Zoonoses and Public Health
© Blackwell Verlag GmbH
Edited By: Mary Torrence
Impact Factor: 2.574
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 6/138 (Veterinary Sciences); 39/83 (Infectious Diseases)
Online ISSN: 1863-2378
Content of Author Guidelines: 1. General, 2. Ethical Guidelines, 3. Submission of Manuscripts, 4. Manuscript Types Accepted, 5. Manuscript Format and Structure, 6. After Acceptance.
Relevant Documents: Colour Work Agreement Form
Zoonoses and Public Health brings together veterinary and human health researchers and policy-makers by providing a venue for publishing integrated and global approaches to zoonoses and public health. The Editors will consider papers that focus on timely collaborative and multi-disciplinary research in zoonoses and public health. This journal provides rapid publication of original papers, reviews, and potential discussion papers embracing this collaborative spirit. Papers should advance the scientific knowledge of the sources, transmission, prevention and control of zoonoses and be authored by scientists with expertise in areas such as microbiology, virology, parasitology and epidemiology. Articles that incorporate recent data into new methods, applications, or approaches (e.g. statistical modeling) which enhance public health are strongly encouraged.
Please read the instructions below carefully for details on the submission of manuscripts, the journal's requirements and standards as well as information concerning the procedure after a manuscript has been accepted for publication in Zoonoses and Public Health. Authors are encouraged to visit Wiley's Author Services for further information on the preparation and submission of articles and figures.
2. ETHICAL GUIDELINES
Zoonoses and Public Health is a member of, and subscribes to the principles of, the Committee on Publication Ethics, and requires authors to adhere to the following ethical guidelines for publication and research.
2.1. Authorship and Acknowledgements
Authorship: Authors submitting a paper do so on the understanding that the manuscript has been read and approved by all authors and that all authors agree to the submission of the manuscript to the Journal. Zoonoses and Public Health adheres to the definition of authorship set up by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).
The ICMJE recommends that authorship be based on the following four criteria:
- Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work;
- Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content;
- Final approval of the version to be published; AND
- Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.
Participation solely in the acquisition of funding or the collection of data does not justify authorship and, except in the case of complex large-scale or multi-centre research, the number of authors should not exceed six. It is a requirement that all authors have been accredited as appropriate upon submission of the manuscript. Contributors who do not qualify as authors should be mentioned under Acknowledgements.
Acknowledgements: Under Acknowledgements please specify contributors to the article other than the authors accredited. Please also include specifications of the source of funding for the study and any potential conflict of interests if appropriate. Suppliers of materials should be named and their location (town, state/county, country) included.
2.2. Ethical Approvals
Experimental Subjects: manuscripts concerned with human studies must contain statements indicating that informed, written consent has been obtained, that studies have been performed in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki and any additional requirements, if any, of the country where the research has been carried out, and that procedures have been approved by a local ethics committee. Editors reserve the right to reject papers if there are doubts as to whether appropriate procedures have been used.
When experimental animals are used the methods section must clearly indicate that adequate measures were taken to minimize pain or discomfort. Experiments should be carried out in accordance with the Guidelines laid down by the National Institute of Health (NIH) in the USA regarding the care and use of animals for experimental procedures or with the European Communities Council Directive of 24 November 1986 (86/609/EEC) and in accordance with local laws and regulations. All studies using human or animal subjects should include an explicit statement in the Material and Methods section identifying the review and ethics committee approval for each study, if applicable. Editors reserve the right to reject papers if there is doubt as to whether appropriate procedures have been used.
Zoonoses and Public Health requires authors to adhere to the ethical guidelines on originality of submitted work laid out in the Committee for Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors.
The relevant sections are as follows:
- "4.1 Authors should adhere to publication requirements that submitted work is original and has not been published elsewhere in any language. Work should not be submitted concurrently to more than one publication unless the editors have agreed to co-publication. If articles are co-published this fact should be made clear to readers.
