Guide for Authors

Aims and scope

A Publication for Research Findings Related Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology.

Chinese Journal of Animal Nutrition (CJAN) publishes original research papers and reviews covering basic and applied research on all aspects of animal nutritional sciences, but not limited to, fundamental aspects of animal nutrition such as nutritional requirements, metabolic studies, body composition, energetics, immunology, neuroscience, microbiology, genetics and molecular and cell biology related to nutrition, and more applied aspects of animal nutrition, such as raw material evaluation, feed additives, nutritive value of novel ingredients and feed safety. 

Types of paper

Contributions falling into the following categories will be considered for publication: original research papers and reviews.

Essential title page information

Title. Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible. The content of the English title and the Chinese title of the paper should be consistent, generally no more than 10 notional words. 

Author names and affiliations. Authors should be limited to participants in the study. The affiliations include the full postal address, the city, and the postal code. Indicate all affiliations with number after the author's name and the appropriate address.

Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that telephone and E-mail address. Contact details must be kept up to date by the corresponding author.

A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, references should be avoided, but if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s). Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.

Authors are invited to submit keywords (3 to 5 word) associated with their paper.

Fund program. The names of fund program should be listed in accordance with the official names stipulated by the relevant state departments, and the project numbers shall be indicated in parentheses
Author. First author's name (year of birth), gender, native place (province, city or county), title, degree, main research direction, mobile phone number, E-mail address. Corresponding author's name, title, degree, doctoral or master supervisor, E-mail address and mobile phone number

Article structure
Subdivision - numbered sections
Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.

State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

Material and methods
Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.

Results should be clear and concise.

This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined results and discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a discussion or results and discussion section.

Figures and Tables
Figure and table titles and notes should be translated into English. Number tables and figures consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Place footnotes to tables and figures below the table and figure body and indicate them with superscript number. Avoid vertical rules. Ensure that the data presented in tables and figures do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article. The figure should be clear original figure.


Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list. If these references are included in the reference list they should follow the standard reference style of the journal. For Chinese references, Chinese and English references should be provided. Please refer to "Paper Template" for the specific format. 

Nomenclature and units

Follow internationally accepted rules and conventions: use the international system of units (SI). If other quantities are mentioned, give their equivalent in SI.


Define abbreviations that are not standard in this field. Such abbreviations that are unavoidable in the abstract must be defined at their first mention there, as well as in the footnote. Ensure consistency of abbreviations throughout the article.


Submission to this journal proceeds totally online. Via the homepage of this journal ( you will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of the various files.

Please upload the scanned copy of "Copyright Transfer Agreement" in the submission system when submitting the manuscript. For the template of "Copyright Transfer Agreement", please see "Copyright Agreement" on the website of the Journal: 

Peer-Review Process and charge standard

CJAN follows single anonymized review, the author will be asked to revise many times during the review, please pay attention to check the email and cooperate with the revision as soon as possible. The journal will charge review fees and layout fees for manuscripts to be published in accordance with the prescribed standards.

Author Inquires

For inquiries relating to the submission of articles please visit this journal's homepage. If you have any other questions, please contact the editorial office:

Tel: 010-62817823;


Editorial Address: Room 153, Building of Animal Science and Medicine, China Agricultural University, No. 2 West Yuanmingyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing. Zip code: 100193.

Pubdate: 2019-01-01    Viewed: 2551