Advances in Animal Science and Zoology – Information Page
Advances in Animal Science and Zoology publishes original research on a wide range of topics that include everything from the production, management, and care of livestock and domestic animals to the biology, evolution, and conservation of all animal life and natural ecologies. Papers on all aspects of the animal kingdom will be considered for publication in Advances in Animal Science and Zoology.
Advances in Animal Science and Zoology aims to publish no less than one volume per year. The book series is owned and operated by Nova Science Publishers and is funded entirely by subscription revenue and author-optional publication services. The volumes are available in print and electronic formats.
There is no charge to submit your work and have it published in the book series. Nova offers a number of optional publication services that carry fees, but authors are not required to select these services, and the services won’t be offered until after acceptance of the work. These services include Open Access, color printing, chapter offprints, discounted print copies of the book volumes, and licenses for use of the published works.
Authors may deposit and display the submitted/prepress versions of their chapters in and on their personal non-commercial and affiliate non-commercial repositories and websites at any time. The same may be done with their final published chapters only after a period of six months has elapsed from the day of publication. Authors may obtain reproduction and republication rights for their chapters by transacting with Copyright Clearance Center or with Nova directly.
Before submitting your manuscript, please read the complete notes and instructions below to ensure that you understand Nova’s manuscript requirements and publication procedures and that you are in compliance with the ethical standards rightfully set forth by Nova, the publishing industry, and the scientific community.
Authors who are interested in submitting to the book series can submit an abstract for consideration at the link below.
Correspondence can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Authors whose manuscripts are accepted for publication must sign a Copyright Transfer and Disclosure Form, which can be printed or downloaded at the link below.
It is understood that manuscripts submitted to the book series have not been submitted elsewhere for simultaneous publication consideration and have not been previously published, in whole or in part, unless the new work is an expansion of the original, in which case full transparency of the re-used portions must be provided. Please note that manuscripts cannot be retracted or withdrawn after they have been published.
It is important that all authors and organizations where the research has been carried out have consented to the work’s submission and that all authors have significantly contributed.
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A link to Nova’s peer-review page is provided below.
The editorial team works diligently to maintain the quality of the books’ contents, and their responsibilities are many. Together they:
- identify trending, emerging, and important topics of research within their specific fields of study;
- recruit authors of quality research for publication;
- coordinate and oversee the peer-review process;
- liaise with authors, referees, and the publisher;
- write editorials;
- perform technical and developmental editing of manuscripts;
- act as the books’ ambassadors to the global scientific community;
Publication Ethics and Research Conduct
Nova and its editors are committed to maintaining trust in the book projects, the value of authorship, and the integrity of science. Authors should be eager to help us maintain these standards. Guidelines are for transparency are provided below to help authors avoid the appearance of ethical misconduct in their research and to help ensure adherence to the best practices set forth by national and international professional and regulatory bodies.
Plagiarism is a blight on the scientific community and a crime. The unauthorized use or close imitation of another’s language, text, data, ideas, or theories is prohibited. In all instances of authorized use, full credit to and representation of the original author’s work must be provided. It is the authors’ responsibility to secure permission for the use of copyrighted material.
Nova will use software to screen submitted manuscripts for plagiarism and will investigate all reports and suspicions of plagiarism. Authors suspected of plagiaristic misconduct will be contacted and given the opportunity to prove the validity of their work and refute the allegations. All instances of proven plagiarism will be reported to the Publisher, the editorial office, the author’s institute, and other governing bodies as necessary. Plagiarized manuscripts already accepted for publication will be cancelled, and plagiarized manuscripts that have already been published will be retracted and denounced in a public erratum.
In order to establish transparency in your research, authors must be sure to provide statements on the following items.
1) Information regarding the source(s) of the work’s funding;
2) All financial and non-financial potential conflicts of interest;
3) A statement of informed consent for all studies that involve human participants;
4) A statements of human rights for all studies that involve human participants;
5) A statement on the humane treatment and proper welfare of all animals involved in the study.
The appropriate statements are provided below. They should be included in the manuscript’s text in a section titled Ethical Compliance. This section should immediately precede the References section.
1) Sources of Funding
Please provide the names of all funding agencies, research grants, and grant numbers.
Source of Funding: This study was funded by ____________________.
2) Potential Conflicts of Interest
Authors are required to disclose all personal and professional relationships and interests that can be viewed as potentially imparting bias in the work. Readers are entitled to this information and to their own conclusions and perceptions of conflict. Potential conflicts could be financial relationships, employment, sponsorships, public holdings, competing interests, spousal interests, personal relationships, personal beliefs, etc.
Possible or perceived conflicts of interest among peer reviewers are handled by the Editors. A request for the reviewer to disclose all possible or perceived conflicts of interest will be included with all invitations for peer-review. When possible or perceived conflicts of interest are present, peer reviewers are expected to recuse themselves. When editors, editorial board members, and other members of the editorial team have possible or perceived conflicts of interests with content that is submitted to them, they should recuse themselves and reassign their tasks to other capable members. If possible or perceived conflict of interest cannot be avoided by reassignment, it should be suggested to the submitting author that he/she submit to a different publication.
The Committee on Publication Ethics provides guidelines for investigating the suspected non-disclosure of conflicts of interest.
The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors provides guidelines for the proper disclosure of conflicts of interest.
Disclosure of Interest: The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
Disclosure of Interest:
3) Informed Consent
Study participants have the right to decide how the identifiable personal information gathered on them is used. It is essential that all participants (or guardians) give their written informed consent to participate in the study and its subsequent publication.
Informed consent was obtained from each individual participant involved in this study.
4) Statement of Human Rights
The wellbeing of human subjects takes precedence over the interests of science. If a study involves human participants, authors must include a statement to assure us that the study was conducted in accordance with the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki and its subsequent amendments.
This study was conducted in accordance with the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki and its subsequent amendments.
5) Statement of Animal Welfare
All studies that involve animals must contain a statement to assure us that the study and its procedures were approved by their affiliate institutional research ethics committees.
All animals involved in this study were treated in accordance with the ethical standards set forth by the institution at which the study was conducted.
Committee on Publication Ethics
Nova and its editors follow the Codes of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines set forth by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). These codes and guidelines are valuable instructions that ensure transparency and fairness in research and publishing. The single document provides steps for submissions, peer-review, confidentiality, the creation and maintenance of editorial boards, editorial responsibilities and decision-making, communication policy, appeal procedures, handling complaints and instances of misconduct, quality assurance, publishing corrections and retractions, adherence to national and international ethics guidelines, and many more aspects of the publication process.
The COPE Codes of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines can be read at the link below. We recommend your familiarity with them while you conduct your research and publish with Nova and any other scientific publisher.
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