JDS Communications®


An official journal of the American Dairy Science Association®, JDS Communications publishes narrowly focused, hypothesis-driven original research studies designed to answer a specific question on the production or processing of milk or milk products intended for human consumption. In addition to short research articles, JDS Communications publishes mini reviews—unsolicited, concise review papers. Research published in this journal is broadly divided into the production of milk from food animals (nutrition, physiology, health, genetics, and management) and processing of milk for human consumption (dairy foods). JDS Communications aims for rapid turnaround and a short time to publication. (More from the Editor in Chief)

JDSC Call for Papers

JDS Communications is inviting submissions for a special issue: Behavior in Dairy Animals. Open access fees will be waived for the first 20 articles accepted into this special issue! Learn more, check out our current special issue, or submit now.

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Call for Editor in Chief

JDS Communications (JDSC) is seeking its next Editor in Chief.

Matt Lucy, PhD, has been JDSC’s Editor in Chief since the journal's inception. Under his leadership, JDSC has shown continuous growth, and its articles have increasingly been cited in numerous scientific publications and featured in media outlets. With the journal doing very well, Dr. Lucy has decided that this is the right time to transition out of his role as Editor in Chief and pass the mantle to a new leader with fresh ideas, perspectives, and energy.

ADSA is looking for those with an interest in scientific publishing to consider this opportunity to shape the direction of the journal while working with its authors, readers, and reviewers to ensure its future success.

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JDS Communications Special Issue Out Now: Advances in Dairy Cow Fertility

JDS Communications® has just released a special guide to the latest advances in dairy cow fertility. The issue contains 14 articles that explore important scholarship on periparturient disease, genetics, nutrition, embryo development, pregnancy loss, and more. Read the full issue and listen in below as Editor in Chief Matt Lucy introduces the issue by explaining how far dairy reproduction science has come, and the importance of this special issue as a benchmark for the future.

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The Journal of Dairy Science Communcations’ inclusion in the PubMed database is a landmark moment for increasing article visibility and accessibility for its authors.

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