About the Journal

The Bhutan Journal of Animal Science (BJAS), founded in 2016, is an English-language peer reviewed journal on livestock science. BJAS is supervised by the Department of Livestock, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, and financed by the Royal Government of Bhutan. BJAS publishes research, reviews, reports on all aspects of small and large ruminants, equine, poultry, aquaculture, and apiculture. BJAS also accepts livestock associated research reports on climate change, sustainable development, and rural livelihood. BJAS requires academic papers and research reports to display universal, strategic and innovative characteristics in both theory and practice. BJAS acts as a forum for sharing information between researchers, policy makers and practitioners. BJAS is published annually.

Aims and Scope

BJAS is a platform for the publication of research articles, review paper, case studies related to livestock science.  The journal aims to provide an open platform for both novice and expert researchers in livestock science and allied disciplines to publish their works to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, information and experience, thus promoting the development of livestock research culture and system.

The journal covers the following broad areas, not limiting to: 

  • Dairy
  • Piggery
  • Poultry
  • Equine
  • Sheep and goat
  • Fishery
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Yak and rangeland
  • Animal Health and welfare
  • Organic livestock farming
  • Value chain and post production
  • Climate and policy studies


The journal is owned by the Department of Livestock, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock

Journal Information

  • Launch date: March, 2017
  • Publication model: Print and Open access
  • Frequency: Published annually
  • Bhutan J Anim. Sci.