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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Authors willing to contribute research paper for consideration on the understanding that the submitted manuscript should be original, has not been published before (except as part of a thesis or lecture note or report, or in the form of an abstract); that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors as well as by the authorities at the Institute where the work has been carried out. The author(s) are requested to follow the latest issue of the Journal before preparation and submission of manuscript.

Length of article: Microsoft Word files are required for all manuscripts. The manuscript should be as short as possible, and no longer than 5000 words, while review articles may cover up to 7000 words, in case of short communications, the limit is 1500 words.

Typescript: Manuscripts should be typed with double-spacing throughout, and with a margin of at least 3 cm on both side using Times New Roman font of size 12 on one side of A4-sized paper. All pages and all lines in each page should be numbered consecutively. If the typescripts are produced by word processor, a good quality printer should be used. All manuscripts must be written in clear and grammatically correct English and spelling. Authors who do not have a good command in English are advised to seek assistance from someone who has good knowledge in English. Scientific language, nomenclature and standard international units should be used.

Bioethics: Experiments on in vivo animal work should conform to the legislation in the country (e.g., Ethics Committee approval and authorization from institute and/or government) where the experiments were carried out. A manuscript containing information that suggests that animals were subjected to adverse, stressful, or harsh conditions or treatments will not be considered for publication unless the authors demonstrate convincingly that the knowledge gained was of sufficient value to justify these conditions or treatments.

Submission: Two hard copies along with soft copy in CD (or through email) of the manuscript should be submitted to the Managing Editor, Bangladesh Journal of Animal Science, Faculty of Animal Husbandry, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh 2202, Bangladesh, Cell phone no. 01714217157; 01713680427, E-mail: aminmr64@yahoo.com; azharhoque@yahoo.com. A cover page should be included with the title of manuscript, name of author(s), address, fax and telephone numbers, and email address of the corresponding author. The letter should also contain a statement justifying why the work should be considered for publication in the journal, and that the manuscript has not been published or simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere.

Acceptance: The acceptance of a paper implies that it has been reviewed and recommended by at least two reviewers. Authors will generally be notified of acceptance, rejection, or need for revision within shortest possible time from receipt. The accepted papers will be published in the coming issue of BJAS. The Editorial Board assumes the right to accept or reject any paper not found suitable for publication without assigning any reason thereon.

Copyright: Authors are required to transfer the copyright of their articles to the Bangladesh Journal of Animal Science.

Layout of the Manuscript: The main body of the paper should be divided into unnumbered sections. Choice of headings will depend on the content, but the text of the article is recommended in the following order: Title, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, (Results and Discussion in single heading are discouraged), Conclusion, Acknowledgements (if any) and References.

Title: The title should be concise and informative and contain all keywords necessary to facilitate retrieval by modern searching techniques. Additional keywords not already contained in the title or abstract should be listed (not exceed 5 words) beneath the abstract. A short title of less than 50 letter spaces, to be used as a running head at the top of the printed page, should be supplied. The title page should include: title of the article, short title, full name(s), institution(s) and address(es) of the author(s) with detailed postal, e-mail address, phone and fax numbers of the corresponding author.

Abstract: The abstract (preferably not exceeding 200 words) should state concisely the scope of the work and the principal findings and should not just recapitulate the results. It should be complete enough for direct use by abstracting services. Acronyms and references should be avoided. Abstract ends with 1 or 2 sentences that highlight important conclusions.

Introduction: Include a clear description of the aims of the investigation (without summarizing the work itself) and a brief statement of previous relevant work with references. The Introduction briefly justifies the research, specifies the hypotheses to be tested, and gives the objective(s). Extensive discussion of relevant literature should be included in the Discussion.

Experimental: State clearly, in sufficient detail to permit the work to be repeated, the methods and materials used. Only new techniques and modifications to known methods need to be described in detail but known methods must have adequate references. Include the name, postal town and country of the supplier or manufacturer of any chemical or apparatus not in common use. Give the statistical design (including replication) of each experiment where appropriate.

