SASVEPM FULL PAPER and EXTENDED ABSTRACT SPECIFICATION
Layout and Referencing requirements
Full papers must be submitted by e-mail to Dr Lesley van Helden (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com) as a Word document attachment.
2. PRESENTING AUTHOR
Unless otherwise stated, it is expected that the first named author will present the paper but if this is not the case then it is essential that the author who is expected to present the paper at the conference is indicated clearly in the paper, by underlining their name. Any change to the presenting author must be notified as soon as possible, and the committee reserves the right to withdraw papers under these circumstances.
THE TITLE SHOULD BE IN CAPITALS AND BOLD
Authors should be indicated as shown below:-
Author, A. B., Author, C. D. & Author, E. F.
5. CONTACT DETAILS
It is essential that you supply full contact details of the corresponding author.
Please specify the following:-
. Contact author’s name (also the name of the proposed speaker if different from the contact author).
. Contact author’s telephone number.
. Contact author’s e-mail address.
6. MAIN HEADINGS
Headings of each section should include the following – SUMMARY, INTRODUCTION, MATERIALS AND METHODS, RESULTS and DISCUSSION and these heading should be CAPITALISED and justified left with a line open above and below each heading. Sub-headings can be done in normal case and indented with a line above the sub-heading but no open line immediately below it. The use of additional headings and sub-headings is left to the discretion of the authors.
7. TABLES and FIGURES
Captions to tables must be above the said table, while captions for figures must be below the figure. The format for the Table and Figure captions must be as follows.
Table 1: Description of table
Figure 1: Description of figure
Note that the format of the tables may be edited by SASVEPM in order for consistency to be present within the proceedings booklet.
The reference format that SASVEPM generally uses is the format which the Journal of the South African Veterinary Society made use of in years gone by. Please contact the President or Secretary of the current SASVEPM exco to get a detailed guideline for this style. For those authors using Reference Manager software the exco has also got the JSAVA journal style which can be uploaded into Reference Manager. The SASVEPM exco are sensitive however to the fact that some members will not be comfortable using referencing software – please contact us if there are difficulties or requests regarding referencing systems contrary to what we have laid out here.In general though the in text references are indicated numerically with the reference list included at the end of the submission with the first author surname being in ascending alphabetical order. Listed references at the end of the paper can be detailed as indicated below.
Author, A B, Author, C D , Author, E F Year Title of paper. Journal, Volume: Page numbers.
An example of the style is as follows:
The area around the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa has historically been free from AHS2
, with outbreaks as a result of the introduction of AHSV positive horses from other provinces. On this basis a protocol was submitted to the European Community (now the European Union (EU)) proposing the establishment of an AHS free zone in the Cape Peninsula, from which the export of horses could resume provided certain conditions were met1
1. Bosman P, Bruckner G K, Faul A 1995 African horse sickness surveillance systems and regionalisation/zoning: the case of South Africa. Scientific and Technical Review 14: 645-653
2. Coetzer J A W, Guthrie A J 2004 African horse sickness. In Coetzer J A W, Tustin R C (eds) Infectious Diseases of Livestock Vol. 2. Oxford University Press ,Cape Town: 1231-1246
If you have any queries regarding the above specification, please contact the SASVEPM committee.