Editorial & Review Policy

The suitability of manuscripts for publication in Tropical Animal Science Journal is judged by peer reviewers and editorial board. All the review process are conducted in double-blind review. Chief Editor handles all correspondence with the author and makes the final decision as to whether the paper is recommended for acceptance, rejection, or needs to be returned to the author for revision.

Chief Editor and Section Editors will evaluate the submitted papers on prequalification step for the suitability of further review process. The manuscripts will be evaluated by two or three qualified peer reviewers selected by Chief Editor and Section Editors. The peer reviewers should examine the manuscript and return it with their recommendation to the Chief Editor or Section Editors as soon as possible, usually within 3 weeks. If one of peer reviewers recommends rejection, the Chief Editor will ask a third reviewer or Section Editors to decide the acceptance or rejection of the paper.

Papers needing revision will be returned to the authors, and the authors must return the revised manuscript to the Chief Editor via OJS of Tropical Animal Science Journal. The Chief Editor sends the revised manuscript to the Section Editor to check whether the manuscript has been revised as suggested by peer reviewers. The Section Editor could recommend to the Chief Editor that the manuscript be returned to the authors, accepted, or rejected within 2 weeks. The Chief Editor will send an acceptance letter of the manuscript along with the invoice to the corresponding author(s). After the Chief Editor sends the acceptance letter, the manuscript is forwarded to the technical editor for editing and layout. Later, the Chief Editor will send COPYEDITING and PROOF to authors before it is published.

There are four steps of revision process by authors: 1) revision manuscript to accommodate Section Editors suggestions (prequalification step) within 2 weeks; 2) revision manuscript to accommodate peer reviewer suggestions within 2-4 weeks; 3) revision to accommodate Section Editors suggestions within 2-4 weeks (if any); and 4) revision to accommodate editorial meeting suggestions within 1 week (if any). Manuscripts that exceed the revision deadline will be withdrawn. Authors may request for extension to Chief Editor before the revision expires. The time interval from the date the manuscript is submitted to the acceptance for publication varies, depending on the time required for review and revision process.

Manuscripts are rejected usually for 3 general reasons: 1) The topic of manuscript does not fit in the journal scope and may be better suited for publication elsewhere. 2) The content of the manuscripts does not meet Tropical Animal Science Journal standards; the data may be incomplete; the methodology used is not appropriate; lack of novelties and no advancement of the existing knowledge; or there are no consistency among objectives, research design/method, evidence, and conclusion. 3) The manuscript are not written following Tropical Animal Science Journal guidelines in Instruction to Authors. These manuscripts may be rejected without review process. Manuscripts could also be rejected in the review process if Authors do not revise the manuscripts as suggested by reviewers and editorial board, also do not give response/rebuttal against the suggestions.

If the manuscript is rejected, the Chief Editor will notify the author with a statement of reasons for rejection. The decision letter issued by the Chief Editor is FINAL. For the accepted manuscript, the COPYEDITING of the manuscript will be sent to the corresponding author to ask for some typesetting corrections. Later, the corresponding author will also receive the final version of the manuscript as a PDF file. The PROOF should be read carefully and checked against the typed manuscript, and the corrections may be returned within 7 days. The final PROOF will be published in the specified edition.

Authors submitting manuscripts should understand and agree that copyright of manuscripts of the article shall be assigned/transferred to by Tropical Animal Science Journal. The statement to release the copyright to Tropical Animal Science Journal is stated in Form A. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-SA) where Authors and Readers can copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, as well as remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, but they must give appropriate credit (cite to the article or content), provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.