GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS

The journal Food and Feed Research publishes original papers that have not been published previously (peer-reviewed original articles, short communications, review articles and mini-reviews (e.g. books, dissertations)). Food and Feed Research is an Open Access journal.

Contributions to journal shall be submitted in English language, with summaries in English and Serbian (for non-Serbian authors translation will be provided by the editorial stuff).

Article types

Original research papers report results of original scientific studies. The material should not have been previously published, except in a preliminary form. Experimental procedures should be presented in sufficient detail to enable verification of the data. The length of a full paper should be about 8 to 10 manuscript pages, including figures, tables and references.

Short communications include a concise but complete description of a limited investigation, which will not be included in a later paper. It is suitable for presenting e.g. details of new models or hypotheses, innovative methods, techniques etc. Short communication should not be longer than 6 to 8 manuscript pages, while the style of main sections needs not to conform to that of full-length papers.

Review articles are up-to-date, critical but constructive and conclusive summary and discussion of the relevant literature concerning any subject falling within the scope of the journal, which is of active current interest. Reviews should be accompanied by an abstract and generally be about the same length as an original research article. Minireviews are papers reviewing narrower topics of particular scientific interest. They should give up-to-date state of the art of the topic they cover.

Previous paper versions. Papers previously reported at a congress, symposium, workshop etc. will be also considered for publishing (under the same or different title) if they have not been published in proceedings as full papers. A note about paper presentation at a relevant conference should be made in the footer of the first page.

Submission guidelines

The manuscripts should be sent to the Editor-in-Chief as an attachment to e-mail address: editor@fins.uns.ac.rs. At the point of submission, authors are required to include a completed Author Statements (form available on the journal’s site on www.foodandfeed.fins.uns.ac.rs).

MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION

Papers must be written in English and authors are urged for clarity and accuracy of information and language. Authors whose first language is not English should have their papers checked for linguistic accuracy by an English language professional.

Submitted manuscripts should conform to the format explained below. Note that the Guidelines for authors and an Article Template (intended to help authors in formatting manuscripts) are available on www.foodandfeed.fins.uns.ac.rs.

Manuscripts should provide the text, tables, and figures included in a single Microsoft Word file, typed (if not stated differently) in Arial font, 11 pt, with single spacing, 2.5 cm all four margins. In Page setup, the format A4 should be chosen. SI (Système International) units should be used. Abbreviations of names should be defined when first mentioned in the body of the paper, unless commonly used and internationally known and accepted.

Sections of the manuscript must be in the following order: Title, Abstract, Key words, Introduction, Materials and methods, Results and discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements, References, as well as Abstract and Key words in Serbian. Names of sections should be typed bold and (with exception of Key words) in uppercase letters, aligned left.

TITLE should be limited in length, but should comprise important key words so that the reader has an understanding of the manuscript content. It should be typed in Arial Black font, 12 pt, bold, centred, single spaced and in uppercase letters. A type of article (i.e. original research paper, short communication, review paper) should be proposed above the title typed in Arial italic, 10 pt, aligned right.

Full name(s), middle initial(s) and surname(s), as well as affiliation of author(s), with asterisk next to the name of the corresponding author, should be typed in Arial 10 pt and centred below the title. Affiliation should be given in a way to follow the institution’s organization starting from the top (e.g. University of Novi Sad, Institute of Food Technology, Centre of Feed Technology). Telephone, fax number and e-mail address of the corresponding author is given below the names of authors, typed in Arial 8 pt and aligned left.

ABSTRACT (typed in Arial 10 pt) should explain the aim of the paper and include the most relevant results and conclusions. No abbreviations or references should appear in the abstract. Directly below the abstract, authors should provide the key words.

Key words (typed in Arial italic, 10 pt) should express the main topic of the paper and should not contain more than 6 words or phrases, which should be separated by commas.

INTRODUCTION. It is particularly important that the introductory part be as brief as possible and clear in description of the aims of investigation. Previous relevant work regarding the topic of the manuscript should be included with references. Latin words, phrases and abbreviations, including generic and specific names, should be written in italic.

MATERIALS AND METHODS. Experimental part should be written clearly and in sufficient detail to allow the work to be verified. Detailed description is required only for new techniques and procedures, while the known methods must be cited as references. For chemicals and apparatus used full data should be given including the name, company/manufacturer and country of origin. Statistical design and analysis should also be included.