- 4.2 Applicable copyright laws and conventions should be followed. Copyright material (e.g. tables, figures or extensive quotations) should be reproduced only with appropriate permission and acknowledgement.
- 4.3 Relevant previous work and publications, both by other researchers and the authors’ own, should be properly acknowledged and referenced. The primary literature should be cited where possible.
- 4.4 Data, text, figures or ideas originated by other researchers should be properly acknowledged and should not be presented as if they were the authors’ own. Original wording taken directly from publications by other researchers should appear in quotation marks with the appropriate citations.
- 4.5 Authors should inform editors if findings have been published previously or if multiple reports or multiple analyses of a single data set are under consideration for publication elsewhere. Authors should provide copies of related publications or work submitted to other journals.
- 4.6 Multiple publications arising from a single research project should be clearly identified as such and the primary publication should be referenced. Translations and adaptations for different audiences should be clearly identified as such, should acknowledge the original source, and should respect relevant copyright conventions and permission requirements. If in doubt, authors should seek permission from the original publisher before republishing any work." (Wager and Kleinert, 2011)."
Wager E & Kleinert S (2011) Responsible research publication: international standards for authors. A position statement developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore, July 22-24, 2010. Chapter 50 in: Mayer T & Steneck N (eds) Promoting Research Integrity in a Global Environment. Imperial College Press / World Scientific Publishing, Singapore (pp 309-16). (ISBN 978-981-4340-97-7).
Submitted manuscripts will be checked for their similarity to other sources using iThenticate.
2.4 Appeal of Decision
Authors who wish to appeal the decision on their submitted paper may do so by e-mailing the editorial office with a detailed explanation for why they find reasons to appeal the decision.
If all or parts of previously published illustrations are used, permission must be obtained from the copyright holder concerned. It is the author's responsibility to obtain these in writing and provide copies to the Publishers.
If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an e-mail prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.
For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement
If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs below:
CTA Terms and Conditions http://exchanges.wiley.com/authors/licensing-info--faqs_333.html
For authors choosing OnlineOpen
OnlineOpen is available to authors of primary research articles who wish to make their article available to non-subscribers on publication, or whose funding agency requires grantees to archive the final version of their article. With OnlineOpen, the author, the author's funding agency, or the author's institution pays a fee to ensure that the article is made available to non-subscribers upon publication via Wiley Online Library, as well as deposited in the funding agency's preferred archive. For the full list of terms and conditions, see our OnlineOpen Terms. Any authors wishing to send their paper OnlineOpen will be required to complete the payment form available from ourwebsite. Prior to acceptance there is no requirement to inform an Editorial Office that you intend to publish your paper OnlineOpen if you do not wish to. All OnlineOpen articles are treated in the same way as any other article. They go through the journal's standard peer-review process and will be accepted or rejected based on their own merit.
If the OnlineOpen option is selected following acceptance, the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):
- Creative Commons Attribution License OAA
- Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA
- Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA
If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit: http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement.
3. SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS
Manuscripts should be submitted electronically via the online submission site ScholarOne Manuscripts. The use of an online submission and peer review site speeds up the decision-making process, enables immediate distribution, and allows authors to track the status of their own manuscripts. If assistance is needed (or if for some reason online submission is not possible), the Editorial Office can be contacted and will readily provide any help users need to upload their manuscripts.
Editorial Office: Delia Malim-Robinson, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online Submission: To submit a manuscript, please follow the instructions below.
3.1 Getting Started
1. Launch your web browser (Internet Explorer 5 or higher or Netscape 7 or higher) and go to the journal's ScholarOne Manuscripts homepage.2. Log-in or click the 'Create Account' option if you are a first-time user of ScholarOne Manuscripts. If you are creating a new account, after clicking on 'Create Account', enter your name and e-mail information and click 'Next'. Your e-mail information is very important. Enter your institution and address information as appropriate, and then click 'Next'. Enter a user ID and password of your choice (we recommend using your e-mail address as your user ID), and then select your area of expertise. Click 'Finish'.4. Log-in and select 'Author Center'.
