Manuscript submission

By submitting a manuscript authors warrant that their contribution to the Journal is their original work, that it has not been published before, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities at the institution where the work was carried out.

Authors are exclusively responsible for the contents of their submissions, the validity of the experimental results and must make sure that they have permission from all involved parties to make the data public.

Authors wishing to include figures or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright holder(s) and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors. Authors must make sure that all only contributors who have significantly contributed to the submission are listed as authors and, conversely, that all contributors who have significantly contributed to the submission are listed as authors.

The journal Biotechnology in Animal Husbandry publishes manuscripts in the categories of: original scientific paper, review paper (with at least 5 self citations by first author) and communication.

The manuscripts should be submitted in English (with a summary in English or Serbian language – translation of Summaries into Serbian language for non-domestic authors will be performed by the Editor’s office) by email to:

Manuscripts are be pre-evaluated at the Editorial Office in order to check whether they meet the basic publishing requirements and quality standards. They are also screened for plagiarism. Authors will be notified by email upon receiving their submission. Only those contributions which conform to the following instructions can be accepted for peer-review. Otherwise, the manuscripts shall be returned to the authors with observations, comments and annotations.

 Manuscript preparation 

Authors must follow the instructions for authors strictly, failing which the manuscripts would be rejected without review.

The manuscript should be prepared in Microsoft Word for Windows, maximum 8 pages of typed text using, Paper size: Custom size, Width 17 cm, Height 24 cm; format (Portrait), normal spacing (Single Space). Margins: Top 2.0 cm, 2.0 cm Left, Bottom 2.0 cm, 2.0 cm Right, no pagination.

Use font Times New Roman, size 11 (except where it is stated otherwise), single space, justify

Title of the paper should be Times New Roman, font size 14, bold, capital letters, justify

Authors – Times New Roman, font size 12, bold, specify the full names of all authors on the paper. Use 1,2, … numbers in suffix to refer to addresses of authors, only in the case of different affiliations (institution)

Affiliations of authors – Times New Roman, font size 9, normal, under affiliations of authors should be mentioned e-mail address of corresponding author and after that category of paper.

Example 1


Milan M. Petrović¹, Stevica Aleksić¹, Milan P. Petrović¹, Milica Petrović², Vlada Pantelić¹, Željko Novaković¹, Dragana Ružić-Muslić¹

¹Institute for Animal Husbandry, Belgrade – Zemun, 11080 Zemun, Serbia

²University of Belgrade, Faculty of Agriculture, Nemanjina 6, 11080 Zemun, Serbia

Corresponding author: Milan M. Petrović, e-mail address

Review paper

Example 2


Zdenka Škrbić, Zlatica Pavlovski, Miloš Lukić, Veselin Petričević

Institute for Animal Husbandry, Autoput 16, 11080 Belgrade, Serbia

Corresponding author: Zdenka Škrbić, e-mail address

Original scientific paper

Original scientific paper should contain following paragraphs with single spacing (title of paragraphs should be in Times New Roman 14 bold, except for Abstract and Key words where font size is 11 bold): 

Abstract: up to 250 words, Times New Roman, font size 11, justify. Abstract should contain a brief overview of the methods and the most important results of the work without giving reference. Abstract submitted in English language.

Key words: not more than 6. The selection carried out by relying on widely accepted international source such as a list of keywords Web of Science.

Introduction – present the review of previous research and objective of the paper.

Materials and Methods – state methods applied in the paper; experimental research design. Use SI system of measurement units. 

Results and Discussion – present investigation results separately from discussion or together in one paragraph. Presentation of the results should be precise and without repetitions, and include the evaluation of significant differences and other parameters.

Text and titles of tables, figures and graphs, Times New Roman, font size 9, bold, in the following form: 

Table 1. Least square means for the reproductive traits of cows

Tables and figures should be numbered and with adequate title and legend, width and height not exceeding 12 cm and 17 cm, respectively. Tables should be prepared according to instruction for forming of tables in Office Word. Each column in table must have heading and, when necessary, abbreviations should be explained in the legend/footnote. 

Conclusion – containing the most important issues of the paper

After Conclusion the title of the paper in Serbian in Times New Roman 14 bold, is stated, followed by authors in Times New Roman 11 italic, example:

Potencijali srpske stočarske proizvodnje – izgledi i budućnost

Milan M. Petrović, Stevica Aleksić, Milan P. Petrović, Milica Petrović, Vlada Pantelić, Željko Novaković, Dragana Ružić-Muslić 

Summary – in Serbian language, 250 max. words (non-Serbian authors should provide Summary in English language that will be translated to Serbian by Editor’s  office) 

Key words – in Serbian language, not more 6

Acknowledgment – for example:

Research was financed by the Ministry of Science and Technological Development, Republic of Serbia, project TR 6885.

References – should be in alphabetical order. Names of the authors must be given in capital letters followed by the year of publication in brackets, titles in the language of the original. Use only the full name of the journal.

In scientific journals:

PETROVIĆ M. M., SRETENOVIĆ LJ., BOGDANOVIĆ V., PERIŠIĆ P., ALEKSIĆ S., PANTELIĆ V., PETROVIĆ D. M., NOVAKOVIĆ Ž. (2009): Quantitative analysis of genetic improvement of milk production phenotypes in simmental cows. Biotechnology in Animal Husbandry, 25, 1-2, 45-51.

ŠKRBIĆ Z., PAVLOVSKI Z., LUKIĆ M. (2007): Uticaj dužine tova u različitim sistemima gajenja na klanične osobine brojlerskih pilića genotipa Redbro. Biotechnology in Animal Husbandry 23, 3-4, 67-74.

WEBB E., O’NEILL H. (2008): The animal fat paradox and meat quality. Meat Science, 80, 28-36.

PhD Thesis:

RUŽIĆ-MUSLIĆ D. (2006): Uticaj različitih izvora proteina u obroku na proizvodne rezultate jagnjadi u tovu. Doktorska disertacija. Univerzitet u Beogradu, Poljoprivredni fakultet.

CAETANO A.R. (1999): Comparative mapping of the horse (Equss caballus) genome by synteny assignment of type-I genes with a horse-mouse somatic cell hybrid panel. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, Davis.

In Scientific Books:

PETROVIĆ P.M. (2000): Genetika i oplemenjivanje ovaca. Naučna knjiga, Beograd, pp 365.

FITZGERALD M. (1994): Neurobiology of Fetal and Neonatal Pain. In: Textbook of Pain. 3rd edition. Eds Wall P. and Melzack R. Churchchill Livingstone, London, UK, 153-163.

At Scientific Meetings:

ŠKRBIĆ Z., LUKIĆ M., BOGOSAVLJEVIĆ-BOŠKOVIĆ S., RAKONJAC S., PETRIČEVIĆ V., DOSKOVIĆ V., STANOJKOVIĆ A. (2015): Importance of farm management in reducing broilers skin lesions. Proceedings of the 4th International Congress “New Perspectives and Challenges of Sustainable Livestock Production”, October 7 – 9, Belgrade, 145-158.

Citations in the text are presented in italic form, examples: …results of Petrović (2009); Petrović et al. (2009); Webb and O’Neill (2008)….; (Škrbić et al., 2015); (Ružić-Muslić, 2006); (Webb and O’Neill, 2008)

All papers are published in English, and reviewed.

Abbreviation for journal Biotechnology in Animal Husbandry, to be used when referencing paper in other journals requesting abbreviations is: Biotechnol Anim Husb

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