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Clinical Theriogenology

Official Journal of The Society for Theriogenology and The American College of Theriogenologists

Mission Statement

The purpose of Clinical Theriogenology is to publish in a timely manner peer-reviewed information relevant to the clinical practice of theriogenology for veterinary practitioners, academic clinicians, and veterinary students. The journal will be the means by which the Society for Theriogenology (SFT) publishes the proceedings of its Annual Conference and Symposia.

Scope of the Journal

Clinical Theriogenology will be broad in scope and manuscripts published will be in the following categories:

• Research reports
• Reviews of current literature
• Clinical reports
• Innovative techniques
• Book reviews
• Letters to the editor
• Editorial opinion
• News from the Society for Theriogenology and the American College of Theriogenologists

Publication Schedule

The regular issues will be published quarterly. On occasion, the Editorial Board will consider issuing a Festschrift to honor eminent theriogenologists.

Manuscript Preparation

Manuscripts are accepted for consideration with the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere (except in the form of a brief abstract) and are not simultaneously under review by another journal. The manuscript must be in English (American spellings), and follow the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals ( The following guidelines are applicable:

Manuscripts should be submitted to the editor as an e-mail ( attachment.

  • All pages are to be double-spaced
  • Font: Times New Roman; size 12
  • Left-justified
  • 1” margins at the top, bottom, and sides of each page
  • All pages (including the title page) are to be numbered consecutively
  • All lines of the manuscript should be numbered consecutively

The general format for scientific manuscripts is as follows:

  • Title page: Contains the title of the paper and only the first and last names of each of the authors. Specify the corresponding author and her/his contact information (mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail address). Do not list academic degrees or specialty board certification. State the sources of funding (if any) and any meetings at which the data were presented.
  • Abstract and keywords: The abstract should capture the essence of the paper and should be limited to 250 words or fewer. The term “Keywords” is typed in bold font followed by a colon followed by up to six key words separated by commas. 
  • Text: Begin the text on a separate page and divide it into the traditional sections of a scientific paper, viz. introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion, and conclusion. 
  • References: Only the most pertinent papers should be cited. References should be cited in consecutive order when first mentioned in the text, designated by a superscript number placed after all punctuation marks. The Vancouver style of citation is to be used with the exception that only the first three authors of multi-authored papers are listed; if there are four or more authors, list the first three, followed by et al. For examples, please consult: Titles of journals are to be abbreviated in the style of Index Medicus. For assistance in locating the proper abbreviation for a scientific journal, please refer to the following websites:  - Biological Journals and Abbreviations. PubMed also has journal abbreviations available at  Type the name of the journal into the search box and select “go”. The next screen shows information about the journal including the proper abbreviation. One word titles are not abbreviated. Unpublished observations and personal communications should not be used as references. Articles listed as “in press” must have been accepted for publication. Authors are responsible for insuring the accuracy of all citations listed; citations must be verified against the original publications. The authors need to cross-check the citations in the text and references to ensure that all papers cited are included in the references and vice versa


Journal article (single author)

Odde KG: A review of synchronization of estrus in postpartum cattle. J Anim Sci 1990;68:817-830.
Journal article (more than three authors)

Martinez MF, Adams GP, Kastelic JP, et al: Induction of follicular wave emergence for estrus synchronization and artificial insemination in heifers. Theriogenology 2000;54:757-769.

Book (personal author)

Johnson SD, Kustritz MVR, Olson PNS: Canine and feline theriogenology. Philadelphia: Saunders; 2001. p. 7.

Book (edited, multi-author)

Woods GL, Hallowell AL: Management of twin embryos and twin fetuses in the mare. In: McKinnon AO, Voss JL, editors. Equine reproduction. Philadelphia: Lea and Febiger; 1993. p. 532.


Kenny RM, Bergman RV, Cooper WL, et al: Minimal contamination techniques for breeding mares: techniques and preliminary findings. Proc Annu Conv Am Assoc Equine Pract 1975; p. 327-336.


  • Units of measurement: Measurements should be listed in Système Internationale (SI) units with non-SI units listed in parentheses if they are needed for clarification.
  • Abbreviations: Abbreviations other than standard units of measurement should not be used excessively but if necessary, the abbreviation must be defined at first use in the manuscript. Do not use abbreviations in the title or in the abstract. Abbreviations are used exclusively subsequent to being defined except at the beginning of a sentence.
  • Tables: Data can be summarized in well-designed tables prepared with the table function of Microsoft Word. Each table should be on a separate page with the legend typed above the table.  Tables are numbered consecutively as they appear in the text.
  • Numerals: Write out numbers if they appear as the first word in a sentence.
  • Illustrations:  Illustrations must not be embedded in the text. Figures are to be cited consecutively by number (Figure1, Figure 2, etc.).  All images and text are sent to the printer in digital format.  Acceptable formats are .jpeg and .tiff. Minimum acceptable resolution is 300 pixels/inch for halftones and 1,200 pixels per inch for line art. Black and white illustrations are reproduced at no charge but the cost of including color plates will be billed to the author.
  • Acknowledgements: Persons who make substantial contributions to the content of the article but who do not qualify as authors should be acknowledged. Authors must provide written permission from all persons who are acknowledged.
  • Sources and manufacturers: Only generic names of drugs, chemicals, test kits, and equipment should be used in the text followed in parentheses by the tradename, supplier’s name, and supplier’s address (city, state [country if not in the United States]). For example: The cow was treated with 100 µg gonadorelin hydrochloride IM (Factrel™, Fort Dodge Animal Health, Ft. Dodge, IA).
  • Conflict of Interest: Authors are required to disclose any conflicts of interest such as financial or personal relationships with people, organizations, or commercial interests that may influence or be perceived to influence their conclusions. Please refer to the conflict of interest statement of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (
  • Care and Use of Animals:  Manuscripts reporting experimental data must include a statement that all procedures were approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (or its equivalent in countries other than the United States). Please refer to the statement of human and animal rights of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (
  • Manuscripts are initially reviewed by the editor and those that meet the requirements for publication are submitted to at least two reviewers. Authors are invited to suggest potential reviewers in their initial submission. Manuscripts are prepared for publication in the order in which they pass the peer review process 

Outline for Case Reports and Case Series

Title of Case

Authors of case: Please indicate corresponding author by * after the author’s name

Summary: Up to 150 words summarizing the case presentation and outcome

Background: Why is this case important?

Case Presentation: Presenting features, pertinent medical history, and herd history, if applicable

Differential Diagnosis, if relevant



Discussion: Include a brief review of similar published cases; how many other similar cases reported?

Learning points: Three to five bullet points

References: Vancouver style

Figure/photo captions, if any


Instructions to Authors are subject to revision to meet the technical standards imposed by the printer and are to be reviewed annually and revised if necessary by the Editorial Board.

Mission Statement

The mission of the ACT is to promote animal well-being, reproductive health, responsible breeding and genetic practices, and efficient management of breeding-age animals in agriculture, veterinary practice, zoos, preserves, and ecosystems. In particular, the ACT envisions development of focus areas in theriogenology to incorporate the following in theriogenology/reproductive medicine:

1. Population control for domestic and non-domestic animals including feral animals, free-ranging and captive wildlife.

2. Genomics in livestock and companion animal practice.

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