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Journal of Animal Science
The Instructions for Authors, Journal of Animal
Science (JAS) is divided into 2 sections: • For bacterial nomenclature, consult
Approved Lists of Bacterial Names.
I. Manuscript Preparation, which describes the
Style and Form that authors must follow in the Manuscripts should be prepared double-spaced in
preparation of manuscripts; and Microsoft Word, with lines and pages numbered con-
secutively, using Times New Roman font at 12 points
II. Policies and Procedures of JAS, which describes and no less than 2.54-cm (1 inch) margins all around.
the mission of JAS, contact information, care and Special characters (e.g., Greek and symbols) should
use of animals, protection of human subjects, con- be inserted using the symbols palette available in this
flict of interest, types of articles published in JAS, font. Complex equations should be entered using Math-
manuscript submission, copyright policies, review Type (
procedures and policies, papers in press, author Tables and figures should be placed in separate sec-
proofs, and publication charges. tions at the end of the manuscript, and not placed in
the text. Manuscripts should be uploaded to Thomson
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The most important thing authors can do as Manuscripts should contain the following sections
they prepare their manuscripts is to consult a recent in this order.
issue of JAS to see the acceptable format for headings, Title Page. The title page includes a running
title page, ABSTRACT, Key words, INTRODUCTION, head (the first word only and any proper nouns capi-
MATERIALS AND METHODS, RESULTS, DISCUS- talized and no more than 45 keystrokes [i.e., charac-
SION (or combined RESULTS AND DISCUSSION), ters and spaces; a space is counted as a keystroke]);
LITERATURE CITED, and tables and figures (includ- the title (only the first word and any proper nouns
ing figure captions). Each of these topics is described in capitalized, as brief as possible, and including the spe-
this document. The headings are shown in uppercase cies involved); names of authors (e.g., T. E. Smith; no
letters to illustrate how they should appear in manu- title, positions, or degrees) and institutions, including
scripts. A basic manuscript template in Microsoft Word the department, city, state or country (all with first
is available at http://www.animalsciencepublications. letters capitalized), and ZIP or postal code. Author af-
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be immediately rejected. consortium is listed in the byline, a footnoted refer-
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and must use American spelling and usage, as well as of each member of the consortium should be included
standard scientific usage. The following online resources in acknowledgements; names and affiliations of each
provide detailed information. member of the consortium will not be listed on the
title page. Superscript numbers are used to reference
• For general style and form, authors should fol- footnotes on the first page. Acknowledgments, includ-
low that recommended in Scientific Style and ing acknowledgements of consortia, grants, experi-
Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Edi- ment station, or journal series number, are given as
tors, and Publishers. 7th ed. Council of Science a footnote to the title. Authors disclosing poten-
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• For SI units, the National Institute of Standards graph and contains a summary of the pertinent re-
and Technology provides a comprehensive guide. sults, with statistical evidence (i.e., P-values), in a brief but understandable form, beginning with a clear
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current Nomina Anatomica Veterinaria. Key words. List up to 6 key words or phrases

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or relationship with. and various “newsworthy” scientific issues. or agricultural chemical or en. in consultation tion decisions. abstracts. Previous presentation All JAS editors.animalsciencepublications. including performance and recreational or the Food Safety and Inspection Service of the U. report research with cattle.g. business ownership. rather. Research Articles. systems ogy. The JAS may use Review Articles. and sheep. The journal publishes invited such information as a basis for editorial and publica- review articles. ronmental concerns. aquatic. uscript will be prevented from gaining access to the the authors may be responsible for a portion of the manuscript and associated documents. consulting fees. This Section includes Biographi- ing Author Center. and submitting authors must disclose any actual reports or similar documents. intellectual property rights. ucts.. Instructions for Authors of Journal of Animal Science a use found to be safe. political. and wildlife species will be consid- Department of Agriculture. The Editor-in-Chief. Even though Contemporary Issues manuscripts do not be conveniently categorized. Unsolicited are an author or coauthor. Manuscripts will limit their access to the Correspond- Special Topics. and investments. after con- their ability to objectively evaluate or manage a man- sultation with and approval by the Editor-in-Chief. and preparation and utilization of animal prod. Section Editors may solicit proposals for actual or potential conflicts of interest that may affect review articles to be published in JAS. vironmental contaminant at or below the level found However. ASAS staff. cal or Historical Sketches and Contemporary Issues for example. see Title Page). and lations where the research was conducted. that is deemed relevant and sufficient. Articles ence. 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