Submission Preparation ChecklistAs 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.
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- A paper contains sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work.
- The research meets all applicable standards for the ethics of experimentation and research integrity.
- Authors adhere to publication requirements that submitted work is original, is not plagiarized, and has not been published elsewhere - fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable. The authors ensure that their work is entirely original works, and if an author has used the work and/or words of others, that this original is been appropriately cited or quoted and accurately reflects individuals’ contributions to the work and its reporting.
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PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPTS:
The manuscript must be submitted on A4 paper (21 cm × 29.5 cm), leaving a margin of at least 1 inch all around. It must be formatted in Arial, font size 12 points with one and half (1.5) spaced lines. All pages must be numbered with Arabic numerals, and all lines must be numbered consecutively throughout the manuscript. The tables and figures must be presented independently on separate pages together with the title, legend and other accompanying text. They must be provided at the end of the manuscript (after the references). A list of figure captions must additionally be provided on a separate page.
The first page contains the running head (title with no more than 60 characters), title of the manuscript, all authors’ full names, and institution address(es). Indications of professorial ranks or other professional titles should not be used. The corresponding author must be designated with an asterisk. Telephone number, e-mail and full postal address of corresponding author must be provided.
The second page contains the Abstract, with a maximum length of 200 words, summarising the aims, results and conclusions deriving from the research. Beneath the Abstract up to five keywords should be listed (separated by comma). The keyword must be drawn from AGROVOC – the Multilingual Agriculture Thesaurus (1995), or from some other suitable base (e.g. CAB Thesaurus).
The Introduction follows the Abstract. It must explain the purpose of the research and the hypothesis. Only the most important references from the literature should be mentioned. The Introduction should not exceed two pages.
Material and Methods
In the Material and Methods section, authors must describe accurately their approaches, analytical methods and statistical models. It must be clearly evident that, for example, the animals were not subjected to inhumane treatment, and that the experiments were carried out within the framework of the state and local laws and regulations governing the treatment of and working with experimental animals. For the Republic of Slovenia (RS), the law in force is the Law on the Protection of Animals (ZZZiv) published in 2013 in Official Gazette of the RS (Uradni list RS, št. 38/2013). In the case of research on plants, it must be evident from the description of the experiment that no destruction of the biotic diversity was involved. Publication will be made only of the research works which are conducted in accordance with the above-mentioned ethical code. A detailed description must also be given of all factors which have been altered in the experiment, and which could influence the research results. A suitable statistical model must be used which enables a correct analysis of the data.
The Results can form a separate section or can be combined with discussion section. In the Results section, the text relates to the results obtained, although it should not contain a repetition of the data given in the tables or figures.
In the Discussion, in clear language, the biological or other mechanisms must be described. The results should also serve to clarify the hypothesis which was formulated in the Introduction, and which in the continuation of the experiment was either rejected or supported with the results.
In the Conclusion, the main findings of the research must be highlighted.
The Acknowledgements follow the Discussion, and are placed before the References.
The references should be cited in accordance with the American Psychological Association (APA, 1993; 269: 2282-6). In the text, only the most important citations from the literature must be given, and for specific assertions not more than three citations arranged in chronological order should be included. When citing authors in the text, the following approaches are used: in case of only one author of the cited article use either Bozzi (2015) or (Bozzi, 2015); in case of two authors, cite the reference throughout the text as Bonneau and Lebret (2010) or as (Bonneau and Lebret, 2010) and in case of several authors, cite the reference throughout the text with “et al.” following the last name of the first author, e.g. Škrlep et al. (2017), or as (Škrlep et al., 2017). If the same author appears with several articles published in the same year, this should be noted with added letters (Skok et al., 2016a, Skok et al., 2016b). The cited references must also be suitably marked in the review of the literature. References which are cited in the text, and which have been accepted for publication but have not yet been published can be listed in the literature cited with the designation ("in press") following the journal title.
In the References, the references are numbered and ordered by alphabetical order of the authors’ names.
Some examples of citing most frequently used literature.
Author, A. (Publication Year). Article title. Periodical Title, Volume(Issue), pp.-pp.
Font-i-Furnols, M. (2012). Consumer studies on sensory acceptability of boar taint: A review. Meat Science, 92(4), 319-329.
Brezovnik, S., & Kraner Šumenjak, T. (2019). Complexity of k-rainbow independent domination and some results on the lexicographic product of graphs. Applied Mathematics and Computation, 349, 214-220.
Li, C.-P., Tan, S., Ye, H., Cao, J., & Zhao, H. (2019). A novel fluorescence assay for resveratrol determination in red wine based on competitive host-guest recognition. Food Chemistry, 283, 191-198.
Author, A. (Publication Year). Article title. Periodical Title, Volume(Issue), pp.-pp. DOI:XX.XXXXX or Retrieved from journal URL
Ocepek, M., & Andersen, I. L. (2018). Sow communication with piglets while being active is a good predictor of maternal skills, piglet survival and litter quality in three different breeds of domestic pigs (Sus scrofa domesticus). Plos ONE, 13(11), e0206128. Retrieved from: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0206128
Chapters from books
Last, F. M. (Year Published). Title of chapter. In F. M. Last Editor (Ed.), Title of book/anthology (pp. Pages). Publisher City, State: Publisher.
