Author Guidelines

The Journal of Milk Science and Biotechnology (JMSB) publishes principle research on dairy chemistry, biotechnology, processing and microbiology of dairy products.

Scientific Guidelines for Authors submitting to Journal of Milk Science and Biotechnology

The goal of JMSB is to publish papers helping to build the knowledge of multipoint and integrative in dairy food science. The JMSB publishes the articles which are followed ‘research ethics’.

Types of Paper

The JMSB publishes Original Research Papers (regular article), Research Note, Short Communication and Review Articles.

Original Research Articles

Six print pages for a Regular Article is maximum, including tables and figures. Abstracts must not exceed 200 words and should be constructed as a single narrative paragraph with no subheadings or references. The sections of a Regular Article should be in following order: Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, (or Results and Discussion), Acknowledgements, References.

Short Communication

Short manuscripts definitively documenting experimental results, informative observations, a novel technique (a substantially advance of an existing technique), or a new resource will be considered for publication in this category. Brief Reports are not intended to allow publication of incomplete or preliminary findings. The review process is equally rigorous as for Regular Articles and the acceptance rate is lower. Maximum print pages for short communication is 2, including tables and figures.

Review Articles

Review articles are welcomed by the journal and are generally solicited by the Editor-in-Chief; authors wishing to submit an unsolicited Review Article are invited to contact the Editor-in-Chief prior to submission, in order to screen the proposed topic for relevance and priority, given other review articles that may already be in preparation. Review articles should focus on recent scientific or the advances in an area of broad interest to those in the field of dairy food science. Such articles must be concise and critical and should include appropriate references to literature. All Review Articles, including those solicited by the Editors, are rigorously peer reviewed before the final publication decision is made. The use of tables and color figures to summarize critical points is encouraged.

Manuscript Preparation

The work shall not be published elsewhere in any language without the written consent of the publisher. The articles published in JMSB are protected by the licence, which covers the exclusive right to reproduce and distribute all of the articles printed in the journal. Manuscripts are to be submitted in their final form. Authors are urged to aim for clarity, brevity, and accuracy of information and language. Submitted manuscripts should be double-spaced, and order of the elements comprising the manuscript should be as follows:

  • • Title Page
  • • Abstract
  • • Key Words
  • • Introduction
  • • Materials and Methods
  • • Results
  • • Discussion
  • • Acknowledgements
  • • References
  • • Tables
  • • Figure Legends
  • • Figures

File formats

For manuscript text and tables, our preferred file format is Microsoft Word .docx (or .doc), but other word-processing formats can be submitted (e.g. Hangle .hwp). Please include tables as part of the manuscript file.

Please do not: Insert any figures into the manuscript document

Article title and Title page

The title should effectively and succinctly convey to non-specialists the content of the article. If commonly-understood abbreviations are included, they must be defined in the abstract. If the article reports results utilizing solely non-human model systems, the species must be indicated in the title.

Title page must contain the following: article title; running title for the running head (not to exceed 1o words); full and accurate names of all authors (as you want them to appear in online searches and citations); affiliations of institutions where the research was done, reflecting the order of authorship by using superscripted numbers; corresponding author’s full name, address, e-mail address, and phone and fax numbers (with country and area code). Contact details must be kept up to date by the corresponding author. The address at which the author actually did the work must be retained as the main, affiliation address. Superscript Arabic numerals are used for such footnotes.


Should be concise, no more than 200 words and placed before the text. Do not use footnotes or references in the abstract. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. Abbreviations must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.

Key Words

A list of 3 - 5 key words is to be provided directly below the abstract, using Amerian spelling and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts. Key words should express the precise content of the manuscript, as they are used for indexing purposes.


State the adequate background and the objectives of the work avoiding a summary of the results.

Materials and Methods

Provide detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described. The SI (Système International) units are mandatory.


It should be clear and concise


It should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate depending on the kind of article.


All acknowledgments (including those for grant and financial support) should be typed in one separate paragraph that directly precedes the references section and do not include them on the title page.


Literature citations in the text should indicate the author's surname with the year of publication in parentheses, e.g. (Cheon, 2013); (Choi & Lee, 2012). If there are more than two authors, only the first should be named, followed by "et al." References at the end of the paper should be listed in alphabetical order by the first author's name. If there is more than one work by the same author or team of authors in the same year, a, b, etc. is added to the year both in the text and in the list of references. Cited more than 2 should be ordered by published year. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. If these references are included in the reference list they should follow the standard reference style of the journal and should include a substitution of the publication date with either 'Unpublished results' or 'Personal communication'. Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication.

