Elsevier Selected as New Publisher of the Journal of Dairy Science®

Official Journal of the American Dairy Science Association®

Philadelphia, PA, 4 November 2009 – Elsevier, world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, is pleased to announce that beginning in January 2010 (Volume 93, Issue 1) it will assume co-publication of the Journal of Dairy Science, the official journal of the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA®), with the Federation of Animal Science Societies (FASS).

Established in 1917, the Journal of Dairy Science (JDS) is a monthly peer-reviewed publication featuring original research and review articles that present the latest scientific and technical findings. It covers dairy foods; physiology and management; nutrition, feeding and calves; and genetics and breeding. JDS is currently the top-ranked general dairy research journal in the world. With an Impact Factor of 2.486 and a 5-year Impact Factor of 2.978, according to the 2009 Journal Citation Reports®, JDS ranks first (of 45 titles) in the agriculture, dairy and animal science category. JDS is also ranked as the number 1 journal in the category by Eigenfactor score.

According to Anthony F. Trioli, Publisher, Health Sciences Journals at Elsevier, “We are extremely pleased to add the Journal of Dairy Science, the most highly ranked journal in its field, to our animal science publishing portfolio. Working in partnership with the editor-in-chief, the JDS editorial board and ADSA, our goal is to extend the journal’s reach both in the United States and abroad.”

JDS readers represent education, industry and government, including research, teaching, administration, veterinary medicine, extension, management, quality assurance, product development and technical services in more than 70 countries. JDS is of interest to professionals in biochemistry, breeding, economics, engineering, environment, food science, genetics, microbiology, nutrition, pathology, physiology, processing, public health, quality assurance and sanitation.

Peter Studney, ADSA executive director, commented, “In working with Elsevier, we anticipate that JDS, the cornerstone of our publishing program, will continue to thrive and expand as a forum for global information exchange about vital topics in the field, to the benefit of our authors, society members and wider readership. We will be able to better position the journal in an increasingly complex publishing environment and take advantage of emerging publishing opportunities. This development and our decision to include JDS in the AGORA program of the Food and Agriculture Organization bode well for the future of the journal, the world dairy industry and ADSA.”

The AGORA program is part of Research4Life, a partnership program of United Nations agencies, leading universities and publishers. Elsevier is one of the founding publishing partners of this program.

Elsevier is recognized for its numerous long-standing and successful society publishing partnerships, as well as excellence in all aspects of the publishing process. In addition to print publication, the Journal of Dairy Science will be available online via ScienceDirect, Elsevier’s world-class electronic platform, serving more than 11 million users. ADSA members and other individuals will also be able to access the journal online via a dedicated site. All content back to the journal’s inception in 1917 will be made available in electronic form.

JDS is indexed and/or abstracted in Agricola, Biological Abstracts, Biological and Agricultural Index, BIOSIS Database, CABI Abstracts, Current Contents, Embase, Infotrieve, ProQuest, PubMed/MEDLINE, Scopus and Web of Science.

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Notes for Editors:

About The American Dairy Science Association
The American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) is an international organization of educators, scientists and industry representatives who are committed to advancing the dairy industry and keenly aware of the vital role the dairy sciences play in fulfilling the economic, nutritive and health requirements of the world's population. It provides leadership in scientific and technical support to sustain and grow the global dairy industry through generation, dissemination and exchange of information and services. Together, ADSA members have discovered new methods and technologies that have revolutionized the dairy industry.

About FASS
The Federation of Animal Science Societies (FASS) was formed in 1998 by three founding member societies: the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA), the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) and the Poultry Science Association (PSA). FASS specializes in providing a wide array of management services to small- and medium-sized, not-for-profit associations. FASS is unique in that we support common agricultural interests and, at the same time, streamline administrative expenses while preserving the societies’ traditions and values. On behalf of its member and client societies, FASS publishes several highly ranked peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Dairy Science, the Journal of Animal Science, Poultry Science, The Journal of Applied Poultry Research and Professional Animal Scientist.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence, and ClinicalKey — and publishes nearly 2,200 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and over 25,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.

The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

Media Contact:
Anthony Trioli
Elsevier
+1 215 239 3733
a.trioli@elsevier.com