Call for Papers: Liver Abscesses in Cattle

Applied Animal Science invites submissions for a special issue coming in 2024 dedicated to the understanding and decrease of liver abscesses in feedlot cattle.

We are specifically interested in reviews or invited reviews, original research, and perspective and commentaries articles—though short communications and technical notes will also be considered—that address the following topics.

Our understanding of the disease including

  • Microbial ecology of liver abscess formation
  • Microorganisms involved in liver abscess pathogenesis

Diagnosis and methods of study such as

  • New, emerging, or experimental models
  • Diagnostic tools or strategies to decrease abscess incidence

Practical applications to decrease or control occurrence including

  • Dietary management
  • Diet formulation
  • Antibiotic applications
  • Alternatives to antibiotics

Open access publication costs for accepted articles will be waived for authors and paid by sponsors of the Special Issue.

The official journal of the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists, Applied Animal Science publishes scientific discoveries and applications for the animal sciences and animal production systems. The primary focus is on innovations and technologies that have fairly immediate—or emerging—application in domestic animal agriculture.

The journal offers a streamlined publishing process as well as an expert and rigorous bench of reviewers, and scientific and technical editors, all of whom work in partnership with authors to ensure each article is the best it can be. The high-impact articles reach thousands of your peers as well as practitioners in the field who can immediately make use of your findings and insights.


Authors can review our publishing categories and article types, along with detailed information on preparing and submitting a manuscript, in our call for submissions. For additional submission information, please see our brief author instructions, or submit your article now.

Submissions for this special issue are due October 15, 2023.


  • Special issue articles are published together on ScienceDirect, making it incredibly easy for other researchers and practitioners to discover your work.
  • Special content articles are downloaded on ScienceDirect twice as often within the first 24 months as articles published in regular issues.
  • Special content articles attract 20% more citations in the first 24 months than articles published in regular issues.
  • Learn more about the benefits of publishing in a special issue.

To learn more about this special issue of our journal, contact our Associate Editor, Kristin Hales, PhD, or Editor in Chief, David K. Beede, PhD.