Scientific reviewed articles should not exceed 6 printed pages (=12 typewritten A4 pages with double spacing including figures and tables). Additional pages will be charged to the author(s) at Euro 100 per printed page. Scientific reviewed articles will be sent to two referees for scientific approval. Papers submitted for publication as scientific reviewed articles are received with the understanding that the work has not been published before, and is not considered for publication elsewhere and has been read and approved by all authors. Animal experimental methods reported in SCIENTIFUR should meet ethical standards of animal treatment.

Short communications. Other original papers can be published in SCIENTIFUR as short communications. In regard to such articles the author(s) alone is (are) responsible for the scientific validity of the article. Such papers must not exceed 4 printed pages.


  • All manuscripts must be sent in three copies and preferably accompanied by an electronic copy on a diskette or by E-mail. The electronic files should preferably be in Microsoft Word. The material should be sent to:
    SCIENTIFUR, P.O. Box 14, DK-8830 Tjele, Denmark or E-mailed to:
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  • Please indicate if an original article should be published as a Scientific Reviewed Article or as a Short Communication

Manuscripts must be in English, typed double-spaced with page and line numbering and consisting of:

  • Title, which should be concise and informative, but as short as possible, and contain the main key words.

  • Authors name(s) as well as name(s) and address(es) of the institutions to which the work is attributed. E-mail address of the corresponding author should preferably be included.

  • Summary/Abstract, which should not exceed 150 words.

  • Keywords in alphabetic order if not included in the title.

  • Text. The text should normally be divided into: Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements and References and follow the internationally accepted rules. Double documentation in both figures and tables will not be accepted.

  • Illustrations. All graphs, photos and pictures are considered as figures and have to be labelled on the reversed side of the sheet with number, authors name and indication of orientation. All drawings have to be professionally drafted (photocopies are not an acceptable standard). The illustrations included in the electronic version should be as JPG-, GIF- or TIF-files. Any halftones must exhibit high contrast and text and other details must be large enough to retain the readability after reduction of figure size to single column (width 80 mm); the width of 170 mm can be accepted in special cases. Colour illustrations can be included in the electronic version of SCIENTIFUR. Any colour illustrations in the printed copies must be paid by the author.

  • Tables. Each table should be typed on a separate page. Tables must be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals, and have a self-explanatory title. Tables should be planned to fit a final width of 80 or 170 mm.

  • References should be kept to a pertinent minimum. References in the text should be made according to the following examples: Nielsen, 1992; Hansen & Berg, 1993; Bakken et al., 1999. The list of references should be arranged in alphabetic order according to the name of the first author and the year of publication within the names. The year of publication should be written between the name(s) and the title.

  • Reprints. After publication of a reviewed article the authors receive 25 reprints without charges. Additional reprints can be ordered from the editor after individual agreement.

Reports received for publication as Scientific Reports, will be sent out to referees for scientific evaluation, and will appear on the first text pages in each issue, regardless of discipline, and the titles will be designated by asterisk(* ).

Other contributions , e.g. original , non-refereed reports, for which the author is responsible for the scientific validity, will printed in the corresponding to the subject beginning in January 1999 (Vol. 23). These disciplines are as follows:

  • Multidisciplinary.
  • Behaviour and welfare.
  • Breeding, reproduction , genetics.
  • Nutrition and nutritional physiology.
  • Pathology and diseases.
  • Fur properties.