July 06, 2020

JAS Impact Factor

Journal of Animal Science recognized with highest impact factor since 2014


CHAMPAIGN, IL — The Journal of Animal Science, a peer-reviewed publication of the American Society of Animal Science has received an impact factor of 2.092 from the analytics service Clarviate Web of Science. The impact factor is the journal’s highest since 2014 and reflects the influence of the journal, as tracked through citations of journal publications.

The Journal of Animal Science publishes more than 500 fully reviewed research articles, invited reviews, technical notes and letters to the editor each year. The journal is led by editor-in-chief Sally Johnson, M.S., Ph.D., of Virginia Tech.

“Our editor-in-chief, Publications Committee, reviewers and authors have worked hard to put the best science possible into the Journal of Animal Science, and it is exciting to see that hard work and quality recognized with an increase in impact factor,” says Meghan Wulster-Radcliffe, M.S., Ph.D., chief executive officer of The American Society of Animal Science.

The impact factor was the highest received by the journal since 2014. Among the drivers of the rise in impact factor was submission of influential papers, increased use of open access, and partnership with Oxford University Press to increase accessibility of papers published in the journal to a wider audience. 

ASAS also publishes Translational Animal Science, a fully open-access, peer-reviewed source of research focused on translating basic science to innovation in various segments of the allied animal industry. In addition, the society publishes Animal Frontiers, a joint publication with the Canadian Society of Animal Science, the European Federation of Animal Science and the American Meat Science Association.

About the American Society of Animal Science

The American Society of Animal Science fosters the discovery, sharing and application of scientific knowledge concerning the care and responsible use of animals to enhance animal and human health and well-being. Learn more at asas.org.