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Journal of Meat Science

(An Official Publication of Indian Meat Science Association)



Chief Editor:

Dr. P. K. Mandal

Professor, Dept. of LPT, Rajiv Gandhi Institute Veterinary Education and Research, Pondicherry



Dr. B. M. Naveena

Principal Scientist, ICAR – NRC on Meat, Hyderabad

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Associate Editors:

Dr. A. K. Biswas, Bareilly

Senior Scientist,
ICAR – CARI, Izatnagar, Bareilly

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Dr. A. K. Das, Kolkata

Senior Scientist, Regional Station,
ICAR – IVRI, Kolkata

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Dr. R. Thomas, Guwahati

Senior Scientist,
ICAR – NRC on Pig, Guwahati

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Editorial Board Members:

Dr. P. Prabhakaran, Pantnagar

Professor, Dept of LPT, Vet College, Pantnagar


Dr. Kandeepan, Hyderabad

Senior Scientist, ICAR – NRC on Meat, Hyderabad


Dr. Rituparna Banerjee, Hyderabad

Scientist, ICAR – NRC on Meat, Hyderabad


Dr. Nitin Mehta, Ludhiana

Asst. Professor, Dept of LPT, Vet college, Ludhiana


Dr. Z. F. Bhatt, Shimoga

Asst. Professor & Head, Dept of LPT, Vet college, Shimoga


Dr. Pawan Kumar, Ludhiana

Assistant Professor, Dept of LPT, Vet college, Ludhiana


Dr. M. Kiran, Bidar

Assistant Professor,
Dept of LPT, Vet College, Bidar


Dr. Vijay Bhaskar Reddy, Tirupati

Assistant Professor,
Dept of LPT, Vet College, Tirupati


Dr. Sagar Chand, Izatnagar

ICAR – IVRI, Izatnagar


Dr. M. R. Vishnuraj, Hyderabad

ICAR – NRC on Meat, Hyderabad


Dr. Naga Mallika, Ghannavaram

Assistant Professor,
Dept of LPT, Vet College, Ghannavaram


Dr. Chandre Gowda, Hassan

Assistant Professor,
Dept of LPT, Vet College, Hassan


The Journal of Meat Science is a biannual publication of Indian Meat Science Association (IMSA), Hyderabad devoted to original Research contributions in all branches of Meat Science and Technology. The journal publishes the following types of papers.

1. Review paper (only by invitation)

2. Research papers with a maximum length of 15-16 manuscript pages, including figures, tables and references.

3. Research notes limited to a maximum length of 9-10 manuscript pages, all inclusive.

The manuscript for Journal of Meat Science should be prepared in double-space in A4 size, leaving margin on all four sides. The paper must be original and not submitted elsewhere for publication and submitted by E-mail only.

I. The Manuscripts of the research paper should be arranged in the following order.

a) The title of the paper is to be typed in capital/lower case letters.

b) The authors’ names in capital/lower case, followed by their Institutional affiliation.

c) Provide telephone number and E-mail id of the corresponding author.

d) Research paper should be provided with an Abstract of up to 200 words followed by 4 – 5 keywords which should

include all the main topics discussed in the paper.

e) The text should start on a new page with INTRODUCTION, MATERIALS AND METHODS, RESULTS AND DISCUSSION, ACKNOWLEDGEMENT (if any) and REFERENCES. Research notes will not have these headings except REFERENCES, however, other sub headings should be there.

II. INTRODUCTION should have a brief review of literature with clear definitions of objectives, purpose and novelty of the work. MATERIALS AND METHODS must indicate methods of sampling, number of replications and relevant statistical analysis.

III. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION should be together, stating the outcome of the work briefly and explain the significance of the work comparing with recent literature

IV. Provide following details after Conclusion before References

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: Indicate funding agency and Project Number if any. Or simple acknowledgement to University or Institute.

COMPETING INTERESTS: The authors have no known competing interests either financial or personal between themselves and others that might bias the work.

ETHICS STATEMENT: For studies involving animal experiments including slaughtering, transport, or invasive procedures on live animals must include a statement indicating that the protocol and procedures employed were ethically reviewed and approved by the appropriate Institutional animal ethical committee confirming compliance with all requirements.

If no such studies, just mention Not Applicable

V. REFERENCES should be cited at the appropriate points in the text by giving authors’ names and year in bracket i.e. (Smith 1990; Smith and Gibbons 1990; Smith et al. 1992). A list of references, in alphabetical order, should be given in the Reference section.

Citation in the Reference list should be as follows:

a) Published Papers in Journal

Sen AR, Naveena BM, Muthukumar M (2009) Effects of muscle, pH and storage ability of mutton. J Meat Sci 6 : 16-20

b) Books/approved methods

AOAC (1984) Official Methods of Analysis, 14th edn. Association of Official Analytical Chemists, Washington, D C

c) Chapter in edited books

Pal UK, Mandal PK (2014) Animal products and human health, In: Animal Products Technology, (eds) PK Mandal and AK Biswas, Studium Press (India) Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi pp 1 – 17.

VI. Tables and Illustrations: Tables/figures with a brief title identified by Arabic number should be arranged at the appropriate place inside the text.

VII. Maximum efforts should be made to cite 2-3 references from Journal of Meat Science

VIII. One of the authors of the papers should be members of the Association (IMSA)

IX. All the articles will be sent to the Referee and author(s) should follow the suggestions of the Referee and the Editor.

X. A “No objection Certificate” from the Head of the Department / Institute must be furnished with the article at the time of submission.

All the manuscripts should be sent to The Chief Editor, Journal of Meat Science by E-mail:,



Annual subscription rate for the “Journal of Meat Science”

Government Institutions: Rs. 500=00

Any other organizations: Rs. 800=00

All payments towards Journal subscription in favour of “Indian Meat Science Association” payable at Hyderabad may be sent to:

Dr. M. Muthukumar,

Secretary, Indian Meat Science Association,

National Research Centre on Meat,

Chengicherla, Boda Uppal Post,

Hyderabad, 500092, A.P.