1.0 PRE-SUBMISSION TIPS TO ENSURE YOUR MANUSCRIPT IS HANDLED PROMPTLY
Authors SHOULD NOT contact the Editor or Editorial board member (s) for seeking opinion on the suitability of your manuscript (MS) for submission. This decision is best left to you (and your co-authors).
For smooth handling of MS by the Editorial Office (EO), authors may ensure that the –
- MS fits the Aims & Scope of the journal.
- Cover letter is prepared, introducing your article and explaining the novelty of the research, identifying important outcomes of the work.
- List of at least three potential reviewers with contact details (i.e., Full name, designation affiliations and official address, official e-mail and alternate email, if available
- The text is written in good English.
- Text in the MS is clearly divided into sections as mentioned in the instructions; that the line and page numbers are continuous and the text is double-spaced.
- Any experiments involving humans/animals are accompanied by an ethical statement.
- Conflict-of-interest statement is included at the end of the manuscript.
- Additional electronic material in support of your MS, if any.
- All relevant sources (i.e. peer-reviewed articles, websites, books, theses etc.) are included in the Reference list. Any pre-print edition/online repository of the theses referred in the MS must be upfront declared in the cover letter and appropriately referenced in the MS.
1. Cover letter
All manuscripts must be accompanied by a cover letter, addressed to the Editor, which should clearly present the descriptions about the significance of research work, including its originality, its contribution to new knowledge in the field, and its relevance to the journal’s aims & scope especially in the context of core food science and technology and Veterinary science and animal husbandry.
If author(s) do not enclose a covering letter covering aspects as mentioned below, the MS would be returned by the corresponding author.
Authors should treat all communication with the Journal as confidential which includes correspondence with direct representatives from the Journal such as Editors and/or reviewers’ reports unless explicit consent has been received to share information.
Author(s) wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages from other copyrighted works must obtain written permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and appropriately credit the source(s) in the article. Please be aware that some publishers do not grant electronic rights for free and that the journal/publisher will not be able to refund any costs that may have occurred to receive these permissions. In such cases, material from other sources should be used. Authors must submit evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their manuscript. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.
4. Types of Manuscripts
- Original Research articles
- Review articles
- Short Communications
- Case reports / surveys