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General information
The Latin American Archives  of Animal Production journal publishes original scientific articles, literature reviews and short communications.
Papers submitted for consideration by our journal will be peer-reviewed. The ALPA magazine will publish scientific contributions from anywhere in the world on production issues, animal health and welfare, such as animal production systems, reproduction and physiology, genetics and breeding, ruminant and non-ruminant nutrition, pasture and forages, economy and rural development, animal production and the environment, animal health and welfare, and administration and management of animal production systems, among others.

Original Articles
The author who sends the article for publication is responsible for guaranteeing by means of an attached letter that the publication of the article has been authorized by the co-authors and the manuscript is not being considered by another scientific journal. This letter must include the full name of each author, institution where they work, e-mail, and ORCID number. And point out who the author is for correspondence purposes. The ALPA Journal is not responsible for compliance with internal institutional policies for the publication of scientific works.
Failure to comply with style and form may result in rejection of the manuscript without going through arbitration. If you follow the style, you will be assigned an editor, who will request at least two reviewers for evaluation. The review process is confidential, which builds trust between the authors, the editor, and the reviewers. The editor will be the administrator of the manuscript until the review process is completed. It ensures that the review process will be fair, thorough and confidential (double blind).
The manuscript must be sent in electronic format to (http://ojs.alpa.uy/). Authors must be registered to log in to start the submission and review process. Authors with questions about the electronic manuscript submission process or those unable to submit electronically should contact the Managing Editor (archivos.alpa@gmail.com) for assistance.
Make sure to fill in all the corresponding information of the coatores (name and surname, e-mail, Orcid, institution where you work) in the article database. Include the title and abstract in Spanish, Portuguese and English.
It is recommended to prepare the article to be published in Arch. Latinoam. Prod. Anim., A recent issue is consulted in terms of the required format for headings, title page, abstract, keywords, introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion (or results and discussion combined), literature cited, and tables and Figures (including figure legends), which are described in more detail below.

Specific Information
1. Prepare your manuscript as a single editable MS Word file. The file must include the full text, references, tables and figures. Any revised manuscript prepared for publication should be submitted as a single editable Word document and may be written in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.
2. Make sure all characters in text, tables, figure legends, footnotes, and references are of a fairly standard font and point size, such as 12-point Times New Roman.
3. Include all figures or photos as high definition JPG, TIFF, or NPG files with different characters and symbols, and at 500 dpi (dots per inch) in the text. Tables and equations must be in an editable version rather than an image. Tables must be edited with Word. Equations must be edited with the Equation Editor. Tables and Figures should be inserted in the text in positions close to where they are cited for the first time.
5. All parts of the manuscript must be double-spaced and all pages must be numbered continuously from the title page.
6. A list of non-standard abbreviations should be added. In general, non-standard abbreviations should be used only when the full term is very long and is used frequently. Each abbreviation must be spelled out and enclosed in parentheses the first time it is used in the text. Only recommended SI units should be used. Authors should use the solidus presentation (mg / ml). Standard abbreviations (such as ATP and DNA) do not need to be defined.

Article structure
Title
In the title of the manuscript, only the first letter of the first word and any proper names in capital letters. The title should be brief and descriptive and not contain abbreviations. Maximum 22 words.
Short title
Abbreviated form of a title of no more than 60 characters including spaces.
Abstract
The abstract, limited to 300 words in a single paragraph. All articles written in Spanish or Portuguese must include an abstract in English. Articles written in English must include an abstract in Spanish or Portuguese (abstract).
Key words - Keywords
At the end of the abstract, a total of up to six keywords should be cited in the corresponding languages, which are used for indexing and which describe the research, preferably not included in the title.

Introduction
The introduction follows the summary and should be brief. It should be used for background information, justify the research and specify the objectives and / or hypotheses under study.

Materials and Methods
A clear and detailed description of all the biological and chemical procedures used should be included, or the bibliographic citation where they can be found should be indicated, in such a way that it allows repeating all the procedures. The experimental design, statistical model, classification variables and experimental units must be clearly defined.
Care and use of animals. All manuscripts sent to Arch. Latinoam. Prod. Anim. must certify that research involving animals has followed established standards for the humane care and use of animals and must specify which standards were used. Only research papers that have followed high standards for the care and use of animals in research will be published.

