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ADSA launches new journal JDS Communications

ADSA's new open-access journal is now accepting article submissions.

The American Dairy Science Assn. (ADSA) has launched JDS Communications, a new open-access journal, in response to the rapid growth of Journal of Dairy Science (JDS) over the past decade.

JDS Communications is a 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, ADSA said in its announcement.

"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," Dr. Matthew Lucy with the University of Missouri said.

Beginning Aug. 18, 2020, JDS will no longer receive new submissions for short communications, hot topics or technical notes, but 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 the article in JDS or move it to JDS Communications. The open-access charges are being waived for the first 25 articles published in JDS Communications as an incentive to inaugural authors, ADSA said.

"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," ADSA president Dr. Rafael Jimenez-Flores said.

ADSA also announced that the initial editorial team will consist of Lucy as editor in chief and physiology section editor; MaryAnne Drake of North Carolina State as dairy foods section editor; Pam Ruegg with Michigan State University as health, behavior and well-being section editor; Jennie Pryce with Agriculture Victoria and La Trobe University as genetics section editor, and John Roche with the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries as animal nutrition and farm systems section editor. These individuals were selected based on their past service as JDS section editors, their expertise within their respective fields and their understanding of dairy science, ADSA said.

"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," Lucy said.

ADSA is an international organization of educators, scientists and industry representatives who are committed to advancing the dairy industry and are 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 the generation, dissemination and exchange of information and services.

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