Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope


Ovozoa : Journal of Animal Reproduction (Ovozoa J Anim Reprod) published original articles, review articles, and case reports in Indonesian or English, in the scope of veterinary reproduction and animal reproductive biotechnology from researchers, lecturers, students, and practitioners around Indonesia and worldwide.

The main objective of the Ovozoa J Anim Reprod is to disseminate the results of scientific researches in the field of animal reproduction.

Ovozoa J Anim Reprod invites manuscripts in the areas:

 Development of reproductive diagnostic techniques
 Development of reproductive technologies
 Infectious and non-infectious reproductive diseases
 Comparative pathology of reproductive diseases
 Reproductive endocrinology
 Infertility
 Environmental and stress effects on reproduction
 Better understanding of the in vivo fertilization process
 Better understanding of embryonic development
 Artificial insemination and embryo transfer
 In vitro fertilisation and embryo culture
 Sexual selection of sperm and embryo
 Semen and embryo preservation
 Reproductive cloning
 Stem cell in reproduction
 Development of assisted reproductive technologies
 Molecular biology, genetics, proteomics, metabolomics application to reproductive biology



Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Original Article

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Literature Review

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Case Report

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process


Manuscript reviews for publications in the OVOZOA Journal of Animal Reproduction (hereinafter referred to as OVOZOA) are carried out by peer reviewers in a double-blind review. The chief editor handles all correspondence with the corresponding author and the reviewer, and leads the final decision on whether the manuscript is recommended to be accepted, rejected, or needs to be returned to the corresponding author for revision. The corresponding author will automatically receive a confirmation email after successfully submitting the manuscript through OJS.

The chief editor and editors will evaluate the manuscripts submitted at the prequalification stage based on the format suitability and substance qualifications. If there is a format discrepancy, the manuscript will be sent back to the corresponding author to be rewritten under the OVOZOA format. However, if there is a discrepancy in substance qualifications (not included in  OVOZOA focus and scope), the manuscript is rejected without further review. The decision will change the status of the manuscript in the OJS. The chief editor will notify the corresponding author about the decision.

Manuscripts that pass the prequalification will be evaluated by two or three reviewers determined by the chief editor and editors. The chief editor will send the manuscript to reviewers via email and OJS. The reviewers answer whether they would like to review the manuscript directly via email or through OJS. The reviewers check the manuscript based on predetermined criteria and returns it with recommendations to the chief editor via email or OJS. If one reviewer recommends being accepted and another reviewer recommends being rejected, then the chief editor will ask the third reviewer or three editors to decide on the acceptance or rejection of the manuscript.

The assessment results from the peer reviewers will be consolidated by two editors who match their expertise to make a decision.

1. Accepted without revisions

The decision to accept the manuscript will change the status of the manuscript in the OJS. The chief editor will notify the corresponding author by e-mail if the manuscript is declared accepted and send the payment bill. At the same time, the manuscript was passed on to the editors for editing and layout. If payment has been made by the corresponding author, and, the editing and administration process has been completed, the chief editor will send a proof to the corresponding author via email for final correction and approval. Proof which has been approved by the corresponding author is determined to be published online in what volume and number (month and year edition).

2. Accepted with minor revisions, or major revisions, or must be rewritten.

The decision to revise the manuscript will change the status of the manuscript in the OJS. Manuscripts that require revision will be returned to the corresponding author via email, and the corresponding author must resubmit the revised manuscript through the OJS within the specified time period. Next, the chief editor sends the revised manuscript from the corresponding author to the editors to check whether the manuscript has been revised according to the reviewers' suggestions. Editors provide recommendations to the chief editor that the manuscript was accepted, or must be returned to the corresponding author to be revised again, or rejected.