Tables and Figures: Tables and Figures should be placed on separate sheet, must be numbered with Arabic numerals accompanied by a title. The number of columns and rows in the Table should be kept to a minimum. Each Table and Figure must be referred to in the text, and the preferred position of the Table and Figure in the text should be indicated. Tables should be simple and representative of essential data, weights and measurements must be expressed in metric system and temperature in Celsius. Do not use decorative borders, shadowing or other 3-dimensional effects. Proportionally smaller sizes of type, symbols, grid marks and curve thicknesses should be used for lesser reductions. Explanations of symbols should be given in the caption to the figure, and lettering of graphs should be kept to a minimum.

Photographs: Photographs must be of the highest quality, black and white with a full range of tones and of good contrast. Colour photographs may be accepted if they are essential, but the cost of production must be borne by the author(s).

Results: The results are presented in the form of tables or figures when feasible. The text should explain or elaborate on the tabular data, but numbers should not be repeated within the text. Sufficient data, all with some index of variation attached should be presented to allow readers to interpret the results of the experiment. State clearly the form of the experimental error and the statistical significance of the results. Do not overstate the precision of the measurements. Histograms or bar charts, unless prepared carefully, are inferior to tables.

Discussion: The discussion should interpret the results clearly and concisely in terms of biological mechanisms and significance and also should integrate the research findings with the body of previously published literature to provide the reader with a broad base on which to accept or reject the hypotheses tested. The discussion must be consistent with the data from the research. Do not just repeat the results. A combined Results and Discussion section sometimes simplifies the presentation.

Conclusions: Do not merely repeat content of preceding sections. The Discussion and Conclusions sections may be merged.

Acknowledgements: Keep these to the absolute minimum, should be a brief statement at the end of the text and may include source of financial support. Avoid thanks for permission to publish.

References: References are listed alphabetically by the author and year system without numbering; all entries in this list must correspond to references in the text. In the text, the names of 2 coauthors are linked by ‘and’; for 3 or more, the first author’s name is followed by et al. Where more than one reference is cited in the text, they should be listed chronologically. No editorial responsibility can be taken for the accuracy of the references. The titles of papers and the first and last page numbers must be included for all references. Papers that have not been accepted for publication cannot be included in the list of references and must be cited in the text as ´unpublished data´ or ´personal communication´; the use of such citations is discouraged. The reference list for journal, book, chapter in edited book, and conference contribution should be given in the following style:

Haider S, Chowdhury SD (2010). Growth performance and uniformity of commercial brown layer chicks. Bangladesh Journal of Animal Science, 39: 170-175.

Gomez KA, Gomez AA (1984). Statistical Procedures for Agricultural Research. 2nd Edn. Jhon Wiley and Sons. New York, Chickester, Brisbane, Toronto, Singapore. P. 680.

Onodera R, Amin MR, El-Waziry AM (1997). Essential amino acid metabolism by rumen microorganisms and its application. In Rumen microbes and digestive physiology in ruminants. edn. Onodera R, Itabashi H, Ushida K, Yano H and Sasaki Y, JSSR, Japan and A. Karger, Basel, Switzerland. pp. 83-94.

Amin MR, Selje N, Hoffmann EM, Becker K (2006). Interactions in effects of extracted antinutrients on rumen fermentation in vitro. Symposium on Nutritional Physiology. Gottingen, Germany, Proc. Soc. Nutr. Physiol., 15: 168.

Handling charge: For publication of each accepted full length paper and short communication, the author(s) shall have to pay Tk. 1500.00 for Full Paper and Tk. 1000.00 for Short Communication. In addition, contributors shall have to pay an amount of Tk. 500.00 during submission of the manuscript for the purpose of reviewing and handling the same. Editorial board, if necessary, may charge extra cost. Foreign author(s) don’t need to pay any reviewing and handling charges but they shall have to pay US $ 50.00 for Full Paper, Short Communication and Review Articles after the manuscript has been accepted.

Proof: Author(s) are requested to take care during correcting the manuscript on the basis of the comments of the reviewers and return to the Managing Editor within three days from receipt. The authors will be supplied a copy of the journal.

