Society For Conservation of Domestic Animal Biodiversity
Journal of Livestock Biodiversity

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 Dear Colleagues

 It is a matter of immense gratification to affirm that the SOCDAB during the last meeting of its Executive Council held at NBAGR on August 21, 2006 resolved to publish its own research Journal by the name of ‘Journal of Livestock Biodiversity’. The Executive Council constituted following adhoc Publication Council for the publication of the journal.for the publication of the journal.

Chief Editor                  Dr. B. Prakash, Director, CIRC, Meerut

Executive Editor            Dr. S.K. Niranjan, Senior Scientist, NBAGR, Karnal

Editor                            Dr. Indrajeet Ganguly, Senior Scientist, NBAGR, Karnal

Advisory Board                   Dr. M.R. Jayshankar

      Dr. S. Iype

      Dr. G.S. Brah

      Dr. B.P. Mishra

      Dr. D.K. Sadana

      Dr. C.V. Singh

      Dr. S.M. Deb

      Dr. B.K. Joshi

As per the decision of the executive council, research articles are invited from researchers working on the varied aspects of livestock biodiversity and molecular genetics. Instructions for submitting the manuscript are enclosed along with. Please bring it to the notice of all concerned in your department/organization through circulation, putting on the notice board, E-mail etc.  All correspondences regarding submission of articles and related matters may be sent to: Dr. S.K. Niranjan, Senior Scientist, NBAGR, Karnal and Executive Editor, Division of Animal Genetics, National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources, P.O. Box 129, Karnal-132001 (Haryana), India (  Research articles for the inaugural issue may be sent latest by December 15, 2006. Life members of SOCDAB will be provided free pdf copy of the journal through E-mail.  

Looking forward to your kind cooperation in this endeavor


Yours sincerely



(P.K. Singh)

General Secretary, SOCDAB


Details and Instructions for Submitting Manuscript to the Journal of Livestock Biodiversity


Name of the Journal                                          Journal of Livestock Biodiversity

Periodicity of publication                                    Half yearly

GENERAL. Journal of Livestock Biodiversity covers all areas of livestock genetics, breeding, biotechnology, evolution, conservation and success stories. All contributions undergo editorial and peer review. Color illustrations are printed against charge of actual cost.

CATEGORIES OF MANUSCRIPT. Journal of Livestock Biodiversity will consider: full-length research articles on original research accomplished (not more than 10-12 typed pages), short research notes (not more than 4-5 typed pages), hypothesis (1-2 pages), success stories (1-3 pages), viewpoint pieces (1-2 pages) and critical research reviews (up to 15 typed pages), book or software reviews (1-3 pages), obituaries (1-2 pages) and essays of a more general nature on ideas and trends in genetics, evolution and conservation (2-3 pages).

SUBMISSION. One original and two copies of research/review manuscripts, not submitted elsewhere for publication, should be submitted to the Executive Editor. Manuscript should be typed in double space (11 pt, Times New Roman font preferred) on one side of the bond paper of A-4 size. All pages should be numbered consecutively. Use SI units, and give equivalent SI units in parenthesis when the use of other units is unavoidable. Symbols should conform to standard guidelines.

The copyright of the paper will be transferred from the author(s) to publisher. It is mandatory to furnish the enclosed certificate along with the manuscript:

The decision of the editors will be final in the matter of acceptability for publication. Authors are strongly encouraged to submit the manuscripts electronically, as email attachments, to as well as hard copies to The Executive Editor, Journal of Livestock Biodiversity, National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources, Karnal-132001, India. The corresponding author should give the complete mailing address, telephone and fax numbers.

Title  Page. Title should be short and informative (15 pt) and contain words useful for indexing.

Short Running Title – Not in more than 50 characters, to be all in capitals.

Keywords – Five or six keywords (in normal 9 pt) indicating the contents of the manuscript.

Authors – Names of the authors to be typed in first letter capital (10 pt).

Addresses of Authors – Addresses of the institution(s) where the work was carried out including telephone (office only), fax number and e-mail address (9 pt). Author for correspondence should be indicated with an asterisk (*).

Main Headings: Each manuscript should be divided into the following main headings (typed in bold, first letters capital, on the left hand side of the page; 11 pt): Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements, References.

Abstract: The abstract should convey the essence of the contribution, typed in normal (11pt).

Introduction: A brief and precise literature review with essential background and objectives of the research undertaken.

Material and Methods: It should include the relevant details of the source and nature of material, experimental design and the techniques employed. New methods should be described in sufficient details and others can be referred to published work.

Results: Results should contain data, essential for drawing main conclusion from the study. Wherever needed, the data should be statistically analyzed. The data should not be repeated in both table and figure.

Discussion: The discussion should deal the interpretation of results. Preferably, results and discussion should be combined to avoid repetition.

