The Scandinavian Journal of Laboratory Animal Science (SJLAS), published by Scand-LAS, is a longstanding international journal advancing knowledge about comparative medicine and laboratory animal science and welfare through the publication of peer-reviewed articles about animal models, animal biology, laboratory animal medicine, laboratory animal pathology, animal behaviour, animal biotechnology and related topics. Articles include technical reports and reviews about basic and applied laboratory investigations, clinical investigations, and case studies, as well as informed and thoughtful opinions relevant to the humane care and use of laboratory animals. SJLAS also includes advertisements from all major suppliers of laboratory animals, caging systems, food, bedding and other relevant equipment for laboratory animal housing, husbandry and experimentation. In addition it includes news from the Scand-LAS Association, as well as an updated comprehensive list of upcoming relevant meetings, conferences and symposia.
All Scand-LAS members, who receive the journal free of charge, and subscribers (750 in total)
Animal care supervisors, managers of laboratory animal facilities, laboratory animal technicians, laboratory animal technologists, veterinarians, scientists, and researchers in veterinary schools, medical schools, universities, pharmaceutical companies, government and private research laboratories, and animal hospitals.
Founded in 1973 as the Scandinavian language house journal for Scand-LAS. The Journal was changed into an English language scientific journal with peer-review in 1985, and the name changed to Scandinavian Journal of Laboratory Animal Science.
Average pages per issue
Around 70 pages.
Instructions to authors
Scandinavian Journal of Laboratory Animal Science is an international journal covering all aspects of laboratory animal science.
Categories of papers
The Journal will publish manuscripts in the following categories:
Original scientific articles. Such reports may be based on an animal experiment, but may as well be the results of epidemiological surveys, case studies, description of theories, etc. The results must not have been published elsewhere. If parts of the results have been published elsewhere (e.g. as an abstract) this information must be given in the accompanying letter.
Reviews survey recent developments within a relevant area.
Notes are short reports fulfilling the requirements for an original scientific article, but not allowing any general conclusions.
Technical reports gives details about one or several specific techniques developed by the author without any scientific conclusions.
Letters are comments on any matter of concern within the field of laboratory animal science.
All original scientific articles, reviews and notes are peer reviewed by at least two external referees. Authors are welcome to suggest referees.
Style and format
The papers should be written in concise and clear English. Technical reports and letters may be accepted in a Scandinavian language.
All procedures involving live animals must have been performed in accordance with National legislation and The Council of European Convention ETS 123.
Papers should be in the following sections: Front page with title, subtitle, names and adresses of authors, and a detailed address for correspondence. Then a brieef summary (stating what was achieved), introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion (ending with any conclusions), acknowledgements (if any), and references.
All references must be given as by the original author but with first names as initials only and giving the initials of the first author after the surname and the remaining in front of the surname. All authors are listed (and written in italics). Then follows: Title of the paper, Name of the journal in abbreviation, year of publication, volume (in italics), issue no. (when given), first page-last page. When quoting parts of books the editor names are given followed by (eds.) and the title of the book, publisher and year. In the text references are quoted, depending on the number of authors, as in this issue, with quotes in brackets written in italics.
Under the materials and methods section detailed information must be given concerning animals (species, stock/strain, source, genetic and microbiological status, age or weight), their husbandry (microbiological protection, equipment, caging, bedding, temperature, humidity, lighting, ventilation, feeding), products used, and the experimental procedure. Commercial suppliers are given in brackets after the product followed by the city and country.
Submission, proof-correction and reprints
Papers are either submitted electronically by e-mail or it a paper copy to the Editorial and Advertising Office (see Editorial Board). Paper submission must be accompanied by an electronic version with MS-Word-compatible version of the paper on disk or CD. Tables, illustrations, graphs and texts for illustrations should be supplied in a ready to print quality, or electronically in JPG, TIFF, EPS or BMP version.
Multi-author papers: please ensure any correspondence with the Editorial Office subsequent to the initial submission (including comments to the printed proofs) is conducted through the single identified "Author for Correspondence". For all papers, the printed proofs must be returned to the office, with any comments, within 3 days after receipt. Fifty reprints are provided free of charge to the author(s). Additional reprints can be ordered.
Please ensure thet your initial submission includes full postal address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address.