Submission Preparation Checklist for authors: As part of the submission process, the following checklist is designed to help you revise your manuscript according to Bangladesh Journal of Animal Science (BJAS) style and format. For additional details, please consult the Instruction to Authors on the BJAS Web site (http://www.banglajol.info/index.php/BJAS). Submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. Corresponding author is advised to consult all the co-author(s) before submitting the paper.
  2. The submission file will be in Open Office or Microsoft Word document file format.
  3. The text will be double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining.
  4. The title page should include: title of the article, full name(s), institution(s) and address(es) of the author(s) with detailed postal, e-mail address, phone and fax numbers of the corresponding author.
  5. Running head/short title should be included (less than 50 letter spaces, avoid abbreviations).
  6. Abstract ends with 1 to 2 sentences that highlight important conclusions.
  7. Keywords or word phrases should be listed (not exceed 5 words) beneath the abstract.
  8. Abbreviations and numbers are not used to begin a sentence.
  9. References are listed alphabetically by the author and year system without numbering.
  10. The titles of papers and the first and last page numbers must be included for all references.
  11. Papers that have not been accepted for publication cannot be included in the list of references and must be cited in the text as ´unpublished data´ or ´personal communication´; the use of such citations is discouraged.
  12. The reference list for journal, book, chapter in edited book, and conference contribution should be given as mentioned above.
  13. All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed in separate pages at the end. Tables and figures are numbered by the order in which they are first referenced in the text.
  14. Tables and figures should be self explanatory.
  15. Before submission or re-submission in the case of revised manuscript, authors are requested to edit the manuscript carefully with professional editor.

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Ubiquity Press Privacy Policy

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  • email address
  • affiliation (department, and institution)
  • country of residence

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  • salutation
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  • associated URL
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1. When using the website

1.1 what data we collect

  • When you browse our website, we collect anonymised data about your use of the website; for example, we collect information about which pages you view, which files you download, what browser you are using, and when you were using the site.
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1.2 why we collect the data

  • We use anonymised website usage data to monitor traffic, help fix bugs, and see overall patterns that inform future redesigns of the website, and provide reports on how frequently the publications on our site have been accessed from within their IP ranges.

1.3 what we do (and don’t do) with the data

  • We do not collect personal information that can be used to identify you when you browse the website.
  • We currently use Google Analytics for publication reports, and to improve the website and services through traffic analysis, but no personal identifying data is shared with Google (for example your computer’s IP is anonymised before transmission).

1.4 what to do if you want to get a copy of your data, or want your data to be removed

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2. When registering as an author, and submitting an article or book

2.1 what data we collect

  • When registering an account we ask you to log in and provide certain personal information (such as your name and email address), and there is the option to register using an ORCiD which will pre-fill the registration form.
  • As part of submitting an article for publication, you will need to provide personally identifying information which will be used for the peer review process, and will be published. This can include ‘Affiliation’, ‘Competing interests’, ‘Acknowledgements’.

2.2 why we collect the data

  • Registering an account allows you to log in, manage your profile, and participate as an author/reviewer/editor. We use cookies and session information to streamline your use of the website (for example in order for you to remain logged-in when you return to a journal). You can block or delete cookies and still be able to use the websites, although if you do you will then need to enter your username and password to login. In order to take advantage of certain features of the websites, you may also choose to provide us with other personal information, such as your ORCiD, but your decision to utilize these features and provide such data will always be voluntary.
  • Personal data submitted with the article or book is collected to allow follow good publication ethics during the review process, and will form part of the official published record in order for the provenance of the work to be established, and for the work to be correctly attributed.

2.3 what we do (and don’t do) with the data

  • We do not share your personal information with third parties, other than as part of providing the publishing service.
  • As a registered author in the system you may be contacted by the journal editor to submit another article.
  • Any books published on the platform are freely available to download from the publisher website in PDF, EPUB and MOBI formats on the publisher’s site.
  • Any personal data accompanying an article or a book (that will have been added by the submitting author) is published alongside it. The published data includes the names, affiliations and email addresses of all authors.
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2.4 why we store the data

  • We store the account data so that you may choose to become a reviewer and be able to perform those tasks, or to become an author and submit an article and then track progress of that article.
  • Published personal data that accompanies an article or a book forms part of the official published record in order for the provenance of the work to be established, and for the work to be correctly attributed.

