Scientific articles Papers submitted for publication as scientific 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. In regard to forwarded articles the author(s) alone is (are) responsible for the scientific content of the article. Experimental methods used and reported in SCIENTIFUR shall 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.


  • Manuscripts must be sent by e-mail, preferably in Microsoft Word. The material should be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. In case of no access to e-mail, manuscripts can be forwarded to: SCIENTIFUR, Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture, Aarhus University, P.O. Box 14, DK-8830 Tjele, Denmark.

Manuscripts must be written in English, typed with double spacing and 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 be given.

  • Summary/Abstract.

  • 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. All drawings have to be professionally drafted (photocopies are not an acceptable standard). The illustrations should be JPG-, GIF- or TIF-files. Any halftones must exhibit high contrast and text and other details must be large enough to retain the readability even after reduction of figure size to single column (width 80 mm). The width of 170 mm can also be accepted. Colour illustrations can be included in SCIENTIFUR.

  • 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: Nielsen, V.H., Møller, S.H., Hansen, B.K. & Berg, P. (2007). Genotype - environment interaction in mink. Scientifur, 31 (3), 89. Shirali, M., Nielsen, V.H., Møller S.H. & Jensen, J. (2015). Longitudinal analysis of residual feed intake and BW in mink using random regression with heterogeneous residual variance. Animal, 8 (10), 1597-1604.

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.