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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Instructions for Authors

Publication conditions

The Editorial Board of Acta Scientiarum Polonorum strive to ensure the readers that the authors present the results of their research in a transparent, fair, and honest way, and there is no place for "ghostwriting" or "guest authorship" in our Journal.

"Ghostwriting" is a situation when someone has made a substantial contribution to the publication, without revealing their contribution as one of the authors or without mentioning their role in the acknowledgments section.

"Guest authorship" (or "honorary authorship") occurs, on the other hand, when an author's participation in the work is negligible, if not even untrue, and yet the person's name is included in the list of authors of the publication.

We hope that cases of "ghostwriting" or "guest authorirship" will not occur among the submittions to the Journals and the editors of Acta Scientiarum Polonorum will never be forced to communicate such facts to relevant institutions, especially the employers of the authors.

High standards of publishing in Acta Scientiarum Polonorum require that information on the financial support of the research be included in the publication. Authors of published work are asked to make a statement, in which transfer their copyright to the Publisher and declare that the work has not been published in or submitted to another journal, or it does not infringe the copyrights of others. Authors are also required to declare a possible conflict of interest and make a statement of their contribution to the creation of publication.

Submission fee

The submission fee in Acta Scientiarum Polonorum Zootechnica is paid mainly with the authors on the acceptance of the manuscript. Authors with affiliations outside Poland and review articles are exempt from fees in 2015 and 2016. The estimated full cost of publication of an article not exceeding 1 Polish quire (40,000 characters, or 3000 cm2 - with drawings in black and white) is PLN 250 plus 23% VAT. The authors are informed about the final submission fee in the notice of acceptance of the manuscript.

Editorial and technical requirements

The size of the manuscript, including tables, figures, and photographs, should not exceed 12 A4 pages.

The text of the paper should be in sound English language, typed in Times New Roman 12 pts. font, 1.5 lines spacing. Italics or bold font weight can by used for text highlighting; underlining of letters, words, or sentences, is unacceptable though.

The size of tables and figures must not exceed the format B-5 (12.5 cm x 19.5 cm); captions of tables should be typed in Times New Roman 9 pts., table contents in 8 pts., single spacing. If possible, tables should be bordered without vertical lines.


  1. Title of the article,
  2. Name(s) of the author(s),
  3. Author's affiliation(s),
  4. Abstract (600 to 1000 characters including spaces), and
  5. Keywords (up to six words).
  6. The body of the manuscript should include:
    • Introduction with the aim of the study and a working hypothesis,
    • Material and Methods,
    • Results,
    • Discussion,
    • Conclusions (or Summary),
    • Acknowledgements (if any), and
    • References.
  7. Postal address and e-mail of the Corresponding Author.
  8. Tables and Figures, and their captions.

Units - only SI units are acceptable. Please use kg × dm–3 syntax, not kg/dm3.

References - citations in the text come in square brackets: [Smith and Lewandowski 2000, Lewandowski 2001, Zalewski et al. 2001] or ... according to Kowalski [2000] ...

The reference list should be ordered alphabetically, with the following order of fields: Family name(s) of author(s), initials of first name(s), year of publication (if more than one item are published in a given year, the year should be marked with a, b, c, etc.), title, journal abbreviation, place of publication, volume number, issue, and page numbers. The following examples represent the syntax of (1) journal article, (2) book, and (3) conference material:

Hare, E., Norman, H.D., Wright, J.R. (2006). Trends in calving ages and calving intervals for dairy cattle breeds in the United States. J. Dairy Sci. 89(1), 365–370.

Landers, P.R. (2013). Modern Goldfish Farming. Westminster Press, London.

Roberts, J.R., Brackpool, C.E., Solomon, S.E. (2010). The ultrastructure of good and poor quality eggshells from Australian layer strains. Proc. of the VI European Symposium on the Quality of Egg and Egg Products. Ed. Ricardo Cepero Briz, 25–29 September 2010, Zaragoza, Spain, 107–115.

Editors reserve the right to make shortcuts and corrections, as well as to propose substantive changes and additions agreed with the Author.