2.5 what to do if you want to get a copy of your data, or want your data to be removed

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  • To conform to publication ethics and best practice any personal data that is published alongside an article or book cannot be removed. If you have a query about a publication to which you are attributed please contact info@ubiquitypress.com

3. When registering as a reviewer

3.1 what data we collect

  • To become a reviewer you must first register as a user on the website, and set your preference that you would like to be considered as a reviewer. No new personal data is collected when a registered user elects to become a reviewer.
  • When registering an account we ask you to log in and provide certain personal information (such as your name and email address), and there is the option to register using an ORCiD which will pre-fill the registration form.
  • Reviewers can also be registered by editors who invite them to review a specific article. This requires the editor to provide the reviewer’s First Name, Last Name, and Email address. Normally this will be done as part of the process of inviting you to review the article or book.
  • On submitting a review, the reviewer includes a competing interest statement, they may answer questions about the quality of the article, and they will submit their recommendation.

3.2 why we collect the data

  • The data entered is used to invite the reviewer to peer review the article or book, and to contact the reviewer during and the review process.
  • If you submit a review then the details of your review, including your recommendation, your responses to any review form, your free-form responses, your competing interests statement, and any cover letter are recorded.

3.3 what we do (and don’t do) with the data

  • This data is not shared publicly and is only accessible by the Editor and system administrators of that journal or press.
  • The data will only be used in connection with that journal or press.
  • Data that is retained post final decision is kept to conform to publication ethics and best practice, to provide evidence of peer review, and to resolve any disputes relating to the peer review of the article or book.
  • For journals or presses that publish the peer reviews, you will be asked to give consent to your review being published, and a subset of the data you have submitted will become part of the published record.

3.4 what to do if you want to get a copy of your data, or want your data to be removed

  • If you would no longer like to be registered as a reviewer you can edit your profile and tick the box ‘stop being a reviewer’. This will remove you from the reviewer database, however any existing reviews you may have carried out will remain.
  • If you have been contacted by an editor to peer review an article this means that you have been registered in the system. If you would not like to be contacted for peer review you can reply to the email requesting that your data be deleted.

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4.1 what data we collect

  • Co-author data is entered by the submitting author. The submitting author will already have a user account. According to standard publishing practice, the submitting author is responsible for obtaining the consent of their co-authors to be included (including having their personal data included) in the article/book being submitted to the journal/press.
  • The requested personal data for co-authors are at the bare minimum; first name, last name, institution, country, email address. This can also include; ORCID ID, Title, Middle Name, Biographical Statement, Department, Twitter Handle, Linkedin Profile Name or ImpactStory ID.

4.2 why we collect the data

  • Assuming that it is accepted for publication, this data forms part of the official published record in order for the provenance of the work to be established, and for the work to be correctly attributed.
  • Author names, affiliations and emails are required for publication and will become part of the permanent cited record.

4.3 what we do (and don’t do) with the data

  • The co-author’s personal data is stored in the author database. This personal data is only used in relation to the publication of the associated article.
  • Any co-author data collected is added to the author database and is only used in association with the article the user is co-author on.

4.5 what to do if you want to get a copy of your data, or want your data to be removed

  • To receive a copy of your data, please contact info@ubiquitypress.com
  • To conform to publication ethics and best practice any personal data that is published alongside an article or book cannot be removed. If you have a query about a publication to which you are attributed please contact info@ubiquitypress.com

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5.1 what data we collect

  • We require you to include your name and email address

5.2 why we collect and store the data, and for how long

  • This data would be collected to keep you updated with any news about the platform or specific journal

5.3 what we do (and don’t do) with the data

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5.4 what to do if you want to get a copy of your data or want your data to be removed

  • All emails sent via our newsletter client will include a link that will allow you to unsubscribe from the mailing list

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(Updated: 18 May 2018)