February 4, 2016 – A new section is being added to the Journal of Animal Science to allow rapid communication of research considered novel and highly significant to animal science.
Submitted papers should follow JAS guidelines, but are restricted to two figures or tables or a combination. The final published paper will be no more than 5 pages.
A JAS Section Editor will handle the review, and the paper will be either accepted or rejected. Reviews will generally be complete within two weeks. If accepted, the paper will be added to the “First Look” section within two days and placed in the next available journal issue. If significant revisions are needed, the Section Editor will reject the manuscript and require a new submission. Generally, there will not be a revision. All papers are subject to the $100 submission fee (applied toward publication if accepted). The manuscript will be published open access and the fee for publication of this rapid format will be $1,000 (members) and $2,000 (non-members).
The link for the new publication format will be available in two weeks. Until then, please submit papers as a Special Topics paper and inform the editor that the paper is being submitted for the new rapid communications section.