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Author Guidelines

TJANR Manuscript Guidelines & Instructions for Suggesting Reviewers

(Updated on 10/6/2016)

 

When submitting, please include all authors and their department/institution including institution address in Step 3 of the Submission process!

General:

  1. The manuscript should be written and saved as a Microsoft Word document. The margins are 1.7” for the top margin, 1.5” for the bottom margin, and 1.75” for the left and right margins.
  2. Use font style Times New Roman throughout the manuscript. The font sizes should be as follows:
    1. Title:                           14 point, boldface, capitalize main words
    2. Section headings:       12 point, boldface, centered, all capital letters, one blank line above and below headings
    3. Secondary headings:  10 point, boldface, period after heading, text continues on the same line
    4. Abstract text:              10 point, boldface
    5. Main text:                   10 point
    6. All text in the abstract and in the body of the manuscript should be justified.
    7. The manuscript should be broken into the following sections: ABSTRACT, INTRODUCTION, MATERIALS AND METHODS, RESULTS, CONCLUSION AND DISCUSSION, and REFERENCES.

 Abstract:

  1. The Abstract paragraph should be one paragraph, 10-point boldface font.
  2. It should summarize the procedures and results in 250 words or less.
  3. Do not cite references in the Abstract paragraph.
  4. The Abstract paragraph should be followed by key words for indexing. Key words should be singular, lowercase letters that are not boldfaced, and separated by semicolons (i.e., KEYWORDS: dairy cow; silage).

  Abbreviations, Symbols, and More:

  1. Write out numbers one through nine except when they are units of measure. Do not write out numbers 10 and above unless it is the first word of a sentence.
  2. Abbreviate the names of states, provinces, and territories when following a city name. Otherwise, spell the place name out in full.
  3. When writing out scientific names, use italics. Once the scientific name has been fully written out for the first reference, the generic name may be abbreviated to the single first upper-case letter
    (i.e., Escherichia coli would be E. coli in subsequent uses in the manuscript).
  4. Use a comma before the final item when there is a list of three or more items (i.e., The study included data from January, March, and May).
  5. Either the English or Metric system may be used for weights and other measurements but the same system must be used throughout the manuscript.
  6. Avoid the use of first person pronouns.
  7. Use hyphens when it’s a compound adjective that includes a number (i.e., 9-year-old ewe; 16-year-old wine).
  8. For parentheses within parentheses, substitute brackets for the inner pair of parentheses.
  9. Maintain continuity throughout the manuscript with the units of measure.

Tables and Figures: Please place all tables and figures at the end of the document labeled in numeric order. Each table and figure needs to be on its own page.

Tables:

  1. Tables must be created using either Excel or the table feature in Microsoft Word. Tables should not be created using tabs and the space bar to create the alignment of columns.
  2. Insert tables at the end of the document on a separate page for each table with text to indicate where it should go in the manuscript. i.e., TABLE 1 ABOUT HERE
  3. Text should not be in boldface. Do not use shading in tables and dividing lines/axes should be single lines. Do not outline the table with an outside border. Use ¼ point for the line width.
  4. Tables are referred to as “Table 3” or (Table 3) and should be numbered consecutively according to their placement in the text. Punctuate after the table number and after the table’s title.
  5. Tables must fit the margins of the journal as given above.
  6. Table notes should be single-spaced and located below the table in 9-point Times New Roman font.

 Figures (photographs, graphs, charts, and diagrams):

  1. Nothing should be in boldface and each axis should have description and unit.
  2. Use ¼ point line width for your axis lines.
  3. Figures must fit the margins of the journal as given above.
  4. Figure notes should be single-spaced. Any extra information should be located below the figure in 9-point Times New Roman font.
  5. Figures need to go at the end of the document with each figure on a separate page. Indicate within the text where the figure should go: FIGURE 1 ABOUT HERE. Figures are referred to as “Figure 3” or (Fig. 3) and should be numbered consecutively according to their placement in the text. Punctuate after the figure number and after the figure’s title.

 References:

  1. All references in the text should appear in the References section and vice versa.
  2. All references should be listed in alphabetical order. Please refer to the Council of Science Editors Style Manual for their name-year version of documentation.

Examples from CSE:

Fauci AS. 2002. Smallpox vaccination policy – the need for dialogue. N Engl J Med. 346(17):1319-1320.

 Mazan MR, Hoffman AM. 2001. Effects of aerosolized albuterol on physiologic responses to exercise in standardbreds. Am J Vet Res. 62(11):1812-1817.

 For internet sources like journal articles:

Author(s) of article. Title of article. Title of Journal (Edition) [medium designator]. Date of publication [date updated; date cited];volume(issue):location. Available from: http://webaddressgoeshere/123

Suggested Reviewers:

Authors are requested to suggest at least three (3) potential reviewers for this submission using the form below. These suggestions are for TJANR’s guidance and the Editor is not bound by them. The journal may not use your suggestions, but your help is appreciated and may speed up the selection of appropriate reviewers. To avoid any potential conflict of interest, please avoid suggesting reviewers from your institution.

 

In a separate Word document, please include the following information for 3-4 potential reviewers: First and Last Name; Academic Degree; Position; Department/Institution; Institution’s Location; Reviewer’s Email Address; Reason for the Recommendation.

Questions?

            Please contact TJANR’s secretary, Lacie Harris, at lharris@tarleton.edu or (254) 968-9927 for further assistance.

 

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word.
  3. The text is double-spaced; uses a 10-point Times New Roman font; follows the citation and reference style from the 7th edition of the Council of Science Editors' Scientific Style and Format; and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed at the end of the document with text (E.g., Table 1 About Here) placed within the manuscript to indicate the appropriate placement.
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  5. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  6. I have three to four suggested reviewers and their contact information on a separate file that will be uploaded as a supplemental file in Step 4 of the Submission process.
 

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