INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS
(Revised: January, 2016)
Established in 1965, Indian Journal of Poultry Science (IJPS), a leading peer-reviewed Indian journal in the field is published by the Indian Poultry Science Association, Izatnagar-243 122 (UP). The publication is aimed at providing access to academicians, researchers and industry professionals from across the globe to publish their work on all aspects of poultry science through research papers, short communications and review articles in three issues in a year (April, August, and December). The IJPS is selectively indexed and/or abstracted by major agencies of the world.
The editorial board of IJPS welcomes the submission of manuscripts within the aim and scope of the journal for publication. The articles can be submitted via regular mail in duplicate, each with a set of original figures and photographs to the chief editor, Indian Journal of Poultry Science, ICAR-Central Avian Research Institute, Izatnagar-243 122 (UP), INDIA. However, it is encouraged that the manuscript may be submitted electronically in MS WORD format as e-mail attachments to the chief editor at email@example.com along with article submission certificate for further processing at the Editorial Office.
Please refer to the “Instructions for authors (Revised: January, 2016)” section before submitting an article. Author(s) should also consult the most recent edition of IJPS (April 2017 issue onwards) for general presentation of the text of the manuscript.
- It is the responsibility of the authors to ensure that papers are submitted strictly as per the style and format of IJPS. The articles not conforming fully to the style and format of IJPS will be returned to author(s) by the editorial office for amendment, prior to a review for its scientific merit.
- Submission of an article is understood to imply that the article is original and has not been published previously, is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or any other language. The submission of the article has the approval of the all co-authors and the authorities of the host institute where work has been carried out.
- The editorial board of IJPS discourages the submission of more than one article dealing with related aspects from the same study; this includes different aspects of data derived from one particular experiment, or cases in which the analytical techniques, animals or experimental procedures are common to all papers. If author(s) have valid reasons for separation of reports of one particular experiment into more than one paper, these must be submitted simultaneously.
- The Author(s) may suggest the names of at least three experts/reviewers, not form the host organization/institute where the work had been carried out (along with their complete mailing address, contact nos. and e-mail id) whom they judge qualified to evaluate their research article. These suggestions will only be considered if e-mail id’s are also provided. Submission of such names does not imply that they will definitely be used for scrutiny.
- The “Article submission certificate” duly signed by all the authors/head of host department/institute (optional) on a prescribed format must be furnished along with article at the time of submission. If the article is sent through e-mail, the scanned copy of certificate (signed/stamped) may be attached.
- For publication of articles in IJPS, one of the contributing authors has to be the member (either life or annual) of Indian Poultry Science Association.
- The submitted manuscripts will be assessed by editorial board first, and if found suitable for publication, it will be sent for peer-review. The review process will be a double-blind process where author(s) and referees are unaware of each others’ names. The author(s) must abide by the suggestions of referee and the editorial board of IJPS. The final decision to publish an article will lie with the chief editor of IJPS.
- The corresponding author will be informed about the acknowledgement of the article (with manuscript identification number), reviewer decisions and final acceptance of the article. He will also receive the PDF file of his/her published article free of cost via e-mail. No hard copies of the reprints will be provided.
- Indian Journal of Poultry Science has no page charges.
- The “Instructions for authors (Revised-January, 2016)” will take effect from April 2017 issue of IJPS onwards.
- To increase the self-citation of articles published in IJPS, it is now mandatory to cite two to three articles related to the submitted manuscript published in the IJPS.
- For enquiries regarding submissions, please contact the editorial office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Language: Papers must be written in English. The text and all supporting materials must use US spelling conventions. It is up to the authors to make sure there are no typographical errors in the manuscript.
Typescript: Manuscripts must be type in Microsoft Word, using Times New Roman font at 12 points, double spaced on one side of A4 size bond paper with 2.5 cm margin on all sides. All pages should be numbered consecutively in the right corner of the bottom. The line numbers have to be inserted in a continuous manner for the whole manuscript. Indent new paragraphs.
Wordage: Papers should not normally exceed up to 8000 words for review articles; 5000 words for original full length papers and 2000 words for short communications.
