Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

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Aceh Journal of Animal Science is a peer review open access journal published by Faculty of Marine and Fisheries, Universitas Syiah Kuala, Indonesia and supported by the Indonesian Oceanology Society  (Ikatan Sarjana Oseanologi Indonesia). This journal is a media of dissemination and communication of the experts and practitioners in the field of animal science. Aceh Journal of Animal Science publishes high-quality of original research articles (full papers and rapid communications) and Review (full and mini-reviews) in all aspects of animals: genetics, breeding, veterinary, reproduction, nutrition, physiology, anatomy, ecology and behavior, animal products and processing, and livestock economics. Submission to the Journal is open to those who are interested in animal science


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The article submitted to this online journal will be peer-reviewed at least by 2 (two) independent reviewers. The review process is a single-blind review method. The accepted research articles will be available online following the journal peer-reviewing process. 

Peer review is designed to assess the validity, quality, and often the originality of articles for publication. Its ultimate purpose is to maintain the integrity of science by filtering out invalid or poor quality articles.


Publication Frequency

Starting in 2021 this journal publishes one volume and three issues per year, and we publish 15-30 articles per year.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

This journal is open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to users or / institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to full text articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or author. This is in accordance with Budapest Open Access Initiative.



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Publication Ethics and Malpractices Guideline

Aceh Journal of Animal Science is an international peer-review open access journal published by Faculty of Marine and Fisheries, Syiah Kuala University, and supported by the Indonesian Oceanology Society  (Ikatan Sarjana Oseanologi Indonesia). The journal publishes Original Research Articles (full papers and short communications) and Review (full and mini-reviews) in all aspects of animals: genetics, breeding, veterinary, reproduction, nutrition, physiology, anatomy, diseases ecology and behavior, animal products (milk, meat, eggs and their by-products) and their processing, and livestock economics. Submission to the Journal is open to those who are interested in animal science.

There are no publication charges for publication in AJAS (fully free of charges). The manuscript should be prepared in good English and has to proofread by a native or professional proofreader.

The proposed manuscript can be submitted through online submission. The author should adhere to the Guideline For Author strictly otherwise, the manuscript will be rejected without review. The proposed manuscript is not published or being considered to any other journals, and free of plagiarism.

Responsibilities AJAS Journal Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editor and Editor-in-Chief Editor


The AJAS has an editorial team consisting of an editor-in-chief, a managing editor and board of editors. They all are required to be accountable and responsible editors for publishing the AJAS Journal article. The AJAS Journal editors led by the editor-in-chief. The AJAS Journal editors have a duty and responsibility as follows:

Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor accept articles submitted by the author to the AJAS.

Articles submitted by the authors to the AJAS Journal are distributed by the Editor-in-Chief, or Managing Editor to the editors in the Board of Editors for conducting the 1st review process (initial review). Distribution of the articles is well-regulated by the Editor-in-Chief, or Managing Editor so the workload can be fairly distributed in number to all editors. Review process AJAS using a single-blind peer-review system.
In reviewing an article, the 1st review process is done by the editor (at point 2) as the first reviewer. Then, the editor sent the article to at least two external independent reviewers for the 2nd review process. The results of the review process are sent to the Editor-in-Chief or Managing Editor. The Editor-in-Chief or Managing Editor makes the decision and send it to the author with the article status being with accepted, accepted with changes or rejected.

If changes are required as the outcome of the review process on the article, the second round of the review process (point 2 to 3) is taken into account.

Editor-in-Chief is responsible for determining the deadline for receipt of articles that are ready for publication.
Editor-in-Chief is responsible for implementing and leading the editorial board meeting. Editorial board meetings conducted at least 1 (one) times in 1 (one) issue, to finalize the issue for publication. If the Editor-in-Chief is absent, then Editor-in-Chief can assign the Managing Editor or one of the editors to do the duties.


A decision to publish an article is done through the mechanism of peer-review process stated above, and it is taken into account based on the quality of the article. The decision was taken without considering the religion, ethnic origin, nationality, race or gender of the author.


Confidentiality of the article before publication maintained as well as possible. The AJAS editors cannot release any information available on the article to anyone except the author of the article. Information in a text can be released to others AJASeditor with the knowledge of the Editor-in-Chief or Managing Editor.

Disclosure and conflict of interest:

Articles and the materials related to the article that is not accepted for publication in AJAS must be returned to the authors, and it cannot be used by the AJAS editors for any reason. To avoid conflicts of interest, the decision was taken in publishing the articles should be fair and based on the peer-review process.

Responsibilities of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions:

Evaluation Reviewers become the main reference for the Editor-in-Chief in making editorial decisions. Evaluation results from the reviewers are really intended to help the author to improve the quality of the article.


