Volume of Scientific Papers - Animal Sciences Series

Volumul de Lucrări ştiinţifice - Seria Zootehnie

ISSN-L  1454 - 7368
Print   ISSN  1454 - 7368
Electronic (online)   ISSN  2067-2330
CD-ROM   ISSN  2284-6964

       The Journal entitled “Scientific Papers, Animal Science Series” is a scientific issue published by the Faculty of Food and Animal Sciences, belonging of the “ION IONESCU DE LA BRAD” University of Life Sciences, Iasi. The tome is published twice every, during May and November and comprises the papers presented within the International Scientific Symposium, organized during October, as well as other scientific results achieved throughout the year.
       Speaking of its quality standards, the journal presented an ascendant dynamics, fulfilling thus the trend required by the publishing of the scientific proceedings in Europe and worldwide. In order to increase the published materials quality, since 2000, all the papers are submitted for peer-review evaluation to certain specialist from our country and from abroad. The scientific quality is proved by the articles life period, estimated through the quotation rate in other journals and also by the international structure of the publishing board, by the fact that is regularly published and because it is available on its own web page.
       The purpose of the journal within the national scientific community is a top one, because it comprises data from all the fields related to animal husbandry management and rural development. In order to prove the journal relevance, it must be remembered that the publication is awarded with favorable opinions from the specialists of the field, each new issue being requested by research institutions and stations, by universities and other academic entities, by the National Agency for Genetic Improvement and Reproduction in Animal Husbandry and its subsidiaries, by organizations and companies acting within the agricultural or any other related fields. 
       The increase of the journal high reputation is also based on the quality of the academic community existing within the Animal Science Faculty in Iasi, which collaborates with the editorial and peer-review board that comprises specialists recognized on the national and international levels. The increase of the national and worldwide prestige is also given by the teams of authors which also published specialty articles in other ISI ranked journals or included within certain known scientific databases.
       This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

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About the Journal

Lucrari Stiintifice Journal, Seria Zootehnie is a title of the specialty field, with a solid tradition, which comprises the scientific articles based on some studies and works of scientific research within the main agricultural fields. The tome published nowadays originates from the Annals of the Iasi Agronomic Institute, published since 1957 by the Agro-Forestry Publishing house and entitled „Yearbook of the scientific papers”.
       Our current publication, entitled Lucrari Stiintifice Journal, Seria Zootehnie was firstly published in 1968. Then, in 1997, the actual template was launched and the publication received a new ISSN code, according to the international regulations.
       The importance of the journal is also given by the scientific content of the papers accepted for publishing. Concerning the quality standards, the journal passed through an ascendant transformation, reaching thus full consensus with the trend given by the publishing of scientific materials in Europe and worldwide.
       The Journal plays a main role within the national scientific community, because it facilitates the publishing of several data from all the fields related to animal husbandry management and rural development. 

Scientific topics

There are various scientific topics published in the journal, but they are specifically related to the animal husbandry field:
- Physiology, breeding and genetic improvement of livestock;
- Economic Sciences and Rural Development;
- Fodder base production, Nutrition and Feeding;
- Technologies applied in animal husbandry;
- Processing of animal production and food safety;
- Aquaculture.


Editor-in-chief: Prof. Gerard JITĂREANU, PhD - I.U.L.S. Iași, ROMANIA
Associate Editor: Prof. Costel SAMUIL, PhD - I.U.L.S. Iași, ROMANIA


- Assoc. prof. Denis ŢOPA, PhD - I.U.L.S. Iași, ROMANIA
- Prof. Liviu-Mihai IRIMIA, PhD - I.U.L.S. Iași, ROMANIA
- Prof. Ioan Mircea POP, PhD - I.U.L.S. Iași, ROMANIA
- Prof. Mihai MAREŞ, PhD - I.U.L.S. Iași, ROMANIA


Editor-in-chief: Prof. Ioan Mircea POP, PhD, I.U.L.S. Iași, ROMANIA
Associate Editor: Prof. Constantin PASCAL, PhD, I.U.L.S. Iași, ROMANIA


