Animal Production 2018 Conference Submissions

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The Australian Society of Animal Production, together with CSIRO Publishing, will prepare a special edition of Animal Production Science to be distributed at Animal Production 2018 conference, 2-4 July 2018 held in Wagga Wagga, NSW.

The special edition comprises of two components:

  • Full papers: The first call will be made for authors to submit abstracts. The Animal Production 2018 editorial committee will invite a limited number of authors to prepare a full paper of 6 pages. The abstracts will be submitted through the conference website The full papers will follow CSIRO submission requirements with submissions made through the CSIRO’s ScholarOne Manuscripts portal.  Authors of abstracts which are not invited to submit full papers will have the option to submit one page papers (see below).
  • One page papers: A second call will be made for authors to submit one page papers. The Animal Production 2018 editorial committee will assess the papers and notify the author of the outcome. The one page papers will be submitted through the conference website Accepted one page papers will be published online alongside the special issue of Animal Production Science, meaning they will be fully searchable through standard databases, and citable as a refereed publication.

All full paper authors and contributed authors will be offered to present an oral or poster at Animal Production 2018.

The Animal Production 2018 editorial committee will be assessing full papers and one page papers for relevance to the conference theme (Fostering innovation through the value chain), soundness and quality.

Animal Production Science Scope
Research papers in Animal Production Science focus on improving livestock and food production, and on the social and economic issues that influence primary producers. The journal is predominantly concerned with beef cattle, dairy cows, sheep, pigs, goats and poultry as well as emerging animal industries.

Animal Production Science publishes the highest quality original contributions dealing with:

  • animal breeding and genetics
  • animal nutrition and reproduction
  • livestock farming systems, sustainability and natural resource management
  • meat science and consumer acceptability
  • behaviour, health and welfare
  • feed quality and nutritional value
  • bio-pharmaceuticals derived from animals
Paper Submission Timeline
CALL OPEN NOW Call for abstracts
8 Sept 2017 Abstract deadline
9 Sept 2017 – 20 Sept 2017 Assessment
21 Sept 2017 Notification to authors Call for one page papers
8 Nov 2017 Full paper submission to Animal Production Science deadline
9 Feb 2018   One page paper deadline
10 Feb 2018 – 1 Mar 2018 Assessment
2 Mar 2018 Notification to authors
30 Mar 2018 Deadline for acceptance of papers following revisions. Deadline for acceptance of papers following revisions.
How to submit your abstract
1. Create a login or login
Each submission requires its own unique email address to create a login username and password.
If authors have more than one submission, a different email address must be used for each submission to enable it to be tracked through the ASAP online submission system.
An email confirmation of the account created will be sent to the account holder.

2. Enter your abstract and information
Complete all fields in the form and paste your 300 word abstract.

3. Save / Submit / Logout of abstract submission
Progress made in completing the submission form can be saved. Authors completing the form can log out and log back in at a later time to make further changes.
Changes can be made up until the deadline of 5:00pm AEST, Friday, September 8, 2017.
To lodge your submission, you must click the submit button. Please note once you have clicked submit, your submission is final and no changes can be made.

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Editorial Committee
Michael Friend, ASAP Secretary and Conference Chair, Charles Sturt University
Phil Hynd, ASAP President, University of Adelaide
Sue Hatcher, ASAP Treasurer, NSW Department of Primary Industries
David Hopkins, Conference Committee, NSW Department of Primary Industries
Key Contacts
Content enquiries:
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Animal Production Science enquiries: