Call For Papers

    Special Issue on Animal Breeding and Genetics

    Animal breeding is a branch of animal science that addresses the evaluation of the genetic value (estimated breeding value, EBV) of livestock. Selecting for breeding animals with superior EBV in growth rate, egg, meat, milk, or wool production, or with other desirable traits has revolutionized livestock production throughout the world. The scientific theory of animal breeding incorporates population genetics, quantitative genetics and statistics.

    Animal genetics studies heredity and variation chiefly in farm animals but also in domestic and wild animals. It is based on general genetic principles and concepts, and it mainly uses the hybrid, cytological, population, ontogenetic, mathematical  statistical, and twin methods of general genetics.

    In this special issue, we intend to invite front-line researchers and authors to submit original research and review articles on Animal Breeding and Genetics. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Animal reproduction and development
    • Animal genetics and genomics
    • Genetic diversity
    • Animal health technology
    • Disease diagnostic and control
    • Livestock production and biotechnology
    • Methods of selection
    • Breeding and variation
    • Inbreeding
    • Genetically modified technology
    • Breeding and biotechnology for pig, cattle and sheep

    Authors should read over the journal’s For Authors carefully before submission. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal’s Paper Submission System.

    Please kindly notice that the “Special Issue” under your manuscript title is supposed to be specified and the research field “Special Issue – Animal Breeding and Genetics should be chosen during your submission.

    According to the following timetable:

    Submission Deadline

    May 27th, 2020

    Publication Date

    July 2020

    For publishing inquiries, please feel free to contact the Editorial Assistant at

    OJAS Editorial Office