CONVENTIONS. Authors should follow internationally accepted conventions in regard to units, symbols and abbreviations. Only SI units of measurement and standard abbreviations should be used. Binomial names of organisms are italicized.

TABLES. Tables should be typed in double space on separate sheets, numbered consecutively. All tables should be numbered serially, in order of appearance. Details not mentioned in text and explanations may be given below the table as footnotes. Do not use the "Insert Table" option of Microsoft Word, or Microsoft Excel, to create tables. Type in the tables as text, using tabs for delineating columns.

ILLUSTRATIONS. The line drawings, illustrations, photographs etc will be accepted as hard copies. All figures should be numbered, serially in order of appearance. Figure legends should be typed on a separate sheet or sheets, which should be numbered as part of the manuscript (at the end). Line drawings should be sharp original drawings, not photographic reproductions. Photographs should be sharp, high-contrast, glossy prints. Color photographs can be accepted only when absolutely necessary. However, the actual cost of printing of colored photographs will be borne by the author/s.

REFERENCES. Citations in the text should be by name and year, in chronological order and then alphabetically for the same year, and enclosed in parentheses. When there are two authors, the citation should include both names (e.g. Harbitz and Anderson 1998). When there are three or more authors, the citation should have only the first author and 'et al.' (e.g. Woolard et al. 2003). When there are many more than six authors, it is preferable to name only the first six and use 'et al.'. Unpublished observations and personal communications should not be included in the list of references, but should be cited within parentheses in the appropriate place in the text with the full names of the sources. Abstracts should not be used as references. Journal name, abbreviations and book titles are in italic, volume number is in bold. Please give a space between initials in author names. Few examples are given below:

Wilesmith, J., Wells, G., Ryan, J., Gavier-Widen, D. and Simmons, M. 1997. A cohort study to examine maternally associated risk factors for bovine spongiform encephalopathy. Veterinary Record 111: 230-243.

Sambrook J., Fritsch E. F. and Maniatis T. 1989 Molecular cloning: a laboratory manual, 2nd edition. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Cold Spring Harbor.

Fries, R. and Popescu, P. 1999. Cytogenetics and physical chromosome maps. In: The Genetics of Cattle (eds. R. Fries and A. Ruvinsky), pp. 247-372. CAB International 1999.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS. These should follow immediately after the end of the main text. In references to granting agencies, the names should be written in full.

REPRINTS. No reprints will be supplied to the corresponding author free of charge. However, a printed copy of the relevant issue of the journal will be provided to the corresponding author free of charge. Reprints may be ordered on the reprint order form sent with proofs. A PDF file of the published article will also be supplied to all life members of the society to disseminate it for academic purposes.

COPYRIGHT. Society for Conservation of Domestic Animal Biodiversity (SOCDAB), publisher of the journal, will acquire copyright over all published material. Authors may reproduce their published material elsewhere subsequently with the usual acknowledgement to 'Journal of Livestock Biodiversity, published by ‘SOCDAB' and the volume and page details, but a request to do so will be appreciated and also serve to keep the editorial office informed. Third parties who wish to reproduce published material should write to the editorial office for permission.


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Article Certificate



Title of the Article:

Title Changed to:

Author/s name/s:

It is certified that:

  1. All the authors have gone through the article and are satisfied with its contents and presentation.
  1. The names of authors in the by-line incorporate all the workers who made notable input in the article
  1. The order of names in the by-line is agreeable to all the authors
  1. The address of the organization where the research was conducted is given in the by-line (change of author’s address is given in the footnote)
  1. The article is exclusive for this journal, and the results reported in this article have not been/will not be sent (during its consideration by this journal) for publication in any other journal.
  1. The article has not been rejected for publication in any other journal/ rejected in ________________ whose comments do not prohibit this article for consideration in this journal and are attached with the article.
  1. It is based on part/complete M.Sc/Ph.D thesis work of the first author who submitted the thesis in ------- to the -------------------------------------------------------------------(University, location).
  1. Truthful data and facts are presented in the article.
  1. I/we agree to accept the objective comments of the referees and do agree to moderate the article into a short note if recommended so for publication in the Journal of Livestock Biodiversity.
  1. On publication in the Journal of Livestock Biodiversity, the copyright of this article would vest with the Society for Conservation of Domestic Animal Biodiversity (SOCDAB), who will have the absolute right to enter into any agreement with any organization in India or abroad engaged in reprography, photocopying, storage and dissemination of information contained in it and neither we nor any of our legal heirs will have any legal claims on royalty, if any.


Signature of all authors, their names, designations and present correspondence address


Name and designation                                                Present official address                                       Signature with date             






The above certificate is correct to the best of my knowledge and I have no objection to the publication of the article cited above in the Journal of Livestock Biodiversity

Signature & Address of Head of organization




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