3. Rejected

Manuscripts are rejected if based on consolidated comments it is concluded that

3.1.   the corresponding author did not revise the manuscript as suggested by the reviewers and did not respond to the suggestion

3.2.   based on the assessment of reviewers stated that

  1. originality and novelty in manuscripts for the advancement of science are considered inadequate,
  2. data is incomplete to prove the research hypothesis or the methodology used is incorrect,
  3. inconsistencies between objectives, research methods, results, and conclusions.

If the manuscript is rejected, the corresponding author will be notified by the chief editor via email and through the OJS with a statement of reasons for the refusal.


1. Prequalification to determine the suitability of the format, as well as compliance with the focus and scope is for a maximum of two days

2. The review process by the peer reviewer is no more than 14 days

3. Editors make consolidated comments in no later than 21 days

4. Revisions by the corresponding author:

    a. minor revisions: no more than 14 days

    b. major revisions (must be rewritten): a maximum of 30 days.

Manuscripts that exceed the revision deadline will be canceled. When necessary, the corresponding author can request an extension of time to the chief editor before the revision period ends.

5. Editors assess and determine the revision decision no later than seven days.

6. The editing and layout process is a maximum of seven days.

7. Approval of proofreading of the manuscript final version from the corresponding author: a maximum of four days.

The time interval from the date the OJS manuscript submits until the decision of being rejected or accepted for publication varies, depending on the time required for the review and revision process. Decisions at the prequalification stage will be accepted by the corresponding author within two days after submitting through the OJS. Manuscripts that are accepted without revision will receive a notification no later than 37 days after the manuscript submission through OJS. Whereas, manuscripts with minor revisions, the acceptance or rejection will be decided in no later than 58 days, and for manuscripts with major revision in no later than 74 days after the manuscript submission through OJS. The time from submitting the manuscript to publishing is approximately four months.



Publication Frequency


Ovozoa Journal of Animal Reproduction (Ovozoa J AnimReprod) is published periodically three times a year (April, August, and December) by the Department of Veterinary Reproduction Faculty of Veterinary Medicine UniversitasAirlangga in collaboration with the Indonesian Association of Department of Veterinary Reproduction   (IADVR).



Open Access Policy

Ovozoa: Journal of Animal Reproduction provides immediate open access to its content by making researches freely available for public and supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. 

This journal is open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to users or / institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to full text articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or author. This is in accordance with Budapest Open Access Initiative.

Budapest Open Access Initiative

An old tradition and a new technology have converged to make possible an unprecedented public good. The old tradition is the willingness of scientists and scholars to publish the fruits of their research in scholarly journals without payment, for the sake of inquiry and knowledge. The new technology is the internet. The public good they make possible is the world-wide electronic distribution of the peer-reviewed journal literature and completely free and unrestricted access to it by all scientists, scholars, teachers, students, and other curious minds. Removing access barriers to this literature will accelerate research, enrich education, share the learning of the rich with the poor and the poor with the rich, make this literature as useful as it can be, and lay the foundation for uniting humanity in a common intellectual conversation and quest for knowledge.

For various reasons, this kind of free and unrestricted online availability, which we will call open access, has so far been limited to small portions of the journal literature. But even in these limited collections, many different initiatives have shown that open access is economically feasible, that it gives readers extraordinary power to find and make use of relevant literature, and that it gives authors and their works vast and measurable new visibilityreadership, and impact. To secure these benefits for all, we call on all interested institutions and individuals to help open up access to the rest of this literature and remove the barriers, especially the price barriers, that stand in the way. The more who join the effort to advance this cause, the sooner we will all enjoy the benefits of open access.

The literature that should be freely accessible online is that which scholars give to the world without expectation of payment. Primarily, this category encompasses their peer-reviewed journal articles, but it also includes any unreviewed preprints that they might wish to put online for comment or to alert colleagues to important research findings. There are many degrees and kinds of wider and easier access to this literature. By "open access" to this literature, we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. The only constraint on reproduction and distribution, and the only role for copyright in this domain, should be to give authors control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.

