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Author Guidelines

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. Aceh Journal of Animal Science (AJAS) publishes three type of papers: Full-length paper (Research Paper), Short Communication (Research Note), and Review (Full and Mini Reviews)

The general layout of full-length paper (Research Paper): Title, Author(s) and Affiliation(s), Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion (this section can be merged as Results and Discussion), Conclusions, Acknowledgments (optional), References.

There is no strict layout for short communication and review papers. 

        1. Title  (Fond 14 bold, left justified.

        2. Full name of author(s) (Fond 12 bold, left justified)

        3. Affiliation name and affiliation address of author(s) and corresponding email (Garamond, Fond 11, centered)

       4. Abstract is not more than 300 words (Garamond, Fond 11)

       5. Keywords (Garamond, Fond 11). the keywords should differ with the words already exist in the title

       6. Introduction (Heading fond 12 bold, content fond 11). The introduction should consist at least problem statement, the state of the arts of the study, gaps, and objective(s).

       7. Materials and Methods (Heading fond 12 bold, content fond 11). This section should consist at least method of the study, experimental design, step by step of working procedure, and data analysis. 

      8. Results and Discussion (Heading fond 12 bold, content fond 11).

This section can be divided into Results; Discussion.

Results can be presented in the table(s), graphs(s) and narrative.  The results of the statistical test should be prepared. The discussion should be made comprehensively, comparative findings with other related studies, and its implication

        9. Conclusions (Heading fond 12 bold, content fond 11). The objective should in line with the objective(s).

       10. Acknowledgments (Heading fond 12 bold, content fond 11). This is optional section.

       11. References (Heading fond 12 bold, content fond 11)

  • For books: Surname, Initials. Year. The title of book, Publisher, Place of publication. e.g. Muchlisin, Z.A. 2010. Introduction to strategic development. IASD Publishing, New York. (For two authored book): Muchlisin, Z.A., M.F. Almizan. 2014. Introduction to ichthyology. Fajar Harapan, Banda Aceh.
  • For book chapters: Surname, Initials. Year. Chapter title, In: Editor’s Surname, Initials (Ed.), Title of book. Publisher, Place of publication, pages. e.g. Sugianto, M.H. 2009. Human resource development in Asia: A practical approach. In: Rizal, S. (Ed.), Enhancing people contribution in the organization. Elsevier, New York, pp. 15-20.
  • For journals: Surname, Initials. Year.  The title of the article. Full Journal Name, Volume (number/issue): pages. e.g. Muchlisin, Z.A., M. Furqan, A.B. Muhammad. 2005. Conflict resolution in the twenty-first century in Indonesia. Journal of Conflict Resolution, 22(3): 72-80.
  • For published conference proceedings: Surname, Initials. Year. The title of proceeding which may include place and date(s) held. Publisher, Place of publication, Page numbers. e.g. Nahar, A.F., M. Subhan, M. Shabri. 2009. The role of ICT in the tourism industry. In: Information and communication technologies in tourism 2009. Proceedings of the International Conference In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2009. Springer-Verlag, Singapore, pp. 12-32.
  • For unpublished conference proceedings: Surname, Initials. Year. The title of paper. Paper presented at Name of Conference, date of the conference, place of conference, available at: URL if freely available on the internet (accessed date). e.g. Mukhtar, D. 2004. Public library reconstruction process in Aceh after the Tsunami. Paper presented at the 10th Asian Conference on Tsunami Reconstruction (ACTR), 29 May – 1 June, Banda Aceh, Indonesia, available at: (accessed 10 February 2009).
  • For working papers: Surname, Initials. Year. The title of the article. Working paper [number if available], Institution or organization, Place of the organization, date. e.g. Mukhtar, P., M. Affan, H. Yondy. 2010. How to shape policy decisions: the case of HPA, working paper, UUM University Business School, University of Utara, Sintok, 21 April.
  • For newspaper articles (authored): Surname, Initials. Year. Article title.  Name of Newspaper, online link. Date of accessed. e.g. Smith, A. 2008. Money for old rope. Daily News, Accessed on January 2, 2013.     
  • Tables and Figure captions  (Fond 10 to 11, centered)


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.

  1. 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).
  2. The submission file is in word. doc
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-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.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

    1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
    2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
    3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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