Author Guidelines

Requirements for English manuscripts

PEM publishes double peer reviewed original articles, reviews, and case reports from all fields of equine medicine in German and English language as well as abstracts of the international scientific literature. Only manuscripts that had not been published or submitted to another journal before can be accepted.


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Manuscripts must be submitted as a WORD file. The paper must be written in excellent British English grammar and style, with spelling following the Oxford English Dictionary. Do not use italic font, underline text or number paragraphs. The text must appear in the following order: title, full names of authors, institutions of all authors, summary, keywords, citation, correspondence (name, titles, position, postal address, phone and fax number, and e-mail address of the first corresponding author), main text, references, title in german, extended german summary, and keywords in german. The number of tables is limited to 5, the number of figures is limited to 10. Please send the manuscript including tables and figures by e-mail (up to 10 Mb) or TransferNow (more than 10 Mb).


Manuscripts written in german language must contain a german and an english abstract of at least 500 words summarizing the aim of the study, materials and methods, results, and conclusion. In manuscripts written in english language the abstract must be more detailed, with a minimum of 1000 and a maximum of 1500 words including figure and table citations in booth languages. If the author(s) cannot provide an extended german summary, the publisher can arrange translation into german against a translation fee of up to 100 €.

Reference style

References are cited in the text by the last name(s) of the author(s) and the publication date in parentheses. More than two authors are cited by using the name of the first author and the abbreviation et al. Only cited papers are to be included in the reference list, which should be in alphabetical order of the authors’ last names. Journal references should include: name and initials of all authors (co-authors’ initials after the last name), year of publication in parentheses, full title of the published work, journal name complying with the World Medical Periodicals, issue, first and last page number and the DOI-address of the cited article (reference example:

Sykes B, Jokisalo J M (2015) Rethinking equine gastric ulcer syndrome: Part 3 – Equine glandular gastric ulcer syndrome (EGGUS) Equine Vet. Educ. 27, 372-375, DOI 10.1111/eve.12287

Book references should contain the names and initials of all authors (co-authors’ initials after the last name), year of publication in parentheses, full title of the book, name of the publisher, name and city of the publishing company, and first and last page numbers (if relevant).

Figures and tables

The number of tables is limited to 5, the number of figures is limited to 10. Please submit reproducible picture files for all images in TIFF format (300 dpi, 85 mm width) and as JPEG (reduced file size). All images have to be cited in the text. Each image should include a German and English legend. Tables should be designed in Word format (Helvetica font) and also need to have a legend. Images, tables and legends should be submitted separately from the text.

Conflict of interest statement

If medicines and/or products of medical technology are named, described or their effects evaluated in the manuscript, the authors have to externalize, resp. to exclude, a possible conflict of interest. For further information, please contact

Animal welfare statement

If the underlying study is an experimental one and uses animals, both the authorising government agency and the registration number should be stated at the end of the manuscript.

Statement of informed consent

In patient based-studies, an animal owner has to be informed that data concerning their horse will be part of a scientific publication. That information is assumed to have been given. Anonymity with regard to patients and patients’ owners is generally kept in manuscripts. In exceptional cases where this is not possible, the authors must add a statement of informed consent at the end of the manuscript

For further general information, please see the guidelines of the International Association of Veterinary Editors (, the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors ( and/or the Committee on Publication Ethics (

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