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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.

  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font (for English language) or 16-point font (for Thai language); employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Manuscript Format

Research articles is a report of original research which has never been published by any publisher before. The article is composed of an introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, and conclusion.

Review articles is an academic article that presents issues of interests or is academically useful.

Short communications is a concise study report due to the limits of the study but is complete in terms of content. The format is similar to the original thesis, but is a brief report instead.

Case reports is a report of a rare case of ill animals that are thoroughly diagnosed. The topics include introduction, clinical history and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, discussion, and conclusion.

Manuscript Preparation

KKU Veterinary Journal welcome both English and Thai articles. English manuscripts must be “Times New Roman” font of 12-point type should be used along with double spacing between lines, line numbering continually along the manuscripts. English articles from corresponding author does not belong to the English native speaker, author must be send a document to confirm that article was proofed by an English native speaker or authorized organization.

Thai manuscripts must be “Cordia New” font of 16-point type should be used along with single spacing between lines. Line numbering continually along the manuscripts. Moreover, manuscripts written in Thai should refer to Thai language principles of the Royal Institute Dictionary (https://www.royin.go.th). For English words that have been translated to Thai by the Royal Society of Thailand, their Thai translations are encouraged with English words within a bracket in the first time that they are mentioned. Thai words should be used in the following times. For the words with no Thai translations, borrowed words are encouraged. If the author has considered that borrowed words would alter the original meaning, English words are allowed but at least as possible.

Main manuscript Preparation

Main manuscript will be sent to reviewers and will not show name and address of all the author(s). It is composed of the followings.

  1. Title in English language and Thai language (for article in Thai, and a title in Thai and English must be matched word-by-word)
  2. Abstract in English language and Thai language (for article in Thai) an abstract of the original article and a review article should not exceed 250 words (based on English abstract)
  3. Abstract of short communication and case report should not exceed 200 words (based on English abstract)
  4. Keywords of 3-5 words must be listed below the abstract in English language and Thai language (for article in Thai language)
  5. Content

Research articles and short communication should comprise of the topics respectively as follows: introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, conclusion, conflict of interest, references, table and figure legends.

  1. Figures and tables should be put in the content not to separate at the end.
  2. If animals were used in the study, permission to use animals for scientific study from the Animal Ethics Committee must be identified. The organization of the committee, the date of the permit, and license number must be mentioned under the topic of Materials and Method.


The author-year system should be employed for in-text citations. All referenced documents should be in English. If referenced documents are in other language, the author must translate them into English. Authors are welcome to use reference software managers such as Endnote, Reference manager, or Zotero, which allow faster proofreading and publishing.

  1. All in-text citations must have corresponding citations in the reference list.
  2. The author-year system must be employed for in-text citations. For example, “…mentioned programs provided good protective levels of antibody in 1-3 weeks old piglet (Suradhat and Damrongwatanapokin, 2003)”.
  3. Reference list should be in alphabetical order.
  4. Reference by the same author and same year of publication should be cited, for example, as 2007a, 2007b.
  5. If referenced documents are not in English, they must be translated into English, but with permission of the authors of such documents.
  6. Studies that have been published but are during preparation should be used as “in press” at the end of the reference.
  7. Studies that have not been published cannot be used as reference.
  8. Studies that are published online without volume and page number must be identified by the Digital Object Identifier (DOI).
  9. The title abbreviation must, in accordance with Title Word Abbreviation: (https://www.issn.org/services/online-services/access-to-the-Itwa/.)
  10. Sample references

Journal: Kamakawa, A., Thu, H.T.V., Yamada, S. 2006. Epidemiological survey of viral diseases of pigs in the Mekong delta of Vietnam between 1999 and 2003. Veterinary Microbiology 118, 47-56.

Chapter from Book:  Jackson, P.G.G., Cockcroft, P.D. 2007. Chapter 14-Antimicrobial therapeutics, In: Handbook of Pig Medicine. W.B. Saunders, Edinburgh, 220-229.

Conference Proceedings: Harnden P., Joffe JK, Jones WG, editors. 2001. Germ cell tumours V. Proceedings of the 5th Germ Cell Tumour Conference; Sep 13-15, 2001. Leeds, UK. New York: Springer. 221-232.

Thesis/Dissertation: Lemov RM. 2000. The laboratory imaging: experiments in human and social engineering [dissertation]. Berkeley (CA), University of California.

Website: Richardson ML. Approaches to differential diagnosis in musculoskeletal imaging [internet]. Version 2.0. Seattle (WA): University of Wahington School of Medicine; 2000 [Cited 2006 Nov 1]. Available from: https://www.rad.washington.edu/mskbook/index.html


Contributions from anyone who does not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed, with permission, from the contributor. In an Acknowledgements section. Financial and material support should also be mentioned. Thanks to anonymous reviewers are not appropriate.

Conflict of Interest Statement

The Conflict of Interest statement should be included within the main text file. Before reference section of your submission.


English articles submitted for publication will be checked for plagiarism with Turn it in Software by the editorial board. If any duplication that might indicate plagiarism is detected, the editorial board might reject the article.