Instructions to Authors
Journal of Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology

Enacted in March 2019


Journal of Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology (JARB; J Anim Reprod Biotechnol) is the official journal of the Korean Society of Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology for the publication in the fields of reproductive biology, biotechnology, theriogenology, artificial insemination, embryo transfer, and any other relevant fields of scientific research. The journal is published four times per year (31st March, 30th June, 30th September and 31st December). Both articles written in English and Korean are published for the March and September issues, but articles written in English are only published for the June and December issue. Regardless of membership in the Korean Society of Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology, any authors may submit manuscripts to JARB. The copyright for articles which appeared in JARB is held by the Korean Society of Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology. Submission of articles is allowed all the times of the year through online submission of JARB (embryo.jams.or.kr) in MS-Word 2013 word processors (or advanced versions).


<Research ethics>

In the case of animal experiments, authors should follow the institutional or national guidelines in accordance with the Animal Protection Law of Korea with the approval of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. When necessary, the Korean Society of Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology can ask for submitting the approved protocol by Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. The submitted articles should have the originality, in addition, they must have not been submitted, accepted and published elsewhere. Any parts of articles already accepted in JARB should not be considered to submit to other journals without permission of the editor board of Korean Society of Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology. If a duplicate publication of accepted or published article in JARB to another journal is verified, Korean Society of Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology will be will inform it to journal committee and notice it to authors`s affiliation to give a penalty.

<Conflict of interest>
The corresponding author should inform the editor the conflict of interest which may affect on analyzing data (e.g. financial support, engagement, consultation, stock ownership, remuneration, paid expert testimony, patent application/registration) and describe it in the manuscript.

<Manuscript preparation>
The JARB publishes original articles, review articles, short communications and clinical reports. Original articles are to be arranged in the following order: Title page, abstract with key words less than five, introduction, materials and methods, result(s), discussion, conclusion, references, table(s), and figure(s) and legend(s) for figure(s). Short communications are arranged in accordance with the order for original article, but result and discussion sections are combined. Clinical reports are to be arranged in the following order: Title page, abstract with key words less than five, introduction, clinical case, discussion, conclusion, references, table(s), and figure(s) and legend(s) for figure(s). Manuscripts must be typed using 10 points font in 160% (1.5 line) spacing on A4-sized white paper, with a margin of 25 mm on both top and bottom, and 25 mm on both right and left sides. The lines of the text should be numbered continuously in the left margin beginning from the title page and all pages should be numbered consecutively.

1) Title page:
• When uploaded through online submission, the title page file is separated with main manuscript file.
• The title should be concise and precise, but informative for the contents. The initial letters of each word except preposition and conjunction should be written in the capital letter.
• Authors and affiliation: The full name(s) of author(s) should be indicated immediately below the title. The full name of institutions and subsidiary departments should be given, together with a useful address including postal code. If several authors and institutions are listed on a paper, it should be clearly indicated with which department and institution each author is affiliated. The affiliation address in each case should be indicated by superscript number. The corresponding author should be indicated by superscript "*".

e.g.)
Chul-Soo Kim1, Young-Hee Park2 and Gil-Dong Hong3,*
1Department of Animal Biotechnology, Hankook University, Seoul 08826, Korea
2College of Veterinary Medicine, Daehan University, Busan 08826, Korea
3Department of Dairy Science, Kyeongseo University, Chunchon 08826, Korea
• Running title: A brief running title should be provided, not to exceed 50 characters including spaces.
• At the end of title page, the information of corresponding author in terms of full name, institutional affiliation(s), phone and fax numbers, and e-mail address should be given.

