Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope


Buletin Peternakan aims to publish original research results and reviews on farm tropical animals related to bioscience, biotechnology, bio resources such as chicken, duck, japanese quail, cattle, buffaloes, sheep, goats, pigs, horses, as well as nondomesticated Indonesian endemic animals, such as silkworm, bee, deers, anoa, babirusa, etc.


Buletin Peternakan encompasses a broad range of research topics in animal sciences: breeding and genetics, animal embryology, reproduction and physiology, Animal production system, nutrition, nutrigenomics, feed sciences, pasture, agrostology, animal food science, animal products, animal waste, biotechnology, animal behavior and welfare, health, livestock farming system, socio-economic, and policy.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Every article that goes to the editorial staff will be selected through Initial Review processes by Editorial Board. Then, the articles will be sent to the Mitra Bebestari/ peer reviewer and will go to the next selection by Double Blind Peer Review Process. After that, the articles will be returned to the authors to revise. These processes take a month (four week) for a maximum time. In the each manuscript, Mitra Bebestari/ peer reviewer will be rated from the substantial and technical aspects. Mitra Bebestari/ peer reviewer that collaboration with Buletin Peternakan (Bulletin of animal science) is the experts in the public administration area and issues around it. They were experienced in the prestigious journal management and publication that was spread around the national and abroad.


Publication Frequency

Bulletin of Animal Science is published every three months (February, May, August, November).


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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Editorial Team

Buletin Peternakan (Bulletin of Animal Science)

Editor in chief

  • Mohammad Zainal AbidinDepartment of Animal Products Technology, Faculty of Animal Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia. Scopus ID =55331444100; h-index = 5.
Co-Editor in Chief
  • Dimas Hand Vidya Paradhipta, Department of Animal Nutrition and Feed Science, Faculty of Animal Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia. Scopus ID = 57204390901; h-index = 4
Associate Editor
  • Tety Hartatik, Faculty of Animal Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia. Scopus ID = 6505863692; h-index = 7.
  • Tri Anggraeni KusumastutiFaculty of Animal Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia. Scopus ID = 57194135275; h-index = 3.
  • Muhlisin, Faculty of Animal Science, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia. Scopus ID = 57201189915; h-index = 7
  • Galuh Adi Insani, Faculty of Animal Science, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia. Sinta ID = 5972626

Editor Boards:

  • Yuny Erwanto, Department of Animal Products Technology, Faculty of Animal Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia. Scopus ID = 6507184764; h-index = 11.
  • Nafiatul UmamiDepartment of Animal Nutrition and Feed Science, Faculty of Animal Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia. Scopus ID = 55515013800; h-index = 5.
  • Tri Satya Mastuti WidiFaculty of Animal Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia. Scopus ID = 57194418225; h-index = 3.
  • Eka Meutia SariBreeding dan Pemuliaan Ternak, Universitas Syiah Kuala, Indonesia. Scopus ID = 57190665652; h-index = 3.
  • Dyah Maharani, Department of Animal Production, Faculty of Animal Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia. Scopus ID = 54881785100; h-index = 6.
  • Sri MukodiningsihNutrisi dan Makanan Ternak, Universitas Diponegoro, Indonesia. Scopus ID = 57189042929; h-index = 1
  • Sutrisno Hadi Purnomo, Sosial Ekonomi Peternakan, Universitas Negeri Sebelas Maret. Scopus ID = 55683342400; h-index = 4.
  • Trisiwi Wahyu WidayatiFaculty of Animal Sciences, Universitas Negeri Papua, Indonesia. Scopus ID = 57191056182; h-index = 3.
  • Bambang AriyadiDepartment of Animal Production, Faculty of Animal Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia. Scopus ID = 55184028700; h-index = 6.

Managing Editor:

  • Sri Agtin Tejawati
  • Ikhwan Hadianto


Instruction for Author(s)

Instruction for Authors


Bulletin of Animal Science, Faculty of Animal Science, Universitas Gadjah Mada


Manuscripts must be written whether in Bahasa Indonesia or in English. Manuscripts must be prepared double-space in Microsoft Word using Arial font at 11 points and the margin should be no less than 2.5 cm all around in A4 (21 × 29.7 cm) paper. Pages on the manuscripts must be numbered consecutively in the bottom right hand corner, beginning with the title page. The lines on all pages must be numbered consecutively in the left side of the pages beginning with number 1 at the title page.