While  the peer-reviewed journal literature should be accessible online without cost to readers, it is not costless to produce. However, experiments show that the overall costs of providing open access to this literature are far lower than the costs of traditional forms of dissemination. With such an opportunity to save money and expand the scope of dissemination at the same time, there is today a strong incentive for professional associations, universities, libraries, foundations, and others to embrace open access as a means of advancing their missions. Achieving open access will require new cost recovery models and financing mechanisms, but the significantly lower overall cost of dissemination is a reason to be confident that the goal is attainable and not merely preferable or utopian.

To achieve open access to scholarly journal literature, we recommend two complementary strategies. 

I.  Self-Archiving: First, scholars need the tools and assistance to deposit their refereed journal articles in open electronic archives, a practice commonly called, self-archiving. When these archives conform to standards created by the Open Archives Initiative, then search engines and other tools can treat the separate archives as one. Users then need not know which archives exist or where they are located in order to find and make use of their contents.

II. Open-access Journals: Second, scholars need the means to launch a new generation of journals committed to open access, and to help existing journals that elect to make the transition to open access. Because journal articles should be disseminated as widely as possible, these new journals will no longer invoke copyright to restrict access to and use of the material they publish. Instead they will use copyright and other tools to ensure permanent open access to all the articles they publish. Because price is a barrier to access, these new journals will not charge subscription or access fees, and will turn to other methods for covering their expenses. There are many alternative sources of funds for this purpose, including the foundations and governments that fund research, the universities and laboratories that employ researchers, endowments set up by discipline or institution, friends of the cause of open access, profits from the sale of add-ons to the basic texts, funds freed up by the demise or cancellation of journals charging traditional subscription or access fees, or even contributions from the researchers themselves. There is no need to favor one of these solutions over the others for all disciplines or nations, and no need to stop looking for other, creative alternatives.

Open access to peer-reviewed journal literature is the goal. Self-archiving (I.) and a new generation of open-access journals (II.) are the ways to attain this goal. They are not only direct and effective means to this end, they are within the reach of scholars themselves, immediately, and need not wait on changes brought about by markets or legislation. While we endorse the two strategies just outlined, we also encourage experimentation with further ways to make the transition from the present methods of dissemination to open access. Flexibility, experimentation, and adaptation to local circumstances are the best ways to assure that progress in diverse settings will be rapid, secure, and long-lived.

The Open Society Institute, the foundation network founded by philanthropist George Soros, is committed to providing initial help and funding to realize this goal. It will use its resources and influence to extend and promote institutional self-archiving, to launch new open-access journals, and to help an open-access journal system become economically self-sustaining. While the Open Society Institute's commitment and resources are substantial, this initiative is very much in need of other organizations to lend their effort and resources.

We invite governments, universities, libraries, journal editors, publishers, foundations, learned societies, professional associations, and individual scholars who share our vision to join us in the task of removing the barriers to open access and building a future in which research and education in every part of the world are that much more free to flourish.

February 14, 2002
Budapest, Hungary

Leslie Chan: Bioline International
Darius Cuplinskas
: Director, Information Program, Open Society Institute
Michael Eisen
: Public Library of Science
Fred Friend
: Director Scholarly Communication, University College London
Yana Genova
: Next Page Foundation
Jean-Claude Guédon: University of Montreal
Melissa Hagemann
: Program Officer, Information Program, Open Society Institute
Stevan Harnad: Professor of Cognitive Science, University of Southampton, Universite du Quebec a Montreal
Rick Johnson
: Director, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
Rima Kupryte: Open Society Institute
Manfredi La Manna
: Electronic Society for Social Scientists 
István Rév: Open Society Institute, Open Society Archives
Monika Segbert: eIFL Project consultant 
Sidnei de Souza
: Informatics Director at CRIA, Bioline International
Peter Suber
: Professor of Philosophy, Earlham College & The Free Online Scholarship Newsletter
Jan Velterop
: Publisher, BioMed Central




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Ovozoa : Journal of Animal Reproduction


Ovozoa : Journal of Animal Reproduction (Ovozoa J AnimReprod) is published periodically three times a year (April, August, and December) by the Department of Veterinary Reproduction Faculty of Veterinary Medicine UniversitasAirlangga in collaboration with the Indonesian Association of Department of Veterinary Reproduction   (IADVR).