Journal Papers:

Name(s) and initial(s) of all authors; year; full title; journal title abbreviated in accordance with international practice; volume number; first and last page numbers

  • 1. Lee, S. B., Choi, S. H. and Baek, D. Y. 2000. Inhibition enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for rapid detection of Pseudomonas fluorescens in raw milk using IgY. Kor. J. Food Sci. Ani. Resour. 20:231-235.
  • 2. Moskowitz, G. J. and Noelck, S. S. 1987. Enzyme modified cheese technology. J. Dairy Sci. 70:1761-1769.
  • 3. Oh, S. 2001. Characteristics of class II bacteriocins produced by lactic acid bacteria. Kor. J. Dairy Technol. & Sci. 19 (in press).

Name(s) and initial(s) of all authors; year; title of article; editor(s); title of book; edition; volume number; publisher; place of publication; page numbers

  • 1. Montville, T. J. and Kaiser, A. L. 1993. Antimicrobial proteins: classification, nomenclature, diversity, and relationship to bacteriocins. Pages 1-22 in Bacteriocins of lactic acid bacteria. D. G. Hoover and L. R. Steenson, ed. Academic Press, New York. USA.
  • 2. AOAC. 1990. Official methods of analysis. 15th ed, Association Official Analytical Chemists, Washington, DC, pp. 931.
Web references

The full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. The known further information (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list).

Journal abbreviations source

Journal names should be abbreviated according to the List of title word abbreviations:


Tabular data should be presented concisely and logically. These should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and cited in the text. Each table should be typed on a separate sheet and have a legend which makes its general meaning comprehensible without reference to the text.

Figure Legends

Text to figures should be typed on a separate page and numbered correspondingly. The legend should make the meaning of each illustration understandable without reference to the text.


When submitting a manuscript for review, image file formats accepted for uploading are GIF, JPEG (.jpg), PDF, and EPS. PowerPoint (.ppt) files are acceptable but are discouraged due to conversion issues and poor resolution in the published article.

High-resolution image files are not preferred for initial submission as the file sizes may be too large. The total file size of the PDF for peer review should not exceed 5 MB. High-resolution figures are required for accepted articles entering into print production.

Any alterations made to figures using computer software must be consistent with our image manipulation policy: The final image must remain representative of the original data, and the corresponding author will be asked to confirm this at submission.

Adjustments applied to the whole image are generally acceptable if no specific feature of the original data is obscured as a consequence. On the rare occasion when this is not possible, any alterations made must be stated in the figure legend and in the methods section. Any introduced groupings or consolidation of data (for example, the removal of lanes from gels and blots or the cropping of images) must be made apparent and should be explicitly indicated in the appropriate figure legends. Individual data should not be utilized across multiple figures, unless this is due to experimental design (for example, when multiple experiments are performed simultaneously using a single control experiment), in which case this must be clearly stated in each figure legend.

General points in electronic artwork

  • • Make sure you use uniform lettering and sizing of your original artwork.
  • • Preferred fonts: Arial (or Helvetica), Times New Roman (or Times), Symbol, Courier.
  • • Number the illustrations according to their sequence in the text.
  • • For Word submissions only, you may still provide figures and their captions, and tables within a single file at the revision stage.
  • • Please note that individual figure files larger than 10 MB must be provided in separate source files.
  • • For others, you can follow general guideline in electronic artwork.

Supplemental Data

Supplemental data provides access to essential data that do not appear in the printed article or PDF. Supplemental data must be included during the initial submission of the parent manuscript. All supplemental data, other than videos, must be contained in a single PDF or Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) file, not as separate files for each individual component. All supplementary data must be submitted for peer review and will be limited to a total of 10 Mb per article. You will not include any supplemental data in the main manuscript text document, including appendices (e.g., lists of contributors to a consortium), methods, tables, figures, and legends of any kind. The Editors will review the supplemental material along with the manuscript. Supplemental data may or may not appear alongside an accepted article at the time of its publication in First Edition.

Payment Options for Reprints and Publication Fees

It is recommended that authors pay with a credit card (VISA or MasterCard). The form for Reprints and Publication fees must be returned to the office of Editor

Contact details for submission

Manuscripts must be submitted online. Please submit your manuscript to the journal’s online submission system in Journal homepage (

For questions on the reviewing and submission process, please contact:

Editorial Office of Journal of Milk Science and Biotechnology, Kookmin University, 77 Jeongneung-Ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 02707, Korea
Tel: +82-31-939-4662
Fax: +82-31-939-4663