Manuscripts submitted to the Bulletin of Animal Science must be an original results of research or review article and must not have been published in or submitted previously to a peer-reviewed scientific journal. Manuscript should contain following section in this order: Title page, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement and References.

Title Page. The title of manuscripts must be prepared as brief as possible, typed with capital letter and no more than 20 words. The title of manuscripts written in Bahasa Indonesia must be translated into English. The Authors must be written below the title in full name without professional ranks or titles. Authors’ institutions address, including name of Department and University, City, Country and Postal Code must be written below author’s name. In case of authors are from more than one institution, key the author to the address with superscript of Arabic numerals and write the additional institution address as footnote in the bottom of page. Also, key the corresponding author name with “ * “ and include the phone number and email address.

Abstract. Abstract must be prepared on the separate page with the title page and the word

ABSTRACT must be typed with capital-bold-italic style in separate line with the body-text of abstract. The abstract consists of no more than 300 words in one paragraph beginning with a clear statement of the research objective. The abstract contains a brief but understandable summary of the pertinent results, including materials and methods, results with statistical evidences and discussion, and conclusion with no references cited.

Key words.List up to 6 key words or phrases that represent the research. The term Key words must be type in italic followed by colon on separate line after the abstract. The first letter of each key word is uppercase; key words are separated by commas, presented in alphabetical order and surrounded by bracket.

Introduction.The introduction start on the next page after the abstract. It must contain a brief justification for conducting the research, the hypothesis to be tested and the objectives of the research. The introduction also contains references that support the research. However, extensive discussion of relevant literature should be included in results and discussion section, not in introduction section.

Materials and Methods. This section must contain a clear description or specific original reference for all biological, analytical, and statistical procedures. All modification of the procedures must be explained clearly, so that the methods can be done by other scientist. Diets, animals (breed, sex, age, body weight), surgical techniques (if available), data measurements and statistical models should be described clearly. Information regarding the brand names, company names (manufacturer) and locations for all equipment and chemical (commercial products) used in the research, must be provided.

Results and Discussion. The results are presented in the form of tables, figures, graphs or photos. The data should be prepared so that the data in tables or figures can be understood without referring to information on the body text of discussion. Discussion contains the authors’ interpretation of the results of the study and integrate the research findings with the previously published literature to provide the readers a broad base interpretation and assertions. The discussion should be written clearly and concisely.

Conclusion. Conclusion highlights the substantion of the results of the research with no discussion. It must be written shortly and concisely.

References. References must be prepared according to guidelines of Journal of Animal Science. References cited in the text must be written:

  • Name (Year) or (Name, Year) for single author. For example: Erwanto (2014) or (Erwanto, 2014).
  • Name and Name (Year) or (Name and Name, Year) for reference written by two authors. For example: Erwanto and Fitriyanto (2013) or (Erwanto and Fitriyanto, 2013).
  • Name et al. (Year) or (Name et al., Year) for refence written by more than 2 authors. For example: Umami et al. (2014) or (Umamiet al., 2014).
  • Groups of references cited together in one sentence in the body text must be written in chronological order. For example: (Erwanto, 2009; Umami et al., 2012; Fitriyanto and Agus, 2014).

In references section, references must be listed alphabetically according to the author(s) last name and the chronologically. In case of two or more publication by the same author(s) in the same year should be differentiated by adding the lowercase letter (a, b, c..) after the year of publication. The journal name must be written according to journal’s abbreviation standard. In case of local journal which its abbreviation is not available, the full name of journal is allowed.

Sample references are as follows:

1.    Journal articles and abstract

Scaglia, G. and H. T. Boland. 2014.The effect of bermudagrass hybrid on forage characteristics, animal performance, and grazing behavior of beef steers. J. Anim. Sci. 92(3):1228-1238.

