Chosen articles will be published in ACS-Agriculturae conspectus scientificus.
Manuscripts not chosen for publication in special issue of ACS, will have abstracts published in the electronic book of abstracts of the symposium.




Papers for consideration should be submitted to:
Paper manuscripts are accepted in the .doc format (MS Word 2003) prepared according to guidelines and the example which can be downloaded here (.doc 43 KB).
Tables and illustrations should be incorporated in the manuscript, as well as saved and sent in separate files in the e-mail along with the paper manuscript. Please, prepare your illustrations according to the guidelines stated below.
The 19th ASD scientific committee reserves the privilege of returning the manuscripts and illustrations which are not in the proper form given in this guide to the author for revision.


Paper manuscripts should not exceed 8 pages including the tables and illustrations.

Manuscripts should:
- be prepared in .doc format (MS Word 2003),
- saved using the number of section, the surname of the corresponding author, and the additional number in case the corresponding author has more than 1 manuscript for revision (ex. 2-SMITH-1.doc for the John Smith submitting his first manuscript for revision in section 2. Animal nutrition)
- have continuously numbered lines,
- have margins set to 2,5 cm,
- have 1,5 spacing throughout, i.e. also for abstracts and references,
- be written in Times New Roman font, size 12, except for the Title (Times New Roman 14) and the Illustrations (Arial 10)
- have the structure as described below and given in the manuscript example (.doc 43 KB).
- Full names of the authors should be written as: Name (lowercase) SURNAME (uppercase) and separated using a comma
- Affiliations of the authors should be indicated using superscript nubers after the surnames (ex. Name SURNAME1, Name SURNAME2).
- Affiliations of the authors should be written with the number indicating the affiliation in front, and should include full postal addresses (ex. 1 AffiliationName, Svetosimunska 25, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia; 2 AffiliationName Heinzlova 55, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia).
- Corresponding author should be indicated using the star sign (ex. Name SURNAME1, Name SURNAME*2).
- Contact details of the corresponding author should include full postal adress, full telephone, Fax No. and the e-mail address, separated with the semmicolon and stated after the affiliations (ex. Svetosimunska 25, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia; +38512393992; +3852393947; asdpapers@agr.hras shown in this manuscript example here (.doc 43 KB).

Your paper should begin with a Title that succinctly describes the contents of the paper. Use descriptive words that you would associate strongly with the content. The title should be clear, descriptive, and not too long and mention animal species studied, if appropriate.

The abstract should be clear, descriptive and not longer than 1500 characters including the spaces, reporting concisely on the purpose of the paper. Four or five keywords should also be included.
Abstract should be followed by the:
- Aim
- Material and methods
- Results and discussion
- Conclusion

All publications cited in the text should be presented in a list of references. Ensure that the spelling of authors' surnames and dates are exactly the same in the text as in the reference list.
In the text refer to the authors' surname (without initial) and year of publication. If reference is made in the text to a publication written by more than two authors the surname of the first author should be used followed by "et al.".
References cited together in the text should be arranged chronologically. 
The list of references should be arranged alphabetically on authors' surnames, and chronologically per author. If an authors' name in the list is also mentioned with co-authors the following order should be used: publications of the single author, arranged according to publication dates - publications of the same author with one co-author - publications of the author with more than one co-author. Publications by the same author(s) in the same year should be listed as 1974a, 1974b, etc.

Use the following system for arranging your references:
For periodicals
Johansson K., Kennedy B. W., Quintom M. (1993). Prediction of breeding values and dominance effects from mixed models with approximations of the dominance relationship matrix. Livest Prod Sci 34: 213- 223
For books
Kempthorne O. (1957). An introduction to genetic statistics. John Wiley and Sons, New York
For multi-author books
Kennedy B. W. (1990). Use of mixed model methodology in analysis of designed experiments. In: Advances in Statistical Methods for Genetic Improvement of Livestock (D Gianola, K Hammond, eds), Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 77-97
For edited symposia, special issues, proceedings, etc
Uimari P., Kennedy B.W. (1990). Mixed model methodology to estimate additive and dominance genetic values under complete dominance. In: Hill WG, Thompson R, Wooliams JA (eds) Proc 4th World Congr Genet Appl Livestock Prod, vol 13. Edinburgh, Scotland, pp 297-300

Paper accepted for publication but not yet published should be referred to as "in press".

Acknowledgements and any additional information concerning research grants. 


Tables and illustrations should be incorporated in the manuscript, as well as saved separately and sent in separate files in the e-mail along with the paper manuscript.

Large tables should be avoided. Reversing columns and rows will often reduce the dimensions of a table. If many data are to be presented, an attempt should be made to divide them over two or more tables.
Tables should
- be included in the text where you feel appropriate
- also, saved and attached separately using the file name SectionNuber-Surname-ManucriptNo-Tab-TableNo.extension (ex. 2-SMITH-1-Tab-1.tiff for the Table 1 of John Smiths’ first manuscript in section 2. Animal nutrition)
- be numbered according to their sequence in the text (The text should include references to all tables)
- have a brief and self-explanatory title. Use Arial font, size 10- have brief, but sufficiently explanatory column headings
- not have vertical lines used to separate columns (Leave some extra space between the columns instead.)
- Standard abbreviations of units of measurement should be added between parentheses.

All illustrations (line drawings, graphs, and photographs) should be submitted separately as well as incorporated in the manuscript where you feel appropriate.
Photographs are only acceptable if they have good contrast and intensity.
Computer-generated illustrations and halftones/line/tones (either color or black & white) are acceptable.
Illustrations should 
- Drawn text in the illustrations should be kept to a minimum and allow a reduction of 50% so that the font size in printing should be about 6-8pt
- also be saved and attached separately using the file name SectionNuber-Surname-ManucriptNo-Fig-FigureNo.extension (ex. 2-SMITH-1-Fig-1.tiff for the Figure 1 of John Smiths’ first manuscript in section 2. Animal nutrition)
- be numbered according to their sequence in the text (References should be made in the text to each illustration.)
- have a caption.
- The lettering should be in English consistent throughout of the style shown in the published illustrated papers in ACS 
- If a scale should be given, use bar scales on all illustrations instead of numerical scales that must be changed with reduction
- Explanations should be given in the typewritten legend, use Arial font, size 10

One set of proofs will be sent to the corresponding author as given on the title page of the manuscript. Only typesetter's errors may be corrected; no changes in, or additions to, the edited manuscript will be allowed.


Posters should be of the verical format. Recomended size is A0 (84 x 119 cm).


Registration, article submission and accommodation reservation are separate procedures. Please, proceed to the:
Accommodation form (.pdf 888 KB)
- Registration form
in case you have not done that already.


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