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Aims and scope

Journal of Animal Science and Technology  (J. Anim. Sci. Technol. or JAST) is a peer-reviewed, open access journal publishing original research, review articles and notes in all fields of animal science.

Topics covered by the journal include: genetics and breeding, physiology, nutrition of monogastric animals, nutrition of ruminants, animal products (milk, meat, eggs and their by-products) and their processing, grasslands and roughages, livestock environment, animal biotechnology, animal behavior and welfare.

Articles generally report research involving beef cattle, dairy cattle, pigs, companion animals, goats, horses, and sheep. However, studies involving other farm animals, aquatic and wildlife species, and laboratory animal species that address fundamental questions related to livestock and companion animal biology will also be considered for publication.

The Journal of Animal Science and Technology (J. Anim. Technol. or JAST) has been the official journal of The Korean Society of Animal Sciences and Technology (KSAST) since 2000, formerly known as The Korean Journal of Animal Sciences (launched in 1956).

The contact information of the society office is as follows:
The Journal of Animal Science and Technology
Room 1618, 8-13, Gwangpyeong-ro 56-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea (06367)

Tel : +82-2-562-0378
Fax : +82-2-562-0379
Email : ksas1956@ksas1956.or.kr

This journal is supported by a Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies (KOFST) Grant, funded by the Korean Government.

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Open access

All articles published by Journal of Animal Science and Technology are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found here.

As authors of articles published in Journal of Animal Science and Technology you are the copyright holders of your article and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate your article, according to the BioMed Central license agreement.

For those of you who are US government employees or are prevented from being copyright holders for similar reasons, BioMed Central can accommodate non-standard copyright lines. Please contact us if further information is needed.

Article-processing charges

The publication costs for Journal of Animal Science and Technology are covered by The Korean Society of Animal Sciences and Technology (KSAST), so authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge. 

Indexing Services

All articles published in Journal of Animal Science and Technology are included in:

  • Agricola
  • Agris
  • BIOSIS
  • CABI
  • CAS
  • DOAJ
  • Korean Citation Index
  • PubMed
  • PubMed Central

The full text of all articles is deposited in digital archives around the world to guarantee long-term digital preservation. You can also access all articles published by BioMed Central on SpringerLink.
We are working closely with relevant indexing services including Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics) to ensure that articles published in Journal of Animal Science and Technology will be available in their databases when appropriate.

Peer-review policy

Peer-review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal. You can read more about the peer-review process here.

 Journal of Animal Science and Technology operates a single-blind peer review system, where the reviews are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous. The benefit of single-blind peer review is that it is the traditional model of peer review that many reviewers are comfortable with, and it facilitates a dispassionate critique of a manuscript. 

Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two or more experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board. The peer review process will aim to ensure that all published manuscripts are scientifically sound and provide new scientific knowledge.

Experimental research on animals must follow internationally recognized guidelines. A statement to this effect must appear in the Methods section of the manuscript, including the name of the body which gave approval, with a reference number where appropriate. Manuscripts will be rejected if the editorial office considers that the research has not been carried out within an ethical framework, e.g. if the severity of the experimental procedure is not justified by the value of the knowledge gained.

Editorial policies

All manuscripts submitted to Journal of Animal Science and Technology should adhere to BioMed Central's editorial policies.

Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.

Criteria for publication

Journal of Animal Science and Technology considers the following types of articles:

Research: reports of data from original research.
Commentaries: short, focused and opinionated articles on any subject within the scope of the journal. These articles are usually related to a contemporary issue, such as recent research findings, and may be commissioned from opinion leaders in the field.
Letters to the Editor: these can take three forms: a substantial re-analysis of a previously published article, or a substantial response to such a re-analysis from the authors of the original publication, or an article that may not cover 'standard research' but that may be relevant to readers.
Reviews: comprehensive, authoritative, descriptions of any subject within the journal's scope. Reviews can cover any topical themes such as basic science and clinical reviews, ethics, pro/con debates, equipment reviews and thematic series to highlight specific topics in the field.
Short reports: brief reports of data from original research.

For more information, please see our submission guidelines.

Appeals and complaints

If you wish to appeal a rejection or make a complaint you should, in the first instance, contact the Editor who will provide details of the journal's complaints procedure. For complaints that cannot be resolved with the Editor, the authors should contact the Publisher.

Citing articles in Journal of Animal Science and Technology

Articles in Journal of Animal Science and Technology should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.

Article citations follow this format:

Authors: Title. J Anim Sci Technol [year], [volume number]:[article number].

e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL: Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. J Anim Sci Technol 2009, 1:115.

refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.

Why publish your article in Journal of Animal Science and Technology

High visibility

Journal of Animal Science and Technology's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience. 

Speed of publication

Journal of Animal Science and Technology offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF.

Flexibility

Online publication in Journal of Animal Science and Technology gives you the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other articles).

Promotion and press coverage

Articles published in Journal of Animal Science and Technology are included in article alerts and regular email updates. Some may be highlighted on Journal of Animal Science and Technology’s pages and on the BioMed Central homepage.

In addition, articles published in Journal of Animal Science and Technology may be promoted by press releases to the general or scientific press. These activities increase the exposure and number of accesses for articles published in Journal of Animal Science and Technology. A list of articles recently press-released by journals published by BioMed Central is available here.

Copyright

As an author of an article published in Journal of Animal Science and Technology you retain the copyright of your article and you are free to reproduce and disseminate your work (for further details, see the BioMed Central license agreement).

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