ANIMAL PRODUCTION is a peer-reviewed journal that must adhere to academic and scientific publication standards.  Animal Production requires all publications to adhere to academic publishing's ethical principles.  Therefore, it is necessary to provide all stakeholders with ethical guidance.   

Publication and authorship

All individuals listed as authors must qualify as authors. Authorship should be restricted to those who contributed significantly to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. The first author is the individual who conducts or supervises the data collection, analysis, presentation, and interpretation of the results, as well as composes the submitted paper. In addition, a co-author is someone who contributes intellectually to the data analysis and data interpretation, examines each draft of the paper, and is able to present the results, defend the implications, and discuss study limitations. All other individuals who contributed to significant aspects of the research but do not qualify as authors should be acknowledged. The corresponding author is accountable for including all co-authors in the manuscript. Prior to publication, requests to add or remove authors or rearrange author names on an accepted manuscript should be sent to the Chief Editor.  

Authors' responsibilities

Authors are required to adhere to all peer review protocols of the journal. Authors are obligated to report only original and accurate information. Regarding the submitted manuscript, authors must not engage in plagiarism, fabrication, or falsification and must provide the requested data when requested. Animal Production will immediately reject papers leading to plagiarism or self-plagiarism, and the author will be suspended for at least 1 year. The submitted manuscript must not be under consideration or accepted elsewhere for publication.  Animal Production will suspend the author (s) for at least 2 years if double-publication is found. Where aspects of the data have been previously published, the sources must be appropriately acknowledged or cited. Citation and permission are necessary when reproducing data from other sources. Authors should ensure that studies involving animals adhere to ethical and welfare standards. All potential conflicts of interest must be disclosed, including any financial, personal, or other relationships with other individuals or organizations that could influence their work. All sources of financial support for the research endeavour and study sponsor(s) and their role in the research or study must be disclosed in the Acknowledgment. Authors must be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when necessary.    

Reviewers' responsibilities

Reviewers are assigned to assist with enhancing the quality of the manuscript, ensuring that prior work is properly cited, determining the significance of the findings, and detecting plagiarism and deception. The review procedure must adhere to the principles of objectivity within a predetermined timeframe. Reviewers should not have any conflicts of interest concerning the research, its authors, or its funders. Any confidential information provided by the editor or author must be protected.

Editors' responsibilities

Editors have complete authority to accept or reject a manuscript as long as there is no conflict of interest in relation to the articles they accept or reject. Editors should adhere to the principle of equity and equality, not discriminating against authors based on gender, race, religion, political views, or place of origin. Acceptance of a manuscript should be based solely on academic merit, without any commercial influence. Editors are required to protect the anonymity of reviewers.

Publishing ethics issues

Authors, reviewers and editors should maintain the academic integrity throughout the publication process. Business requirements should not compromise intellectual and ethical standards.

Animal ethics issues

Authors should ensure that studies involving animals adhere to ethical and welfare standards. All animals used in experiments must be cared for and utilized in accordance with international, national, or local regulations. The authors should state explicitly in a statement or letter, including the name of the ethics authority and the approval number, that all animal experiments were approved by an ethics authority.

International Standards for Editors and Authors is a resource that authors may consult ( by COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) for policies not stated in these instructions.


Animal Production

Faculty of Animal Science
Jenderal Soedirman University
Jalan dr. Soeparno 60 Grendeng Purwokerto 53122
Telephone (0281) 638792 Faksimile (0281) 638792