Manuscript preparation guidelines
Units of measurements
Units of measurements must be used according to the International System of Units.
Abbreviations and Symbols
Abbreviations, acronyms and Symbols should be avoided, unless widely adopted. When using acronyms or abbreviations, their meaning should be fully spelled upon their first occurrence in the text.
The cover letter must be uploaded in the submission system at the appropriate step, and should include the following elements:
A brief presentation describing the research, highlighting why the authors believe it is suited for publication in Animal Reproduction. This presentation should also mention if the manuscript has already undergone evaluation by other journals and, if so, the final decision letters and reports must be uploaded in the submission system under the “Supplemental file NOT for Review”.
Conflict of interest statement
Authors are required to include a statement disclosing any potential conflicts of interest. In the event that there are no conflicts worth mentioning by any of the authors, then the following statement should be included: The authors have no conflict of interest to declare.
Conflict of interest statement
HSA declares having received financial compensation for giving training at the company that provided the equipment used in this research (ACME Corporation) previously to conducting the research related to this work, and wishes to disclose that this did not interfere in any way with the study.
The other authors did not have any conflict of interest to disclose.
Funding disclosure statement
Use author initials followed by a short description, as described in our policies, and make sure to include the funding agency’s name and grant identification number(s), in that order. Example:
HSA received funding for this research from This Funding Agency (grant numbers #555-2018 and #123-2018) and This Other Agency (grant number #312556-15).
Each author’s contribution must be included using Author initials and the standard CRediT taxonomy.
LGP: Conceptualization, Funding acquisition, Supervision, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing; RAP: Conceptualization, Data curation, Formal analysis, Methodology, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing; AVP: Data curation, Formal analysis;
Data sharing statement
The authors' statement regarding deposit and availability of raw data should indicate whether the data is available and how it can be obtained. If data cannot be made available, authors should state the reason for that.
Copyright Agreement Form
As stated in our policies, the copyright remains with the authors. However, the corresponding author is required to upload the “Animal Reproduction Authorship Responsibility, Copyright and Publishing License Agreement” available at signed on behalf of all authors.
This file must be uploaded in the submission system under the “Copyright Agreement Form” designation.
The main document file for the manuscript must be formatted using Microsoft Word© 2010 or more recent. Pages must be set to A4 (21.0 x 29.7) size, with 3 cm margins, using Times New Roman font size 12 without unnecessary formatting, double spaced, with numbered lines and pages. Sections and subsection titles should use the built-in Heading Styles.
The main document must be structured as described in the following sections:
1. Title page
The first page of the manuscript must include the following information. Items marked with an asterisk (*) should only be included for works presented in conferences supported by Animal Reproduction.
The conference full title including place and date, like shown below:
Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the European Embryo Transfer Association (AETE); Murcia, Spain, September 12th and 14th, 2019.
The type of document presented: Conference paper, Conference Abstract, Conference Workshop Abstract.
Indicate the same article type as selected in the submission system: Basic Research Article, Biotechnology Article, Applied Research Article, or Review Article.
No more than 50 letters, including spaces.
The title should be succinct but include the study design and major findings.
Title words should be in bold, with only the first letter of the first word in uppercase.
The full names of all authors are to be listed below the title. Follow each name with superscript Arabic numerals to indicate their affiliations, and include the ORCID URL of all authors in parenthesis. An asterisk (*) must be used to indicate the corresponding author.
Rex Rex A. Hess1,2 (https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2345-6789), Kay Carnes2 (https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2345-6789), Luiz Renato França3* (https://orcid.org/0000-0001-2345-6789)
Authors who do not have an ORCID must register at https://orcid.org.
Author affiliations should be listed below the authors’ names using the same superscript Arabic numerals used in the byline. The affiliation list must include only institutions where each author actually carried out work related to the article.
Names of Institutions should be written in their original language or English when not in Roman alphabet.
