Editorial Policies2017-06-04T14:37:51+00:00

Editorial Policies

The Journal of the Association of Veterinary Technician Educators (JAVTE), a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal, is the official publication of the Association of Veterinary Technician Educators (AVTE). Its purpose is to act as an international publication for disseminating scholarly research to people working as educators in the field of veterinary technology. The content of JAVTE is determined by its editor and editorial board to reflect the use of sound methods of inquiry, current professional practices, and the interests of the community of veterinary technician educators. Authors submitting manuscripts understand that The JAVTE editor and editorial board will edit as deemed appropriate and necessary.

Publication Guidelines for All Submitted Manuscripts

  • Manuscripts are to be submitted electronically as an attachment
  • Manuscripts are to be submitted as a .doc or .docx
  • Manuscripts are to be submitted using a program that allows for ‘line numbering’
  • Manuscripts are to adhere to AMA-American Medical Association Style Guide
  • Manuscripts are to be double spaced, using Arial 10 pt. font.
  • Manuscripts are to reflect the identified focus/theme of the issue.
  • Authors listed as an author must have significantly participated in the creation and revision of the Manuscript.
  • Acknowledgements   can be used to identify contributions from individuals who do not qualify for authorship.
  • Registered trademarks, copyrights, and so on, are to be identified by the correct symbol.
  • Manuscripts are to be submitted to the editor at JAVTEEditor@gmail.com by the identified deadline.
  • Manuscripts will be submitted to a plagiarism checker (i.e. TurnItIn or similar service )

Publication Guidelines for Research and Non-research Based Manuscripts

  • Manuscripts are to be between 800 to 1000 words.

Guidelines for Case Study Manuscripts

  • Manuscripts are to be between 500 to 750 words, including any reference list.
  • Case studies are to be written as an instructional strategy (Carnegie Melon’s definition of case studies)

Guidelines for Book Review Manuscripts

  • Manuscripts are not to exceed 500 words.
  • Book reviewers must be objective and provide constructive insights based upon the appropriateness of the text for class use.
  • Potential reviewers should submit a proposal for a book review that includes the title, author, place of publication and publisher, year, number of pages, and price. The proposal should discuss the reviewer’s qualifications and the appropriateness of the book as a classroom text.
  • A current CV should be submitted with the written proposal that supports the reviewer’s qualifications to review the proposed book.

Guidelines for Letters to the Editor

  • Letters are to be not more than 175 words.
  • Letters are to refer to articles published in previous issue
  • Submissions must include the writer’s name, address, and phone number
  • Authors of letters selected will be notified at least 30 days before publication
  • Letters may be edited and or shortened for space
  • JAVTE does not publish open or third party letters

Guidelines for Graphics Images

  • Submit all images electronically
  • For print, photos/images must be 300+ dpi.
  • Authors may submit graphic images to supplement articles, but the editor and editorial board will determine if they will be included.     Graphic images are to be submitted as a separate attachment and be a high-resolution (>300 dpi) JPG or TIFF (Do not embed images in the document.)
  • Captions/descriptions should be provided for each photo at the end of the manuscript, not on the graphic itself.
  • The author must obtain written permission if using graphic images from another’s published work.
  • Authors must obtain written permission from all persons in the photograph.
  • Authors must identify individuals in the photos.


Readers who identify errors in The Journal of the Association of Veterinary Technician Educators (JAVTE) are asked to notify the editor at ‘x’, immediately so that a correction can be published. JAVTE reserves the right to evaluate the reported error and make a determination if it is an error or other possible situation such as an opposing position. Corrections of errors will be published in the next available published issue. Corrections in the online edition of the journal will be linked to the original article in which the error occurred.

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