The first issue of JDS Communications, a new journal from the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA), is now available. Matthew Lucy, a professor in the Division of Animal Sciences, serves as the editor-in-chief of the new publication.
“JDS Communications will offer a fresh and different publication option for dairy scientists,” Lucy said. “We are interested in high-quality research studies that are focused, hypothesis-driven and designed to answer a specific question on the production or processing of milk or milk products intended for human consumption.”
Lucy added that the publication will serve as a home for short communications, technical notes and hot topics that are currently published in the Journal of Dairy Science, where he served as the editor-in-chief for the previous six years.
“Our vision is much broader than a simple transfer of articles from one journal to another,” Lucy said. “We plan to expand the short research paper type through the creation of this unique journal. JDS Communications will be specifically designed for today’s authors who have limited time and a need to publish their focused, high-impact research. Our goal is to create a publication home for succinct, well-designed studies that are limited in scope but nonetheless important to the dairy sciences.”
Along with serving as editor-in-chief for an ADSA publication, Lucy received the ADSA Award of Honor earlier this year. The award recognizes unusually outstanding and consistent contributions to the welfare of the Association or distinguished service to the Association. The award is primarily for services to the American Dairy Science Association.