The Pig Journal has changed to become a fully
refereed Journal. All of the papers submitted
will be subjected to peer review. However, there
will be a number of categories for which papers
may be submitted and these include: Review
papers (approximately 3000 words), or iginal
Research papers, Short Communications
(approximately 1000 words), Clinical Practice
papers and Case Reports to maintain our unique
and strong links to the practice of pig veterinary
medicine as well as the science.|
Acceptance is subject to the Editor's approval
and on the understanding that papers have not
been published already, or are not being
considered for publication elsewhere.
The following notes indicate the basic
requirements for manuscripts. If observed they
will simplify sub-editing and accelerate
Manuscripts for all papers
Papers should be submitted in English, electronically
and in Word format to Mrs Jacqueline E.
Papers presented on disk should be in a Word
programme and sent to Mrs Jacqueline E.
Walker, Production Editor, Ty’n y Coed Farm,
Ffordd Yr Odyn, Treuddyn, Mold, North Wales,
CH7 4BJ, UK.
The Editors reserve the right to reject manuscripts,
require amendments, re-arrangement or
reduction in length.
The Title Page should give the title of the paper
in full, followed by the name(s) and address(es)
of the author(s).There should be a Summary/Abstract
of not more than 200 words,
complete in itself and understandable without
reference to the paper. An Introduction should
be followed by Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, with conclusions where
appropriate, Acknowledgements and a List of References. This format need not be adhered to
for Review papers.
These can be included in the text or if large they
should be typed on separate sheets, in black and
white. They should be numbered and a brief title
should be typed above each table and footnotes
should be indicated by *, + etc. and typed below
each table. Their position in the text should be
indicated e.g. (see Table…)
Figures and Illustrations
These should be referred to as figures (Fig(s).
Graphs may be submitted in the text document
and are requested to in a black and white
format. Photographs, should be submitted
separately in high resolution Jpeg format.
Captions for and explanations of all Fig(s)
should be printed below the illustration. Tables
and Figures (in black and white) should be kept
to a minimum. If photographs are sent they
should be not less than 150 x 100 mm, suitable
for scanning. Reprints and PDF copies, may be
purchased if ordered and paid for in advance of
Exhaustive lists of references should be avoided,
with the exception of lists in review articles.
References should be quoted in the text as
follows: ‘according to Hodder and Pass (1993)
the ... ’ or ‘Recent research into this disease
showed that pigs could not be affected (Hodder
and Pass, 1993).’ References to papers with
three or more authors should be quoted as
‘Hodder et al. (1993) ... ’ from the outset. When
reference is made to more than one paper by the
same author(s) in any one year, the paper should
be identified by (1993a or b) etc. Titles of papers
are required; Journal titles should be given in
full, followed by the volume number and first
and last page numbers e.g:
Journal: Hollanders, W., Vercruysse, J., Raes, S.
and Bornstein, S. (1997) Ascaris suum
Book: Duncan, I.J.H. and Fraser, D. (1997)
Pig house flooring. Chapter in Animal Welfare.
Eds. Appleby, M.C. and Hughes, B.O., CAB
International, Wallingford, Oxon. pp. 19–31.
or: Fraser, A.F. and Broom, D.M. (1997)
Farm Animal Behaviour and Welfare, 3rd edn.
CAB International, Wallingford, Oxon. p. 327.
Conference: Gram, T., Jacobsen, M.J., Ahrens, P.
and Nielsen, J.P. (1996) Diagnosis of
Actinobacillus infections in tonsils by culture and
polymerase chain reaction. Proceedings 14th
International Pig Veterinary Society Congress,
Bologna, Italy, p. 186.
Numbers 1–9 should be written in words, unless
preceding a unit of measurement. Numbers 10
and above should be in numerals unless at the
opening of a sentence. Per cent should be used
in the text but, when in parenthesis or in a Table,
% should be used. Temperatures should be in ºC.
If an abbreviation is to be used, e.g. PMWS for
post-weaning multi-systemic wasting
syndrome, the name should be written in full
when first used, followed by the initials, in
brackets, that will be referred to for the rest of
the paper. However, do not start sentences with
the abbreviation. Authors should refer to
themselves as ‘The author’ or ‘The authors’ and
not as ‘I’ or ‘We.’
Names of bacteria appear to give a number of
problems to authors. Where a species is named,
it should be written in italics, e.g. Campylobacter
jejuni or shortened subsequently to C. jejuni. The
genus name alone, e.g. campylobacter or
campylobacter species, should not be in italics or
with a capital letter unless at the start of a
sentence, or in Titles or Tables.
The classification of salmonella species has
changed. Salmonella typhimurium has now
changed to Salmonella enterica Typhimurium. It
may be abbreviated subsequently to S.
Typhimur ium. References to salmonella,
salmonellae and salm-onella species are all
lower case non-italics, as for campylobacter
The copyright of each paper published becomes
the property of The Pig Journal, and permission
must be sought for re-publication, in whole or in
part, except for the Summary/Abstract.
In order to expedite publication of the
Journal, papers for consideration for publication
should be submitted prior to or at the meeting
of the Society, if it is included in the programme.
Presented papers that are not of a scientific
nature but are considered of interest and value
to the Society, may be posted on the Society’s
website in the Member’s Section
or included in a PVS member’s Proceedings
Supplement. PowerPoint presentations may also
be put onto the Member’s website, with the
All enquiries about The Pig Journal should be
correspondence over articles being considered
for publication will be dealt with by the
The views expressed in The Pig Journal are
those of the authors and are not necessarily the
views of the Pig Veter inary Society or the
Editors of the journal.