Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Aceh Journal of Animal Science is a peer review journal published by Syiah Kuala University and supported by Institute of Graduate Studies (PPs) and publishes Original Research Articles (full papers and rapid communications) and Review (full  and mini reviews) in English in all aspects of animals: genetics, breeding, veterinary, reproduction, nutrition, physiology, anatomy, ecology and behavior, animal products (milk, meat, eggs and their by-products) and their processing, and livestock economics.  Submission to the Journal is open to those who are interested in animal science.

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Aceh Journal of Animal Science is a double blinds peer review journal

 

Publication Frequency

The journal publish one volume and two issues per year

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Publication Ethics and Malpractices Guideline

Aceh Journal of Animal Science is an international peer review journal published by Syiah Kuala University and supported by Institute of Graduate Studies (PPs). The journal publishes Original Research Articles (full papers and short communications) and Review (full  and mini reviews)  in all aspects of animals: genetics, breeding, veterinary, reproduction, nutrition, physiology, anatomy, diseases ecology and behavior, animal products (milk, meat, eggs and their by-products) and their processing, and livestock economics.  Submission to the Journal is open to those who are interested in animal science.

There is no publication charges for publication in AJAS (fully free of charges). The manuscript should be prepared in good English and has to proof read by a native or professional proof reader.

The proposed manuscript can be submitted through online submission. The author should adhere the Guideline For Author strictly otherwise, the manuscript will be rejected without review.  The proposed manuscript is not published or being considered to any other journals, and free of plagiarism.

Responsibilities AJAS Journal Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editor and Editor-in-Chief Editor

Liabilities:

The AJAS has an editorial team consisting of  an editor-in-chief, a managing editor and board of editors. They all are required to be accountable and responsible editors for publishing the AJAS Journal article. The AJAS Journal editors led by the editor-in-chief. The AJAS Journal editors have a duty and responsible as follows:

  1. Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor accept articles submitted by the author to the AJAS.
  2. Articles submitted by the authors to the AJAS Journal are distributed by the Editor-in-Chief, or Managing Editor to the editors in  the Board of Editors for conducting the 1st review process (initial review). Distribution of the articles are well-regulated by the Editor-in-Chief, or Managing Editor so workload can be fairly distributed in number to all editors. Review process AJAS using a double-blind peer-review system.
  3. In reviewing an article, the 1st review process is done by the editor (at point 2) as the first reviewer. Then, the editor sent the article to at least two external independent reviewers for the 2nd review process. The results of the review process are sent to the Editor-in-Chief, or Managing Editor. The Editor-in-Chief, or Managing Editor makes the decision and send it to the author with the article status being with accepted, accepted with changes or rejected.
  4. If changes are required as the outcome of the review process on the article, the second round of review process (point 2 to 3) is taken into account.
  5. Editor-in-Chief is responsible for determining the deadline for receipt of articles that are ready for publication.
  6. Editor-in-Chief is responsible for implementing and leading the editorial board meeting. Editorial board meetings conducted at least 1 (one) times in 1 (one) issue, to finalize the issue for publication. If the Editor-in-Chief is absent, then Editor-in-Chief can assign the Managing Editor or one of the editors to do the duties.

 

Justice:

A decision to publish an article is done through the mechanism of peer-review process stated above, and it is taken into account based on the quality of the article. The decision was taken without considering the religion, ethnic origin, nationality, race or gender of the author.

Confidentiality:

Confidentiality of the article before publication maintained as well as possible. The AJAS editors cannot release any information available on the article to anyone except the author of the  article. Information in a text can be released to others AJASeditor with the knowledge of the Editor-in-Chief, or Managing Editor.

Disclosure and conflict of interest:

Articles and the materials related to the article that is not accepted for publication in AJAS must be returned to the authors, and it cannot be used by the AJAS editors for any reason. To avoid conflicts of interest, the decision was taken in publishing the articles should be fair and based on the peer-review process.

 

Responsibilities of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions:

Evaluation Reviewers become the main reference for the Editor-in-Chief in making editorial decisions. Evaluation results from the reviewers are really intended to help the author to improve the quality of the article.

Appropriateness:

If there is an improper designation reviewer, for example, the designated reviewer is not competent in the field of expertise of the article being in peer-review process, one of the AJAS editors can report it to the Editor-in-Chief or the Managing Editor. Then, the Editor-in-Chief, or the Managing Editor determines another reviewer with a consideration of some of the editors with the expertise of the article.

Confidentiality:

Each article is accepted by the reviewer must be strictly confidential. Article and peer-reviewed results should not be submitted directly to the author, or communicated to other than the author, but it must be submitted to the editor in charge, Editor-in-Chief or the Managing Editor.

 

Responsibilities of Authors

Reporting standards:

Authors should clearly present the objective and significance of research in the article. The author should follow the AJAS guidelines in preparing the article to submit.

Originality:

Authors should prepare original research results which have not being published by other authors in any publication. To ensure it, the authors need to check the originality of article using plagiarism checker before submission. The article will be rejected if there is plagiarism on the article. Any information from references used in the article should be honestly and accurately cited in the article.

Multiple Submissions:

The authors should submit their article to the AJAS only. When it is not accepted to publish in the AJAS as the result of peer-review and officially reported by Editor-in-Chief or the Managing Editor, the authors can submit it to other journals. The article will be rejected if there are plagiarism and multiple submissions on the article.

Errors in Publication:

The authors will receive their article to conduct final checking of any error in the article before publication. The authors should report any error in the article to the Editor-in-Chief, or Managing Editor in a period of time given, and the errors should be clearly listed and addressed in a separated sheet together with the evidence of revision.

 

Responsibilities of Publisher

The Faculty of Marine Science and Fisheries Syiah Kuala University as the publisher of AJAS, encourages the editors and all bodies involved in publication processes to follow the ethics and code of conducts of every party. The publisher defines the relationship between publisher, editor and other parties in a contract, respect privacy, protects intellectual property and copyright, and fosters editorial independence.

Publisher works with journal editors to set journal policies appropriately and aims to meet those policies, particularly with respect to: editorial independence, research ethics, including confidentiality, consent, and the special requirements for human and animal research, authorship, transparency and integrity.

Publisher works with journal editors to converse journal policies in general and review journal policies periodically, responsible for the investigation of suspected research and publication misconduct and, where possible, facilitate the resolution of these cases, make and publish corrections, clarifications, and retractions, and publish content on a timely basis.

 

Animal Ethics

The AJAS and its editors endorse the compliance of authors to the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki of the World Medical Association, which relate to the conduct of ethical research on human beings, and the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals of the Institute for Laboratory Animal Research of the National Research Council, which relate to the conduct of ethical research on laboratory and other animals.