March 07, 2019

Translational Animal Science: Update and Emerging Scholars Citation Index

Translational Animal Science: Update and Emerging Scholars Citation Index

Translational Animal Science (TAS), the fully open-access sister journal of the Journal of Animal Science that focuses on translating basic animal science, was launched in 2017 and in the first two years, TAS published more than 1000 pages (619 pages in 2017 and 462 pages in 2018). In the first two months of 2019, TAS has already published over 50 papers equating to over 500 pages, consequently, we are expecting to reach our second 2000 pages by July 2019. Other TAS milestones include:

  • Change in EIC (Dr. Jim Sartin turned the EIC duties over to Dr. Jim Oltjen in July of 2018)
  • Acceptance of “Review” articles
  • Publication of Western Section Proceedings papers
  • Acceptance into PubMed Central
  • Indexed in ESCI (described below)
  • This year, AF has transitioned to continuous publications


The success of TAS has ben recognized by Claricate Analytics (formerly Thompson Reuters) by addition to the Clarivate Emerging Scholars Citation Index (ESCI). In June 2019, TAS will receive an index score on the ESCI - this is a major milestone, in that TAS is now indexed, hence taking care of the first major hurdle towards receiving the number from Clarivate that we traditionally refer to as an Impact Factor. But for publication and promotion and tenure purposes, we can now officially say that TAS is fully indexed in the ESCI.

TAS encompasses a broad scope of research topics in animal science, focusing on translating basic science to innovation, and validation of these innovations by various segments of the allied animal industry.  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.