Technical Tutorial Video

Author Instructions: Technical Tutorial Video

The digital edition of JAVMA is the journal of record. Accepted Technical Tutorial Video articles will be published in the digital edition.

Technical Tutorial Video: A narrated video or animation sequence that provides a practical tutorial on technique, tools, methodologies, or approaches in any area of veterinary medicine. A title page and abstract are submitted with the video for search engine optimization. Priority for acceptance will be based upon the validity of the techniques and the potential for clinical applications in veterinary medicine. All videos are subject to peer review. Narration will be transcribed into a text file by the video-hosting platform using artificial intelligence and reviewed by AVMA Editors for accuracy. No action is required by the authors for this conversion.

Narrated video file instructions and limits

  • Minimum time length: 1 minute.
  • 5 minutes maximum is recommended. Longer submissions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Resolution of 1920x1080 (1080p) or 3840x2160 (Ultra HD/4K).
  • File format: MP4 or MV4 file (slides and audio).
  • Landscape orientation is required.
  • Narration is required.
  • Begin the video with a visual or verbal statement of your name and the purpose of the video, disclose any conflicts of interest, and state any acknowledgments.
  • The first slide of the video should have the title and the list of authors and their degrees.
  • Avoid identifiers for the animals (harnesses with nameplates, collars with tags, stable names, etc).
  • If a dog or cat is outside, it must have a collar and leash on.
  • Please remove background noise (eg, patient monitoring equipment sounds, dogs barking, etc.) from the video. Soft background music is encouraged.
  • A separate document with the title page, authors and their degrees, affiliations, structured abstract, and reference list is required.
  • Tips for video production can be found here.

  • Title
    • Includes the following:
      • 160 characters.
      • 2 or 3 keywords to increase discoverability, readership, and citations.
      • The species assessed (eg, "Atlanto-occipital cerebrospinal fluid sample acquisition in the cat").
  • Authors
    • Authors may add their names at submission by typing their email addresses into the designated field, which will pull related information from our database. If new user accounts are required, authors should include the following information: first name, middle initial (if applicable), and last name of each author, along with each author’s professional degree and highest earned academic degree (eg, MS or PhD, MPVM) and, for authors who are diplomates of veterinary specialty organizations recognized by the AVMA’s American Board of Veterinary Specialties or similar specialty organizations recognized by other countries, diplomate status (eg, DACVS or DACVIM), although specialty (eg Large Animal) should not be included with the diplomate status. List a bachelor’s or associate’s degree only if it is the author’s only degree. Do not list other specialty board designations, certifications, or honorary degrees. Fellowship or membership designations (eg, MRCVS) and honorary degrees should not be listed. Credentials such as CVT, RVT, LVT, and RN may be listed alongside the author’s highest earned academic degree. 
  • Cover letter
    • List professional affiliations of the authors at the time of the video production.
    • Include name and email address of the corresponding author.
    • Disclose any conflicts of interest.
  • Structured abstract (≤ 250 words)—Includes the following subsections:
    • Objective (rationale for the study)
    • Animals
    • Methods
    • Results
    • Clinical Relevance

Video submission
Videos are submitted electronically at Important note: You will be required to complete the “View Proof” stage at submission. Though there will not be proofs to view, please complete this step to submit your video. Contact if you have questions or require further guidance.

You will be required to provide 5 keywords at submission. Keywords increase discoverability, ranking, and visibility in search engine results, and therefore increase readership and citation of a manuscript. Include 1 or 2 of your 5 keywords in the title, in the first 2 sentences of the abstract, and throughout the article where they can be worked in naturally and in context. Keywords also help us promote your manuscript.

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