|Instructions to authors|
review our instructions below before submitting your manuscript. Papers
are only accepted through the journal’s online manuscripts submission
The Scandinavian Journal of Laboratory Animal Science is an international journal covering all aspects of laboratory animal science.
Categories of papers
The Journal will publish manuscripts in the following categories:
Original scientific articles. Such reports may be based on an animal experiment, but may as well be the results of epidemiological surveys, case studies, description of theories, etc. The results should not have been published elsewhere, and if this should exceptionally be the case (e.g. as an abstract) this information must be given in the accompanying letter.
Reviews survey recent developments within a relevant area.
Notes are short reports fulfilling the requirements for an original scientific article, but not allowing any general conclusions.
Technical reports give details about one or several specific techniques developed by the author(s) without any scientific conclusions.
Letters are comments on any matter of concern within the field of laboratory animal science.
All original scientific articles, reviews and notes are peer reviewed by at least two external referees. Authors are welcome to suggest referees.
Style and format
The papers should be written in concise and clear English. All procedures involving live animals must have been performed in accordance with National legislation and The Council of Europe Convention ETS 123. Papers should be in the following sections: Front page with title, subtitle, names and addresses of authors, and a detailed address for correspondence. Then a brief summary (stating what was achieved), introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion (ending with any conclusions), acknowledgements (if any), and references. Please see template if in doubt.
All references must be given as by the original author but with first names as initials only and giving the initials of the first author after the surname and the remaining in front of the surname. All authors are listed (and written in italics). After the names use a colon (:). Then follows: Title of the paper, Name of the journal in abbreviation, year of publication, volume (in italics), issue no. (when given), first page – last page. Example: Almeida AM, S van Harten & LA Cardoso: Myofibrillar Protein Status of the Gastrocnemius in Male Rats: Effect of Mild Undernutrition. Scand. J. Lab. Anim. Sci. 2006, 33(2), 101-106.
When quoting parts of books the editor names are given followed by (eds.) and the title of the book, publisher and year. In the text references are quoted, depending on the number of authors, with quotes in brackets written in italics. Example: (Kampmann et al., 2012) and if more than one quote (Kampmann & Gade, 2009; Hau, 2008).
Under the materials and methods section detailed information must be given concerning animals (species, stock/strain, source, genetic and micro- biological status, age or weight), their husbandry (microbiological protection, equipment, caging, bedding, temperature, humidity, lighting, ventilation, feeding), products used, and the experimental procedure. Commercial suppliers are given in brackets after the product followed by the city and country.
Note: Failing to follow the style and format of the journal will delay the processing of your paper.
Submission, proof-correction and reprints
Please use the journal’s online manuscripts submission system: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/sjlas. Paper submission must be accompanied by an electronic version with a MS-Word-compatible version of the paper. Tables, illustrations, graphs and texts for illustrations should be supplied electronically in a ready to print quality in JPG, TIFF, EPS or BMP version.
Any correspondence, tracking of manuscripts etc. can be performed through the submission and peer review system. Please use the online system when inquiring about your manuscript.
After your manuscript has been reviewed and accepted for publication it will be sent to our linguistic editors. They may contact you directly.
For all papers, the printer proofs must be returned to the Editorial Office, with any comments, within 3 days after receipt. Currently we use Adobe Acrobat in the final review. You will receive en e-mail where you will be asked to review the attachment and make your comments using Comment & Markup tools.
Fifty reprints are provided free of charge to the author(s). Additional reprints can be ordered.
Please ensure that your initial submission includes full postal address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address.