If there is an improper designation reviewer, for example, the designated reviewer is not competent in the field of expertise of the article being in peer-review process, one of the AJAS editors can report it to the Editor-in-Chief or the Managing Editor. Then, the Editor-in-Chief or the Managing Editor determines another reviewer with a consideration of some of the editors with the expertise of the article.


Each article is accepted by the reviewer must be strictly confidential. Article and peer-reviewed results should not be submitted directly to the author or communicated to other than the author, but it must be submitted to the editor in charge, Editor-in-Chief or the Managing Editor.


Responsibilities of Authors

Reporting standards:

Authors should clearly present the objective and significance of research in the article. The author should follow the AJAS guidelines in preparing the article to submit.


Authors should prepare original research results which have not being published by other authors in any publication. To ensure it, the authors need to check the originality of the article using a plagiarism checker before submission. The article will be rejected if there is plagiarism in the article. Any information from references used in the article should be honestly and accurately cited in the article.

Multiple Submissions:

The authors should submit their article to the AJAS only. When it is not acceptable to publish in the AJAS as the result of peer-review and officially reported by the Editor-in-Chief or the Managing Editor, the authors can submit it to other journals. The article will be rejected if there are plagiarism and multiple submissions on the article.

Errors in Publication:

The authors will receive their article to conduct final checking of any error in the article before publication. The authors should report any error in the article to the Editor-in-Chief, or Managing Editor in a period of time given, and the errors should be clearly listed and addressed in a separated sheet together with the evidence of revision.


Responsibilities of Publisher

The Faculty of Marine Science and Fisheries Syiah Kuala University as the publisher of AJAS encourages the editors and all bodies involved in publication processes to follow the ethics and code of conducts of every party. The publisher defines the relationship between publisher, editor and other parties in a contract, respect privacy, protects intellectual property and copyright, and fosters editorial independence.

Publisher works with journal editors to set journal policies appropriately and aims to meet those policies, particularly with respect to editorial independence, research ethics, including confidentiality, consent, and the special requirements for human and animal research, authorship, transparency, and integrity.

Publisher works with journal editors to converse journal policies in general and review journal policies periodically, responsible for the investigation of suspected research and publication misconduct and, where possible, facilitate the resolution of these cases, make and publish corrections, clarifications, and retractions, and publish content on a timely basis.


Animal Ethics

The AJAS and its editors endorse the compliance of authors to the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki of the World Medical Association, which relate to the conduct of ethical research on human beings, and the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals of the Institute for Laboratory Animal Research of the National Research Council, which relate to the conduct of ethical research on laboratory and other animals.


Article Processing and Submission Charges

There are no publication and submission charges for accepted paper in Aceh Journal of Animal Science (totally free of charges)


Creative Common License Information

Aceh Journal of Animal Science  is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution- 4.0 International Public License (CC - BY 4.0).



Plagiarism Screening Policy

The author(s) must consent about the plagiarism issue, therefore the submitted paper should be free of plagiarism. The author has to check the indication of plagiarism using similarity checkers. Prior to publis in journal the article will be rechecked by the editor using Turnitin software


Copyright and Permissions

- The journal allow the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions

- The journal allow the author(s) to retain publishing rights without restrictions


List of Previous Reviewers

1. Dr. Simeon Ayoola, University of Lagos, Nigeria

2. Dr. Oktiyas Luthfi, Brawijaya University, Indonesia

3. Dr. Muhammad Asril, Sumatra Utara University, Indonesia

4. Ni Kadek Cahyani, Ph.D Cand., University of California (UCLA), USA

5. Dr. Dicky Suganda, University of Rhode Island, USA

6. Dr. Henry Malik, Institute Pertanian Bogor, Indonesia

7. Dr. Rudy A. Nugroho, University of Mulawarman, Indonesia

8. Dr. Indra Suharman, Riau University, Indonesia

9. Agung Setia Batubara, Ph.D Cand., Syiah Kuala University, Indonesia

10. Dr. Suhaila Hamid, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia

11. Mr. Syahrul Purnawan, M.Sc, Syiah Kuala University, Indonesia

12. Dr. Muhammad Fauzi, University of Riau, Indonesia

13. Dr. A.A. Muhammadar, Syiah Kuala University, Indonesia

14. Dr. Eka Mutia Sari, Syiah Kuala University, Indonesia

15. Dr. Eriyusni, Sumatra Utara University, Indonesia

16. Dr. Chukwuma Sam Durunna, Imo State Polytechnic Umuagwo, Nigeria

17. Prof. Dr.  Kennedy Okorie, Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria


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