Revised Guidelines for Author (s)
Indian Journal of Animal Nutrition (IJAN)

Submission of manuscripts

Manuscripts should be written so that these are intelligible to professional readers. The Editor or the Publisher reserves the right to modify typescripts to eliminate ambiguity, repetition and improve communication between author (s) and readers. If extensive alterations are required, the manuscript will be returned to the authors for revision. For further details, refer web page

Types of articles

The journal accepts original research papers, review papers, short communications and book reviews.

Covering letter

Manuscripts are accepted for publication in the Journal with the understanding that the contents have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. This must be stated in the covering letter. Any experiments involving animals must be demonstrated to be ethically acceptable for animal usage in research.


The acceptance criteria for all manuscripts are the quality and originality of the research and its significance to our readership. Except where otherwise stated, manuscripts are peer reviewed by one/two anonymous reviewers. Final acceptance or rejection rests with the Editorial Board, the Chief Editor being the final authority.


The original manuscript (two copies) should be submitted to :

Dr. Chander Datt

Chief Editor, Indian Journal Animal Nutrition
Dairy Cattle Nutrition Division
National Dairy Research Institute Karnal-132001
Haryana (India)
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If a manuscript is returned to the author for revision, it must be resubmitted within three weeks. Please do not forget to mention the manuscript number in all correspondences.

Main format

Submission should be printed, double spaced, on one side of A4 paper in MS word format. The top, bottom and side margins should be 30 mm. Laser or near-letter quality print is essential. All pages should be numbered consecutively in the bottom of right-hand corner beginning with the title page.


The Journal uses spellings according to the latest edition of Oxford or Chamber's Dictionary. All measurements must be given in SI units. Abbreviations should be used sparingly and only where they ease the reader's task by reducing repetition of long technical terms. Initially, use the word in full followed by the abbreviation in parentheses. Thereafter, use the abbreviation. Upon its first use in the title, abstract and text, the common name of a species should be followed by the scientific name (Genus, species and authority) in parentheses. However, for well-known species, the scientific name may be omitted from the article title. If no common name exists in English, the scientific name should only be used. At the first mention of a chemical substance, give the generic name only. The words like in vivo, in vitro, et al., ad lib. etc. should be in italics.Trade names should not be used or avoided. Drugs should be referred to by their generic names rather than brand names.

Parts of the manuscript

Manuscripts should be presented in the following order: (i) TITLE PAGE, (ii) ABSTRACT and Keywords (iii) INTRODUCTION (iv) MATERIALS AND METHODS (v) RESULTS AND DISCUSSION (vi) CONCLUSION (vii) REFERENCES (viii) TABLES (each table complete with title and footnotes) and (viii) FIGURE LEGENDS and FIGURES. Except Title, all the major heads may be typed in CAPITAL LETTERS.

Title page:

The title page should contain (i) the title of the paper MAY BE TYPED IN TITLE CASE along with SHORT TITLE (ii) the full names of the authors (iii) the addresses of the institutions where the work was carried out together with (iv) the full postal and e-mail address plus facsimile and telephone numbers, of the author to whom correspondence should be made. The title should be short, informative and contain the major key words. The title should be as: Feed Intake, Growth and Blood Parameters in Sahiwal Female Calves Varying in Residual Feed Intake

Abstract and key words

Articles must have a structured abstract that states in within 300 words, the purpose, basic procedures, main findings and principal conclusions of the study. Abstract should not contain abbreviations or references. Five or fewer key words (for the purpose of indexing) should be given below the abstract.