- Prof. Marius Giorgi USTUROI, PhD – I.U.L.S. Iași, ROMANIA
- Assoc. prof. Daniel SIMEANU, PhD - I.U.L.S. Iași, ROMANIA
- Assoc. prof. Răzvan Mihail RADU-RUSU, PhD - I.U.L.S. Iași, ROMANIA
- Lect. Mihaela IVANCIA, PhD – I.U.L.S. Iași, ROMANIA
- Lect. Bogdan Vlad AVARVAREI, PhD - I.U.L.S. Iași, ROMANIA
- PhD H.C. Yves NYS – National Institute for Agronomic Research (INRA), FRANCE
- Prof. Mohamed A. KENAWI, PhD – Minia University, EGYPT
- Prof. Ottó SZENCI, PhD – Szent István University, Budapest – HUNGARY
- Prof. Mark RUSSELL, PhD - Purdue University, Indiana, USA
- Prof. Françoise PICARD, PhD – University of Angers, FRANCE
- Prof. Edi PIASENTIER, PhD – University of Udine, ITALY

Authors guidelines


Since the accepted work will be published in the IULS - Lucrari Stiintifice Journal, Seria Zootehnie, rated B+ CNCSIS and indexed in the CAB I, database more requirements are imposed to be fulfilled. Scientific papers will comprise a minimum of formatting (bold, italics, superscript, subscript). These will be reviewed and formatted for prepress by our publishing team.

Page format: Custom Size (16.8 x 24 cm);
Margins: Top 2 cm; Bottom 1 cm; Left 2 cm; Right 2 cm, Header 1 cm, Footer 1 cm.
Space between rows: one row, in whole document.
Pages must not be numbered.
All articles will be written and sent in English (otherwise, they will not be accepted). The Scientific Committee recommends that the final English translation must be verified by a translator authorized in the scientific field.

TITLE The Title will strictly refer to the paper content; it should be well concise and must include reference to the animal species. It will be written in English, Times New Roman (TNR) capitalized size 13, Bold, Centre (followed by a blank line).
Authors: TNR 11, Centre, Bold (no caps) (followed by a blank line).
- Affiliations: the name of the institution and e-mail: TNR 9, Italic, Center (without caps) (followed by a blank line).
If an article is written by a single author, the first name initial letter must be typed first, followed by the full name. On the next line, the belonging will be specified (the institution that the author represents), and also the contact details: address, web page, e-mail. 
If a paper is written by a group of authors, the first name initial letter must be typed first, followed by the full name (and so on for all the authors’ names, separated by commas). On the next line, the belonging will be specified (the institution(s) that the authors represent), and also the contact details: address, web page, e-mail. There will NOT be specified references related to any titles, positions or ranks of the authors.

ABSTRACT: It will be written in English: Abstract: TNR, 9, Bold, Align Left; Text: TNR, 9, Italic, First line - 0.5 cm (followed by a blank line).
It will be edited in a single paragraph, without using the "Tab" button and it must comprise maximum 1500 characters, including spaces. The abstract should be brief, concise and synthetic; it will begin with a clear enunciation of the paper goal/aim, it will continue with a brief presentation of the working methods used, then it will reveal the significant results from the paper. It must be ended by highlighting the main conclusions. The abstract will not comprise references quotations.
KEYWORDS: They are mandatory, meaning maximum 5 words, in English. Editing: TNR 9, Bold (followed by a blank line).

All papers must include the following successive chapters:

INTRODUCTION; MATERIAL AND METHOD; RESULTS AND DISCUSSIONS; CONCLUSIONS : titles: Capitalization, TNR 10, Bold, Align Left; Text: TNR 9.5, Justify, First line - 0.5 cm, Line spacing - Single.

