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.
  • Maximum time length: 5 minutes.
  • Maximum file size: 300 MB.
  • File format: MP4 or MV4 file (slides and audio).
  • Landscape orientation is required.
  • Begin the video with a verbal statement of your name and the purpose of the video, disclose any conflicts of interest, and state any acknowledgments.
  • 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.

  • Title
    • Includes the following:
      • Limited to 160 characters.
      • Includes the species assessed (eg, Alanto-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, 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). 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.
  • 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
    • Procedures
    • 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.

Keywords are very important for search engines such as PubMed or Google Scholar to find your manuscript. When prompted during manuscript submission, supply keywords from the journal website that describe the topic of the manuscript.

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