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Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Manuscripts submitted to Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology journals are evaluated entirely on the basis of their scientific merit. The journal is not a paid publication; however, nominal article processing charges are applied for every accepted manuscript. All possible actions are taken to maintain the highest standards of publication ethics and to prevent malpractices. Authors who submit papers to our journal indicate that their work is original and unpublished and is not under consideration for publication anywhere. In addition, authors confirm that their paper is their own original work that has not been copied or plagiarized, in whole or in part, from other works and if the authors have used the works of others the same has been appropriately cited or quoted. Moreover, the service provider (Indianjournals.com) for this journal performs plagiarism check of every submitted manuscript.

Responsibilities of Editors

The Editorial Board of the Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology is responsible for taking a decision regarding publishing the articles and have complete freedom and power to reject/accept an article. The evaluation of articles is made on the basis of their scholarly and intellectual content without having regard to the nature of the authors or the institution including gender, race, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship of the authors. The journal follows a policy of fair play in its editorial evaluation. The editors are expected to exercise caution and ensure that they have no conflict of interest with respect to the articles they accept/reject. The editors and the editorial staff follow strict privacy and are required not to reveal any information about a submitted article to anyone other than the corresponding author. Authors are encouraged to correct the errors which are found during the process of review while keeping the secrecy of the reviewers.

Responsibilities of Reviewers

Editorial decisions are based on peer review. The reviewers are expected to maintain absolute confidentiality with regard to the contents of manuscripts. The reviews are to be conducted objectively and the referees are expected to express their views clearly with supporting reasons. The reviewers should have no conflict of interest with the authors and the subject matter of the research. Similarities or overlaps between the manuscript under review and any other published paper of which the reviewer may have personal knowledge, may also be brought to the knowledge of the editors. The information or ideas obtained through peer review are of intellectual nature and must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not agree to review the manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative or other relationships with any of the authors or institutions connected to the papers.

Responsibilities of the Authors

Authors are required to present an accurate account of the original research work and also an objective discussion of its significance. The paper should contain sufficient details of the updated literature and references. It is expected that all the authors have significantly contributed to the research. Authors are required to certify that the submitted work is original and has not been published anywhere, and if the authors have used the work of others the same has been properly cited or quoted. Applicable copyright laws and conventions are required to be followed. Copyright materials should be reproduced only with permission and due acknowledgement. Authors are not expected to submit articles describing essentially the same research in more than one journal. Submitting the same article to more than one journal simultaneously is an unethical practice and unacceptable. The corresponding author is required to ensure that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication. All sources of financial support should also be disclosed.