Journal of Animal Science Late to Press in March 2021 and April 2021
Many members have noticed that we have yet to close out the March 2021 issue of Journal of Animal Science (JAS) or launch the April 2021 issue, let us begin by apologizing for the inconvenience. In February of 2021, we transitioned JAS to the SmartProof system. This is actually an exciting development because it means authors will no longer have to make corrections by marking up PDFs. Instead, authors will get access to SmartProof where they can make their corrections directly into the paper in a system that looks very much like Microsoft Word. The new tool should cut down on publication speeds and improve author satisfaction. Unfortunately, during the transition, based on acceptance time papers are in both systems and this has caused production issues. This should be cleared up this week. Thank you for your patience.