Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope


Buletin Peternakan aims to publish original research results and reviews on farm tropical animals related to bioscience, biotechnology, bio resources such as chicken, duck, japanese quail, cattle, buffaloes, sheep, goats, pigs, horses, as well as nondomesticated Indonesian endemic animals, such as silkworm, bee, deers, anoa, babirusa, etc.


Buletin Peternakan encompasses a broad range of research topics in animal sciences: breeding and genetics, animal embryology, reproduction and physiology, Animal production system, nutrition, nutrigenomics, feed sciences, pasture, agrostology, animal food science, animal products, animal waste, biotechnology, animal behavior and welfare, health, livestock farming system, socio-economic, and policy.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process


Every article that goes to the editorial staff will be selected through Initial Review processes by Editorial Board. It will be evaluated in the office whether it is suitable with our focus and scope or has a major methodological flaw. Every submitted manuscript which pass this step will be checked to identify any plagiarism before being reviewed by reviewers. Then, the articles will be sent to the Mitra Bebestari/peer reviewer and will go to the next selection by Double Blind Peer Review Process. The manuscript will be sent to the reviewer anonymously. Reviewers' comment are also sent anonymously to corresponding author to take the necessary actions and responses. The decision of the revised manuscript will be then evaluated in editorial board meeting, based on the reviewer’s recommendation from among several possibilities: rejected, require major revision, need minor revision, or accepted. After that, the articles will be returned to the authors to revise. These processes take a month (four week) for a maximum time. The Editor-in-Chief of Buletin Peternakan has the right to decide which manuscripts submitted to the journal should be published.

In the each manuscript, Mitra Bebestari/ peer reviewer will be rated from the substantial and technical aspects. Mitra Bebestari/ peer reviewer that collaboration with Buletin Peternakan (Bulletin of animal science) is the experts in the public administration area and issues around it. They were experienced in the prestigious journal management and publication that was spread around the national and abroad.

Types of decision

There are four types of editorial decisions during the peer review process, which are:

  • Decline subsmission. Following peer review, the journal will not publish the paper or reconsider it even if the authors make major revisions in Buletin Peternakan.
  • Resubmit for review. The journal is willing to reconsider the paper in another round of decision making after the authors make major changes. The resubmitted manuscript will be returned to the original associate editor if at all possible
  • Revisions required. The paper requires changes before a final decision can be made. Authors are asked to modify their manuscript in light of comments received from referees and editors and to submit a new version for consideration within 2 weeks of receiving the decision letter. A point-by-point explanation of how comments have been addressed must be supplied with the revised version of the paper. Revisions may undergo further peer review and papers may undergo more than one round of revision. If the authors do not revise their papers to the satisfaction of the editors, the paper can still be declined from publication in Buletin Peternakan.
  • Accept submission. The journal will publish the paper provided the authors make the changes suggested by the reviewers and/or editors. The paper is accepted for publication, subject to conditions that need to be addressed in producing a final version of the manuscript. These may include sub-editing changes and the minor amendment to ensure the paper fully matches our criteria. After final checking in the editorial office, acceptance is confirmed and the paper is forwarded to the publishers for publication.

Galley proof

Page proofs will be sent to the corresponding author for final checking. Corrections to the proofs must be restricted to printer’s errors: any other changes to the text, in equations or grammar, may be charged to the author. Proofs should be returned to the editors within three days of receipt to minimize the risk of the author’s contribution having to be held over to a later issue. The editors do not accept responsibility for the correctness of published content. It is the author’s responsibility to check the content at the proof stage

Buletin Peternakan Editorial and publishing process

Buletin Peternakan follow the editorial and publishing process set by PKP, as presented in the following figure. 



Publication Frequency

Bulletin of Animal Science is published every three months (February, May, August, November).


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. 

All open access papers are licensed and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International(CC BY-SA 4.0), which permits authors and readers free to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format that the original work is properly cited. 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



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Digital Archiving

This journal utilizes the Indonesia One Search (IOS)Indonesian Scientific Journal Database (ISJD), and Indonesian Publication Index (IPI) system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.


Instruction for Author(s)

Instruction for Authors

Bulletin of Animal Science, Faculty of Animal Science, Universitas Gadjah Mada

Manuscripts must be written whether in English or Bahasa Indonesia. Manuscripts must be prepared double-space in Microsoft Word using Arial font at 11 points and the margin should be no less than 2.5 cm all around in A4 (21 × 29.7 cm) paper. Pages on the manuscripts must be numbered consecutively in the bottom right hand corner, beginning with the title page. The lines on all pages must be numbered consecutively in the left side of the pages beginning with number 1 at the title page.