3.2 Submitting Your Manuscript
5. After you have logged in, click the 'Submit a Manuscript' link in the menu bar. 6. Enter data and answer questions as appropriate. You may copy and paste directly from your manuscript and you may upload your pre-prepared covering letter. 7. Click the 'Next' button on each screen to save your work and advance to the next screen.8. You are required to upload your files. Click on the 'Browse' button and locate the file on your computer. Select the designation of each file in the drop down next to the Browse button. When you have selected all files you wish to upload, click the 'Upload Files' button. 9. Review your submission (in PDF format) before sending to the Journal. Click the 'Submit' button when you are finished reviewing.
You may suspend a submission at any phase before clicking the 'Submit' button and save it to submit later. After submission, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. You can also access ScholarOne at any time to check the status of your manuscript. The Journal will inform you by e-mail once a decision has been made.
3.3. Manuscript Files Accepted
Manuscripts should be uploaded as Word (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rft) files (not write-protected) plus separate figure files. GIF, JPEG, PICT or Bitmap files are acceptable for submission, but only high-resolution TIF or EPS files are suitable for printing. The files will be automatically converted to a PDF document on upload and will be used for the review process. The text file must contain the entire manuscript including title page, abstract, text, references, tables, and figure legends, but no embedded figures. Figure tags should be included in the file. Manuscripts should be formatted as described in the Author Guidelines below.
Revised manuscripts must be uploaded within 2 months of authors being notified of conditional acceptance pending satisfactory revision. Final manuscript must be accompanied by a signed copyright agreement (see Section 2.6 for more details).
Reviewers evaluate the papers, the Editors decide on acceptance, changes, or rejection. No changes will be made without the approval of the author. Your manuscript will be destroyed three months after publication. Only appropriately marked originals will be returned. The publisher cannot be held responsible for any damage or loss through the post.
3.4. Blinded Review
All manuscripts submitted to Zoonoses and Public Health are reviewed by the Senior Editor or designee, and those selected for further consideration are customarily reviewed by at least two experts in the field. Zoonoses and Public Health uses single-blinded review. The names of the reviewers will thus not be disclosed to the author submitting a paper.
- Your manuscript with title page under the file designation 'main document'.
- Figure files under the file designation 'figures'.
All documents uploaded under the file designation 'title page' will not be viewable in the HTML and PDF format you are asked to review at the end of the submission process. The files viewable in the HTML and PDF format are the files available to the reviewer in the review process.
4. MANUSCRIPT TYPES ACCEPTED
Original Articles should not exceed 20 typewritten pages, including illustrations, tables and references. Short Communications should not exceed 5 typewritten pages, including figures, tables and references. Short Communications may be published more rapidly. Review articles - including illustrations, tables and literature references - should not exceed 40 typewritten pages (format DIN A4 or 8.5 × 11'). The number of illustrations and tables must be kept to a minimum. Multiple manuscripts arising from a single research project will be considered; however, it must be stated in the cover letter on the ScholarOne site upon submission that the manuscript is part of a series, and it should also be noted whether it is linked to any other manuscripts either submitted and/or published in Zoonoses and Public Health.
Any authors who are concerned that their manuscripts may exceed the recommended page limits should contact the Editorial Office prior to submission to discuss options. These will be assessed on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the author and the Editor, and the Editor’s decision will be final.
5. MANUSCRIPT FORMAT AND STRUCTURE
Language: The language of publication is English. Authors for whom English is a second language must have their manuscript professionally edited by an English speaking person before submission to make sure the English is of high quality. It is preferred that manuscripts are professionally edited. Visit our site to learn about the options. Please note that using the Wiley English Language Editing Service does not guarantee that your paper will be accepted by this journal.
Abbreviations, Symbols and Nomenclature:
All specifications must be stated according to the S.I. system. Concentrations of chemical solutions are to be given in mol/l. All other concentrations should be given in % (volume or weight).
