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Announcing the launch of a new journal, JDS Communications


JDS Communications, a new gold open access journal from the American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA®), invites you to submit your research. An official publication of ADSA, JDS Communications is being launched in response to the rapid growth of Journal of Dairy Science® (JDS) over the past decade.

JDS Communications is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that publishes short, concise original research that relates to the production and processing of milk or milk products intended for human consumption.

“As incoming editor in chief, I’d like to welcome you to submit papers to our new journal. JDS Communications will offer a fresh and different publication option for dairy scientists. We are interested in high-quality research studies that are focused, hypothesis-driven, and designed to answer a specific question on the production or processing of milk or milk products intended for human consumption. We aim for rapid turnaround and a short time to publication,” Matthew Lucy, PhD, said.

As of August 18, 2020, the Journal of Dairy Science® (JDS) will no longer receive new submissions for short communications, hot topics, or technical notes. Instead, these article types will go to JDS Communications. Authors who have an article submitted to JDS and in review will be offered the opportunity to publish their article in JDS or move it to JDS Communications. We are waiving the open access charges for the first 25 articles published in JDS Communicationsas an incentive to our inaugural authors.

“The launch of JDS Communications is further proof that ADSA is strengthening its position and expanding its brand nationally and internationally, attracting dairy scientists who want to publish in our journals and attend our meetings. JDS Communications helps fulfill our goal of promoting science, education, and service for the global dairy sector,” Rafael Jimenez-Flores, PhD, ADSA president, said.

The initial editorial team will consist of Matthew Lucy (University of Missouri), editor in chief and Physiology section editor; MaryAnne Drake (North Carolina State), Dairy Foods section editor; Pam Ruegg (Michigan State), Health, Behavior, and Well-Being section editor; Jennie Pryce (Agriculture Victoria & La Trobe University), Genetics section editor; and John Roche (NZ Ministry for Primary Industries), Animal Nutrition and Farm Systems section editor. These individuals were selected based on their past service as JDS section editors, their extensive expertise within their respective fields, and their broad understanding of dairy science.

“I hope that you as authors, readers, and reviewers will support this exciting new journal for research in the dairy sciences. I appreciate the efforts of the many people who have come together to create this new journal that will serve the global dairy science community,” said Lucy.

About JDS Communications

JDS Communications is an official journal of the American Dairy Science Association and publishes high-impact and concise research that relates to the production and processing of milk or milk products intended for human consumption. Manuscripts for review can be submitted to https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jdsc. www.jdscommun.org

About the American Dairy Science Association

The American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) is an international organization of educators, scientists, and industry representatives who are committed to advancing the dairy industry and keenly aware of the vital role the dairy sciences play in fulfilling the economic, nutritive, and health requirements of the world’s population. It provides leadership in scientific and technical support to sustain and grow the global dairy industry through generation, dissemination, and exchange of information and services. Together, ADSA members have discovered new methods and technologies that have revolutionized the dairy industry. www.adsa.org

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we’re committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray’s Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.elsevier.com


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