1 Full Institution Name, Department, City, State, Country
2 Nome da Instituição no seu Idioma de Origem, Department, City, State, Country
3 Full Institution Name, Department, City, State, Country
The Corresponding author’s name, email and postal address should be listed after the affiliations and identified with an asterisk (*).
* Correspondence: Full Author Name, firstname.lastname@example.org, full postal address.
The purpose of the work must be clearly and briefly stated and include the methods and summarized conclusions. Word number limit: 300 words.
Keywords should be listed after the abstract. Maximum of five keywords.
This section should provide background information leading to the hypothesis tested. It should end with a very brief statement of the objectives of the work.
The methods should include the design of the study, type of materials involved, number of animals per group, a clear description of all methods used and/or clear references to published methods, and the type of analysis used.
Information about registration and ethics committee approval must be insert at the end of this section, including a complete description of data and location where the experiment was conducted, and required authorizations for animal or animal tissue obtained.
Main results found should be clearly and objectively stated. This section may be broken into subsections with short, informative headings.
This section may be broken into subsections with short, informative headings. The discussion should be focused on the results found. It is recommended that the main conclusions supported by the research data be stated as a last paragraph.
Main conclusions supported by the research data and discussion must be clearly and objectively stated.
Collaborators that do not meet the authorship criteria as stated in our policies should be mentioned in this section if they have granted their permission.
The references section must begin on a new page and follow the Vancouver style, as described ahead. All references must be cited and the correctness of all information is the author's responsibility.
A set of alphanumeric data that is organized in lines and columns. All tables must be included at the end of manuscript, each on a separate page. Tables must be as simple as possible, and only horizontal lines should be used at the top and bottom of the table. Table cells must never be split with diagonal lines. The table legends must precede it and start with the word “Table” followed by its number in Arabic numerals. Tables must be cited in the text as Table 1, Table 2, etc., in the order that they are included. All abbreviations or annotations should be explained in footnotes; if necessary, symbols should be used to include the explanations (*, †, ‡, §, etc.).
12. Figures and figure legends
Any illustration that contains line drawings, photographs, graphics, schemes, flowcharts, etc. should be cited as figures. Each figure should be identified and submitted in a separate high-resolution file, making sure that the smallest text is perfectly readable. The list of figure legends should begin on a new page at the end of the manuscript. Figures must be cited in the numerical order that they are listed; e.g., Fig. 1, Fig. 2, Figs. 1-2, etc.
When necessary, authors are responsible to collect appropriate authorization to use images, pictures and illustrations from other sources according to their original copyright owner and include proper citation.
References and citation style
The references section must follow the Vancouver style. A small sample of the most commonly used bibliographic references is included ahead. An extensive list with many more examples and details.
All references must be cited and the correctness of all information is the author's responsibility.
References must be listed first in alphabetical order, then by year using lower case letters to differentiate references of the same authors and year.
Use “in press” only when formal acceptance has been granted.
All references must be cited using the Author-Date style as shown in the following examples:
sole author: (Ginther, 1992) or Ginther (1992).
two authors: (Varley and Foxcroft, 1990) or Varley and Foxcroft (1990).
more than two authors: (Quintero et al., 2000) or Quintero et al. (2000).
more than one paper cited: (Varley and Foxcroft, 1990; Ginther, 1992; Gastal et al., 1999a, b; Quintero et al., 2000) or Varley and Foxcroft (1990); Ginther (1992); Gastal et al. (1999a, b); Quintero et al. (2000), always cited in ascending chronological order.
Reference style sample list
ARTICLES IN JOURNALS:
Gastal EL, Gastal MO, Ginther OJ. Experimental assumption of dominance by a smaller follicle and associated hormonal changes in mares. Biol Reprod. 1999a;61(3):724-30. http://dx.doi.org/10.1095/biolreprod61.3.724. PMid:10456850.