Any abbreviations of chemical, biological, medical or other terms should only be employed when it is certain that they are internationally known. The full name must be stated in brackets when the abbreviation is first used.
All biological, medical, chemical or other terms should be used according to the most recent recommendations of the respective international nomenclature. Enzymes should be given in I.U. (International Units), according to Enzyme Nomenclature (Elsevier Publishing Co., 1965). In the case of commercially obtained substances or reagents, when they are first mentioned in the text, the name and address of the manufacturer or supplier should be given as a footnote. Products (preparations etc.) with a registered trademark should be marked with ®.
Bacterial names should be in accordance with the latest edition of Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology (The Williams and Wilkins Co., Baltimore). Viruses are to be given the classification and names recommended by the International Committee on the Nomenclature of Viruses.
Names of micro-organisms and zoological names will be printed in italics and should be underlined in the manuscript.
All manuscripts submitted to Zoonoses and Public Health should include:
On page one of the manuscript, please include the corresponding author, name of the institution, place where the work was carried out, title of the manuscript, names of the authors, the addresses of the authors and the e-mail address of the corresponding author. Each original article should be divided into Summary and Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion and References. Summaries should not be longer than 300 words and up to six keywords should be provided. Please also include three bullet points, of around 100 words only, explaining the importance of the paper's findings for a non-specialist audience. These points will be published at the top of the article in a box entitled 'Impacts'.
The manuscript comprises the text and a list of all figures and tables with their captions and titles in a separate file. We ask that you convey the essential information within the first 60 characters of the captions to accommodate the online edition. Each figure, table, and bibliographic entry must have a reference in the text. For all figures please include reproduceable artwork (marked with the author's name, short title, and figure number). Any corrections requested by the reviewer should already be integrated into the file.
The data files must be PC/Windows-compatible. Please send the figures as separate files and do not import them into the text file. The text should be prepared using standard software (Microsoft Word, Word Perfect) or saved in rtf format; do not use automated or manual hyphenation. Please do not include footnotes.
Search Engine Optimization for Your Article
Consult our SEO Tips for Authors page in order to maximize online discoverability for your published research. Included are tips for making your title and abstract SEO-friendly, choosing appropriate keywords, and promoting your research through social media.
We recommend the use of a tool such as Reference Manager for reference management and formatting.
Reference Manager reference styles can be searched for here:http://www.refman.com/support/rmstyles.asp.
Each original paper should include Harvard-style bibliographical references which should be restricted to the necessary minimum. The name of the journal in which the paper cited appears should be listed in the form of the abbreviated title from the cover of the journal concerned, otherwise use the abbreviations contained in a Bibliographic Guide for Editors & Authors from Chemical Abstracts, which is available in all major libraries, or the World List of Scientific Periodicals, 4th ed., London 1963-65. Anonymous contributions should be placed at the beginning of the list of references. The list of references should be in alphabetical order of first authors' names.
Please ensure that references in the text exactly match those in the manuscript’s reference list. If editing sections of text please ensure that any references that are affected are amended accordingly in the reference list. Reference to personal communications and unpublished results should be in the text only i.e. (Animal Health Care Flanders, personal communication, 2006) or (Zhang, F., unpublished results).
Creus, E., J. F. Perez, B. Peralta, F. Baucells, and E. Mateu 2007: Effect of acidified feed on the prevalence of Salmonella in market-age pigs. Zoonoses Public Health 54, 314-319.
On, S. L. W., and B. Holmes, 1992: Assessment of enzyme detection tests useful in identification of campylobacteria. J. Clin. Microbiol. 30, 746-749.
Zeveloff, S. I. 2002: Raccoons: A Natural History. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D. C.
Chapter in Edited Book
Easterday, B. C., V. S. Hinshaw, and D. A. Halvorson, 1997: Influenza. In: Calnek, B.W., H. J. Barnes, C. W. Beard, L. R. McDougald, and Y. M. Saif (eds), Disease of Poultry, 10th Edn, pp. 583-606. Iowa State University Press. Ames, IA.
