Instructions to Authors

Manuscripts submitted to Journal of Animal and Poultry Sciences should be divided into the following sections:

    • Title page
    • Abstract
    • Key words
    • Introduction
    • Materials and Methods
    • Results
    • Discussion
    • Conclusions
    • Acknowledgements
    • References
    • Tables and Figures

The manuscript should be submitted as separate source files for manuscript text, figures and tables.

Notice: Do not include Authors name in the manuscript document (Main file).

   Only manuscripts written in English will be considered.

  • Title page

The title should appear on a separate page which should then followed by list of all the authors and their affiliations. The title of the paper (font size 12) should be in bold face; the first letter of the article title and proper names are capitalized and the remainder of the title is lowercase. Under the title, names of the authors in bold face, upper case (font size 11) followed by the affiliations in normal face lower case (font size 11). Affiliations should be preceded by superscript numbers corresponding to the author list. An asterisk (*) should be placed after the corresponding authors and indicated by a footnote named “Corresponding Author” where name, the complete postal address, telephone and fax numbers as well as e-mail address are given. The running head of not more than 50 characters should be placed across the top of the title page. The running head is centered and all uppercase.

  • Abstract

This section should start on a new page and should not exceed 400 words. The abstract should give major objectives, materials, results, conclusions, and practical applications of the research. Avoid abbreviation, diagram and references in the abstract, and exclude statements of statistical probability (e.g., P < 0.05).

  • Key words

Authors should give 2 to 5 key words which can identify the most important subjects covered by the paper. They should be typed in lowercase letters and separated by commas. They should be singular should be placed at the end of the abstract.

  • Introduction

The manuscript should include a brief introduction stating the purpose of the investigation and outlining the essential background and stating the nature of the hypothesis under consideration.

  • Materials and Methods

This section should provide sufficient details of the materials and instruments used, and techniques employed to carry out the research.

  • Results

This section should state the results and draw attention in the text to important details shown in tables and figures (tables and figures should be designed to maximize the comprehension of the experimental data).

  • Discussion

This section should explain clearly the interpreted results and should place them in the context of the existing knowledge in the field.

  • Conclusions

The section should be used to briefly summarize the main findings of the study.

    . Conflict of Interest Disclosure

A statement describing any financial conflicts of interest concerned by the specific research described in articles, or lack thereof, is published with each manuscript. The statement should describe all potential sources of bias, including affiliations, funding sources, and financial or management relationships, that may constitute conflicts of interest. The statement will be published in the final article. If no conflict of interest is declared, the following statement will be published in the article: “The authors declare no competing financial interest”.

  • Acknowledgment

This section should be kept at the end of the manuscript before reference section to acknowledge funding, or significant contribution to the research.

  • References

In the body of the manuscript, refer to authors as follows: Sara and Farrel (2005) or Sara and Farrel (2005 and 2007), and where there are more than 2 authors of one article, the first author’s name is followed by the abbreviation et al. as follow: Farrel et al. (2005). If the authors’ names should be included in parentheses, the requested format is (Sara and Farrel, 2005; Farrel et al., 2008). If there are two or more publications by the same author or set of authors in the same year shall be differentiated by adding lowercase letters after the date (e.g. Farrel, 2007a,b).

The references section is merely a list of the sources were cited with the text. The list should be alphabetical by authors’ last names, and then chronologically. All authors’ names should appear in the reference section. The year of publication follows the authors’ names. The name of a journal should be italicized.

References should be given in the following form:

For journal reference:

Smith, K. L., M. R. Waldron, J. K. Drackley, M. T. Socha, and T. R. Overton. 2005. Performance of dairy cows as affected by prepartum dietary carbohydrate source and supplementation with chromium throughout the transition period. Journal of Dairy Science, 88:255-263.

For book reference:

Underwood, E. J., and N. F. Suttle. 1999. The Mineral Nutrition of Livestock. 3rd ed. CABI publishing, NY, USA.

For chapters in book reference:

Simkiss, K., and T. G. Taylor. 1971. Shell formation. Pages 1331-1343 in: Physiology and Biochemistry of the Domestic Fowl. Vol. 3. D. J. Bell and B. M. Freeman, ed. Academic Press. London. UK.

For conference reference:

Kawashima, C., S. Nagashima, T. Shimizu, M. Matsui, A. Miyamoto, and K. Kida. 2008. Effect of exogenous estradiol on plasma metabolic hormone concentrations in the female calf. Page 50 in: Proc. 6th International Congress on Farm Animal Endocrinology. Roanoke, Virginia, USA.

  • Tables and Figures

Tables and figures should be self-explanatory and separate pages should be used for each of them. Each figure and table must have a reference in the text and should be numbered in accordance with their appearance in text. Tables and figures should be included at the related sections of the manuscript.

  Publication Fees:
To cover publication costs, JAPSC charges a publication fee. JAPSC charges a publication fee of $150 for published papers. There are no colour figure charges. Authors will receive information about payment of publication fees at the time of acceptance of article. Publication fee has to be paid only if your article gets accepted for publishing.

Similarity Check:

Before processing any manuscript, it will be checked whether it contains any plagiarized element or not. All submitted manuscript should be original in the context of writing and scientific merit.

Cover Letter:

The cover letter is the journal editor’s first encounter with your manuscript. It is through your cover letter that you can state the novelty and importance of your findings as well as the reason why it merits publication.
Please fill it and upload through Online Manuscript submission option.