2) Main manuscript:
• When uploaded through online submission, the main manuscript file is separated with title page file. After the information of author(s) and affiliation(s) are excluded from the main manuscript, the contents below should be provided in the main manuscript.
• Title: The same title on the title page is described.
• Abstract: Abstract should be described in less than 300 words in a paragraph, and explain purpose, methods, important results and conclusion of the study. Up to 5 key words should be listed at the bottom of the abstract to be used as index terms. The abstract should not contain abbreviations or references.
• Introduction: This should acquaint the reader with the subject and justify the objective(s) of the research. There should be a clear description of the nature and extent of the problem to be studied, a presentation of the pertinent research by others in the field of the study, and a statement of how the authors' study challenge, expands or improves the known material.
• Material and Method: This section must contain enough information to allow another scientist to duplicate the study. Materials must be named specifically, including the manufacturer, city and country where the equipment or supplies were obtained. The method of statistical evaluation must be stated.
• Result: This section must contain sufficient information to fully describe the outcome of the research. The use of tables and figures is encouraged, but repetition of the same data in different forms should be avoided.
• Discussion: This contains an explanation of the meaning of the results. The principles, relationships, and general truths shown by the results should be presented without retelling the results if at all possible. Agreement or disagreement with previous work should be shown.
• Conclusion: The main findings of article are summarized, in consistent with abstract part.
• Reference: All publications cited in the text should be presented in a reference section. The number of references should not exceed 30 for original articles, 50 for review articles, and 15 for clinical reports and short communications.
A) References in the manuscript should be cited in chronological order in brackets "( )". If reference is made in the text to a publication written by more than two authors the name of the first author should be used followed by "et al.". (e.g. Hays and Renard, 1999; Kim and Choi, 2001; Hill, 2003; Park et al., 2004).
B) Articles in the Reference section should be arranged and listed in the alphabetical order, by the first author's surname, and number of the entries consecutively. Abbreviate the titles of periodicals mentioned in the list of references in accordance with BIOSIS Serial Sources, published annually by BIOSIS.
C) References should use the following style:
(For periodicals)
Schenk JL, Suh TK, Seidel Jr. GE. 2006. Embryo production from superovulated cattle following insemination of sexed sperm. Theriogenology 65:299-307.
Yong HY and Lee E. 2007. Presence of intact cumulus cells during in vitro fertilization inhibits sperm penetration but improves blastcyst formation in vitro. J. Emb. Trans., 22:1-7.
(For books)
Barron DH, Jone SK. 1982. Manual of...Pathology. 3rd ed, Saunders, New York, pp. 142-192.
Betteridge KJ. 1993. Embryo transfer. In: King GJ (Ed.), Reproduction in Domesticated Animals, World Animal Science B9, Elsevier Science B. V., pp. 413-418.
D) Work accepted for publication but not yet published should be referred to as "in press". References concerning unpublished data and "personal communications" should not be cited in the reference list but may be mentioned in the text.
• Acknowledgement: The persons who have made a substantial contribution by financial or technical supports but who are not eligible as authors can be named in the acknowledgment.
• Table: Each table should have the title on the top of it. The first character of the title should be in capital letters, and the title should be written in a phrase or paragraph without a period at the end. All tables should be numbered by consecutive arabic numbers, in order of citation in the manuscript (from Table 1). Tables should be typewritten separately from the text. Vertical lines should not be used to separate columns. Any explanation essential to the understanding for the table and all abbreviations should be given as a footnote at the bottom of the table. The unit used in a table should be marked within the table.
• Figure and legend of figure: Each figure should have the title on the top of it. The first character of the title should be in capital letters. Figure and legend of figure should provide sufficient information. All figures should be numbered by consecutive arabic numbers, in order of mention in the manuscript (from Fig. 1). Where a figure has more than one panel, each panel should be labeled as follows: Fig. 1A, Fig. 1B. Figure and legend of figure should be placed separately from the text. Explanation for figure should be given in the figure legend. The legend of figure for the clinical photograph should include the site of where the photograph was taken. Also, a legend for each of the light microscopic photographs should include the name of the stain and the magnification. Symbols (arrows, asterisks and letters) indicating parts of figures, and the abbreviations should be explained in the legend of figure. All kinds of figures may be reduced, enlarged or trimmed for publication by the Editor. All kinds of images obtained from the internet are prohibited.
• Abbreviations: Abbreviations in the text should be used after having been initially explained. Common recognizable abbreviations can be used without definition as follows: M, mM, m, cm, mm, μm, nm, cm2, l, ml, kg, g, mg, ng, pg, h, min, sec, Hz, cal, Kcal, ANOVA, BSA, DNA, FBS, IVF, PBS, RNA, SD, SEM etc.
• Units of measurement should be reported in CGS system. A scientific names, gene names and Latin must be italicized.

3) Transfer of copyright and authorship responsibility:
• When the manuscript is submitted to website (embryo.jams.or.kr), authors can find the “Transfer of copyright and authorship responsibility” form. The authors should fill in the form and submit it.

<Additional information>
1. All submitted manuscripts are peer-reviewed critically more than two reviewers. Proper revisions and corrections are requested to take account of criticisms and comments made by referees. Authors must indicate clearly what alterations have been made in response to the referees comments point by point, in addition, the revised contents should be highlighted as different color(s). Acceptable reasons should be given for noncompliance with any requirements of the referees.
2. Acceptance of the manuscripts submitted is decided by editorial board according to evaluations of the referees. Rejected manuscript will be returned to authors with describing the reasons.
3. After being accepted, corresponding author should combine the title page with the main manuscript, and submit a final file of the manuscript by e-mail to the editorial committee of JARB in MS-word 2013 word processors (or advanced versions).
4. Submission of manuscripts do not meet the requirement of the "Instructions to Authors" of the JARB may delay or cancel the evaluations of the referees.
5. The publication fee is decided by the board of directors. In addition, authors who wish to publish color photographs on manuscripts of manuscripts will be charged additional printing costs. When ordering additional prints, the author is responsible for paying additional fee.
6. Submissions should be sent to online submission into journal online submission website (embryo.jams.or.kr).
7. Other matters not specified in this instruction are subject to custom.