BACK TO MAIN ©1996-2008 All Rights Reserved. Online Journal of Veterinary Research. You may not store these pages in any form except for your own personal use. All other usage or distribution is illegal under international copyright treaties. Permission to use any of these pages in any other way besides the before mentioned must be gained in writing from the publisher. This article is exclusively copyrighted in its entirety to OJVR publications. This article may be copied once but may not be, reproduced or retransmitted without the express permission of the editors. Linking: To link to this page or any pages linking to this page you must link directly to this page only here rather than put up your own page. Online Journal of Veterinar y Research REFEREE FORM Please return to: Editors; Online Journal of Veterinary Research, [email protected] Title: :. Clinical, pathological and prognostic data from 37 female dogs diagnosed with inflammatory mammary carcinoma. Authors- Lorena Gabriela Rocha Ribeiro et al Organization-ID: 29982-2014 The Editor must ensure that the OJVR publishes only papers which are scientifically sound. To achieve this objective, the referees are requested to assist the Editor by making an assessment of a paper submitted for publication by: (a) Writing a report on the reverse side of this form, (b} Check the boxes shown below under 1. and 2. ( YES or NO) [N.B.A "NO" assessment must be supported by specific comment in the report. (c) Make a recommendation under 3. The Editor-in-Chief would appreciate hearing from any referee who feels that he/she will be unable to review a manuscript within two weeks. 1. CRITERIA FOR JUDGEMENT (Mark "Yes" or "No"). Is the work scientifically sound? Y Is the work an original contribution? Y Are the conclusions justified on the evidence presented? Y Is the work free of major errors in fact, logic or technique? Y Is the paper clearly and concisely written? NO (see changes) Do you consider that the data provided on the care and use of animals (See Instructions to Contributors) is sufficient to establish that the animals used in the experiments were well looked after, that care was taken to avoid distress, and that there was no unethical use of animals? Yes Ethics approved by University 2 PRESENTATION (Mark "Yes" or "No"). Does the title clearly indicate the content of the paper? NO (see changes) Does the abstract convey the essence of the article? NO (see changes) Are all the tables essential? Y Are the figures and drawings of good quality? Y Are the illustrations necessary for an understanding of the text? Y Is the labelling adequate? Y 3. RECOMMENDATIONS(Mark one with an X) Not suitable for publication in the OJVR Reassess after major changes Accept for publication with changes X Accept for publication with minor changes Accept for publication without changes 4.REPORT:. This is a survey of unusual aggressive mammary cancer in a group of 37 dogs with descriptions per dog and tumor types. The article has some useful statistical data concerning clinical, case and gross necropsy findings and may be of some relevance to veterinary and human mammary cancer. The dogs are from a useful statistical group (age, weight, breed). A comparative study with the incidence of the same tumor from other countries/areas and other tumors to find some commonalities would have been useful. I think this work could be published but only with changes as it is poorly written in many parts, probably due to the NonEnglish background. My suggestions for this work to be acceptable for publication in the OJVR are: TITLE: Clinical, anatomopathological and outcome characteristics of inflammatory mammary carcinoma in female dogs is not an acceptable title. See suggested new title in text. Authors are encouraged to comment/change if required. AUTHORS: Authors names must be followed by degrees (ie DVM,MVSC ect). ORGANIZATION: Please write in original language, in this case Portuguese. This applies to all Latin based languages ABSTRACT : The authors have written a weak abstract which fails to describe some important results in the main text. For example the percentage of cancer cases from the main cohort (904), gland involvement and pathology. We refer authors to the attached modified text. INTRODUCTION: In the main, the introduction is relevant and properly referenced but there are numerous grammar/language errors. See modified text. MATERIALS AND METHODS: See modified text. RESULTS: Although the presentation of results (images) is acceptable, the text section still requires major changes (see text). A Table 1 (figure 2?) does not appear evident. The survival data has been graphed from the excel file. Asterixes/letters for significance must be included in the graph. Also the statistical method for treated versus non-treated is not described. Authors may wish to carefully examine the graph and change it if not correct. DISCUSSION Major changes required see text. REFERENCES: Et al., is not acceptable see text TABLES AND FIGURES. See above (Results) Authors are encouraged to carefully read through the modified text and return same to the editorial office. Thank you. FS.