Results
The results can be presented in an isolated section or in conjunction with the discussion. In the text it is appropriate to explain and deepen the ideas presented in the tables and figures, rather than simply repeating unnecessary numerical data that appear in the tables and figures.

Discussion
The discussion must interpret the results clearly and concisely in terms of biological mechanisms, integrating the information published in the scientific literature. At the end of the discussion, a short paragraph should be included that describes the main conclusions derived from the research, including recommendations or practical implications.

Conclusions
The main conclusions of the study should be presented in a section that derives exclusively from inferences made from the results presented.

Conflict of interests
All authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other individuals or organizations that may inappropriately influence (bias) their work.

Acknowledgments
Acknowledgments should be included in a separate section at the end of the article before the cited literature. List here the people who provided assistance during the investigation, eg financial aid, assistance. Please indicate whether the investigation used public or private funds.

Cited Literature
It is recommended to include a minimum number of references in the manuscript, selecting only those that are most pertinent and most recent. Bibliographic references are cited in strict alphabetical order, beginning with the last name of the first author followed by the initial (s) of their name (s). Co-authors below, initials first, then last name. The names of all authors must appear in the Literature Cited section. Articles published in journals that are not considered scientific or that do not have an editorial board should not be included as references. The citations must be written in the original language. Each appointment should have the hyperlink active (if possible).

How to cite:

Original articles

McIntosh, M., A. L. Gonzalez, A. Cibils, R. Estell, S. Nyamuryekunge, F. Rodriguez Almeida, and S. Spiegal. 2020. A Phenotypic characterization of Rarámuri Criollo cattle introduced into the Southwestern United States. Archivos Latinoamericanos de Producción Animal, 28:111-119. https://ojs.alpa.uy/index.php/ojs_files/article/view/2832

Anderson, D. M., R. E. Estell, A. L. Gonzalez, A. F. Cibils, and L. A. Torell. 2015. Criollo Cattle: Heritage genetics for arid landscapes. Rangelands, 37: 62–67. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rala.2015.01.006

Proceedings

Espitia-Manrique, C. E., O. Quevedo- Garcia, A. A. Arias-Vigoya, J. Almeida Braga. 2018. AC01. Materias  primas  alternativas  en  dietas  prácticas  para Escalares (Pterophyllum scalare). Proceedings de la XXVI Reunión ALPA. Acuicultura - Carteles. Archivos Latinoamericanos de Producción Animal, 26(5):4 https://ojs.alpa.uy/index.php/ojs_files/article/view/2592

Books

Phillips, C.J.C. 1998. Avances de la ciencia de la producción lechera. Editorial Acribia, S. A. España. 430 pp. ISBN 978-84-200-0857-8  

Caravaca Rodríguez, F. P., J. M. Castell Genís, J. L. Guzmán Guerrero, M. Delgado Pertiñez, Y. Mena Guerrero, J. M. Alcalde Aldea, y P. González Redondo. 2005. Bases de la producción animal. Universidad de Sevilla, España. 512 pp. ISBN 84-472-0764-1

Chapter in book

Ramírez Benítez, M. L., P. L. Paniagua Alcaraz. 2015. Competitividad de la carne paraguaya em el mercado internacional. En: R. Nunez, R. Ramirez, S. Fernández, O. Araujo, M. García, T. E, Díaz (Eds.). La Ganadería en América Latina y el Caribe: alternativas para la producción competitiva, sustentable e incluyente de alimentos de origen animal. Colegio de Postgraduados, U. A. Chapingo, ALPA, FAO, IICA. Mexico pp. 485-498. ISBN: 978-607-715-305-4.

Literature Reviews
Literature reviews (or guest articles) will follow the same pattern as original articles. They should contain a title, an abstract, keywords, an introduction, body of the review, conclusions and implications, cited literature.
Guest articles receive a rigorous review, so published articles are of equivalent quality to original articles. The papers presented are sent to two or three reviewers.
Guest articles should share knowledge on emerging topics in animal production. Appropriate formats extend beyond normal presentations to include pieces of thought and synthesis of literature. For guest papers, methodological and theoretical originality is less important than potential impact on the profession. However, papers must be substantially sound and up-to-date in their methods, theory, and policy details. No guest article is guaranteed for publication.

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