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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  • The article is unpublished and has not been submitted to any other journal (otherwise a statement is included in "Comments for Editors").
  • As far as possible, URLs have been added to the bibliographical references.
  • The text is single-spaced, font size 12, italic if necessary, not underlined (except URL addresses); all illustrations, graphics and tables are inserted at a suitable place in the text and not at the end of the text.
  • The text follows the stylistic and bibliographic guidelines in Author's Guidelines , which can be found under "About/Submissions".
  • Reviewer suggestion
  • Required documents: manuscript, anonymus manuscript; if present in the manuscript: figures and tables
  • By exercising the Licensed Rights (defined below), You accept and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License ("Public License"). To the extent this Public License may be interpreted as a contract, You are granted the Licensed Rights in consideration of Your acceptance of these terms and conditions, and the Licensor grants You such rights in consideration of benefits the Licensor receives from making the Licensed Material available under these terms and conditions.
  • The authors explicitly agree to a plagiarism check by Milk Science International - Milchwissenschaft. They also agree that the manuscript they submit will be forwarded to a cloud-based plagiarism testing service for approval.
  • All authors declare Compliance with Ethical Standards (Author Guidelines). The corresponding author will be held responsible for false statements or failure to fulfill the guidelines Compliance with Ethical Standards

Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines
This Guideline is designed to help you to revise your manuscript. A fee of 300 € is payable by the author(s) after acceptance of the paper.


• Please, submit two versions of your manuscript: the first with author names and affiliations, the second in anonymous form for the review process.


• Original research papers: limited to 3000 words and 20 references

• Review articles (including meta-analyses): not limited in length. Please, contact the editor before submission.

• Short communications: limited to 1500 words

• Letters to the editor


• Title: concise and specific for your study, avoid abbreviations and formulae

• Author names and affiliations: Please, indicate the author names unambiguously and present all authors` affiliation addresses (full postal address, e-mail address).

• Corresponding author: Indicate the corresponding author. The contact details include a phone number and an e-mail address.

• Abstract: The abstract may not contain more than 300 words.


• Please, insert line numbers.

• Main headings (Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Disclosure of conflicts of interest, Acknowledgements, References, Appendix) are on a separate line and left justified.

• Subsection headings are in the first line of a passage. The subsection heading and the text are separated by a colon.

• Only use SI units.

• Please, define non-standard abbreviations at first use. Genus and species names must be written out in full at first mention.

• Please, write scientific Latin names in italics.


• To ensure objectivity and transparency in research and to ensure that accepted principles of ethical and professional conduct have been followed, authors should include information regarding sources of funding, potential conflicts of interest (financial or non-financial), informed consent if the research involved human participants, and a statement on welfare of animals if the research involved animals.

• Authors should include the following statements (if applicable) in a separate section entitled “Compliance with Ethical Standards” before the References when submitting a paper:

  • Indicate all sources of financial support of each author and the team of authors.
  • Indicate information on conflicts of interest.
  • Include the statement of compliance with standards of research involving animals.
  • Include the statement of compliance with standards of research involving humans as subjects.

• The corresponding author should be prepared to collect documentation of compliance with ethical standards and send if requested during peer review or after publication.

• The Editors reserve the right to reject manuscripts that do not comply with the above-mentioned guidelines. The author will be held responsible for false statements or failure to fulfill the above-mentioned guidelines.


• Published literature or papers accepted for publication are cited according to Vancouver style. Citations are labelled in the text using Arabic numerals in square brackets (e.g. [1]).


• Please asure that local/national animal testing regulations were considered and that animal experiments were permitted by local/national authorities (please, mention name/s of permitting authority/authorities, number of permission).


• Please, create tables by using Microsoft Word.

• Tables and figures are numbered on the order in which they are first referenced in the text and should appear on separate pages following the References.

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