Publication Ethics

  • You must appropriately cite any studies relevant to your work in your manuscript.
  • If you are quoting text from another publication, even if it is your own, you must cite the source and put the words into quotation marks unless they are paraphrased (i.e. put into your own words).
  • You must not submit your manuscript to more than one journal at the same time.
  • You must not submit your manuscript to a new journal while waiting for a decision from the first journal you have submitted to.
  • Manuscripts describing any experimental research on animals should include a statement of approval by the Ethical Committee of the institute where the work was done, mentioning that the study was carried out according to the legal requirements of the relevant local or national authority. Before papers describing animal studies are accepted for publication in the Caspian Journal of Veterinary Science, the authors must convince the editors that the work conformed to appropriate ethical standards. The care and use of experimental animals should comply with Shiraz University animal welfare guidelines and policies. 
  • You must clearly identify any chemicals, procedures, or equipment used that have any hazards inherent in their use.
  • If you have personal or other relationships that might constitute a competing interest relating to the work described in the manuscript, you must declare this.
  • To qualify as an author an individual needs to contribute substantially to study conception, study design, data collection, data analysis, and data interpretation. He/she should agree to be listed as an author on the manuscript and approve the version to be submitted to the journal and the final version to be published.