Headings: Main Headings– Major headings are centered, all capitals, boldface in Times New Roman font at 12 points, and consist of ABSTRACT, INTRODUCTION, MATERIALS AND METHODS, RESULTS AND DISCUSSION, ACKNOWLEDGMENTS (optional) and REFERENCES. First Subheadings are placed in a separate line, begin at the left margin, and are in italics. Text that follows should be in a new paragraph. Second Subheadings shouldbegin with the first line of a paragraph, indented and in italic. The text follows immediately after the second subheading.
Contents:The contentsmust be arranged in an orderly way with suitable headings for each subsection. The recommended subdivision of contents is as follows-
Title page: There will be a first page in the manuscript containing Running head, Title of the article, Author details, Address of the host institute and collaborative institutes and Address of the corresponding author with email
Running head:The running head orshort title of not more than 50 characters, in title case and centered should be placed above the main title of the study.
Title:The titlemust be informative and brief not more than 150 characters. It should be in sentence case.
Authors: The initials and name of the author(s) should be in CAPITAL.
Address: The address of the host institution where the work was done must follow the title. Superscripts (1,2,3) should be used in cases where authors are from different institutions. The superscript # should be appended to the author to whom correspondence should be addressed, and indicated as such together with an e-mail address in the line immediately following the keywords. The present postal address of authors, if currently different from that of the host institution should also be superscripted appropriately and inserted in the lines following the key words.
Body of the Manuscript: The second page onward of the manuscript may contain the following headings-
Title: Same as that in the title page.
Abstract:It must summarize the major objectives, methods, results, conclusions, and practical applications of the research. The Abstract must consist of complete sentences and use of abbreviations should be limited. The abstract should not contain more than 250 words.
Keywords: The Abstract is followed by three to five keywords from the title to be used for subject indexing. These should be singular (e.g., hen, not hens). The abstract, including key words should be separated by horizontal lines placed before and after the text.
Introduction: This should include a statement of why the subject under investigation is considered to be of importance, a concise indication of the status quo of published research in this field and a declaration of the aims of the experiment, i.e. the hypothesis. This should be supported by recent references not
Materials and Methods:These should be concise but of sufficient detail to enable the experiment to be replicated by an outside party. Particular care should be taken to ensure that the appropriate statistical analyses have been carried out. Specify the design used, factors tested or the statistical model employed. Non significant differences (P ≥ 0.05) should not be discussed.
Results and Discussion:Results and discussion should be combined to avoid repetition. It should be presented in a logical sequence in the text, tables and figures. The repetitive presentation of the same data in different forms should be avoided. The discussion should consider the results in relation to any hypotheses advanced in the Introduction and place the study in the context of other work.The conclusion should consist of a short integration of results that refer directly to the stated aims of the experiment and a statement on the practical implications of the results.
Acknowledgements (optional): A brief and formal acknowledgment section, if desired, should follow the conclusion statement. Do not include titles of persons; such as Dr., Mr., or Ms., use only initials and surnames.
References: The existing relevant literature restricted to those with a direct bearing upon the findings must be appropriately cited.
References appearing in the text–References in the text should be given as: Panda and Rao (1983) or (Panda and Rao, 1963). Use “and” and not “&”. A reference by three or more authors should be identified in the text only by the first author followed by et al. (in italic) and the year (Tyagi et al., 2016) or Tyagi et al. (2016) reported that…like . Where several references are quoted consecutively in the text, the order should be chronological, or, within a year, alphabetical (by first author or, if necessary, by first and second author(s). Where references are made to several papers by the same author(s) in the same year, the year should be followed by a,b,c, etc. Personal communications and unpublished work should be cited in the text only and not in the reference list, giving the initials, name; for example (A.K. Panda, unpublished), (A.K Panda, personal communication). References to internet sites should be quoted in the normal way in the text e.g. FDA (2008). In the reference list, the full URL must be given, followed by the date that the website was accessed.
References appearing in reference section-All publications cited in the text should be presented in the list under Reference section, in alphabetical order. The title of the article should be given in the reference and journal’s name should be cited in full and in italic. It is the full responsibility of the authors to cross-check references in the text of the article with those in the list of references. In all cases, a reference must provide sufficient information to enable the reader to locate it.
Examples of references- (Hanging indent 1 cm)
- For journals/periodicals
Thirunavukkarsu, P., Moorthy, M. and Viswanathan, K. 2008. Albumen quality of eggs laid by moulted hens. Indian Journal of Poultry Science. 43: 120-122.