Gastal EL, Donadeu FX, Gastal MO, Ginther OJ. Echotextural changes in the follicular wall during follicle deviation in mares. Theriogenology. 1999b;52(5):803-14. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0093-691X(99)00173-9. PMid:10735121.
Hess RA, Carnes K. The role of estrogen in testis and the male reproductive tract: a review and species comparison. Anim Reprod. 2004;1:5-30.
Sartori R, Souza AH, Guenther JN, Caraviello DZ, Geiger LN, Schenk JL, Wiltbank MC. Fertilization rate and embryo quality in superovulated Holstein heifers artificially inseminated with X-sorted or unsorted sperm. Anim Reprod. 2004;1:86-90.
Varley MA, Foxcroft GR. Endocrinology of lactating and weaned sow. J Reprod Fertil Suppl. 1990;40:47-61. PMid:2192052.
BOOKS, DISSERTATIONS AND CONFERENCES:
Basrur PK, Kochhar HS. Inherited sex abnormalities in goats. In: Youngquist RS, Threlfall WR, editors. Current therapy in large animal theriogenology. Philadelphia: WB Saunders; 1997. p. 590-4.
Ginther OJ. Reproductive biology of the mare: basic and applied aspects. 2nd ed. Cross Plains: Equiservices Publishing; 1992. p. 105-72.
Leal MC. Análise morfométrica e funcional do testículo e eficiência espermatogênica em Sagüis Callithrix penicillata (Primates: Callitrichidae) [dissertation]. Belo Horizonte: Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais; 2004. Portuguese.
Quintero B, Porter M, Sharp D, Cleaver B, Diaz T. Effect of season on LH concentrations and LH pulse dynamics in mares located in the tropics. In: Abstracts of the 14th International Congress on Animal Reproduction; 2000 Jul 2-6; Stockholm, Sweden. Stockholm: ICAR; 2000. p. 290.
Anderson SC, Poulsen KB. Anderson's electronic atlas of hematology [CD-ROM]. 2nd version. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2002. 1 CD-ROM: color, 4 3/4 in.
Journal article on the Internet
Abood S. Quality improvement initiative in nursing homes: the ANA acts in an advisory role. Am J Nurs [serial on the Internet]. 2002 Jun [cited 2019 Jul 25];102(6):[about 3 p.].
Monograph on the Internet
Foley KM, Gelband H, editors. Improving palliative care for cancer [monograph on the Internet]. Washington: National Academy Press; 2001 [cited 2019 Jul 25]. Available from: http://www.nap.edu/books/0309074029/html/.
Cancer Pain [homepage on the Internet]. New York: American Cancer Society; 2019 [cited 2019 Jul 25]. Available from: https://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatments-and-side-effects/physical-side-effects/pain.html.
Part of a homepage/Web site
AMA [homepage on the Internet]. Chicago: American Medical Association; 1995-2019. What’s healthy dying? 6 steps on the path for doctors to know; 2019 Jul 22 [cited 2019 Jul 25]; [about 2 screens]. Available from: https://www.ama-assn.org/delivering-care/ethics/what-s-healthy-dying-6-steps-path-doctors-know.
Open database on the Internet
Who's Certified [database on the Internet]. Alexandria (VA): American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; 2019 [cited 2019 Jul 25]. Available from: https://www.abfprs.org/certified/disclaimer.
Closed database on the Internet
Jablonski S. Online Multiple Congenital Anomaly, Mental Retardation (MCA/MR) Syndromes [database on the Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine; 2001 [cited 2002 Aug 12]. Available from: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/jablonski/syndrome_title.html.
Part of a database on the Internet
MeSH Browser [database on the Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine; 2002. Meta-analysis; unique ID: D015201; [cited 2003 Jun 10]; [about 3 screens]. Available from: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html.
Non published work
It should be mentioned only in the text, and not in the list of references.
References concerning unpublished data and “personal communications” should not be cited in the reference list, but should be mentioned in the text. After the information, the author must write the expression “verbal information" or "personal communication".