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The February and April issues of Applied Animal Science (AAS) (https://www.appliedanimalscience.org), volume 35, are online and ready for your consumption!
It is hoped that the name change to Applied Animal Science from The Professional Animal Scientist will attract new and more authors from the global animal science community and serve a broader spectrum of readers in the ever-changing landscape of animal science and production systems. Additionally, with the name change, notable changes were made to the Policies and Instructions for Authors (https://www.appliedanimalscience.org/inst-auth). Key changes include new Science and Application categories to help define the scope and table of contents of the journal, use of a new structured abstract format to give busy ARPAS readers a succinct encapsulation of each article, and the “Applications” section to summarize and emphasize how the information can be applied in animal production and science.
We are striving to expand the scope and value of the journal to a broader audience. To meet that objective there is and will be an increase in invited articles to experts from the scientific editors. Examples of these articles from the February and April issues are noted below.
Examples of featured articles from February and April issues:
Invited Review: Dairy extension programs in the southern region: Finding novel ways to meet the needs of our producers
J. K. Bernard
Invited Review: Adaptations of protein and amino acid metabolism to heat stress in dairy cows and other livestock species
A. G. Ríus
Invited Review: Hypophagia and hypogalactia associated with heat stress
Benjamin J. Renquist
An article from the 2018 ARPAS Symposium:
Invited Review: Modifications to the Cornell Net Carbohydrate and Protein System related to environmental issues—Capability to evaluate nitrogen and phosphorus excretion and enteric carbon dioxide and methane emissions at the animal level
M. E. Van Amburgh, K. L. Russomanno, R. A. Higgs, L. E. Chase
Review: Modeling production and environmental impacts of small ruminants—Incorporation of existing ruminant modeling techniques, and future directions for research and extension
H. C. Dougherty, A. Ahmadi, J. W. Oltjen, F. M. Mitloehner, E. Kebreab
Invited Review: Growth, voluntary intake, and digestion and metabolism of North American bison
Gerald Huntington, Murray Woodbury, Vern Anderson
Invited Review: Current state of wearable precision dairy technologies in disease detection
E. A. Eckelkamp
An article from the 2018 ARPAS Symposium:
Invited Review: Emission and mitigation of greenhouse gases from dairy farms: The cow, the manure, and the field
M. A. Wattiaux, M. E. Uddin, P. Letelier, R. D. Jackson, R. A. Larson
Review: Potential of water buffalo in world agriculture: Challenges and opportunities
Hazem A. El Debaky, Naseer A. Kutchy, Asma Ul-Husna, Rhesti Indriastuti, Shamim Akhter, Bambang Purwantara, Erdogan Memili
Invited articles will be even more apparent in the next six months and beyond as more manuscripts progress through the review process. If you have ideas for invited or special feature articles written by experts on specific topics of interest, please share! And, if you have partial or complete financial support that would assist in getting these article(s) published, please let us know. Currently, even though an expert author may be invited to write and publish an article in AAS, they must pay the page charges. The exception has been articles resulting from the annual ARPAS symposium for which the symposium organizer (president-elect of ARPAS) has acquired full outside funding and(or) partial ARPAS Foundation funding for publication.
Recent Journal Survey Results. About 23% of the entire ARPAS membership responded to the survey (thank you!). Here are a few key results. About 80% of the respondents to the survey accessed and read Applied Animal Science. About 75% of these respondents accessed and read the journal through the ARPAS members’ web page or via https://www.appliedanimalscience.org; about 13% of respondents did not access the journal online. About 1,200 ARPAS members did not respond to the survey, and, therefore, it is not known whether they use the journal. We are suspicious that access is still a challenge for many members; see the paragraph below for a solution to this problem. More information about the recent ARPAS journal survey will be shared in the near future.
CLAIMING ONLINE ACCESS to the journal seems to be a continuing challenge for many ARPAS of members. For example, the survey indicated that about 77% of survey respondents have not registered to receive a table of contents alert by email (e-TOC) each time a new issue is published. We are suspicious that this is often a challenge because ARPAS members do not immediately and easily have access to or knowledge of their membership number. This information can be provided readily by contacting Brittany Morstatter (email@example.com) at the ARPAS/FASS office. Also, we routinely share a tutorial via email with all members about how to register for access to the journal and e-TOC alerts. Morstatter can also provide this information.
The ARPAS journal is competently supported by the 2019 Editorial Board (the listing by Science and Application categories can be found in the front matter of the upcoming June issue and at the journal’s ARPAS and Elsevier web pages); the scientific editors (Dr. Glenn Duff, Dr. Stacey Gunter, and Dr. Eric van Heugten); and the FASS publication staff of Christine Horger (lead technical editor for AAS), Ron Keller (production), Shauna Miller (editorial assistant for Manuscript Central/ScholarOne support), and Susan Pollock (managing editor).
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