Dijcker, J. C., E. A. Hagen-Plantinga, H. Everts, Y. Queau, V. Biourge, and W. H. Hendriks. 2014. Factors contributing to the variation in feline urinary oxalate excretion rate. J. Anim. Sci. 92:1029-1036.

2.Standard Books

AOAC. 1990. Officials Methods of Analysis. 15th edn. Association of Official Analytical Chemist, Arlington.

NRC. 2000. Nutrient requirements of beef cattle. 7th revised edition. National Academic. Press, Washington.

Hartadi, H., S. Reksohadiprojo, and A. D. Tillman. 2005. Tabel komposisi pakan untuk Indonesia. Gadjah Mada University Press, Yogyakarta.

3. Books and articles within edited books

Robinson, P. H., E. K. Okine, and J. J. Kennelly. 1992. Measurements of protein digestion in ruminant. In: Modern method in protein nutrition and metabolism. Academic Press, San Diego, p. 121-127.

4. Electronic publication (Internet citation)

FDA. 2014. Approved animal products online. Available at:http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/Products/ApprovedAnimalProducts/default.htm. Accessed 3 February 2015.

Anonymous. 2003. Acetaldehide Chemical Backgrounder. Available at: http://www.nsc.org./library.htm. Accessed 23 January 2014.


Tables. All tables should be cited in the text. All tables must be numbered using arabic numerals. The title of tables must be as brief as possible but clearly represents the data on it. For manuscript that is

written in Bahasa Indonesia, each title and body of the tables must be followed by the english translation on a bracket and written in italic style. There must be only three vertical lines inside table. First, the double-line below the title of table (top of first row); Second, the single-line in the bottom of first row; and third, the single-line in the bottom of the last row of table. There must be no vertical line inside table. The rows of table must be in a single space. The first letter in title of the column and row must be type in capital letter.

Figures (Graph, diagram or photo). Figures must be numbered using arabic numerals and the title must be written under the figures. The title must be written clearly and concisely and for manuscript that is written in Bahasa Indonesia, there must be a translation of the title written in a bracket in italic style after the original title in Bahasa Indonesia. The letters inside the figures (if available) must be typed in Times New Roman fonts. Legends of the figures must be written after the title of figures, in the same line and there must be no legend inside the figures. The figures can be prepared in corel or jpeg file separated from the text.

Use of number. The use of numbers on the body text of manuscript and tables or figures are as follow:

  • The numbers from one to nine must be spelled out (example: one, five, eight) and numbers 10 above use arabic numerals (example: 10, 15, 168).
  • Use arabic numerals with abbreviated units of measure, for example: 5 g, 7 d, 1% and numerical designations in the text, for example: experiment 4, group 2, etc.
  • Do not begin sentence with numeral number. Spell it out or rearrange the sentence.
  • Use the 24-h clock system: 09:30, 13:40 h, etc. Give day length in quantitative hours (e.g. 2 h 16 min). Abbreviate the terms hour (h), minute (min) second (s) and year (yr) when used with a number in the text but spell them out when they are used alone.


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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Publication: 950.000.00 (IDR)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.

If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.



Peer Review Process

The submitted manuscript is first reviewed by an editor. It will be evaluated in the office whether it is suitable with our focus and scope or has a major methodological flaw. Every submitted manuscript which pass this step will be checked to identify any plagiarism before being reviewed by reviewers. This journal uses double-blind review, The manuscript will be sent to the reviewer anonymously. Reviewers' comment are also sent anonymously to corresponding author to take the necessary actions and responses. The decision of the revised manuscript will be then evaluated in editorial board meeting, based on the reviewer’s recommendation from among several possibilities: rejected, require major revision, need minor revision, or accepted. The Editor-in-Chief of Buletin Peternakan has the right to decide which manuscripts submitted to the journal should be published.



Screening For Plagiarsm

Plagiarism screening will be conducted by Buletin Peternakan (Bulletin of Animal Science) Editorial Board using Plagiarsm Checker and AiMOS 2.0



Digital Archiving

This journal utilizes the Indonesia One Search (IOS)Indonesian Scientific Journal Database (ISJD), and Indonesian Publication Index (IPI) system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.