Manuscripts submitted to the Bulletin of Animal Science must be an original results of research or review article and must not have been published in or submitted previously to a peer-reviewed scientific journal. Manuscript should contain following section in this order: Title page, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement and References.

Title Page. The title of manuscripts must be prepared as brief as possible, typed with capital letter and no more than 20 words. The title of manuscripts written in Bahasa Indonesia must be translated into English. The Authors must be written below the title in full name without professional ranks or titles. Authors’ institutions address, including name of Department and University, City, Country and Postal Code must be written below author’s name. In case of authors are from more than one institution, key the author to the address with superscript of Arabic numerals and write the additional institution address as footnote in the bottom of page. Also, key the corresponding author name with “ * “ and include the phone number and email address.

Abstract. Abstract must be prepared on the separate page with the title page and the word

ABSTRACT must be typed with capital-bold-italic style in separate line with the body-text of abstract. The abstract consists of no more than 300 words in one paragraph beginning with a clear statement of the research objective. The abstract contains a brief but understandable summary of the pertinent results, including materials and methods, results with statistical evidences and discussion, and conclusion with no references cited.

Key words.List up to 5 key words or phrases that represent the research. The term Key words must be type in italic followed by colon on separate line after the abstract. The first letter of each key word is uppercase; key words are separated by commas, presented in alphabetical order and surrounded by bracket.

Introduction.The introduction start on the next page after the abstract. It must contain a brief justification for conducting the research, the hypothesis to be tested and the objectives of the research. The introduction also contains references that support the research. However, extensive discussion of relevant literature should be included in results and discussion section, not in introduction section.

Materials and Methods. This section must contain a clear description or specific original reference for all biological, analytical, and statistical procedures. All modification of the procedures must be explained clearly, so that the methods can be done by other scientist. Diets, animals (breed, sex, age, body weight), surgical techniques (if available), data measurements and statistical models should be described clearly. Information regarding the brand names, company names (manufacturer) and locations for all equipment and chemical (commercial products) used in the research, must be provided.

Results and Discussion. The results are presented in the form of tables, figures, graphs or photos. The data should be prepared so that the data in tables or figures can be understood without referring to information on the body text of discussion. Discussion contains the authors’ interpretation of the results of the study and integrate the research findings with the previously published literature to provide the readers a broad base interpretation and assertions. The discussion should be written clearly and concisely.

Conclusion. Conclusion highlights the substantion of the results of the research with no discussion. It must be written shortly and concisely.

References. References must be prepared according to guidelines of Journal of Animal Science. References cited in the text must be written:

  • Name (Year) or (Name, Year) for single author. For example: Erwanto (2014) or (Erwanto, 2014).
  • Name and Name (Year) or (Name and Name, Year) for reference written by two authors. For example: Erwanto and Fitriyanto (2013) or (Erwanto and Fitriyanto, 2013).
  • Name et al. (Year) or (Name et al., Year) for refence written by more than 2 authors. For example: Umami et al. (2014) or (Umamiet al., 2014).
  • Groups of references cited together in one sentence in the body text must be written in chronological order. For example: (Erwanto, 2009; Umami et al., 2012; Fitriyanto and Agus, 2014).

In references section, references must be listed alphabetically according to the author(s) last name and the chronologically. In case of two or more publication by the same author(s) in the same year should be differentiated by adding the lowercase letter (a, b, c..) after the year of publication. The journal name must be written according to journal’s abbreviation standard. In case of local journal which its abbreviation is not available, the full name of journal is allowed.

Sample references are as follows:

1.    Journal articles and abstract

Scaglia, G. and H. T. Boland. 2014.The effect of bermudagrass hybrid on forage characteristics, animal performance, and grazing behavior of beef steers. J. Anim. Sci. 92(3):1228-1238.

Dijcker, J. C., E. A. Hagen-Plantinga, H. Everts, Y. Queau, V. Biourge, and W. H. Hendriks. 2014. Factors contributing to the variation in feline urinary oxalate excretion rate. J. Anim. Sci. 92:1029-1036.

2.Standard Books

AOAC. 1990. Officials Methods of Analysis. 15th edn. Association of Official Analytical Chemist, Arlington.

NRC. 2000. Nutrient requirements of beef cattle. 7th revised edition. National Academic. Press, Washington.

