Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement


Bulletin of animal science is a peer-reviewed journal which upholds the standards of academic publication ethics and against publication malpractices including plagiarisms. It is therefore important to agree the proper ethical behavior for scientific journals publication of all parties including: the authors, editors, peer reviewers, the publishers and the society to develop conducive scientific environment and to avoid certain problems that may arise due to some conflict of interests.

Authorship of the Research Paper

Authorship of the research paper should be included to those who have performed a contribution to the concept of the research, research design, data acquisition and analysis, or interpretation of the reported study. Co-authors should be listed as to the entire persons who have made significant contributions of the manuscript. The person who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research but do not qualify as authors, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. Corresponding author have to responsible for the paper authorship. The corresponding author should make sure that all the co-authors are listed in paper, and that all coauthors have seen and approved the paper and have agreed to the submission for publication.

Duties of Authors

Authors are responsible to provide original data without plagiarism and fraudulent data. Many forms of plagiarisms such as copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another’s paper without attribution, passing off another’s paper as the author’s own paper, claiming results from research conducted by other researchers are prohibited. Plagiarism in all its forms included as unethical publishing behavior and unacceptable by Buletin of Animal Science. Authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works concerning the manuscript submitted to Bulletin of Animal Science. Authors are obliged to follow in peer review process set by Bulletin of Animal Science. The submitted manuscript should not be under consideration or accepted for other journals. Where parts of the data have been published elsewhere, the sources have to be acknowledged or cited properly. Proper citation and permission are required when the authors reproduce data from other sources. Research employing animal, performed by authors should ensure that the study are performed according to animal ethics and welfare. Any potential conflict of interest with other persons has to be declared, and authors are requested to be able to publish corrections, clarifications, restrictions and apologies when needed. Authors should cite publications that have been used in determining every things of any parts of the reported work.

Duties of Editors

Bulletin of Animal Science editors are responsible for deciding which submitted articles should be published and which one to be rejected. They have to evaluate the submitted manuscripts for their intellectual and academic content without discrimination on race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, political, or geographical origin of the authors. The Bulletin of Animal Science editors must not spread any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate. Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

Duties of Reviewers

Reviewers are requested to assist in improving the quality of the submitted manuscript through an objective review process within a scheduled period of time, and to contribute to decision-making process on the manuscript. The editors have to inform reviewers if find any published or submitted content similar to that under their review. Reviewers should avoid conflict of interest with respect to the research, the authors and/or the research funders. Any confidentiality of information supplied by the editor or author should be maintained.

Publishing Ethics Issues

The integrity of the academic record during the whole process of publication should be maintained by authors, reviewers and editors. Economic orientation and business should be precluded from compromising intellectual and standards of ethical publication.

Conflict of interest 

Buletin Peternakan (Bulletin of Animal Science) expects author reviewers, editors, and readers to declare all competing interests including any financial support, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations related to the material discussed in the manuscript. At the end of submitted manuscript, authors must include a “Conflict of interest” section, listing all competing interests. Where authors have no competing interests, the statement should read “The author(s) declare(s) that they have no competing interests”. The editor may ask for further information relating to competing interests

Animal ethics issues

Experimental research on animals should be conducted in accordance with animal ethics and welfare The use of experimental animals should be in accordance with institutional, national, or international guidelines, and where available should have been approved by an appropriate ethics committee. The animals should be well cared for and use as little as possible by minimizing the pain that may arise at the time of treatment. Authors should particularly ensure that their research complies with the commonly-accepted “Three Rs” (NSW Department of Primary Industries and Animal Research Review Panel):

  1. Replacement of animals by alternatives wherever possible,
  2. Reduction in number of animals used, and
  3. Refinement of experimental conditions and procedures to minimize the harm to animals.

The manuscript must include a statement of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) compliance that should appear as the first item in the section of materials and methods. The authors must make a statement including the name of the ethical authority and the consent number, that the experiment has been carried out in compliance with animal ethics and welfare.  Buletin Peternakan (Bulletin of animal science) has the right to reject any manuscript on the basis of unethical or misconduct in animal studies.

Publication misconduct

Authors, reviewers, and editors should maintain the integrity of the academic record during the whole process of publication. Business needs should be precluded from compromising intellectual and ethical standards.

When there are suspected cases of publication misconduct, such as redundant (duplicate) publication, plagiarism, fraudulent or fabricated data, undisclosed conflict of interest (CoI), or ethical problems with a submitted (or published) manuscript, Buletin Peternakan (Bulletin of animal science) will follow the Committee on Publication Ethics flowcharts ( The discussion will be carried out by the Editorial Board team, and the decision will be issued by the Chief Editor. There will also be penalties imposed on those who do not follow the rules.


COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics). Guidelines on Good Publication and Code of Conduct.

NSW Department of Primary Industries and Animal Research Review Panel