Journal of Dairy Science® Becomes Open Access, January 2022

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Journal of Dairy Science® Becomes Open Access, January 2022

The American Dairy Science Association® is delighted to announce that Journal of Dairy Science® (JDS) will become a gold Open Access (OA) journal with the January 2022 issue as it continues its contract with Elsevier Inc. This change is very beneficial to many authors because OA provides readers free and immediate access to scientific research and enables our authors greater opportunity to disseminate their work to the benefit of the academic community and the dairy industry. This document is designed to answer author questions regarding the publication of JDS.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does this change affect article publication charges (APC) for Open Access (OA)? The January 2022 issue of the journal will be invoiced under the 2021 rates for page charges or APC, depending on which license authors chose when their papers were accepted. All of these articles, however, will be published under an OA license.

For papers that are initially submitted for peer review BEFORE February 1, 2022, AND published in the February 2022 issue or later (the transition period), authors who are members of ADSA will pay $1000 to publish their papers.

Non-members who submit a paper through November 11, 2021, will be granted a transition APC of $1000 to publish. Authors who are not ADSA members will pay $3500 to publish JDS papers. For a limited time during this transition, non-member authors can save $2390 by joining ADSA as a professional member for $110. Click here to learn more about becoming a member.

For papers that are initially submitted after January 31, 2022, ADSA members will pay an APC of $1600 to publish, and non-members will pay $3500.

Will there be an option to pay page charges instead of the APC fee?

JDS is becoming fully OA with the January 2022 issue so page charges (subscription publishing) will no longer be available.

Will invoicing procedures change?

After an article is prepared for in-press posting, the corresponding author of a paper will receive email from Elsevier with a request to complete a payment form. For authors who provide ADSA membership information, Elsevier will confirm that the membership is current and then apply discounts to the invoice. Payment for articles published in JDS will be invoiced and collected BY ELSEVIER.

Who do I contact with questions about invoicing/ if there's a problem with invoicing?
Rinky Mathew ( from our Elsevier's STMJ open access team will be the point of contact for any invoice queries from authors. Authors may also reach out to for assistance with the process.

If my organization is tax-exempt, how do I communicate that during the invoicing process?
Authors may upload a tax exemption certificate to Elsevier’s system during the invoicing process. Please ensure your file is PDF, JPG, TIF, or BMP and is less than 8 Mb.

How will the archive of the journal be affected?
Issues with articles that were published under subscription access will continue to be released on a rolling 12-month basis. In December 2022, the December 2021 issue (our last issue published under subscription access) will become free to access without a subscription. All content older than 12 months will continue to be free to access for ADSA members and non-members.

Can I deposit any article into a repository or at ResearchGate (or the like)?
For articles marked with © ADSA, authors may deposit only a non-typeset, peer-reviewed version of their article into their institutional archive. Deposits into commercial services (eg, Research Gate) should be limited to article abstracts only. All deposits should include a DOI linking to the final published article.

For articles marked with CC BY NC ND, authors may deposit a non-typeset, peer-reviewed version of the article and include a DOI linking to the final published article.

For articles marked with CC BY, authors may deposit the typeset article.

More information can be found here.

Will the ADSA superfund be used to offset APC?
Yes, the ADSA Board of Directors will utilize the superfund to provide a discount for ADSA members to publish in JDS. This superfund Member Discount will reduce the $1920 per article member cost to $1600, which provides a savings of $320 per article. Please note that non-members will continue to pay $3500 per article to publish in JDS, and it will be considerably less to become a member and take full advantage of overall ADSA member benefits.

Other questions?
If you have other questions about these changes, please contact Laura Esterman, managing editor, at

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