Hartadi, H., S. Reksohadiprojo, and A. D. Tillman. 2005. Tabel komposisi pakan untuk Indonesia. Gadjah Mada University Press, Yogyakarta.

3. Books and articles within edited books

Robinson, P. H., E. K. Okine, and J. J. Kennelly. 1992. Measurements of protein digestion in ruminant. In: Modern method in protein nutrition and metabolism. Academic Press, San Diego, p. 121-127.

4. Electronic publication (Internet citation)

FDA. 2014. Approved animal products online. Available at:http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/Products/ApprovedAnimalProducts/default.htm. Accessed 3 February 2015.

Anonymous. 2003. Acetaldehide Chemical Backgrounder. Available at: http://www.nsc.org./library.htm. Accessed 23 January 2014.


Tables. All tables should be cited in the text. All tables must be numbered using arabic numerals. The title of tables must be as brief as possible but clearly represents the data on it. For manuscript that is written in Bahasa Indonesia, each title and body of the tables must be followed by the english translation on a bracket and written in italic style. There must be only three vertical lines inside table. First, the double-line below the title of table (top of first row); Second, the single-line in the bottom of first row; and third, the single-line in the bottom of the last row of table. There must be no vertical line inside table. The rows of table must be in a single space. The first letter in title of the column and row must be type in capital letter.

Figures (Graph, diagram or photo). Figures must be numbered using arabic numerals and the title must be written under the figures. The title must be written clearly and concisely and for manuscript that is written in Bahasa Indonesia, there must be a translation of the title written in a bracket in italic style after the original title in Bahasa Indonesia. The letters inside the figures (if available) must be typed in Times New Roman fonts. Legends of the figures must be written after the title of figures, in the same line and there must be no legend inside the figures. The figures can be prepared in corel or jpeg file separated from the text.

Use of number. The use of numbers on the body text of manuscript and tables or figures are as follow:

  • The numbers from one to nine must be spelled out (example: one, five, eight) and numbers 10 above use arabic numerals (example: 10, 15, 168).
  • Use arabic numerals with abbreviated units of measure, for example: 5 g, 7 d, 1% and numerical designations in the text, for example: experiment 4, group 2, etc.
  • Do not begin sentence with numeral number. Spell it out or rearrange the sentence.
  • Use the 24-h clock system: 09:30, 13:40 h, etc. Give day length in quantitative hours (e.g. 2 h 16 min). Abbreviate the terms hour (h), minute (min) second (s) and year (yr) when used with a number in the text but spell them out when they are used alone.

Equations. Equations and formulas in the manuscript should be typed in Math type in the main text of the paper. Identify equations that are referred to in the text by parenthetical numbers, such as (1), and refer to them in the manuscript as "equation (1)" etc.

Units of Measurement. For units and symbols, the use of the International System of Units (SI) is preferred. Where measurements are given in other systems, please insert conversions. Measurements should be abbreviated in accordance with The International System of Units 9th edition (2019). This table provides clear and efficient examples of how to use symbols.



Plagiarism Policy

Statement and policy

Buletin Peternakan (Bulletin of Animal Science) apply Zero tolerance towards plagiarism and therefore establishes the following policy stating specific actions (penalties) when plagiarism is identified in an article that is submitted for publication. 

The manuscript that submitted into Buletin Peternakan (Bulletin of Animal Science) will be screened for plagiarism check using using Plagiarsm Checker and AiMOS 2.0

The Editorial Board responsible for the review of the article and will agree on measures according to the extent of plagiarism detected in the article in agreement with the following guidelines:
1. Similarity Index above 25%: Article Rejected (due to poor citation and/or poor paraphrasing, article outright rejected, NO RESUBMISSION accepted).

2. Similarity Index (10-25%): Send to the author for improvement (provide correct citations to all places of similarity and do good paraphrasing even if the citation is provided).

3. Similarity index Less than 10%: Accepted or citation improvement may be required (proper citations must be provided to all outsourced texts).



Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement


Buletin peternakan (Bulletin of animal science) is a peer-reviewed journal which upholds the standards of academic publication ethics and against publication malpractices including plagiarisms. It is therefore important to agree the proper ethical behavior for scientific journals publication of all parties including: the authors, editors, peer reviewers, the publishers and the society to develop conducive scientific environment and to avoid certain problems that may arise due to some conflict of interests.

