Authors guidelines

BENV is an on-line journal published every four months (issues in February, June, and October). The works must be sent to the address within the month preceding the publication of the new number (January, May, and September). Articles submitted after this deadline will be published in the following issues.
The editorial board reserves the right to comment on and /or change the article. In this case, the article will be sent back to the first author  for changes approval and manuscript revision. The first author must ensure that all co-authors agree with the final version of the manuscript. In case the first author does not respond within ten working days, the article will not be published.
The articles must be written both in Italian and in English. The manuscript sent in only one of the two languages will not be published.


General criteria

Typographical features


Content plan


Text structure and limits


Articles should be sent in Microsoft Word format (doc or docx), A4 paper, font sizes 11, font type Calibri, with 1.5 line spacing in text, using the following margins:
- Left and right side: 2 cm
- Top: 2.5 cm
- Bottom: 2 cm

Images size
- lenght: 126 mm
- high: 76 mm

Format and resolution images

- Encapsulated PostScript (.eps)

- .jpg, tif at 300 dpi resolution.


Items must be organized in the following order:

- Title

- text

- references

- figures

- tables

- charts

- maps

- author/s, e-mail/s, membership/ organization of all the authors.


The text can be divided into paragraphs indicating for each paragraph a subtitle font sizes 12 underlined.

The work must not exceed 4 pages, figures and tables included.


Topics and language style


Figures, Tables, Graphs and Maps



BENV is publishing works dealing with veterinary epidemiology, zoonoses, food safety and emerging animal heath infectious diseases. BENV contents are addressed to all veterinarians, officials and private practitioners, both Italian and foreign, who may not have specific skills in epidemiology or infectious diseases. The works, therefore, should be written using a clear and easily understandable language, although correct scientific terminology must be used.


The figures, tables, graphs and maps should be listed numerically and in bold type, in the order they appear in the text, followed by a brief description not in bold (e.g., Table 2. Number of outbreaks .... etc.. ). In the text, the reference to the figures, tables, graphs, and maps must be placed in parentheses and in bold (e.g., Graph 2, Figure 1).
For tables and graphs Excel sheet with origin data must be provided together with the work.




Any reference should be listed in the "References" section in alphabetical order as in the examples below: 


Articles published in journals
Calistri P., Conte A., Freier J.E., Ward M. P. 2007. Geographic information systems. Vet Ital, 43 (3), 379-774.





Conference proceedings
Ippoliti C., Savini L., Cioci D., Cerella A., Conte A., Colangeli P., Calistri P., Lelli R. 2008. The ESRI technology: a traveling companion in the Management of Bluetongue. In Proceedings of the Eleventh Italian Conference ESRI Users, 21-22 May, Rome. ESRI, Rome, 27 pp.



Council of European Communities and the European Parliament. 1998. Decision No 2119/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 September 1998 setting up a network for the epidemiological surveillance and control of communicable diseases in the Community. Official Journal L 268 , 03/10/1998 P. 0001 - 0007.




How to send the documents

All the documents must be compressed and submitted in an unique .zip format file.



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