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Journal of ANIMAL PRODUCTION (JAP) (ISSN 1411-2027) invites high quality scientific research articles for publication in the coming issues. JAP’s coverage focused on small scale livestock farming which includes all aspects of animal production: (1) production technology and management, (2) breeding and reproduction, (3) feed, feeding and nutrition, (4) socio-economic aspect of animal production, and (5) post-harvest physiology and technology. The manuscript should be written in English.



Original Articles: The papers should describe new and confirmed finding and have never been published or submitted for publication in any other scientific journals. Experimental procedures should be elaborated sufficient details for others to verify the work. Original articles are 5 to 10 printed pages (about 8 to 15 manuscript pages).


Short Communication. A short communication is suitable for reporting the results of complete small investigations or giving details of new models or hypotheses, innovative methods or techniques. Short communications are 3 to 5 printed pages (5 to 7 manuscript pages).


Reviews. Reviews and perspectives covering topics of current issues or interest in animal production will be based on Editor’s invitation to experts in a particular area. The style of main sections need not conform to that of full-length original papers.



Authors are urged to submit papers electronically using the standard five-step OJS submission through our website  Should you have any questions related to the submission, please kindly email us at The manuscript should have a cover letter containing title of paper, full name of authors, and corresponding author’s full address, telephone/fax number, and email address.



Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been published before or is under consideration for publication elsewhere (except in the form of an abstract). When the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors agree to automatic transfer of the copyright to the publisher.



All manuscripts submitted will be reviewed by the Editors and members of the Editorial Board or qualified outside reviewers. Decisions will be made as rapidly as possible and the Editor strives to return reviewers’ comments to authors within 4 weeks. It is author’s responsibility to make the correction to the manuscript in accordance with the suggestions of reviewer/editors. The journal will not publish manuscripts that are not revised according to the suggestion of the editor/reviewer. Authors should return the revised manuscript within 14 working days as an email attachment.



All parts of the manuscript (including title, authors, and summary) should be written in one column, double space, using word processing compatible with MS Word. The font is Calibri size 11. Line numbers should be shown. Papers used are 210 mm X 297 mm HVS (A4), with left margin 3 cm and other margins 2.5 cm. Page numbers should be written successively, located top-right of each page. The maximum number of pages of the manuscript is 15, including tables and figures.

              Original papers should be arranged as follow:

  1. TITLE should be informative, concise and clear with no abbreviations
  2. Complete names of author/s, without abbreviation and titles. Except for review article, the number of authors per title should be at least 2 authors.
  3. The name and address of institution/s of the authors should be written completely without abbreviation. One of the authors should represent as the corresponding author along with valid e-mail, phone/fax and present address(es).
  4. ABSTRACT should be written in one paragraph, informative, and completely self-explanatory. The abstract should be between 200 and 250 words containing the topic, the scope of the experiments, significant data, major findings, and conclusions. No literature should be cited. About 5 keywords that provide index references should be listed.
  5. INTRODUCTION should provide a clear statement of the problem including background with relevant literature. The objective of the research should be clearly and expressively written. The introduction should be understandable to colleagues from a broad range of scientific disciplines.
  6. RESEARCH METHODS should be described in short but complete enough to allow experiments to be reproduced or verified. This should include materials and instruments/tools, the protocol of research, research/experimental design, observed variables, the technique for data collection and analysis. Procedures and analysis methods should also be concise, and method in general use need not detail description. Previously published procedures should be cited and important modification (if any) should be mentioned briefly.
  7. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION. The description of research results should be clearly and precisely written. The result should be sufficiently explained and can be supported by tables, graphics or figures. The discussion must concise and appropriately interpret the results. It should explain the meaning and usefulness of the finding as an answer to the research problem. The discussion should be based on critical analysis supported by rigorous primary references. Please highlight differences between your findings and the previous publications by other researchers. The discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them.
  8. CONCLUSIONS. This should represent a concise conclusion the research and must answer the objective of the study.
  9. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT. Optional and should be in brief.
  10. LIST OF REFERENCES. It contains only a list of related literature cited by the authors in the paper, written alphabetically.  