INTRODUCTION It will not exceed 1500 characters, including spaces. It will synthetically reveal the importance of the investigations, arguing in terms of their scientific opportunity. Any reference data from the scientific informational flow should be quoted within, in order to reveal the opportunity of the own researches. Also, in order to comply with the limit specified for the Introduction, to avoid repetition, we suggest to quote no more than 3-4 references when any particular concept must be argued.

MATERIAL AND METHOD It is recommended to include in the paper those data that were achieved using methods which comply with all biological, analytical and statistical techniques. If the data are issued from the usage of some new methods or from others that supposed modifications of the standard procedures, they must be mentioned. The biological material presentation must include the following elements: species, breed, gender, body weight, age or age category. There will be also specified the conditions existing during data sampling, surgical techniques, measurements and statistical models, all clearly and briefly described.
RESULTS AND DISCUSSIONS ((The RESULTScan be presented together with or apart from the DISCUSSIONS). It is recommended to use tables as presentation form of the results. In order to allow the reader to correctly interpret the data, the presentation of the significant results must be associated, within the debate, with any information concerning the kind and volume of the original data and their variability. When necessary and appropriate, the data might be related to other results in various bibliographic sources of the scientific field.

DISCUSSIONS (only when they are presented apart from the RESULTS). They should strictly refer to the scientific results interpretation. To enhance the quality of the scientific work, the discussions must refer to the studied biological mechanisms, and also must comprise comparisons with other results in the national and international references. The resumption of any previously presented results should be avoided. In there will occur differences, as compared to the values quoted by other authors, or other inconsistencies in the results, they should be highlighted, reasoned and explained in terms of science.

The Tables will be numbered in succession, as they appear in the paper. Abbreviations used in the table should be explained in footnotes (superscript numbered) placed just under the table. Consequently, the table might be able to be interpreted separately of the text. Differences between the averages (means) on the same row or column will be marked by the "superscript letters" (eg, a, b, b, c, cd).
Tables editing rules: Table number: Arial 9, Align Left; Table title: Arial, 9, Align Left, Table content: Arial, 8.
Figures editing rules: Arial, 9, Centre (number and title).
Non-textual elements (figures, schematics, Black/White photos) will be numbered in succession, as they appear in the paper. Legend will be written below.

It is not recommended to resume data previously specified in text, tables, figures or schematics.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS (if the scientific papers have been prepared basing on the research funded from various research grants or other situations)

Title: TNR, 10, Align Left, in capital letters; Text: TNR, 8.5.
The Scientific Committee recommend to all authors to use those references recently published, and, if possible, quoted from ISI or international databases indexed papers. The editing of the references will comply the example below:
Journal article:
[11] Stopar M., Lokar V.,: The effect of ethephon, NAA, BA and their combinations on thinning intensity of
‘Summerred’ apples, J. Cent. Eur. Agric., 2003, 4: 399-404.
[3] Brown M.B., Cotton: History, Species, Varieties, Morphology, Breeding, Culture, Diseases, Marketing and Uses, McGraw-Hill, New York, 2007.
Book article: [17] Kubkin S.,: Measurement of radiant energy, in: Sestak Z., Catsky J., Jarvis P.G. (Eds.),
Plant Photosynthetic Production. Manual of Methods, Junk, The Hague, 1991, 702–765.

• The references will be alphabetically ordered by first author's name; each quoted reference is preceded by its serial number, filled in square brackets. In the text, the entry of bibliographic sources will be done using the reference number preceding each title in the bibliography (example: [1], [2], [n]).
• Those papers that will not comprise the REFERENCES chapter will NOT be accepted for publishing.
• Those papers that will include any titles in the REFERENCES chapter, without being related and quoted as bibliographical reference within paper content, will NOT be accepted for publishing.

Issuance frequency

Since 2010, the Journal Lucrari Stiintifice - Seria Zootehnie is published biannually, the first volume in June and the second one in November. 
Both volumes comprise those scientific papers accepted via peer-review for presentation in the International Scientific Symposium organised every year by the Faculty of Food and Animal Sciences.

