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Asian-Australas J Anim Sci. 2018 Sep;31(9):1381-1386. doi: 10.5713/ajas.18.0468. Epub 2018 Jul 26.

- Editorial - Guidelines for experimental design and statistical analyses in animal studies submitted for publication in the Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences.

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Division of Animal and Dairy Science, Chungnam National University, Daejeon 34134, Korea.
Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences, Seoul 08776, Korea.
Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, College of Agriculture and Life Science, Seoul National University, Seoul 08826, Korea.


Animal experiments are essential to the study of animal nutrition. Because of the large variations among individual animals and ethical and economic constraints, experimental designs and statistical analyses are particularly important in animal experiments. To increase the scientific validity of the results and maximize the knowledge gained from animal experiments, each experiment should be appropriately designed, and the observations need to be correctly analyzed and transparently reported. There are many experimental designs and statistical methods. This editorial does not aim to review and present particular experimental designs and statistical methods. Instead, we discuss some essential elements when designing an animal experiment and conducting statistical analyses in animal nutritional studies and provide guidelines for submitting a manuscript to the Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences for consideration for publication.


Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences; Guidelines; Statistical Analysis

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