March 09, 2015

ASAS announces new JAS Editor-in-Chief


Champaign, Ill. (March 6, 2015) – The American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) is excited to announce that Dr. Jim Sartin has agreed to begin serving as Editor-in-Chief (EiC) of the Journal of Animal Science (JAS), effective today.

This is a midterm appointment. Dr. Sartin will finish the term of the current EiC, Dr. Greg Lewis. After serving ASAS as both an excellent editor and as a board leader, Dr. Lewis is stepping down as EiC to enjoy more time with his family and to pursue long term interests in retirement. Although we are excited for Dr. Lewis as he moves into this next phase, we are sad to see him leave.

Dr. Lewis began serving as EiC of JAS in July 2013. During his time as EiC, Dr. Lewis has been instrumental in decreasing the time from article acceptance to publication, transferring JAS from the HighWire platform to the ACSESS platform, and integrating JAS into the ACSESS Digital Library. Dr. Lewis also aided in a number of high profile and important ASAS Board decisions.

Dr. Lewis provided the ASAS Board with his resignation in February and continued to work on JAS as the ASAS Board followed protocol for midterm replacement of an EiC. Dr. Sartin agreed to complete Dr. Lewis’ term and this decision was ratified by the ASAS Board of Directors.

Previously, Dr. Sartin has served on the ASAS Board as a Director at Large and as ASAS President. Dr. Sartin was one of the Founders of Domestic Animal Endocrinology, and served as its first EiC. He served as EiC of Domestic Animal Endocrinology for more than 25 years. In addition, Dr. Sartin currently serves as EiC of Animal Frontiers. Dr. Sartin’s first assignment is to aggressively reduce the time to publication of JAS.