Manning, L. (2018). Systems for sustainability and transparency of food supply chains. In C. M. Galanakis (Ed.), Sustainable food systems from agriculture to industry – Improving production and processing (pp. 153-187). Cambridge, MA: Academic Press.
Cook, N. J., & Schaffer, A. L. (2013). Infrared thermography and disease surveillance. In F. Luzi, M. Mitchell, L. Nanni Costa & V. Redaelli (Eds.), Thermography – Current status and advances in livestock animals and in veterinary medicine (pp. 79-92). Brescia, Italy: Fondazione iniziative zooprofilattiche e zootecniche.
Ardö, Y., Chatterton, D.E.W., & Varming, C. (2011). Analytical Methods | Chromatographic Methods. In J. W. Fuquay (Ed.), Encyclopedia of dairy sciences (pp. 169-176). Cambridge, MA: Academic Press.
Author, A. (Year published). Chapter title. In E. Editor (Ed.), Book title [E-reader version, if used] (pp. xx-xx). doi:10.xxxx/xxxxxx or Retrieved from http://xxxx
Bavec, F., Lisec, U., & Bavec, M. (2016). Importance of underutilized field crops for increasing functional biodiversity. In: O. Grillo (Ed.), Selected studies in biodiversity (Chapter 18) [E-reader version]. Retrieved from: http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.70472
Author, A. (Year of Publication). Title of work. Publisher City, State: Publisher.
Phillips, C. J. C. (2018). Principles of cattle production. Wallingford, United Kingdom: CABI.
Taiz, L., & Zeiger, E. (2010). Plant physiology. Sunderland, MA: Sinauer Associates.
Lehninger, A. L., Nelson, D. L., & Cox, M. M. (1993). Principles of biochemistry. New York, NY: Worth Publishers.
Author, A. (Year Published). Title of work [E-reader version]. http://dx.doi.org/xxxx or Retrieved from http://xxxx
Wang, X. (2015). An introduction to harmony search optimization method. [E-reader version]. Cham (etc): Springer. Retrieved from: http:/dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-08356-8
Author, A. (Year). Title of dissertation (Doctoral dissertation). Name of Institution, Location. Retrieved from http://xxxx
Jeretina, J. (2018). Lactation curve standards prediction of cows using regression models and estimating milk loss due to high somatic cell count (Doctoral dissertation). University of Maribor, Maribor. Retrieved from https://dk.um.si/info/index.php/slo
Madre, Y., & Devuyst, P. (2017, February 13). Productivity in EU agriculture: barely growing, and for the wrong reasons. Retrieved from https://www.farm-europe.eu/news/productivity-in-agriculture-barely-growing-and-for-the-wrong-reasons/
Treasure Project. (2015). Local pig breeds involved in the project. Retrieved from https://treasure.kis.si/list-of-local-pig-breed-involved-in-the-project/
International Organization for Standardization. (2016). Occupational health and safety management systems–Requirements with guidance for use (ISO/DIS Standard No. 45001). Retrieved from http://www.iso.org/iso/catalogue_detail?csnumber=63787
Computer programs for statistical analysis
SPSS for Windows. (2017). Standard version 25.0. SPSS Inc., Chicago, USA.
The tables must be numbered with consecutive Arabic numerals. Each table must also be mentioned in the text. The wording of the title of the table is written on a separate page. If the table includes data which indicate a statistically significant difference between two means, then the signs *, **, ***, should be used, and included under the table. These signs signify the following: * defines P<0.05, ** defines P≤0.01, and *** defines P≤0.001. If you are making a comparison between several means, the differences between them should then be marked by small superscript letters (3).
Each figure must be numbered by the consecutive Arabic numeral, and must bear authors name. Each figure must be mentioned in the text. The figures must be prepared in such a way that they are suitable for direct reproduction without prior changes. The width of the graph should be between 75 mm and 160 mm. On account of the reduction in size, you should avoid using very small letters or numbers in the graph. At the end, a list of figure captions must additionally be provided on a separate page.
The photographs must be of high resolution and printed on glossy paper. The photographs should be black-and-white. Because of the high cost of printing coloured photographs, authors are advised that they should first consult the editor. Coloured photographs will be printed only at the author(s) expense. On the reverse side of the photographs note lightly in Arabic numerals their consecutive order, and on separate page provide the accompanying text.
Names of micro-organisms, plants and animals
All names of micro-organisms, plants and animals must be entered in accordance with the rules of the existing terminology (International Code of Botanical Nomenclature (Tokyo code) 1994, International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants - 1995 (ICNCP or Cultivated Plant Code) 1995).
Names of substances and enzymes
For the names of chemical and biochemical substances, use Chemical Abstracts (Chemical Abstract Service, Ohio State University, Columbus). For biochemical terminology, including abbreviations and symbols, use the recommendations of SUPAC - IUB (Commission of Biochemical Nomenclature). Enzymes, enzymatic activity and units should be ordered according to the Enzyme Nomenclature (Academic Press 1979).
Abbreviations and units
For abbreviations and units use the SI (Standard International) units. Abbreviations must be explained at the point where they first occur in the text.