Figures, graphs, and tables

Figure, graphs, and tables contain successive numbers and explanations (codes, abbreviations, and symbols) and are self-explanatory without reference to the text. The titles should be in clear short statements, using valid international standardized units. Graphs should be original (not from photocopy or scan), using Microsoft Excel or Sigma Plot with a maximum width of 8.5 cm. The number and letters of graphs and figures should be in a 10-size font. The original data of the created graphs should be submitted. Figures in photos (black-white or colors) should be printed on glossed post-card size paper submitted electronically in JPEG/TIFF format.


Not less than 80% of the total cited literatures should be in the form of papers published in national and international scientific journals. The suggested references are the most recent publications (within the last 10 years). Articles in preparation, unpublished observations, and personal communication should not be included in the reference list but should only be mentioned in the article text. The other references can come from textbooks, proceedings, or other valid scientific sources. Information sources that come from online sites (internet) are allowed if the sources are trustful and accountable, such as research institution site, universities, and governments. Private sites (blogs or the likes) are not allowed as references.



Electronic proofs will be sent to the corresponding authors as a pdf file (email attachment) Page proofs are considered the final version of the manuscript. No changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage except the typographical or minor errors. Corresponding authors have 7 working days to notify the editor for comments or any changes in the proof pages (via email), otherwise the authors agree with the manuscript to be printed.



Generally, literatures are cited by successively writing the names of authors, year of publication, title, editors (if any), the name of journals/books and publishers, cities where the journals or literatures are published, and cited pages.


Authors. year. title of article. the name of journal (fully written or written in a valid abbreviation, volume (edition/issue): pages.    

Lawsoon HIJ, K Byrne, F Santucci, S Townsend, M Taylor, MW Bruford and GM  Hewitt. 2007. Genetic structure of European sheep breeds. Heredity. 99(6):620-631.

Chen P, P Ji, Zi Cao and SL Li. 2007. Effects of processing whole cottonseed on nutrient digestibility and ruminal fermentation in dairy cows. Journal of Animal and Feed Sciences. 16:537-542.



Authors, year, title of article In: Proceeding, location and date, editor (if any), Publisher (if any), pages.

Sumantri C, D Purwitasari,  A Farajallah dan A Anggraeni. 2006. DNA Microsatelite Diversity in Fries Holstein Dairy Cattle at Balai Besar Pembibitan Ternak  Unggul (BBPTU) Baturraden. In: Proceeding of National Seminar on Animal Farming and Veterinary Technology. Bogor, September 2006. Pp:22-35 (in Indonesian with abstract in English)


Authors. Year. title of book, edition, name of publisher, city, number of pages.

Bearden HJ, JW Furguay and ST Willard. 2004. Applied Animal Reproduction. 6th ed., Pearson Education, New Jersey. 200 pages.



Authors. Years. Title of Chapter. In: Title of BookEditor/s. The name of publisher and city where the publisher is located. The pages of the chapter.

Emmans GS and I Kyriazakis. 1999. Growth and Body Composition. In: A Quantitative Biology of The Pig. I Kyriazakis (Ed). CABI Publishing. Wallingford, Oxon, United Kingdom. Pp:181-198.



Authors. Year. title of thesis/dissertation. Thesis or Dissertation, Graduate School, University, City

Santosa SA. 2006. Construction of Non-Genetic Correction Factors Affecting Milk Production at BBPTU Dairy Cattle Baturraden. Thesis. Graduate School, Universitas Jenderal Soedirman, Purwokerto. (In Indonesian with abstract in English)



Authors. Year. title of article. source or address of website. (accessed: date of access)

 Wilcox CJ, DW Webb and MA De Lorenza. 2003. Genetic Improvement of dairy cattle. http// (accessed: February 28, 2008).



Authors. Year. Title of Book in Indonesia, Volume. Translated by: name/s of translator/s: Original Title, name and city of publisher. The number of pages.

Pelczar Jr, MJ and ECS Chan. 1986. Dasar-Dasar Mikrobiologi. Vol. 1 and 2. Translated by: RS Hadioetomo, T Imas, SS Tjitrosomo and SL Angkasa: Elements of Microbiology. UI Press, Jakarta. 500 pages.



Abbreviation (Full name) of organization/institution. Years. Title. Name of publisher followed with the city of publisher.

NRC (National Research Council). 2000. Nutrient Requirements of Poultry. National Academy of Sciences, Washington.



Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with ANIMAL PRODUCTION agree to the following terms:

    1. Authors transfer the copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.. that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
    2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
    3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access)


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