Articles submission

The papers will be submitted via e-mail as doc file (Word), formatted in accordance with the Instructions for authors, using the address of the journal:
The authors agree that they will assume the exclusive responsibility for papers content, originality and for research ethics, as well, expressed through the signed AUTHOR AGREEMENT FORM ON COPYRIGHT AND PUBLISHING ETHICS, which must be sent to the editorial board prior to publishing, if the article is accepted.
The journal does not charghe any fee for articles submitting, processing and publishing.
Throughout the last year, more than 75 articles have been published, both of research and review type.
Upon acceptance, the articles will be immediatly published online and made available for download.

Articles reviewing

Scientific papers review is done in full accordance with the international scientific rules, associated with the internal editing rules, established by the Council of the Iasi Faculty of Food and Animal Sciences, Editorial board ad the Scientific committee, as it follows:
- the deadline will be chosen after the dissemination of the yearly symposium theme has been done and should be established no later than 1,5 months prior to the traditional date of Journal publishing (first decade of May);
- the materials will be selected according to the most appropriate scientific section and they are sent to the reviewers, to be analysed;
- the reviewers will send the materials to the Scientific committee, including the positive verdict or the advices and the requirements to fulfil before publishing;
- the materials will be included in the scientific papers tomes or, if necessary, they will be sent to the authors for adjustments;
- the authors will oblige to operate the requested modifications of the paper content, according to the scientific reviewers advices; 
- the adjusted materials will be received from the authors, will be verified for advices observance and they will be included with the other materials fulfilling the whole requirements range.


- Prof. Ligita BALEZENTIENE, PhD - University of Agriculture, LITHUANIA
- Prof. Walter BAUMGARTNER, PhD - University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, AUSTRIA
- Prof. Diego BEGALLI, PhD - University of Verona, ITALY
- Prof. Nour Edine CHIHIB, PhD – University of Lille, FRANCE
- Prof. Szabo CSABA, PhD – University of Kaposvar, HUNGARY
- Lect. Francois DJITIE-KOUATCHO, PhD – University of Ngaoundere, CAMERUN
- Prof. Nicolae EREMIA, PhD – State Agrarian University of Chişinău, Rep. of MOLDOVA
- Prof. Mohamed A. KENAWI, PhD – Minia University, EGYPT
- Lect. Hendronoto A.W. LENGKEY, PhD - Padjadjaran University, Bandung, INDONESIA
- Prof. Andrea MARTINI, PhD - University of Firenze, ITALY
- Prof. Edi PIASENTIER, PhD – University of Udine, ITALY
- Prof. Françoise PICARD, PhD – University of Angers, FRANCE
- Prof. Mark RUSSELL, PhD - Purdue University, Indiana-USA
- Prof. Nomeda SABIENE, PhD – University of Agriculture, Kaunas – LITHUANIA
- Prof. Nicolas SILLEOS, PhD – Aristotle University, Salonic, GREECE
- Prof. Ottó SZENCI, PhD - Szent István University, Budapest, HUNGARY
- Prof. Peter VOS, PhD - University of Utrecht, THE NETHERLANDS
- Prof. Paul Corneliu BOIŞTEANU, PhD - I.U.L.S. Iași, ROMANIA
- Lect. Marius CIOBANU, PhD - I.U.L.S. Iași, ROMANIA
- Prof. Şteofil CREANGĂ, PhD - I.U.L.S. Iași, ROMANIA
- Assoc. prof. Cristi DIMA, PhD – “Dunărea de Jos” University, Galaţi, ROMANIA
- Prof. Dan DEZMIREAN, PhD - U.A.S.V.M. Cluj Napoca, ROMANIA
- Assoc. prof. Marius Gheorghe DOLIȘ, PhD – I.U.L.S. Iași, ROMANIA
- Prof. Dumitru DRĂGOTOIU, PhD - U.A.S.V.M. București, ROMANIA
- Prof. Horia GROSU, PhD - I.R.D.B.A.N. Balotești, ROMANIA
- Assoc. prof. Roxana LAZĂR, PhD - I.U.L.S. Iași, ROMANIA
- Prof. Vasile MACIUC, PhD - I.U.L.S. Iași, ROMANIA
- Prof. Monica MARIN, PhD – U.A.S.V.M. Bucureşti, ROMANIA
- Prof. Daniel MIERLIȚĂ, PhD - U.A.S.V.M.B. Timișoara, ROMANIA
- Prof. Vioara MIREȘAN, PhD - U.A.S.V.M. Cluj Napoca, ROMANIA
- Lect. Gherasim NACU, PhD - I.U.L.S. Iași, ROMANIA
- Prof. Constantin PASCAL, PhD - I.U.L.S. Iași, ROMANIA
- Prof. Ioan PEȚ, PhD - U.A.S.V.M.B. Timisoara, ROMANIA
- Prof. Ioan Mircea POP, PhD - I.U.L.S. Iași, ROMANIA
- Lect. Roxana RAȚU, PhD - I.U.L.S. Iași, ROMANIA
- Prof. Lavinia ȘTEF, PhD - U.A.S.V.M.B. Timișoara, ROMANIA
- Prof. Ilie VAN, PhD – A.A.F.S., U.A.S.V.M. București, ROMANIA

