Applied Animal Science transitions archives to fully gold open access

All past issues of Applied Animal Science and its precursor, The Professional Animal Scientist, are now freely available to the public.

June 10, 2024

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The American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS) and Elsevier are excited to announce that Applied Animal Science (AAS)--following the transition to a 100% gold open access publishing model in January--has achieved a significant milestone by converting its entire back catalog of articles to open access, in addition to new articles. This means researchers, students, and all animal science professionals now have free access to the wealth of knowledge within the journal's extensive archive from continuous publication since 1985.

Previously, access to some articles required a subscription or individual purchase. However, with this move to open access, anyone can now read, download, and share these valuable research findings without any financial or administrative barriers.

Editor-in-Chief David K. Beede, PhD, who has been at the helm of the journal for the past six years, explained the importance of this move. "This is a tremendous step forward for Applied Animal Science. By making our entire back catalog freely available, we are ensuring that critical research on animal production, welfare, and health reaches a wider audience and has a greater impact."

The open access conversion of Applied Animal Science's back catalog aligns with the growing movement toward increased accessibility of scientific research. This initiative promotes knowledge sharing, fosters collaboration, and ultimately accelerates advancements in the field of animal science.

Readers interested in exploring the newly available articles can find all past issues--including issues of the journal's former title, The Professional Animal Scientist--at or at

For more information, answers to frequently asked questions, and submission guidelines, please visit the Applied Animal Science website at

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