Writing Rules

Instructions to Authors of Manuscripts for

Journal of Animal Production

The journal of Animal Production publishes original and unpublished research articles in Turkish or in English. Papers are accepted for publication that they have not been published and are not going to be considered for publication elsewhere. Authors should certify that neither the manuscript nor its main contents have already been published or submitted for publication in another journal. All manuscripts should be accompanied by the Copyright Release Form, which can be found in each volume of the journal and also available online in journal’s web site. This form should be completed and signed by all co-authors indicating their consent to its publication. The corresponding author is responsible for obtaining the signatures of coauthors. The corresponding author should be declared with his/her name, full postal address, e-mail, fax and telephone numbers when submitting the manuscript.

1.             Journal of Animal Production is published two issues in a year as in June and December.

2.             Original full-length research and review articles, which have not been published previously and/or the manuscripts published as abstract only in the proceedings in the Symposiums, the Congress in the fields of In all areas of Zootechnics (basic sciences, animal breeding, animal welfare, genetics, biometrics, animal feeding and nutrition diseases, food hygiene and technology etc.) are considered for the publication. Short note and Letters to the Editor are not accepted for the publication.

3.             If the first authors are the same in the manuscripts, only two of them are accepted for the publication in the same issue.

4.             No royalty is paid to the authors. 

5.             Authors are responsible for the scientific content of the manuscripts to be published.

6.             Application of the manuscripts should be via web address DergiPark.

7.             Manuscript should be prepared in such a form that it must include the title, an abstract in Turkish that is followed by abstract in English including Title, Keywords in both languages, Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion and, References. If preferred, the sections of “Result” and “Discussion” can be prepared under a single heading as a “Result and Discussion”.

8.             Abstract must include configured flat information on objectives of the research; approach and methodology, and important research findings.  Do not use all uppercase for the title of your abstract.

a.             Turkish Translations of the Abstracts to be submitted from the manuscripts abroad will be performed by Editorial Board.

b.             Abstracts should be written in English apart from manuscript and length is limited to a maximum of 200 words.

c.             Avoid from using author details, diagrams, references, and abbreviations except from commonly used ones in the  manuscript.

d.             Provide relevant keywords to a maximum 4-6 words  leaving a linespacing after the abstract. Do not simply repeat words from the abstract title only.

9.             The full specific name; genus plus species, is italicized. Dots are used in the expression of decimals.

10.           "Figure" description contains graphs, photos, maps, pictures etc. while the other presentations of numbers in columns and rows are described as "Table". Tables and figures should not be embedded in the text, but should be included as separate pages. Color pictures or images should be submitted as separate files after adding a placeholder note in the running text

11.           Any citation in your articles to at least one article among the previous papers published in our journal has great importance for contribution to the application of Journal of Animal Production SCIENCE CITATION INDEX (SCI).

12.           Style;

a.             Manuscripts must be submitted in Word. All parts of the manuscript must be typewritten, single column, double-spaced, with margins of at least one inch on all sides. The author must use a normal, plain font (e.g., 12-point Times Roman) for text and save the paper in docx format (Word 2007 or higher). Number manuscript pages consecutively through-out the paper and not to exceed 20 pages in total.

b.             Text lines should also be numbered (continuously) to facilitate the review process.

c.             The title of the article should be written size 14 point, bold, centered. Only the first letter of each words should be a capital and the rest in lower case letters.

d.             The names of the authors should be written in lower case letters; bold letters, point 12, centered and separated from the title by one line space. The name(s) of the author(s) should be written with the surname in full and capital letters. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Specify by asterisk the corresponding author. Leave one line space and write the e-mail author only, centered, point 10 characters.

e.             A maximum number of three levels of headings are recommended. First-level headings should start in the left margin with the first letter of each major word capitalized, bold, Times New Roman 12 pt font. Second-level headings should be bold, left margin, with only the first letter of the first word capitalized. Third-level headings are discouraged, but, if required, should begin on the left margin, only the first letter of the word should be a capital and the rest in lower case letters.

f.             The main body of the manuscript should be double-spaced Times New Roman 12 pt font. All paragraphs should start at the left margin. The text should be fully justified. There should be no hyphenation (cutting words). The authors are discouraged from highlighting text with the use of bold or underlined fonts.

g.             Academic and/or other professional institutions of the authors should be mentioned with 10 pt font using superscript on the number.  


13.           The system of “author and year” should be used for references in the manuscript except special cases. If there is more than one reference, then the references should be given in chronological order. References in the text consist of the author(s) name and publication year in parentheses, for example: Surname1 (2007), Surname1 and Surname2 (2005), Surname1 et al. (2003). If several references are cited collectively, they are enclosed in parentheses with no additional parentheses around dates, and separated by semicolons (SurnameA, 2002; SurnameB et al., 2008; SurnameC, 2008; SurnameD1 and SurnameD2, 2012). Multiple entries for one author or one group of authors should be ordered chronologically, and multiple entries for the same year should be distinguished by appending sequential lower-case letters to the year, even if the author groups are not identical: e.g., Koşum, N.,Kandemir, Ç., and Taşkın, T. 1999a; Koşum, N.,Kandemir, Ç., and Taşkın, T. 1999b; Koşum, N.,Kandemir, Ç., and Taşkın, T 1999c. (because all will appear as "Koşum et al., 1999" in the text).

14.           References should appear together at the end of the paper, listed alphabetically by the last name of the first author. All references cited in the text should be listed in the References section. If two or more references by the same author are listed, the earliest dated work appears first. First letter of each word for the titles of the books and book chapters should be in capital. Publishing number for Institutional publishing or publisher's name and address should be given. First line of the reference should be at the beginning of paragraph and following lines must be drawn in of 0.5 cm. Journal titles must be written in full.



Examples are given below of the layout and punctuation to be used in the references:


Article (all authors must be mentioned)

Foulley JL, Jaffrezic F, Robert-Granié C. 2000. EM-REML estimation of covariance parameters in Gaussian mixed models for longitudinal data analysis. Genetics Selection Evolution 32:129-141.


Lynch M, Walsh B. 1998. Genetics and analysis of quantitative traits, 1st edn., Sinauer Associates, Sunderland.

Chapter in a book

Somes RG. 1990. Mutations and major variants of muscles and skeleton in chickens. In: Crawford R. (Editor) Poultry breeding and genetics, Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 209-237.

Symposium or congress paper

Villanueva B, Wooliams JA, Simm G. 1998. Evaluation of embryo sexing and cloning in dairy cattle nucleus schemes under restricted inbreeding, in: Proceedings of the 6th world congress on genetics applied to livestock production, 11-16 January 1998, Vol. 25, University of New England, Armidale, pp. 451-454.

Web sources (Authors, date and article name if available. Full URL address. Date of access)

Rayens B. Practical nonparametric statistics http://www.ms.uky.edu/~rayens/teaching/sta673/sta673.html (15 April 2004).

Efe E, Bek Y, Şahin M. 2000. SPSS’te çözümleri ile istatistik yöntemler. http://www.ksu.edu.tr/kisisel/eefe/spss.pdf (15 April 2004).


The corresponding author must submit the manuscript electronically to https://dergipark.org.tr/hayuretim/ with additional attachment files as:

a) Application Letter

b) Copyright Release Form

After two referees’ evaluations of the article, result sent to the corresponding author. Accepted articles are edited again and page proofs (as PDF files) sent by e-mail to the corresponding author. Authors will be charged to cover partially the costs of publication. The cost for publication; research articles sent from the other countries are free. One copy of the published journal sent to the corresponding author.


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