Announcing publication of the first issue of JDS Communications

Champaign, IL, September 15, 2020 – The American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA) is pleased to announce the first published issue of JDS Communications, a new journal of ADSA for short, focused papers about the production of milk or processing of milk products for human consumption.

JDS Communications launched in June 2020 and has published the first issue just two months later. The editorial team is receiving new submissions and papers are undergoing review with Matthew Lucy (University of Missouri), editor in chief and physiology section editor; MaryAnne Drake (dairy foods section editor), North Carolina State University; Pam Ruegg (Michigan State University) health, behavior, and well-being section editor; Jennie Pryce (Agriculture Victoria and La Trobe University), genetics section editor; and John Roche (Down to Earth Advice Ltd, Hamilton, New Zealand), animal nutrition and farm systems.

"The launch of JDS Communications is a tremendous achievement for the dairy science community," said Lucy. "It represents the successful completion of a coordinated effort that involved the American Dairy Science Association, FASS staff, and Elsevier. Our authors will appreciate the fresh new look and gold open access for their smaller, more focused, research studies or reviews in the dairy sciences. Our readers will enjoy open access, a strict 5-page limit, and the inclusion of a single page graphical abstract that provides a concise visual summary of the work."

The first issue contains the following articles, which are freely available under Gold open access licenses.

Modifications to established fiber methods may be required to quantify cellulose from flow aids in grated Parmesan cheese by Tyl et al.,

Cholesterol deficiency carriers have lowered serum cholesterol and perform well at an elite cattle show by Basiel et al.,

A parallel evaluation of 5 indirect cost-effective methods for assessing failure of passive immunity transfer in neonatal calves by Mugnier et al.,

An automated controlled-release device for intravaginal hormone delivery by Masello et al.,

When do dry cows get heat stressed? Correlations of rectal temperature, respiration rate, and performance by Toledo et al.,

"For 103 years, the Journal of Dairy Science has published leading peer-reviewed research and the celebration of the first issue of ADSA's newest journal – JDS Communications – marks an important milestone for ADSA, its members, and stakeholders in how we deliver valuable science to the entire dairy community," said Catharine Perry, ADSA executive director.

Please join us in reading these articles and celebrating the successful launch of JDS Communications.



Notes for Editors
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About JDS CommunicationsTM
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

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.

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Media Contact:

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American Dairy Science Association®
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