Brief History of the journal

Since its foundation in 1978, RCCP has been edited by Universidad de Antioquia (Colombia). It was published in Spanish until 2012, and printed on paper until 2018 (p-ISSN: 0120-0690).

Focus and Scope

The editors of Revista Colombiana de Ciencias Pecuarias (RCCP) welcome the submission of original manuscripts on experimental and clinical studies associated with the broad areas of animal sciences and veterinary medicine as they interface with biochemistry, molecular biology, physiology, pharmacology, toxicology, pathology, microbiology, parasitology, immunology and epidemiology. The scope of the journal includes studies of basic and applied research in animal management and production, feeding and nutrition, reproduction, breeding, genetics, animal welfare and behavior; as well as animal production focussed from biotechnology, soil science, agrostology, silvopastoral systems, livestock economics and the environment.
 
The criteria for acceptance of papers submitted for publication are originality, quality and clarity of the content. Each contribution must be based on original, unpublished research that has not been simultaneously submitted to other journals. All papers will be peer reviewed. All authors bear responsibility for ensuring the integrity and quality of their reported research. It is the author's responsibility to secure permission to use figures or tables that have been published elsewhere.
 
Contributions may be classified as original research, review, rapid communication, clinical case studies or methodological articles, as well as news/commentaries or letters to the editor. Most review articles are invited by the editor. Authors interested in submitting a review article should contact the corresponding editor. Rapid publication of original manuscripts is a goal of the journal. Manuscripts must be written in English. Each manuscript is considered for publication with the understanding that it has not been simultaneously submitted to any other journal. Upon acceptance for publication, papers are subject to editorial review and revision. 
 

Peer Review Process

1. Initial acceptance to start the review process: the section editor reviews the submitted manuscripts. The editor evaluates if the paper fits the scope of RCCP and complies with the journal style and form.

2. Original research and review papers are forwarded to at least three experts in the field to assess its quality, accuracy, and novelty. Most peer reviewers are external to Universidad de Antioquia. They suggest approval, rejection and send back the paper to the editor with recommendations for improvements.

3. Amendments: the editor passes the paper, along with the comments, back to the author for first amendments. Authors should return the amended manuscript to the journal within 30 days. If there are missing amendments, the editor will return again the manuscript to be completed by the authors (second amendments).

4. Anonymity: to ensure impartiality, the review process in RCCP is double blind (the authors do not know the identity of the reviewers, and the authors remain anonymous). All stages of the process are independent and the referees do not consult with each other, nor are they aware of each other’s identity.

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Sponsors

Fondo de apoyo a Revistas Especializadas of the Comité para el Desarrollo de Investigación CODI,  Universidad de Antioquia

Fondo de apoyo a revistas indexadas of the Vicerrectoría de Investigación,  Universidad de Antioquia,

Dean Office, Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias, Universidad de Antioquia

Centro de Investigaciones Agrarias - Ciag, Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias, Universidad de Antioquia

Coordinación de Extensión, Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias, Universidad de Antioquia