Publication Ethics


The Ovozoa Journal publishes scientific articles in the form of original research articles, review articles, and case reports on animal reproduction and animal reproductive biotechnology reviewed by Ovozoa Editorial Team. Published scientific articles expected to meet standards of academic excellence. It is necessary to equate stakeholders' views in an ethical standard to avoid problems in the future. The publication ethics is needed as a reference for Ovozoa Journal policies in publications, including the authors, editors (reviewers), reviewers (peer reviewers), and publisher.

The author is required to submit the original work (no plagiarism) and not partially or fully published in other journals until the Ovozoa Journal provides an answer to the eligibility of the article.
Each name in the article must have a contribution to the research and the writing of scientific work, such as developing the concept, creating the design, collecting data, analyzing data, interpreting data, and making a conclusion. To those who play an essential role in the research but have no function as an author (example: funders), their names can be embedded in acknowledgments. The corresponding author is responsible for the research and writing of the manuscript.

Authors are required to cite the literature that affects the articles. The articles must follow the review process by reviewers and peer reviewers. Manuscripts that submit to the Ovozoa Journal are not being sent to other scientific journals, are not being assessed by a journal, or have never is published or are being planned to be published in other scientific journals. If a small part of the data has been published, the source must be given written thanks in the acknowledgment of the article. If the data is reprocessed from a source, permission from the author is needed. Approval of the Ethical Commission must be stated (number and institution) if the manuscript is constructed based on research using live animals.
If the author discovers and is aware of the article's mistakes or errors, they must notify the chief editor to withdraw, clarify, and correct the article. If necessary, the author must be willing to apologize for the mistakes. Requests to reduce, add, or change the author's composition for articles, must be approved by the chief editor and prepared before the article is published.

The reviewer plays a role in providing input and assisting the editors in making policies on the articles reviewed in addition to helping authors improve the quality of their articles.
The reviewer should inform the editors about the appropriateness and ability to review the articles sent to them. All articles which are undergoing an editing process must be kept confidential.
The editing process should be carried out objectively by giving a reason, and not criticizing the author personally. The reviewer must have no personal interest in the research conducted by the author or the research funder. If the article is not suitable enough to be published, the article's confidentiality must still be maintained, so others will not use it without the author's permission.

The editors are responsible and have full authority in accepting or rejecting a manuscript sent by the authors. An assessment of a manuscript must still prioritize the scientific value, leaving aside personal and commercial interests.
If the manuscript is not suitable enough to be published, the editors must keep the confidentiality of the manuscript, so that it is not used by others, unless they get permission by the authors. The editors must fully keep the principle of blind review.

As the publisher of the Ovozoa Journal, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, in collaboration with the Association of the Indonesian Veterinary Reproduction, always encourages editors to obey with predetermined scientific writing procedures.
The publisher, in collaboration with the authors and editors in charge of maintaining academic integrity throughout the publication process. The publisher also maintains the quality of the journal and provides policies that encourage the development of the journal.

Animal Ethics
Research involving experimental animals be carried out following animal ethics and welfare. Experimental animals must be appropriately treated and minimizing the pain that might arise during the treatment. The utilization of experimental animals must be following local, national, and international regulations. The authors must make a statement, including the name of the ethical authority and the consent number; the trial is carried out in compliance with animal ethics and welfare.



Article Processing Charges


Free article processing charges



Plagirism Screening

Submitted manuscript will be checked using Turnitin software. The manuscript is passed if the similarity is less than 20%.


ORCID Id Policy

Submission to Ovozoa: Journal of Animal Reproduction starting from the issue of December 2021 must include the ORCID id of at least one of the authors