Asian Journal of Dairy and food Research is an important platform for researchers and scientists to publish their work related to the food and dairy industry. The journal play a vital role in promoting scientific knowledge, sharing ideas, and exploring new areas of research in the field of dairy and food.

In this article, we will provide detailed guidelines for authors who want to publish their research in AJDFR. These guidelines will cover the following topics:

Choosing a research topic

Conducting research

Writing the research paper

Formatting and submitting the research paper

Responding to reviewers’ comments

Ethical considerations in dairy and food research


The first step in publishing a research paper in AJDFR journal is to choose a research topic. A good research topic should be relevant to the field of dairy and food research, have a clear research question or objective, and be of interest to the readers of the journal.

When choosing a research topic, it is important to conduct a thorough literature review to ensure that the topic has not already been extensively researched. A literature review will also help identify gaps in the research and potential areas for further investigation.

The research topic should be original and innovative, addressing current challenges faced by the dairy and food industry. It should have the potential to contribute new knowledge to the field and influence future research and industry practices.

Once a research topic has been selected, the next step is to conduct research. The research should be designed to answer the research question or objective and should be conducted using sound scientific methods.

When conducting research, it is important to keep detailed notes and records of all experiments and observations. This will help to write an accurate and comprehensive research paper.

It is important to use appropriate research methods and data analysis techniques that are relevant to the research question or objective. Statistical analysis should be used appropriately, and the results should be presented clearly and accurately.

AJDFR accepts the following types of manuscripts:

•    Original Research Articles
•    Review Articles
•    Short Communications

Abstract need to be introduce in three parts (Background/Methods/Results). The Abstract should be informative and completely self-explanatory, briefly present the topic, state the scope of the experiments, indicate significant data, and point out major findings and conclusions. The Abstract should be in about 150 to 200 words. Standard nomenclature should be used, and abbreviations should be avoided. No literature should be cited.

General Formatting

•    Manuscripts should be submitted in Microsoft Word format.
•    The font should be 12-point, Times New Roman.
•    Text should be double-spaced, with 1-inch margins on all sides.
•    Pages should be numbered consecutively, starting with the title page.

Title Page

The title page should include:

•    The title of the manuscript (concise and informative)
•    The full names, affiliations, and email addresses of all authors
•    A corresponding author's contact details, including email and postal addresses
•    A running title of no more than 50 characters (including spaces)
•    Keywords (4-6 words or phrases)

Abstract and Keywords

•    It should provide a clear and concise summary of the study's objectives in three parts, background, methods, and results.
•    Keywords (4-6 words or phrases)

Main Text

The main text should be divided into the following sections:

•    Introduction: Briefly outline the background, rationale, and objectives of the study.
•    Materials and Methods: Describe the experimental design, animals, procedures, and statistical analyses in sufficient detail to allow replication.
•    Results: Present the data clearly and concisely, using tables and figures as necessary.
•    Discussion: Interpret the results in the context of the study objectives, comparing them to previous research and highlighting the study's implications and limitations.
•    Conclusion: Summarize the main findings and their significance, suggesting directions for future research.


Authors should acknowledge any financial support, technical assistance, or other contributions to the work.


•    References should be formatted using the AJDFR reference style.
•    Citations should be numbered consecutively in the order they appear in the text.
•    The reference list should be placed at the end of the manuscript.

Editorial Insights: When you decide to cite a dissertation or thesis, you'll need to look for the following information to use in your citation:

1. Author's last name, and first and middle initials.
2. Year published.
3. Title of thesis or dissertation.
4. If it is unpublished.
5. Publication or document number (if applicable; for published work)
Citing a published dissertation or thesis from a database

If a thesis or dissertation has been published and is found on a database, then follow the structure below. It’s similar to the format for an unpublished dissertation/thesis, but with a few differences:
• The institution is presented in brackets after the title
• The archive or database name is included

Author’s last name, F. M. (Year published). Title in sentence case (Publication or Document No.) [Degree type thesis or dissertation, Name of institution]. Database name.