- For books
AOAC. 1980. Official Methods of Analysis. 13th edn. Association of Official Analytical Chemists. Washington, DC.
- For chapters in book
Bray, R.A. 1994. The leucaena psyllid. In: Forage Tree Legumes in Tropical Agriculture (eds. R.C. Gutteridge and H.M. Shelton). CAB International, Oxford. pp. 283–291.
- For proceedings of conferences/symposia etc.
Elangovan, A.V., Tyagi, P.K., Mandal, A.B. and Tyagi, P.K. 2007. Effect of dietary supplementation of statin on egg production performance and egg quality of Japanese quail layers. Proceedings of XXIV Annual Conference of Indian Poultry Science Association and National Symposium, 25-27 April, Ludhiana, India, pp.158 (Abstr.).
- For theses
Kumar, P.S. 2000. Evaluation of withdrawing mineral and vitamin supplements in finisher diets on broiler performance. M.V.Sc. Thesis, Deemed University, IVRI, Izatnagar.
- For online (internet site) citation
FDA. 2008. Effect of the use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals on pathogen load: Systematic review of the published literature. http://www.fda.gov/cvm/antimicrobial/PathRpt.PDF Accessed January 11, 2008.
Tables/Figures/Illustrations: Tables should be self-contained and complement, but not duplicate information contained in the text. The table number (given as an arabic numeral) should be given at the top, followed by a concise title. Give essential details as footnotes. Keep the number of columns to a minimum. Column headings should be brief, with the units of measurement clearly stated in parentheses. Where one unit applies to all the data in the body of the table include it in the title. Cite all tables in the text, in numerical order at first mention. Significant differences between means in columns or rows should be indicated by superscript letters, and accompanied by a standard statement underneath the table, e.g. “Means in columns not sharing a common superscript differ significantly (P<0.05)”. Number all figures/illustrations consecutively, in order of appearance in the text, using arabic numerals. Keep lettering on illustrations to a minimum and include essential details in the legend. Tables/Figures/Illustrations etc. should be submitted, in duplicate, along with the main text of the paper with each on a new page, and should take account of the page size of the journal. Wherever possible, figures should be suitable for subsequent direct photographic reproduction. Figure captions and table headings should be provided on a separate page at the end of the script.
Coloured figures: Use of coloured photographs is discouraged. If found necessary, the photographs should be submitted as good quality, glossy colour prints. Authors have to bear the cost of colour printing.
Abbreviation and units: Use only standard abbreviations. The word ‘Figure’ should be shortened to Fig. unless starting a sentence. SI units (metre, kilogram etc.) should be used wherever possible. Statistics and measurements should always be given in figures; i.e., 15 mm, except where the number begins the sentence. When the number does not refer to a unit measurement (e.g. 15 mm), it is spelt out, except where the number is greater than nine.
Style and format of short communications: A short communication should be a maximum of 1500 words. It contains a very brief abstract followed by a brief introduction, text including tables and figures and a brief conclusion followed by references. No subheadings are to be included except for the abstract and reference section. Format, tables and figures must conform to the conventions of the Journal.
Mandatory check list for submission of articles
Kindly ensure the following before submitting the article for publication in IJPS:
- The manuscript has been submitted strictly as per the style and format of IJPS detailed in “Instructions for authors (Revised-January, 2016)”.
- The list of at least three experts/reviewers, not form the host organization/institute (along with their complete mailing address, contact nos. and e-mail id) has been provided.
- The “Article submission certificate” duly signed by all the author(s)/head of host department/institute (optional) on a given prescribed format has been enclosed.
- At least one of the contributing authors of the paper is the member (either life or annual) of Indian Poultry Science Association.
Any submitted papers not conforming to the above will be returned.
The editorial board of IJPS takes all necessary precautions to ensure the accuracy of the articles published in the journal and in any case, all opinions, conclusions and statements expressed in the articles are those of the authors and contributors. The editorial board of IJPS, Indian Poultry Science Association and the publisher own no liability or responsibility for them.
Dr Subrat K Bhanja, Chief Editor, Indian Journal of Poultry Science,
Executive Office: ICAR-Central Avian Research Institute, Izatnagar-243 122, INDIA
Phone # + 91-0581-2303223, 2300204 Extn.-3060; Fax # + 91-0581–2301321
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