Sealander, J. A., P. S. Gipson, M. E. Cartwright, and J. M. Pledger, 1975: Behaviour and Physiological Studies of Relationships between White-tailed Deer and Dogs in Arkansas. Final Report to Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Department of Zoology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
USDA-APHIS, 2004: Cooperative Rabies Management Program National Report 2004. Available at: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/ws/rabies/annual_report/NationalReport_2004.pdf (accessed on 30 April 2008).
References in the text to literature in the Reference List should be given by placing in parenthesis the name(s) of the author(s), adding the year of publication (e.g.: Popoff and Le Minor, 1992).
The editor and publisher recommend that citation of online published papers and other material should be done via a DOI (digital object identifier), which all reputable online published material should have - see www.doi.org/ for more information. If an author cites anything which does not have a DOI they run the risk of the cited material not being traceable.
5.4. Tables, Figures and Figure Legends
5.4 Illustrations and Tables: Figures should be saved in a neutral data format such as TIFF or EPS. Powerpoint and Word graphics are unsuitable for reproduction. Please do not use any pixel-oriented programmes. Photographs or drawings submitted for publication with the manuscript must be of high quality, distinct and well-focused, if they are to be suitable for reproduction. Scanned figures (only in TIFF format) should have a resolution of 300 dpi (halftone) or 600 to 1200 dpi (line drawings) in relation to the reproduction size. Please submit the data for figures in black and white.
Colour Figures: Colour photos can be reproduced in black and white (with a possible loss of contrast). Figures printed in colour are subject to an added charge. In the event that an author is not able to cover the costs of reproducing colour figures in colour in the printed version of the journal, Zoonoses and Public Health offers authors the opportunity to reproduce colour figures in colour for free in the online version of the article (but they will still appear in black and white in the print version). Colour print charges are explained on the Colour Work Agreement Form. Once completed, please return the form to the Production Editor at the address below. Colour graphics should be created using the CMYK colour palette (print colours), not RGB (monitor colours). There is a charge for alterations to figures when carried out by the publisher. If you are unable to access the internet, or are unable to download the form, please contact the Production Editor (email@example.com)
Once completed, please return the form (hard copy with original signature) to Customer Services via regular mail to the address below:
Customer Services (OPI), John Wiley & Sons Ltd., European Distribution Centre, New Era Estate, Oldlands Way, Bognor Regis, West Sussex PO22 9NQ, UK
Please note that figures will generally be reduced to fit within the column-width or the print area. This means that numbering and lettering must still be readable when reduced (e.g. maps) and that the scale might not correspond with the original (microscopic pictures), thereby invalidating references to scale in the text. If a figure is to be cropped, please mark the lines on a photocopy or tracing paper. Printouts should be made with a laserprinter at the highest resolution (> 600 dpi). If artwork is to be scanned, line drawings should only be contour drawings without halftones (shades of grey). Please do not use patterns; rough hatching is possible.
Graphs: with an x and y axis should not be enclosed in frames; only 2-dimensional representations. Do not forget the labels and units. Captions for the figures should give a precise description of the content and should not be repeated within the figure.
Tables should be created using the table function.
Further information can be obtained at Wiley Publishing's guidelines for figures.
Check your electronic artwork before submitting it: http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/eachecklist.asp.
Figure & Table Legends: please ensure the essential information is within the first 60 characters of the captions to accommodate the online edition.
Permissions: if all or parts of previously published illustrations are used, permission must be obtained from the copyright holder concerned. It is the author's responsibility to obtain these in writing and provide copies to the Publisher.
5.5. Supporting Information
Publication in electronic formats has created opportunities for adding details or whole sections in the electronic version only. Authors need to work closely with the editors in developing or using such new publication formats.
Supporting Information, such as data sets or additional figures or tables, that will not be published in the print edition of the journal, but which will be viewable via the online edition, can be submitted.