RESULTS AND DISCUSSION can be written as two separate or one combined section. Discussion should not be merely the repetition of the obtained results. Each table and figure must have all necessary information to be understood independently of the text. The same data should not be presented as both figures and tables. Whenever it is possible formulae and equations should be written in one line. All figures (graphs, photographs, diagrams, as well as their symbols) must be presented in distinguished black and white versions, without use of grey/shaded options and with good contrast (please see the Article Template). Photos must have resolution of at least 300 dpi and be clearly visible when printed out. Figure title should be placed at the bottom of each figure, while title of tables should appear above the tables. Values on the x- and y-axes must be clear and visible, decimal numbers must have dots and not commas. Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript letters or symbols. Experimental variability and statistical significance should be stated clearly.

CONCLUSION. It must not be merely the repetition of the content of the preceding sections. It may not be omitted or merged with the previous section.

АCKNOWLEDGEMENTS for support/assistance should be kept at minimum and given at the end of the manuscript, before references.

REFERENCES (typed in Arial 9 pt) should include recent international publications. If the original literature cited has not been available, the authors should quote the source used. The references should be numerated in alphabetical order and should be cited exactly the way they appear in the original publication. Sources and volume numbers should be written in italic.

References should be cited as in examples below:

Journals:

Givens, D.I., Kliem, K.E., Gibbs, R.A. (2006). The role of meat as a source of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in the human diet. Meat Science, 74 (1), 209-218.

Books:

Bao, Y., Fenwick, R. (2004). Phytochemicals in Health and Disease, CRC Press, Los Angeles.

Books with more chapters:

Marasas, W. F. O. (1996). Fumonisins: History, worldwide occurrence and impact. In Fumonisins in food, advances in experimental medicine and biology. Eds. L. S. Jackson, J. W. DeVries, L. B. Bullerman, Plenum Press, New York, pp. 1-18.

PhD and MSc thesis:

Radeka, S. (2005). Grape mash maceration and varietal aroma of Malvazija istarska wine, PhD Thesis, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb, Croatia.

Symposiums, Congresses:

Harvey, J. (1992). Changing waste protein from a waste disposal problem to a valuable feed protein source: a role for enzymes in processing offal, feathers and dead birds. Alltech's 8th Annual Symposium, Nichdasville, Kentucky, Proceedings, pp. 109-119.

Official Methods:

AOCS (1987). Official and Tentative Methods, American Oil Chemists' Society, Champaign, Illinois, Ba 11-65, Nitrogen Solubility Index (NSI).

AOAC (2012). Official Methods of Analysis of AOAC International, 19th Ed., AOAC International, Gaithersburg, MD, USA, Official Method 2008.01.

Regulations:

Commision Regulation (EU) No. 432 (2012). Official Journal of the European Union, L136/1.

Pravilnik (2013). Pravilnik o deklarisanju, označavanju i reklamiranju hrane. Službeni glasnik RS, 85/2013.

Pravilnik o kvalitetu i drugim zahtevima za fine pekarske proizvode, žita za doručak i snek proizvode (2005). Službeni list SCG, 12/2005; Službeni glasnik RS, 43/2013 i dr. pravilnik.

Software:

STATISTICA (Data Analysis Software System) (2006). v.7.1., Stat-Soft, Inc., USA (www.statsoft.com).

Websites:

Technical report on the Food Standards Agency project G010008 (2002). Evaluating the risks associated with using GMOs in human foods, University of Newcastle, UK (http:// www.foodsafetynetwork.ca/gmo/gmnewcastlereport.pdf).

Each publication cited in the text must be listed in References. The citations in the text need to be arranged in the following way:

If there is only one author of the cited paper, the author's surname and the year of publication is stated in the brackets (Thomas, 2008). In case the same author has more publications in the same year, additional letters are added next to the year (Thomas, 2008a; Thomas, 2008b).

If there are two authors of the publication, surnames of authors and year of publication is written in the brackets (Thomas and Fenwick, 2008).

If there are three or more authors, the surname of the first author is stated in the brackets, followed by abbreviation “et al.“ and year of publication (Thomas et al., 2008).

If more references are cited within the same brackets, citations should be done in chronological order.

Abstract in Serbian should be written after the References and typed in Serbian (Cyrilic), Arial font 10 pt, with the title (in uppercase bold letters), full name(s), middle initial(s) and surname(s), and affiliation of author(s). Key words should be given below the abstract. Note: For Serbian language non-speaking authors, abstract in Serbian will be provided by the Editorial office.

For any clarification, please see the Article Template on journal’s website.







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