Animal Feed Science and Technology is an independent, peer-reviewed scientific journal publishing peer-reviewed scientific papers of worldwide interest that focus on the production, preparation, composition and nutritional value of animal feeds. Articles regarding research on new feed formulations for non-ruminant animals, ruminants such as cattle, horses, sheep, and swine, are welcomed. They can be scientific studies or laboratory tests on novel compositions of feeds, or trials on the effects of feed additives and diets on ruminant animals in various environments. The subjects of this journal are diverse and include a wide range of topics related to animal feeding practices and their impacts on beef, poultry, dairy and fish production and commercialization. It also provides feed processing technologies, issues concerning fish and wildlife diseases, the management of insect-related diseases and their control, nutritional supplements for livestock and poultry, and products from animal feed mills.
The editors are an eclectic group consisting of experts in animal production science, veterinary medicine, nutrition, and biotechnology. They are committed to quality publishing and believe that the process of peer review contributes significantly to the soundness of published manuscripts. Therefore, they strive hard to adhere to every principle of good writing. Their submissions are reviewed by experts in the field and rejected if they do not conform to acceptable standards.
Upon receipt of a manuscript, the editor will review the paper and provide a preliminary review and comments. At this stage, the editor will offer suggestions for changes or approve the manuscript as is. If the suggested changes are not accepted, the author will provide details of what corrections need to be made and sign a revisions agreement. Once the document is complete, it will send corrections and a cover letter and the original manuscript for approval by the editors.
The editorial process is usually handled exclusively by the publisher, and authors remain in complete control of the writing process. This means that the editorial department is wholly involved in the manuscripts’ screening and editorial acceptance/rejections. An animal technician reads and approves the manuscript before it is submitted to the editorial department. The editorial staff is responsible for checking the accuracy of all images, writing appropriate captions, reviewing the flow of text, containing the typos, and making sure that the spelling and grammar are correct. The editor types the reader into the computer for necessary formatting and software and submits the work to the publisher for printing and binding.
The impact factor of an animal feed science and technology article relies on how well it explains a topic and its relevance to current research and the readership of that particular discipline. The impact factor is calculated according to the length of the article, the number of figures used, the specific scientific statements used, the references included, the methodology employed, and the conclusions reached. While a length of one page will not make an article impact factors for peer-reviewed journals, books, and technical reports, shorter articles are usually given greater weight in the impact factor computation for less specialized journals and books.
The Animal Feed Science and Technology Association was formed to advance animal health care, management and breeding science. It encourages papers describing research and studies on related subjects related to animal feeds, farm animals’ farming, and farm and aqua biological industries. Articles on these topics should be non-profit, scientifically sound, written in a style that is easy to read and edited according to professional and high standards. Papers must also be peer-reviewed and approved for publication.