JDS Communications®

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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)

Graphical Abstract Tips: Savvy Science Styling

Are you crafting a graphical abstract for your next JDS Communications or Journal of Dairy Science paper? Get the tips and tricks to maximize your research’s visual appeal, and help translate your science to readers.

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JDS Communications Welcomes Incoming Editor in Chief, Jessica A. A. McArt

JDSC is pleased to welcome Jessica A. A. McArt, PhD, DVM, DABVP (Dairy Practice), as the journal’s incoming Editor in Chief. McArt succeeds Matthew Lucy, PhD, and is a demonstrated leader in dairy science and peer-reviewed publishing.

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The JDS Communications Editor’s Choice features articles selected by the Editor in Chief as especially notable regarding their contribution to dairy science, specifically in dairy foods and dairy production (physiology, management, nutrition, and genetics). Scroll through some of the recent selections:

JDS Communications Launches Loyalty Program

As of January 2024, the JDS Communications is re-introducing a loyalty rewards program to give back to its thriving journal community, lower the barriers to academic publishing, and provide tangible benefits to the authors and reviewers who make ADSA journals a stable pillar of the dairy sector and scientific community.

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Curious about the academic publishing process in general, or looking for tips to help improve your publishing experience? Explore the American Dairy Science Association’s webinar series for authors and reviewers, including: