November 14, 2016

ASAS launches new journal


The American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) is excited to add a 4th journal to our growing publications portfolio. The new journal: Translational Animal Science (TAS)  is on the forefront of a changing scientific publication landscape. Not only is it open access, but TAS is the first animal science journal to venture into the realm of open review.

Papers submitted to TAS will still undergo the rigors associated with peer review but the process will be modified to have one closed (e.g., anonymous or traditional) review followed by a period of online open review (review by public comment). The online open review comments will be monitored to ensure fairness. The closed review, public comments and review will be forwarded with the decision from a section editor to authors. If the paper is accepted, authors will be given time to incorporate closed and open comments. Once the final manuscript is accepted, the open comments and initial submission will be removed from the online publication and replaced by the final published paper. If the paper is rejected, the paper and comments are removed from the website at that time.

TAS began inviting papers in October; therefore, we already have papers slated for publication on January 1, 2017 available in First Look:

Fetal and Organ Development at Gestational Days 45, 90, 135 and at Birth of Lambs Exposed to Under- or Over-Nutrition During Gestation1, 2, 3 – Kristen Govoni

Estimation of Genome-Wide and Locus-Specific Breed Composition in Pigs – Juan Pedro Steibel

Quarter vs. Composite Colostrum Composition Assessed by Brix Refractometry, Specific Gravity and Visual Color Appearance in Primiparous and Multiparous Dairy Cows – Josef Gross

Purpose and scope of TAS:

Animal scientists have always been able to translate discoveries from basic research into applications that address a topic of importance to the animal industries. TAS, even more than JAS, will focus on translating basic science to innovation and validation of those innovations by various segments of the allied animal industry.

The mission of ASAS is to foster communication and collaboration among individuals and organizations associated with animal science research, education, industry, or administration. To discover, disseminate and apply knowledge for sustainable use of animals for food and other human needs.

Although TAS publications will be released monthly, finished publications will go online on a rolling basis. This process ensures rapid availability of the manuscripts following acceptance. TAS will accept manuscripts with particular emphasis on highlighting the translation of basic to applied research or validation of applied research. Articles published in TAS will encompass a broad scope of research topics in animal science.

Intended TAS readership:

Readers of TAS will typically represent education, industry, and government, including research, teaching, administration, extension, management, quality assurance, product development, and technical services. Those interested in TAS typically include animal breeders, economists, embryologists, engineers, food scientists, geneticists, microbiologists, nutritionists, veterinarians, physiologists, processors, public health professionals, and others with an interest in animal production and applied aspects of animal sciences.

Now accepting submissions: