THE REQUIREMENTS FOR ARTICLES REGISTRATION TO THE SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL “THE ANIMAL BIOLOGY”

The editorial board accepts the original experimental works dedicated to the main directions of biology of animals: physiology and biochemistry, nutrition and feeding, ecology and toxicology, cellular and molecular biology, veterinary medicine, genetics, breeding and selection, cytology, immunology, morphology, microbiology and biotechnology; reviews; methodical works with new or improved methods of researches; debatable articles; reviews on new books and journal publications; scientific chronicle. The journal publishes the articles in Ukrainian and English.

The manuscript must be sent to the editorial board in two printed copies and also in an electronic version on e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The manuscript of the article must be signed by each author.

The experimental articles are accepted with an expert conclusion in relation to possibility of publication from the organization, where research has been conducted; if researches have partly conducted in other organization, then they must give the written consent on a publication.

The articles should be typed in Microsoft Word 6 or 7 editor, on format of А4 with margins: left 2,0, right 2,0, upper and lower — 2.5, paragraph — 5 symbols, font 12, interval 1. The size of the article must not exceed 20 pages (the review areticle — 30 pages) including summary in Ukrainian, English and Russian, tables, figures and the list of references.

On a separate page the contacts of authors (last name, first name, postal adress and e-mail, official and home phone numbers with the code of city and country, cell phone number) must be placed.

Structure of the article:

UDC

TITLE OF THE ARTICLE (CAPITAL BOLD FONT)

Initials and last names of authors (italics)

E-mail

Name of scientific institution

Abstract (Ukrainian, English and Russian)

Keywords (5–10 words, CAPITAL LETTERS)

Introduction (without title)

Materials and methods

Results and discussions

Conclusions

References (without title)

Abstract. An authorial summary repeats the structure of the article and shortly reveals the aim, methods, results and conclusions. The information given in a summary must not contain the materials which aren’t included in the basic part of publication. Conclusions can be accompanied by recommendations, estimations, suggestions, hypotheses described in the article. Information concluded in the title must not be repeated in text of the author’s summary. The content of the summary must be laconic and clear, free from minor information, general and insignificant formulations. Abbreviation, except current, must be applied in the exceptional cases or given with their elucidation and determination at the first use in the author’s summary. Summary must not contain references to the literature. The size of the author’s summary is determined by the content of publication (size of information, them by a scientific value and/whether by a practical value), it must contain 200–250 words.

TITLE OF THE ARTICLE (BY CAPITAL BOLD FONT)

Author’s initials and last name (italics)

Name and address of a scientific organization that includes city and country, complete address information together with a mail address. All address information, except the name of street (transliterated), also city and country. All these data are taken into account at forming of organizations profiles for every author of the article (font size 12).

Introduction. At the beginning of the article the background of issue is briefly summarized with reference to the literature and the aim of research is laid out.

Materials and methods are formed so that it will be possible to conduct research following the description. In case of well-known methods it is enough to give reference. It is necessary to point the names of firms and mark countries-producers of reagents and materials, kind and amount of experimental animals and necessarily, methods of anaesthetizing and euthanasia.

Results and discussions. It is not necessary to represent the same results in the tables and in fifures. If there is a table, it is not necessary to give digital material in the text, just to specify the change of indexes with reliable differences (P<) in times or percents, cross-correlation (r=). If figures are present in the text it follows to give digital data (AV arithmetic and rejection, oscillation).

Conclusions (5–10 sentences).

Prospects of further researches (3–4 sentences).

References. References to works of the last years must prevail. The list must be concluded in accordance to ISO in an alphabetical order (by numbers in square brackets). References to the foreign sources are published in the language of original source. The amount of references in the experimental article must not exceed 20 and for a review article — 100. It is not allowed to put reference to the unpublished materials.

For example: Golubets O. V., Vudmaska I. V. Fatty acids composition of rumen bacteria and protozoa in cows fed diet with different concentrates level and sodium bicarbonate addition. The Animal Biology, 2008, vol. 10, no. 1–2, pp. 103–110.

Tables. Tables are represented in text in order of mention. Abbreviations are not allowed in tables unless they are well-known. Digital data must be rounded according to the rules and taking into account a middle error. The results shouldn’t repeat in the tables and in figures. All columns in tables must be named and filled with corresponding data.

Illustrations. Figures are presented in the order of mention. Replacement of photographs of electrophoretic, chromatographic and other researches by figures is unacceptable. Signatures to pictures, photos (font 10): the caption of picture and explanation of it separate elements, including abbreviations (А, B, а, b, 1, 2, І, ІІ etc.).

Terminology and units. All denotations and physical and chemical units are presented in SI-system. If certain organisms (animals, microorganisms) were used in researches, at first mentioned them mark the complete specific name of these organisms by Latin (italic), adhering to modern systematization, and at new mention of the name of family point briefly, for example Staph. аureus, Str. lactis.

The received articles are directed by an editorial board on a review to two leading specialists in appropriate branch of science. The articles with corrections and remarks of reviewers are returned to the authors. After the revision of the article the author returns the copy of manuscript and review to the editorial board and also gives two printed copies and electronic version of the corrected article and necessarily the answer to the reviewer.

For the control reading of the article editorial board sends to the authors typesetting by e-mail which must be turned as soon as possible by e-mail. If an answer from authors was not received in time, editorial board reserves a right to delay a publication. In case of negative review that eliminates possibility of revision of the article, the editorial board puts one copy of the article to an archive, and the second one with a review returns to the authors. In case of rejection of manuscript the editorial board leaves one copy in the archive.

The date of receipt of the article considers the date of receipt of the variant of manuscript finally worked out by an author.

Important! In case of receipt of the article executed with transgression of the offered «REQUIREMENTS» the editorial board (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) reserves a right to return a manuscript to the authors for a revision without its registration.

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