Authors’ guidelines for preparation of the manuscript

Journal of ISAGB covers mainly the research conducted in the field of Animal Genetics and Breeding, Animal Biotechnology, Evolutionary Studies, Conservation Genetics, Animal Biochemistry etc. Manuscripts should be typed in double space (11 pt, Times New Roman font preferred) on A4 or in letter size page and should not exceed 10-12 pages for full length articles and 5-6 pages for short research notes. All pages should be numbered consecutively. Use SI units, and give equivalent SI units in parenthesis when the use of other units is unavoidable. Symbols should conform to standard guidelines. Binomial names of organisms are italicized and symbols should conform to standard guidelines. All the authors should sign the enclosed certificate and should be submitted along with the manuscript.

Title – The title should be short, specific and informative not exceeding 35 letters should be typed at the top of the 1st page in title case, Latin names and Italics, Underline.

Authors – Names of authors to be typed in first letters capital (10 pt).

Addresses of Authors – Addresses of the institution (s) where the work was carried out including telephone (office only), fax number and e-mail address (10 pt) of the corresponding author and all the authors is mandatory. Author for correspondence should be indicated with an asterisk (*)

Abstract – A brief abstract, not exceeding 200 words of the prints principal point and important conclusions should be typed after address in  double spacing entirely indented on both sides, without additional paragraph indention and with font size 10pt.

Keywords  – Five or six keywords (in normal; 10 pt) indicating the contents of the manuscript along with a short running title.

Main Headings – Each manuscript should be divided into the following main headings (typed in bold,  title case, on the left hand side of the page; 12 pt): Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Acknowledgement, References.

Sub-Headings – Typed in flush left, bold, title case(10 pt).

Introduction – A brief and precise literature review with objectives of the research undertaken and essential background should be given.

Materials and Methods – Should include relevant details on the experimental design, techniques employed, and statistical methods used for data analysis along with specific reference if available. New methods should be described in sufficient details, and others can be referred to published work.

Results and Discussion– Results and discussion should be combined to avoid repetition. It should be presented with clarity in a logical sequence in the text as per methods described in the materials and methods section, tables and figures. The repetitive presentation of same data in different forms should be avoided. The discussion should consider the results in relation to any hypotheses advanced in the introduction and place the study in the context of other work. The discussion may contain the comparison with results available as publications in the public domain.

Tables – Tables should be typed in double space on separate sheets, numbered consecutively, and only contain horizontal cells. The table headings should be typed with the title case.

Figures – The line drawings, illustrations, photographs, etc. will be accepted in Word files. The figure should be of high quality and should be submitted in JPEG format separately while submitting the manuscript.

Acknowledgement – Authors are responsible for including the names of persons who have made substantial contributions to the study or institutions which have given financial assistance to the work.


References appearing in the text – References in the text should be given as: Singh and Goel, 2020). Use ‘and’ and not ‘&’.

A reference by three or more authors should be identified in the text only by the first author followed by et al. (in italic) and the year (Sharma et al., 2016) or Sharma et al. (2016) reported that-like. Where several references are quoted consecutively in the text, the order should be chronological, or, within a year, alphabetical (by first author or, if necessary, by first and second author(s). Where references are made to several papers by the same author(s) in the same year, the year should be followed by a, b, c, etc.

Personal communications and unpublished work should be cited in the text only and not in the reference list, giving the initials, name; for example (A. Verma, unpublished), (A. Verma, personal communication). References to internet sites should be quoted in the normal way in the text e.g. FDA (2008).

References Appearing in Reference Section – All publications cited in the text should be presented in the list under Reference section, in alphabetical order. It is the sole responsibility of the authors to cross-check references in the text of the article with those in the list of references.

For Journals

P. Thirunavukkarsu, M. Moorthy, and  K. Viswanathan 2008. Albumen quality of eggs laid by moulted hens. Indian Journal of Poultry Science, 43: 120-122.

For Books

AOAC. 1980. Official Methods of Analysis. 13th edn. Association of Official Analytical Chemists. Washington, DC.

For Chapters in Book

R.A. Bray 1994. The Leucaena Psyllid. In: Forage Tree Legumes in Tropical Agriculture (eds. R.C. Gutteridge and H.M. Shelton). CAB International, Oxford. pp. 283–291.

For Thesis

P.S. Kumar 2000. Evaluation of withdrawing mineral and vitamin supplements in finisher diets on broiler performance. M.V.Sc. Thesis, Deemed University, IVRI, Izatnagar.


J. H. Trepaginer, New surface finishings and coatings, US Pat 1276323 (to DuPont Inc, USA). 27 June, 2000; Chem Abstr, 49 (2000) 27689.


Certificate of authors:

Title of the Article:

Author/s name/s:

It is certified that:

  • All the authors have gone through the article and are satisfied with its contents and presentation.
  • The names of authors in the by-line incorporate all the workers who made notable input in the article
  • The order of names in the by-line is agreeable to all the authors
  • The address of the organization where the research was conducted is given in the by-line (change of author’s address is given in the footnote)
  • The article is exclusive for this journal, and the results reported in this article have not been/will not be sent (during its consideration by this journal) for publication in any other journal.
  • The article has not been rejected for publication in any other journal/ rejected in ________________ whose comments do not prohibit this article for consideration in this journal and are attached with the article.
  • It is based on part/complete M.Sc/MVSc/Ph.D thesis work of the first author who submitted the thesis in ————- to the ——————————————————————- (University, location) in case of student’s research work.
  • Truthful data and facts are presented in the article.
  • I/we agree to accept the objective comments of the referees and do agree to moderate the article into a short research note if recommended so for publication in the Journal of ISAGB.
  • On publication in the Journal of Livestock Biodiversity, the copyright of this article would vest with the Indian Society of Animal Genetics and Breeding (ISAGB), who will have the absolute right to enter into any agreement with any organization in India or abroad engaged in reprography, photocopying, storage and dissemination of information contained in it and neither we nor any of our legal heirs will have any legal claims on royalty, if any.