Malpractice Statement

“Letters in Animal Biology” (LIAB) is committed to upholding the highest standards of ethical conduct in the publication of research involving domestic animals. To ensure the integrity of the scientific record and the reputation of the journal, LIAB have established the following malpractice statement. Authors, reviewers, and editors are expected to adhere to these guidelines:


  • Authors must ensure that their submissions are original work and acknowledge the ideas, data, or text taken from other sources appropriately.
  • Plagiarism, in any form, will not be tolerated. All submitted manuscripts are subjected to plagiarism detection software.
  • All manuscripts submitted to LIAB will be evaluated exclusively on the basis of their academic merit and subjected to plagiarism check without regard to the authors’ race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, citizenship, religious belief, political philosophy or institutional affiliation. There will be outright rejection of plagiarised manuscripts irrespective of the quality of the work they present.

Data Fabrication and Falsification:

Authors are required to present accurate and valid data in their manuscripts. Data fabrication and falsification are serious ethical breaches and will result in rejection or retraction of the manuscript.

Authorship and Acknowledgments:

  • Authorship should be based on significant contributions to the research. All listed authors should have participated sufficiently in the work and be able to take public responsibility for the content.
  • Proper acknowledgment of funding sources, conflicts of interest, and contributions from individuals or organizations that may have influenced the research is essential.

Conflicts of Interest:

  • Authors, reviewers, and editors must disclose any potential conflicts of interest that could influence the interpretation or evaluation of the research.

Review Process:

  • Reviewers and editors should conduct the review process objectively and without personal bias.
  • Reviewers must maintain confidentiality and not use information obtained during the review process for personal advantage.
  • All manuscripts submission made to LIAB are subjected to double blind peer review.

Redundant Publication:

  • Authors should not submit the same manuscript to multiple journals simultaneously, and previously published work should be properly cited.

Ethical Treatment of Animals:

  • Research involving animals must adhere to ethical standards, including obtaining approval from institutional review boards or ethics committees.

Corrections and Retractions:

  • Errors identified in published articles should be promptly reported to the editors. If a significant error or misconduct is discovered, the journal will consider issuing corrections or retractions as appropriate.


Authors, reviewers, and editors are expected to adhere to these principles to maintain the credibility and ethical standards of the “Letters in Animal Biology”. Violations of these guidelines may result in sanctions, including but not limited to rejection of manuscripts, retraction of published articles, and reporting to relevant institutions or authorities.