Impact of the Journal

The Journal entitled Scientific Papers – Animal Science Series received wide appreciation from the specialist, due to its specificity and inner papers value. Each published tome has been requested by Research Institutes and Stations, Universities and other Academic Organisations, by the National Agency for Genetic Improvement and Reproduction in Animal Husbandry, by companies with base or collateral activity in the agricultural field. The journal is also disseminated through well known libraries in our country and worldwide. The national evaluation awarded the Journal with the CNCSIS cu B+, degree, while the international review led to the Journal acceptance in the scientific database:
CABI - abstract
CABI - full text

Copyright & licensing

 Copyright of all approved for publishing manuscripts is transferred to the "Lucrări Ştiinţifice, Seria Zootehnie" - "Scientific Papers, Animal Science Series" Journal. The Editorial board will have the rights to publish any copyrighted content and to index it in any virtual scientific databases and open access platforms, under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike -4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit
Creative Commons License

  Prior to publishing, the author(s) must warrant that the Manuscript:
 • has not been published before and/or is not presently being considered for publication elsewhere;
 • does not violate any intellectual property right of any person or entity, in respect with the anti-plagiarism principles and does recognize the intellectual rights of other authors for their earlier contributions, citing their works accordingly;
 • comprises original results issued from research methodology applied in accordance with scientific research ethics and bioethics principles;
 • contains opinions, debates and any other statements that fall under the fully responsibility of its authors; 
 • does not contain any subject matter that contravenes any laws. 

  The authors will have the right to: 
 • use their Article published by “Lucrari Stiintifice, Seria Zootehnie” - “Scientific Papers, Animal Science Series” Journal on a personal home page, on an open-access platform or for non-commercial purposes within his/her institution provided the source of the published Manuscript is cited;
 • use the Published article for further research and spoken presentations;
 • use the Abstract of the Published article for any purpose;
 • use the illustrations and research data in his/her own future works;
 • use the Published article within his/her institution for teaching purposes and share print or digital copies of it for personal use or study.

 If the Manuscript is rejected or is withdrawn prior to acceptance by “Lucrări Ştiinţifice, Seria Zootehnie” - “Scientific Papers, Animal Science Series” Journal, this Agreement will cease its validity.

 In order to get published, the authors with accepted manuscripts are kindly asked to DOWNLOAD, print, sign by hand, scan and return the AUTHOR AGREEMENT FORM ON COPYRIGHT AND PUBLISHING ETHICS to the editorial board of the journal, by e-mail to:

Journal indexing

The Journal Lucrari Stiintifice - seria Zootehnie is ranked CNCSIS B+ and indexed in certain international databases.
In order to visualise the International Databases, please access the links below:
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