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Peer Review Policy Statement

All published articles in Animal Feed Technology Journal undergo strict peer review processes based on initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing by two referees. The ultimate purpose of peer review is to sustain the originality and quality of research work and separation of poor quality and plagiarized manuscripts. Peer review promises research excellence.

Paper publication process

  • The Author writes a research article and submits it.
  • The Editor does the initial screening and forwards it to the Reviewers.
  • Reviewers review the manuscript according to the guidelines provided and verify the quality of research.
  • The article is returned to the Editor along with a recommendation to either reject the article, revise it or accept it.
  • The Editor drafts a decision to be sent to the Author.
  • The article is returned to the Author along with the reviewer’s feedback.
  • The Editor receives the updated article and send it to Publication department.

Peer Review Policy

The exercise of peer review is to ensure that only good research paper is published. It is an objective process at the heart of good scholarly publishing and is carried out by all reputable scientific journals. Our reviewers therefore play a vigorous role in keeping the high standards of the Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology Journal and all manuscripts are peer reviewed following the procedure outlined below.

Initial Manuscript Evaluation

The Editors first evaluate all manuscripts. In some circumstances it is completely feasible for an exceptional manuscript to be accepted at this stage. Those rejected at this stage are inadequately original, have serious scientific flaws, have poor grammar or English language, or are outside the aims and scope of the journal. Those that meet the minimum criteria are passed on to experts for review.

Authors of manuscripts rejected at this stage will be informed within 2 weeks of receipt.

Type of Peer Review

The Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology employs single blind review, where the reviewer remains anonymous to the authors during the process.

How the reviewer is selected?

Reviewers are matched to the paper according to their expertise. Our reviewer database contains reviewer contact details together with their subject areas of interest, and this is regularly being updated.

Reviewer Reports

Reviewers are asked to evaluate whether the manuscript:

  • Is original?
  • Is methodologically sound?
  • Follows appropriate ethical guidelines?
  • Has results which are clearly presented and support the conclusions?
  • Correctly refers previous relevant work?

Reviewers are not expected to correct or copy or edit manuscripts. Language correction is not part of the peer review process. Personal opinions can be expressed in the reviewer confidential comments to Editor section.

How long does the peer review process take?

Generally, the manuscript will be reviewed within 4-8 weeks. Should the reviewers' reports contradict one another or a report is unnecessarily delayed another expert opinion is sought. Revised manuscripts are usually returned to the editor within 3-4 weeks. The Editor may request more than one revision of article.

Final report

A final decision to accept or reject the manuscript will be sent to the author along with any recommendations made by the reviewers, and may include precise comments by the reviewers. Editor's Decision is final.

Special Issues / Conference Proceedings

Special issues and/or conference proceedings may have different peer review procedures involving, for example, Guest Editors, conference organisers or scientific committees. Authors contributing to these projects may receive full details of the peer review process on request from the editorial office.

Becoming a reviewer for the Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology journal

Potential experts in the field, likely to be considered as a reviewer for this Journal, may contact the editorial office by e-mail at anft.journal@gmail.com, and provide their contact details and profile. Reviewers are finalized based on their profile and communicated for review process accordingly.