Authorship of the Research Paper

Authorship of the research paper should be included to those who have performed a contribution to the concept of the research, research design, data acquisition and analysis, or interpretation of the reported study. Co-authors should be listed as to the entire persons who have made significant contributions of the manuscript. The person who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research but do not qualify as authors, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. Corresponding author have to responsible for the paper authorship. The corresponding author should make sure that all the co-authors are listed in paper, and that all coauthors have seen and approved the paper and have agreed to the submission for publication.

Duties of Authors

Authors are responsible to provide original data without plagiarism and fraudulent data. Many forms of plagiarisms such as copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another’s paper without attribution, passing off another’s paper as the author’s own paper, claiming results from research conducted by other researchers are prohibited. Plagiarism in all its forms included as unethical publishing behavior and unacceptable by Buletin of Animal Science. Authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works concerning the manuscript submitted to Bulletin of Animal Science. Authors are obliged to follow in peer review process set by Bulletin of Animal Science. The submitted manuscript should not be under consideration or accepted for other journals. Where parts of the data have been published elsewhere, the sources have to be acknowledged or cited properly. Proper citation and permission are required when the authors reproduce data from other sources. Research employing animal, performed by authors should ensure that the study are performed according to animal ethics and welfare. Any potential conflict of interest with other persons has to be declared, and authors are requested to be able to publish corrections, clarifications, restrictions and apologies when needed. Authors should cite publications that have been used in determining every things of any parts of the reported work.

Duties of Editors

Bulletin of Animal Science editors are responsible for deciding which submitted articles should be published and which one to be rejected. They have to evaluate the submitted manuscripts for their intellectual and academic content without discrimination on race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, political, or geographical origin of the authors. The Bulletin of Animal Science editors must not spread any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate. Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

Duties of Reviewers

Reviewers are requested to assist in improving the quality of the submitted manuscript through an objective review process within a scheduled period of time, and to contribute to decision-making process on the manuscript. The editors have to inform reviewers if find any published or submitted content similar to that under their review. Reviewers should avoid conflict of interest with respect to the research, the authors and/or the research funders. Any confidentiality of information supplied by the editor or author should be maintained.

Publishing Ethics Issues

The integrity of the academic record during the whole process of publication should be maintained by authors, reviewers and editors. Buletin Peternakan (Bulletin of Animal Science) expects authors, reviewers, editors, and readers to conduct themselves with the highest level of professional ethics and standards. Economic orientation and business should be precluded from compromising intellectual and standards of ethical publication.

Conflict of interest 

Buletin Peternakan (Bulletin of Animal Science) expects author reviewers, editors, and readers to declare all competing interests including any financial support, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations related to the material discussed in the manuscript. At the end of submitted manuscript, authors must include a “Conflict of interest” section, listing all competing interests. Where authors have no competing interests, the statement should read “The author(s) declare(s) that they have no competing interests”. The editor may ask for further information relating to competing interests

Animal ethics issues

Experimental research on animals should be conducted in accordance with animal ethics and welfare The use of experimental animals should be in accordance with institutional, national, or international guidelines, and where available should have been approved by an appropriate ethics committee. The animals should be well cared for and use as little as possible by minimizing the pain that may arise at the time of treatment. Authors should particularly ensure that their research complies with the commonly-accepted “Three Rs” (NSW Department of Primary Industries and Animal Research Review Panel):

  1. Replacement of animals by alternatives wherever possible,
  2. Reduction in number of animals used, and
  3. Refinement of experimental conditions and procedures to minimize the harm to animals.

The manuscript must include a statement of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) compliance that should appear as the first item in the section of materials and methods. The authors must make a statement including the name of the ethical authority and the consent number, that the experiment has been carried out in compliance with animal ethics and welfare. Buletin Peternakan (Bulletin of animal science) has the right to reject any manuscript on the basis of unethical or misconduct in animal studies.

Publication misconduct

Authors, reviewers, and editors should maintain the integrity of the academic record during the whole process of publication. Business needs should be precluded from compromising intellectual and ethical standards.

When there are suspected cases of publication misconduct, such as redundant (duplicate) publication, plagiarism, fraudulent or fabricated data, undisclosed conflict of interest (CoI), or ethical problems with a submitted (or published) manuscript, Buletin Peternakan (Bulletin of animal science) will follow the Committee on Publication Ethics flowcharts (https://publicationethics.org/guidance/Flowcharts). The discussion will be carried out by the Editorial Board team, and the decision will be issued by the Chief Editor. There will also be penalties imposed on those who do not follow the rules.


COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics). Guidelines on Good Publication and Code of Conduct.

NSW Department of Primary Industries and Animal Research Review Panel