Examples 1:
Knight, K. A. (2011). Media epidemics: Viral structures in literature and new media (Accession No. 2013420395) [Doctoral dissertation, University of California, Santa Barbara]. ProQuest Dissertations Publishing.
Ethics and Conflict of Interest

You should ensure that your research is conducted ethically and in compliance with relevant guidelines and regulations. You should obtain informed consent from research participants, maintain confidentiality, and avoid any form of coercion or deception. This includes obtaining ethical approval for the study and disclosing any financial or personal relationships that may have influenced the research. If your research involves human subjects or animals, be sure to follow all relevant ethical guidelines. You should also ensure that the research does.

Animal Welfare and Ethics
•    All research involving animals must conform to internationally accepted guidelines, such as the 3Rs (Replacement, Reduction, and Refinement) principle.
•    Studies must have appropriate ethical approval from the author's institutional animal ethics committee or equivalent body.
•    Any procedures that may cause pain, suffering, or distress to animals must be minimized and justified.
•    In the manuscript, authors must include a statement describing the ethical approval obtained and detailing any relevant ethical considerations.

Research Involving Humans or Animals
•    Studies involving humans or animals must have appropriate ethical approval from the author's institutional review board or equivalent body.
•    In the manuscript, authors must include a statement describing the ethical approval obtained and detailing any relevant ethical considerations.

Tables and Figures

•    Tables and figures should be numbered consecutively and have descriptive captions.
•    They should be placed within the text at appropriate points or provided as separate files during submission.
•    Authors should ensure that tables and figures are of high quality and resolution, and that any symbols, abbreviations, or units are clearly explained.

Supplementary Materials

•    Additional materials, such as large datasets, videos, or detailed protocols, may be submitted as supplementary materials.
•    Supplementary materials should be clearly labeled and referenced in the main text.

Language and Style

•    Manuscripts should be written in clear, concise, and grammatically correct English.
•    Authors may consider using professional language editing services if necessary.

Online Submission

•    Manuscripts should be submitted through the ARCC online submission system.
•    During submission, authors will need to provide information about the manuscript type, author details, conflicts of interest, funding sources, and any ethical considerations.

Authors should also ensure that they have obtained all necessary permissions and approvals before submitting the research paper for publication.

After submitting the research paper, authors may receive comments from reviewers. It is important to respond to these comments in a timely and professional manner, addressing each comment thoroughly.

Authors should carefully consider the comments provided by the reviewers and make revisions to the research paper as necessary. They should be open to constructive criticism and be willing to make changes to improve the quality of their research paper.

When conducting research in the dairy and food industry, it is important to consider ethical considerations. This includes obtaining informed consent from study participants and following ethical guidelines for animal studies.

Authors should ensure that their research is conducted in an ethical manner and follows all applicable guidelines and regulations. They should also disclose any potential conflicts of interest or funding sources that may influence the results of the research.

In addition to the guidelines mentioned above, here are a few more tips that authors should keep in mind while writing and submitting their research paper to dairy and food research journals:

Understand the target audience: Dairy and food research journals are read by a diverse audience, including scientists, researchers, students, and industry professionals. Authors should keep in mind the level of knowledge and expertise of their target audience while writing the research paper.

Use simple language: While it is important to use appropriate scientific terminology, authors should also use simple and clear language that is easy to understand. This will help to ensure that the research paper is accessible to a wider audience.

Provide context: Authors should provide context for their research, explaining why the research is important and how it fits into the broader field of dairy and food research. This will help readers to understand the significance of the research.

Use peer-reviewed sources: Authors should use peer-reviewed sources to support their research. These sources have been reviewed by experts in the field and are considered reliable and credible.

Be concise: Authors should strive to be concise and avoid unnecessary repetition or wordiness. This will help to keep the research paper focused and make it easier for readers to follow.

Seek feedback: Before submitting the research paper, authors should seek feedback from colleagues or peers in the field. This can help to identify areas for improvement and ensure that the research paper is of the highest quality.

Authors should choose a research topic that is relevant and innovative, conduct research using sound scientific methods, write the research paper following the guidelines provided by the journal, format and submit the research paper correctly, respond to reviewers’ comments in a professional manner, and consider ethical considerations in dairy and food research. By following these guidelines, authors can increase their chances of success in publishing their research in  Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research.

In conclusion, publishing a research paper in a Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research journal requires careful planning, research, writing, and editing. By following the guidelines and tips provided in this article, authors can increase their chances of publishing a high-quality research paper in a reputable journal and making a significant contribution to the field of dairy and food research.