October 13, 2016

New features from the Journal of Animal Science

The Journal of Animal Science, published by the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS), now offers a new service called JASEdit, as well as an expanded list of section titles.

About JASEdit

The JASEdit service provides three levels of review for authors and can be accessed pre- or post-submission to JAS. The three levels include:

  1. Formatting: Authors may submit manuscripts and have freelance tech editors prepare the manuscript in JAS style and form. Following formatting, authors will have the option of reviewing and submitting the manuscript or having JAS move the formatted manuscript directly into review.
  2. Technical editing and language review: This will include formatting services, technical editing and fixing associated language issues. Following this service authors will have the option of reviewing and submitting the manuscript or having JAS move the manuscript directly into review.
  3. Full technical edit and writing consultation: At this level technical editors will perform services 1 and 2 and a freelance writing consultant will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the article with the author via email.

The service launched July 1, 2016. Pricing and details can be found at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jasedit.

New JAS Section titles

The Journal of Animal Science has expanded its list of section titles. The publication now offers 40 section titles for authors to choose from when submitting papers to JAS. Dr. Jim Sartin, JAS Editor-in-Chief, says the new section titles increase the choices available to authors and allow them to be more specific when choosing a section that represents their papers. Following is the complete list of section titles for JAS. Section titles will run on an as-needed basis within the table of contents. More information can be found in the Instructions for Authors.

  1. Animal Behavior and Cognition
  2. Animal Genetics and Genomics
  3. Animal Health and Well Being
  4. Animal Models
  5. Arid Land Animal Production
  6. Cell and Molecular Biology
  7. Companion Animal Biology
  8. Companion Animal Nutrition
  9. Dairy Products
  10. Environmental Animal Science
  11. Exercise Physiology
  12. Feeds
  13. Fetal Programming
  14. Forage Based Livestock Systems
  15. Gastrointestinal Biology
  16. Growth Biology
  17. Housing and Management
  18. Immunology
  19. Integrated Animal Science
  20. Lactation and Mammary Gland Biology
  21. Meat Science
  22. Metabolism and Metabolomics
  23. Microbiology
  24. Microbiome
  25. Molecular Nutrition
  26. Muscle Biology
  27. Neuroendocrinology
  28. Non ruminant nutrition
  29. Pasture and Grazing Lands
  30. Proteomics
  31. Reproduction
  32. Ruminant Nutrition
  33. Special Topics
  34. Sustainable Animal Science and Practices
  35. Symposia
  36. Technology in Animal Science
  37. Toxicology
  38. Wildlife Management
  39. Zoo and Exotic Animal Management and Nutrition
  40. Board Invited Reviews