Plagiarism prevention policy
Journal of Food and Animal Science (JFAS) has a strong policy with regards to plagiarism and we have committed to protect the integrity of the scholarly record by supporting the scientific community in all aspects of research and publishing ethics.
JFAS uses commercial software (Plagiarism Checker X, iThenticate) to screen the submitted content for originality based on similarity index. Those manuscripts that fails to pass initial quality checks will be returned back to the corresponding author with a one-time warning. Those authors who are continuing with the practice will be permanently blacklisted from future submissions in this journal.
A double-blind peer review system is used to ensure high quality of manuscripts accepted for publication. All contributions will be initially assessed for suitability. The editor have the right to decline formal review of the manuscript when it is deemed that the manuscript is either/or –
- outside the scope of the Journal,
- not within the priority subject of the journal,
- makes no contribution to the advancement of food science and/or food technology,
- lacks scientific and technical merit,
- not innovative, lacks novelty or any new information,
- fragmentary and provides marginally incremental results,
- closely duplicates research previously published by the changing the source or species)
- reports only routine work (lacks novelty)
- poorly written or lacks clarity in English usage and grammar
Manuscripts that meet the journal’s criteria for scope, relevance and scientific merit will be sent for peer review to at least two independent expert reviewers assigned by the Editor. The review will be conducted against established criteria to determine scientific and technical merit. Each Reviewer submits a recommendation regarding the merit of the manuscript, but the Editor provides the final decision on acceptance of the paper for publication. The Editor’s decision is final, and no communication would be entertained in this regard with the Editor.
Transfer of Copyright
Once the manuscript is accepted, the authors has to submit the signed copyright transfer form through email to the editorial office.
All JFAS articles are published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. This license permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Policy on Article Correction, Retraction and Withdrawal Policy
Authors are advised to report errors in their articles post-publication. The errors that impact the quality significantly will be considered. The decision made by the editor will be final. Corrections will be published under corrections and addendum in a later issue of the journal.
The editor and the publisher have the complete rights to retract any published article in case of scientific misconduct such as multiple submission, plagiarism, or fraudulent use of data. The concerned authors will be asked to submit a statement before an article is retracted. A notice of retraction will be published and linked to the original article clearly marked as a retracted. The original article will not be removed from online or print versions of the journal, but will be identified as a retracted article. Retractions will also be listed on the contents page.
Article withdrawal by authors may be permitted only for the most compelling and unavoidable reasons, after submitting a letter signed by all authors of the article to the editorial office stating the reason for article withdrawal. At any stage of the publication process, if any article is found to violate the ethical publishing guidelines of journal of food and animal sciences, the publisher has all the rights to withdraw that article.
The Journal follows the COPE guidelines for Retraction of articles: It Can be found at following link: