If after the aforementioned term no response is received, the contact person is asked to re-send the article and contact the phone: xxxxx
- In post-submission correlation, the authors are asked not to use the „reply” option but to initiate a new e-mail; not rarely, the „reply” option, especially repeated, leads to loss of documents.