It should be clearly stated at the time of submission that the Supporting Information is intended to be made available through the online edition. If the size or format of the Supporting Information is such that it cannot be accommodated on the Journal's website, the author agrees to make the Supporting Information available free of charge on a permanent website, to which links will be set up from the Journal's website. The author must advise Wiley if the URL of the website where the Supporting Information is located changes. The content of the Supporting Information must not be altered after the paper has been accepted for publication.
The availability of Supporting Information should be indicated in the main manuscript by a paragraph, to appear after the References, headed 'Supporting Information' and providing titles of figures, tables, etc. In order to protect reviewer anonymity, material posted on the author’s website cannot be reviewed. The Supporting Information is an integral part of the article and will be reviewed accordingly.
Extra issues: larger papers or monographs may be published as additional issues (numbered as the ordinary issues), the full cost being paid by the author. Further information may be obtained from the editor.
6. AFTER ACCEPTANCE
Upon acceptance of a paper for publication, the manuscript will be forwarded to the Production Editor who is responsible for the production of the journal.
6.1 Proof Corrections
The corresponding author will receive an e-mail alert containing a link to a website. A working e-mail address must therefore be provided for the corresponding author. The proof can be downloaded as a PDF (portable document format) file from this site.
Acrobat Reader will be required in order to read this file. This software can be downloaded (free of charge) from the following website: www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html. This will enable the file to be opened, read on screen, and printed out in order for any corrections to be added. Further instructions will be sent with the proof. Hard copy proofs will be posted if no e-mail address is available; in your absence, please arrange for a colleague to access your e-mail to retrieve the proofs.
Proofs must be returned to the Production Editor within three days of receipt.
Proofs must be returned to the typesetter within three days of receipt. Please note that if you have registered for production tracking e-mail alerts in Author Services, there will be no e-mail for the proof corrections received stage. This will not affect e-mails alerts for any later production stages.
As changes to proofs are costly, we ask that you only correct typesetting errors. Excessive changes made by the author in the proofs, excluding typesetting errors, will be charged separately. Other than in exceptional circumstances, all illustrations are retained by the publisher. Please note that the author is responsible for all statements made in their work, including changes made by the copy editor.
6.2 EarlyView (Publication Prior to Print)
Zoonoses and Public Health is covered by Wiley's EarlyView service. EarlyView articles are complete full-text articles published online in advance of their publication in a printed issue. EarlyView articles are complete and final. They have been fully reviewed, revised and edited for publication, and the authors' final corrections have been incorporated. Because they are in final form, no changes can be made after online publication. The nature of EarlyView articles means that they do not yet have volume, issue or page numbers, so EarlyView articles cannot be cited in the traditional way. They are therefore given a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows the article to be cited and tracked before it is allocated to an issue. After print publication, the DOI remains valid and can continue to be used to cite and access the article.
6.3 Author Services
Online production tracking is available for your article through Wiley''s Author Services. Author Services enables authors to track their article - once it has been accepted - through the production process to publication online and in print. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated e-mails at key stages of production. The author will receive an e-mail with a unique link that enables them to register and have their article automatically added to the system. Please ensure that a complete e-mail address is provided when submitting the manuscript. For more substantial information on the services provided for authors, please see Wiley's Author Services.
6.4 Author Material Archive Policy
Please note that unless specifically requested, Wiley will dispose of all hardcopy or electronic material submitted two months after publication. If you require the return of any material submitted, please inform the editorial office or production editor as soon as possible.
6.5 Offprints and Extra Copies
A PDF offprint of the online published article will be provided free of charge to the corresponding author, and may be distributed subject to the Publisher's terms and conditions. Additional paper offprints may be ordered online. If you have queries about offprints please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
6.6 Note to NIH Grantees
Pursuant to NIH mandate, Wiley will post the accepted version of contributions authored by NIH grant-holders to PubMed Central upon acceptance. This accepted version will be made publicly available 12 months after publication. For further information, see http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-321171.html.